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Old 07-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #16
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It's that "And reading the fault memory" that's got me annoyed. That and re-setting the service count-down. This is the first bike I have owned that I can't fully service myself, the first one that requires a frickn' computer to work on. A computer I've got to pay someone else to use.

I plan on changing the oil my self, partly because my Hyde bashplate/Holan crash bar combination will take quite a bit of time to remove & replace & I'm surely not paying soemone else to do it. I know I will have to get the dealer to read codes & re-set the on-board service minder. What experience have other people had working around this?
Search on the forums for GS-911. A little pricey, but it should now be able to reset the service reminder. I plan on getting one myself.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:39 PM   #17
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My dealer has told me they don't even sell the service DVD to the public any more.
Can you still get it in the US?
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:31 PM   #18
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My dealer has told me they don't even sell the service DVD to the public any more.
Can you still get it in the US?
Here in Canada, I got mine.

Is has also been discussed here:

F800GS service DVD no longer available?!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457100




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Old 07-06-2009, 07:56 AM   #19
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Some of you guys actually pay someone to change the oil on this bike ?
Its "lawnmower simple" fellas.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:03 PM   #20
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Some of you guys actually pay someone to change the oil on this bike ?
Its "lawnmower simple" fellas.
Nope, free from my dealer; parts, labor, the whole enchilada! Of course they then hope to sell you more services. I just make sure there are no recalls they can work on and politely go on my way.....
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:06 AM   #21
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Some of you guys actually pay someone to change the oil on this bike ?
Its "lawnmower simple" fellas.
It certainly is, & I have no intention of paying someone to do this work, what I do intend to do is maintain my waranty. I believe it may be necesary to perform all the items on the service list to do that & I do not have a computer for reading codes.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:47 AM   #22
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It certainly is, & I have no intention of paying someone to do this work, what I do intend to do is maintain my waranty. I believe it may be necesary to perform all the items on the service list to do that & I do not have a computer for reading codes.
My feelings and discussion with my dealer lead me to this conclusion. You do not ruin the warranty by doing the work yourself. However, it may give the company an excuse to deny a claim due to poor maintenance practice. It also helps to have a dealer on your side when making a warranty claim, thus paying them to do some maintenance could be benifitial, as well as generally behaving well when in their shop.

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:04 AM   #23
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[quote=MTrider16]My feelings and discussion with my dealer lead me to this conclusion. You do not ruin the warranty by doing the work yourself. However, it may give the company an excuse to deny a claim due to poor maintenance practice. =quote]

See, I've had lots of motorcycles before, I know how to care for them. I've never had a warranty before, so I'm less confident about taking care of it!
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:03 AM   #24
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You will not void the warrenty unless you do something like pour cooking oil in the motor. i KEEP ALL RECIEPTS OF MY OIL AND BMW FILTERS
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:43 PM   #25
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600 and 6000 mile service only?

Hi guys, can someone confirm that I only need the 600 and 6000 mile service (and then in 6k intervals), is there no 3000 or 4000 mile oil change? While I know this could be a good idea, I would like to go to 600 unless the oil looks really bad.

I am going to try to do as much service myself and document everything for warranty and good practice. Does anyone have any tips on documenting service you do on top of keeping receipts such as pictures, memos, signatures, etc. Seeing as I use my masters in mechanical engineering for my job as a medical device R&D design engineer I can't picture BMW or anyone saying I am unqualified...

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Old 08-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #26
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Yes mechanical engineers make great mechanics.

Three ring binder and tape is pretty easy way to keep stuff together. KISS

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #27
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Where can I find torque specs for the F800GS?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:10 PM   #28
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Where can I find torque specs for the F800GS?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #29
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BMW service manual. I bought mine online, the two dealers in my area no longer have the part numbers for the manuals and can not sell them locally.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:18 PM   #30
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F800Gs Maintenance Schedule?

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Yes, it sort of frosted my cookies, that I had to pay for the DVD to get this stupid list, that should have been in the manual.

Enjoy, the list for an f800gs(USA). (let me know if you can't see it)

I have the service manual disk. It does not specify any service schedules? It make no mention I can find of the 600 mile Items needed. WTF? It states to reference the maintenance schedule, but where is this? It does give intervals for certain services (as shown in the above quote), but not what should be done at what interval. Does this not seem to be odd, or am I missing something?
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