|04-03-2002, 08:16 PM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Okinawa, Japan
18k mile service
What all is done at the 18K service? I am having difficulties getting an appointment beacuse they only have one BMW tech at my dealer. If I cant get it done until say 19-20k is that a big risk and will it cause any serious damage.
Thanks for any help.
01' F650 Dakar
01' F650 GS(On the Mainland)
05' SV1000S (On the Mainland)
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|04-04-2002, 10:31 PM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Here's the list of what they do for the 18K service (same as 6K)
Read the fault code memory
Change oil, filter
Check valve clearances (the big ticket item, as far as labor goes)
Drain the outlet hose from the air filter box
Check clutch play
Check spoke tension
Examine brake pads/discs, replace if necessary
Check brake fluid, top up if necessary
Check wheel bearings, replace if necessary
Check chain, sprocket, chain guide rollers and pinion, replace if necessary
Check chain tension, adjust if necessary
Check battery acid level, replace if necessary
Check steering head bearings, adjust or replace if necessary
Grease side, main stand
Grease brake pedal
Check various nuts & bolts for tightness (it's a long list, but I've got the info if you really want it)
Final inspection/road test
At Chicago BMW, with 60/hr labor, mine cost about $275. The thing that was the biggest PITA, according to the tech, was the valve check.
You can get the maintenance schedule, along with all kinds of other useful stuff, in the FAQ over at f650.com. I also downloaded the shop manual for the F650GS at motofiches.com. It takes a while to print out (300+ pages), and could be more complete, but has pretty pictures, and makes for a pretty nice paperweight. All told, the FAQ is more useful.
Much of the stuff on the list can be completed by a mechanic who is somewhat more competent than I am. Why not give the easier things on the list a shot, and maybe you'll gather enough confidence to change the oil yourself. That way, at least you won't be riding around with old oil. The oil filter kit costs a grand total of $12.
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