ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2015, 01:33 AM   #1
klimtachakka OP
Adventurer
 
klimtachakka's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: sweden malmoe
Oddometer: 31
You guys who do your own service

How do you handle the service indicator? Just leaving it on?

Started to do more work on the bike myself.
Chaingig tires, chains, sprockets , breakpads and so on...
But still thinking about going to the dealer for the annual service because of the service indicator.
I'm not really worried about the secondhand value because I dont think about selling it any time soon.
And paying over 250 EUR (no idea what that is in freedom money ) but that seems a bit steep for what in general is an oil change and bearing inspections....
__________________
F800GS WR426F
klimtachakka is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 03:30 AM   #2
Indy Unlimited
Beastly Adventurer
 
Indy Unlimited's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Parker, CO
Oddometer: 1,478
GS 911 will let you reset service indicators and diagnose error codes.

These bikes are very reliable and only need some basic service to run a long way down the road.
On this forum you can find DIY instructions or support:

Oil and filter
air filter
battery
fuel pump and filter
stator monitor and replacement
chain and sprockets
steering head bearings
tires and wheels
valve check and shim swap
timing chain replacement with master link method

That is mainly what you need to do for the first 100,000 miles.
DIY will save you $4,000 plus in the first 5 years of ownership.
__________________
Current Stable:

2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP, 2011 Husaberg FE570S, 2011 BMW S1000RR, 2010 BMW F800GS
2007 Husqvarna TE610 , 2003 KTM 525 MXC

Indy Unlimited screwed with this post 06-09-2015 at 05:36 PM
Indy Unlimited is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 05:06 AM   #3
klimtachakka OP
Adventurer
 
klimtachakka's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: sweden malmoe
Oddometer: 31
Did not know about the 911, thanks for the info.
__________________
F800GS WR426F
klimtachakka is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 06:18 AM   #4
1or2Cylinder
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Western Mass
Oddometer: 39
Max BMW charges $17 to reset the service indicator and document any codes if the bike is not in for something else at the time. Maybe a better plan if your bike is still under warranty.
__________________
'14 F800GS
'94 XR250L
1or2Cylinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 06:44 AM   #5
Snowy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Snowy's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Oddometer: 1,981
my local dealer wont reset it unless they service it.

So it has been on continuously for some 60,000kms or so.

I don't even see it anymore.
Snowy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 07:49 AM   #6
foogr01
grrrrrrrrrrrr
 
foogr01's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Crete, GR
Oddometer: 21
Next thing we' ll see is that the bikes won't even start up anymore if we 're not going to the dealer to leave our money
__________________
On the scorpion trail... .. . . .
foogr01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 08:05 AM   #7
Arrethul
n00b
 
Joined: May 2015
Location: El Dorado County, California
Oddometer: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1or2Cylinder View Post
Max BMW charges $17 to reset the service indicator and document any codes if the bike is not in for something else at the time. Maybe a better plan if your bike is still under warranty.
My BMW dealer charges $60 to reset it if its not in for service. And told me "You're better off just getting it serviced here since its $60 to turn it off". I'm just like..
Arrethul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 08:07 AM   #8
BMW-K
F800GS FTW!
 
BMW-K's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Oddometer: 1,513
At this point about the only thing I'm interested in letting the dealer do are the valves.

Chains, pads, tires, oil changes, filters: all that stuff is pretty easy and for the most part doesn't require a lot of digging into the plastics or bike teardown.

I have a GS911 and it's a great piece of kit. Super easy to work with.

For me though, the best part about doing the work is that in many cases I can have the work done in my garage before I could even do a round trip to the dealer. That alone is worth the price of doing it myself.
__________________
2010 F800GS Anniversary - a return to Eden
2011 Yamaha WR250R, 2012 Ducati Monster
2007 R1200GS (Sold)

IBA # 20880. STFU and Ride.
BMW-K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 12:53 PM   #9
97707
Go Long
 
97707's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Oregon, USA
Oddometer: 87
Nooooo

Quote:
Originally Posted by foogr01 View Post
Next thing we' ll see is that the bikes won't even start up anymore if we 're not going to the dealer to leave our money


SSSHHHH.

Don't give them any ideas.



.
__________________
Today's subliminal message is . . .
97707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:32 AM   #10
Tor
Imported Viking
 
Tor's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: PD of SC
Oddometer: 831
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowy View Post
my local dealer wont reset it unless they service it.

So it has been on continuously for some 60,000kms or so.

I don't even see it anymore.

I've never asked the dealer to do reset it. I noticed it when the very first service came up. Since then I have never paid attention to it. I do all service myself.
__________________
2005 ST1300 / 2015 BMW R1200 GSA
Tor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:35 AM   #11
Tor
Imported Viking
 
Tor's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: PD of SC
Oddometer: 831
Quote:
Originally Posted by foogr01 View Post
Next thing we' ll see is that the bikes won't even start up anymore if we 're not going to the dealer to leave our money
Right
__________________
2005 ST1300 / 2015 BMW R1200 GSA
Tor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015, 06:42 AM   #12
stephen.stallebrass
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stephen.stallebrass's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Peterborough, UK
Oddometer: 272
I just ignore it.
__________________
www.AdventureVagabond.com Mongolia & Siberia 2012: Adventure Moto Madness
stephen.stallebrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015, 06:51 AM   #13
Reaver
Outta Here
 
Reaver's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Homeless Adventurer
Oddometer: 4,352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowy View Post
So it has been on continuously for some 60,000kms or so.

I don't even see it anymore.
Mine's been on for 20K + and I HAVE a 911!
__________________
Leaving it all behind 2014
Pura Vida my Ass.
Reaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015, 08:14 AM   #14
Saltboxlad
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Wales, UK
Oddometer: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reaver View Post
Mine's been on for 20K + and I HAVE a 911!
And I thought you were fond of the 3M's (other brands are available) reset device
__________________
Im a lot older than I should be
Saltboxlad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015, 10:48 AM   #15
Reaver
Outta Here
 
Reaver's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Homeless Adventurer
Oddometer: 4,352
3M products are great for shutting up hostages, wives and anal retentive owners. I've done 2 oil changes now and it runs fine so maybe later I'll turn it off and check for codes. Maybe. I prefer to watch the scenery.
__________________
Leaving it all behind 2014
Pura Vida my Ass.
Reaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015