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Old 11-12-2011, 10:54 PM   #46
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Maintenance Manual

I have a 99 R1100RT and bought the BMW CD when I bought the bike 10 years ago. The bike I bought used, came with a Haynes maintenance manual from the previous owner. I bought the CD thinking it had to be better. After comparing the two the Haynes manual is as good if not better because of the pictures. So this time I bought a Haynes manual for my (new to me) 2010 F800GS. Cost me 31 dollars and some change in hardcover delivered .
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:58 AM   #47
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I do my own maintainance but decided to called BMW about my 6000 mile service. They mentioned "repacking the bear bearings" was included and the service was $250 which was a special that would take care of all 6000 mile maintainance issues.

Anybody done this?

I was just going to check all the bolt torques, check the chain slack, change the oil and filter and call it done. I already changed my brake fluid becuase it got kinda brown-ish - but I guess that is not really an issue.

But what is up with repacking the wheel bearings. If there is already a thread on this please post a link - I could not find anything.

Thanks!!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #48
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #49
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Could they have possibly meant the rear swing arm or the headset bearings?

Those are the only realistic bearings I can think of that might need packing ...
but I think 6000 miles is too soon for that??
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #50
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re-setting service minder

Has anyone found a way to re-set the service minder yet? (I'm referring to the extended song & dance on start-up that tells you it's time to service the bike)

My dealer will disable it, but it's kind of a hassle making the time to go there and have them do it every 6000 miles or whatever the interval actually is. The first time I asked them to do it they said "well, gee, we don't know, you are the only one of our customers that services his own bike" ( ! )
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:58 AM   #51
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Get a GS911 and do it yourself.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #52
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Good info in this thread. Thanks!

I'm used to doing my own servicing but will probably give the dealer a chance to quote me fixed prices up front.

Learnt many years ago never to wheel it in assuming that because it's straight-forward and they do hundreds of the same services each month that it will be cheap.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #53
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Does the F800GS give service reminders? Because mine never did @ 600 miles and I'm approaching 6000 miles and nothing.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #54
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Does the F800GS give service reminders? Because mine never did @ 600 miles and I'm approaching 6000 miles and nothing.
Mine didn't at 600 mile but right before I left for my NC trip I noticed a count down starting at maybe 600 miles to go until service. I've got a tad over 5K on the bike, not planning on major service until 6K.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #55
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Mine didn't at 600 mile but right before I left for my NC trip I noticed a count down starting at maybe 600 miles to go until service. I've got a tad over 5K on the bike, not planning on major service until 6K.
Where does it display this?
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #56
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Mine had one that counted down, but that was every four or six thousand miles. It has to be reset. The 600 mile wouldn't and if reset then it wouldn't go off again until 6k more miles. Make sense? The frustrating part was not being able to reset it myself.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #57
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Does it become a screen I switch to via the Info button or one you change via the mileage/timer/reset buttons?
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:52 AM   #58
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Does it become a screen I switch to via the Info button or one you change via the mileage/timer/reset buttons?
On my '11, it looks like this:


Before I reached the mileage, it flashed the anticipated date I would reach the mileage. I just ignore it as it goes away within 5 seconds of turning the key on. Mine shows odometer or trip meter with "service" over the top. No big deal in my book.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:00 AM   #59
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Get a GS911 and do it yourself.
Agreed.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:39 AM   #60
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On my '11, it looks like this:


Before I reached the mileage, it flashed the anticipated date I would reach the mileage. I just ignore it as it goes away within 5 seconds of turning the key on. Mine shows odometer or trip meter with "service" over the top. No big deal in my book.
Weird but my bike never has show this.
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