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Old 07-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #61
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Service countdown

My bike has never had a service reminder show up in the 5,000+ miles that I've had it. Actually I've never gone back to the dealer so far.

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #62
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My bike has never had a service reminder show up in the 5,000+ miles that I've had it. Actually I've never gone back to the dealer so far.

Rich
I like to keep up the dealer maintenance. Might cost a little more but at least I know it gets done properly.

The only problem I've had is the potentiometer on the gear indicator was messed up...they replaced it under warranty.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:30 AM   #63
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coolant

I noticed there is no coolant change scheduled? Are we running forever-coolant?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:31 AM   #64
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The guy told me the service reminder never comes up because I've been diligent about coming in before it's required and they reset it from that point onward.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #65
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I noticed there is no coolant change scheduled? Are we running forever-coolant?
I believe BMW has the coolant change as a 2 year item.

I am going to do it on my 2011 soon. I have only changed the oil and filter on the bike and of course oil clean and lube. And brake bled after 1 year, so it is also due again.

My son had the bike for the summer commute and put on 8ooo miles. It has a total of >12k miles. No problems yet.

Rear tire is getting close to be replaced. I had knobs on for about 1K, TKC 80s but put the originals back on as my son was doing a lot of highway riding. Bike is easy to work on. I have a GS-911 for the service reset. Kinda fun to turn the fan on with the computer/GS-911.

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Old 10-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #66
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My bike has never had a service reminder show up in the 5,000+ miles that I've had it. Actually I've never gone back to the dealer so far.

Rich
Disconnect your battery.
Reconnect it.
Presto!
There it is.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:44 PM   #67
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Disconnect your battery.
Reconnect it.
Presto!
There it is.
Are you suggesting that will reset my "Service" indicator for another 6000 miles... If so, I'll have to try that. I do my own, but my OCD would really like to turn off that "Service" indicator. Otherwise, they are not getting money to turn off a light ;)
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:47 PM   #68
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My dealer has never repacked my wheel bearings. Not surprising as they are sealed bearings. The only thing your dealer is trying to pack is you. I did pick the seals and added grease myself.
Hmmm interesting. I am thinking of doing this at the same time I pull the wheels for new tires. Is it easy to get the "seal" off of the Sealed Bearings?

I like this idea better than replacing the bearings. Do tell if there is a trick to make this easy. - Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:52 AM   #69
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Are you suggesting that will reset my "Service" indicator for another 6000 miles... If so, I'll have to try that. I do my own, but my OCD would really like to turn off that "Service" indicator. Otherwise, they are not getting money to turn off a light ;)
No this will actually bringing it up. Otherwise this would be the easiest fix ever. As he says "THERE IT IS".

Some dealers don't charge anything to turn the light off. Need to ask yours. Mine usually does it just before his lunch break time when there aren't too many folks around.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:17 AM   #70
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Loutre, thanks for explaining that, though I thought it was pretty clear LOL!
Yes, indeed, if anyone is wondering what a service message looks like, just disconnect and reconnect the battery...and there it is.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:26 AM   #71
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Disconnect your battery.
Reconnect it.
Presto!
There it is.
This will not reset the "service" light.

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Hmmm interesting. I am thinking of doing this at the same time I pull the wheels for new tires. Is it easy to get the "seal" off of the Sealed Bearings? Do tell if there is a trick to make this easy. - Thanks!
Just use a pick or scribe or tiny screw driver to lift the outside of the seal and pull it out, then push it back in with your fingers.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:08 AM   #72
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This will not reset the "service" light.
Of course it won't. The other poster had said he had never seen it, I was simply telling him how TO GET IT TO APPEAR.

Once you've ridden with the service light because you do your own service, you learn to ignore it. We need to start a "Worry less and ride more" thread.
Motorrad makes a lot of money off of retentive worry wart owners.

Spandau's pool of genius engineers still cant, after 6 years, design a fuel tank cosmetic cover that wont crack, but they can design a service light! And let some dealers charge you money to reset it, knowing full well that your only other option is that you purchase a $300 imported aftermarket tool.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #73
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Spandau's pool of genius engineers still cant, after 6 years, design a fuel tank cosmetic cover that wont crack, but they can design a service light! And let some dealers charge you money to reset it, knowing full well that your only other option is that you purchase a $300 imported aftermarket tool.
But tell us what you really think?
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #74
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But tell us what you really think?
I think the basic F model platform is a good bike but BMW as a bastion of corporate greed, corruption, ambivalence to the end user consumer ie the owner rider, and as practioners of pre-historic customer service, sucks scissors. For them, the bike you have purchased is a mere prop that they will use to bend you over. But hey! Its the 21st century and who am I to judge if some people find that to their liking. There are clubs full of these people and they will attack anyone with the ferocity of a marauding pack of roving poodles, who dares to question the absurd fetish practices of some BMW owners. From the upper eachelons of Motorrad down to the lowliest dealer level parts chasers, they actively support and encourage them by way of clubs, rallies, and even higher parts prices.
Avoid this by using the bike for what it is intended and flip off the lifestyle peddlers. They are the reason why BMW dealers have parts areas full of golf accessories with Mini Cooper logos and your fork circlips are backordered 6 months to Germany.
That's what I think and it is very liberating!
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #75
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I don't have that service light anymore. when turning the thing on it only says service and that's it. then it gets small and hides somewhere on the obc screen
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