Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Videos
JVB Productions
© 2017 JimVonBaden/JVB Productions
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This video covers all of the following bikes, and is designed to allow you to complete all the requirements for maintaining your bike to BMW specifications. It is designed for the BMW R1200 series Wethead (Liquid Cooled) 2013 and newer motorcycles* though it is centered around the R1200GS since that is what I had available for filming.

*Covered Motorcycle(s):

    · 2013 to present R1200GS
    · 2014 to present R1200GS/GSA/RT/R**
    · 2015 to present R1200RS**
    · 2017 to present R1200GSw Rallye

Note: I will be adding a tutorial on removing the body panels on the R1200 R and RS “Wetheads” to the Updates section in the future as new models become available.

**The R1200R and R1200RS have conventional forks which is not covered in this video. All other service items are the same. I will make YouTube videos to cover these as the bikes become available to me.

The Bodywork and Air Filter video for the R1200RT Wethead is on YouTube here.

The Bodywork and Air Filter video for the R1200GS Wethead is on YouTube here.

The Bodywork and Air Filter video for the R1200GSA Wethead is on YouTube here.

The Bodywork and Tank Removal/Install for the 2017+ R1200GSw Rallye is on YouTube here.

This video covers all of the following categories:

1. Oil change, engine, with filter
2. Oil change, rear wheel drive
3. Checking valve clearance
4. Changing brake fluid, front/rear brakes
5. Replace air filter cartridge
6. Misc Checks:
    ·Checking front brake pads and brake discs for wear
    ·Checking rear brake pads and brake disc for wear
    ·Visual inspection of hydraulic clutch system
    ·Checking spoke tension, adjusting if necessary
7. Diagnostics Checks

    ·Setting service-due date and service countdown distance
8. Bonus: Brake Pad Change front and rear

I have included the necessary tools, supplies and torque specifications to complete all the listed services. I have also added many helpful tips and notes to make this as simple as possible.

A typical 6K service will run you around $300-350, depending on location. The brake bleed alone can run as high as $200.

What I did not include, since I felt they were self-explanatory, was how to check your oil, tires and lights.

The Video should assist those of you on the fence in deciding you CAN do these expensive services yourself, and save money for those all-important farkles, and gas for riding! It is also an excellent resource for those looking to see what the dealer does during a typical service.

The Videos are available for $40 plus $4 shipping to the continental US, $6 for non-US shipping.
(Note, the price difference just covers the cost of the USB versus DVD)

I will accept Paypal as this is my preferred method of payment. I will also accept money orders, and personal checks for US orders ONLY, and with a US bank only, see the sales buttons on the top of this page for ordering.

The USB Video (in MP4 format) is available for shipping immediately. It will play on any device that has a USB connection and can play MP4 videos. It has multiple chapters that are accessable individually.

It is formatted in MP4 format that usually plays without issue. However, if your computer does not display the video correctly, some sections upside down, or other issues, you may need to download a player that works correctly with this format. I have found that in 100% of these cases the VLC Player fixes the issue, and it is a free and safe download. Here is a link for it:

Caution: Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this Video it was primarily designed to enhance your knowledge of the BMW R1200 “Wethead” series motorcycle. As such, it is not meant to replace the maintenance manual or to supply complete information about each procedure covered. Any damage done to a motorcycle or personal injury resulting from the use of the Video is solely the responsibility of the user and not the maker or seller of the Video. Please use the Video as a reference only. Performing motorcycle maintenance can be dangerous so please take the proper precautions when attempting to perform your own service work. If you do not have the proper tools or mechanical ability to do this type of work it is best left to the professionals at your BMW Service Center.

Double click on the schedule link below for printable version, complete with run-in and full schedules suitable for printing.


Link to Tool Lists Download in Word Format!

Link to Valve Chart!

Link to Shim Calculator! Thanks to dirty_t on ADVRider!

Link to Torque Values!


Ryan Egerley
…For the use of his spanking new 2013 R1200GS.

NoVa Rider…for his constant source of encouragement!

Dina Silva...For allowing me countless hours of wrenching, and full support of my business!

Will Willis for the use of his beautiful 2017 R1200GSw Rallye for the bodywork video.
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R1200 “Wethead” 2013 to 2018
Maintenance/Service Video
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