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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.
· 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
**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
The Bodywork and Air Filter video for the R1200GS Wethead is on YouTube
The Bodywork and Air Filter video for the R1200GSA Wethead is on YouTube
The Bodywork and Tank Removal/Install for the 2017+ R1200GSw Rallye is
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.
LINKS TO WETHEAD SERVICE SCHEDULE!
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
Will Willis for the use of his beautiful 2017 R1200GSw Rallye for the bodywork