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Old 10-13-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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6000 Mile Service ?'s

I have a 2012 GSA and some "dumb" questions associated with the 6000 mile service.

1. Is the 6k service actually done at 6600 miles due to the 600 mile service?
2. My ECU is recommending a service already, though my mileage is about 5700 miles...is that based on the date?
3. Approximately how much $ should I budget for the service done at my local Beemer dealer (BMW of Denver)?
4. I basically ride year-round but am wondering if the service is best done before the bike sits dormant for longer periods in the winter (week or two at a time), or if I should stick to the mileage guideline...

Thanks in advance for your edumacation!

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Old 10-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hi Tim,

Why not do it yourself? It is rather simple and you'll likely do it as well as the dealer...and for a lot less $$s.

JVBs video will walk you through it.

And no, there is no magic time or mileage that your bike needs service...just keep it close (+/- 1000 miles) to the recommended service intervals and you'll be fine.

In another thread, we've been discussing oil change intervals....your engine will not suffer or blow up if you extend the oil change interval by 15%.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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+1, what he said...

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Hi Tim,

Why not do it yourself? It is rather simple and you'll likely do it as well as the dealer...and for a lot less $$s.

JVBs video will walk you through it.

And no, there is no magic time or mileage that your bike needs service...just keep it close (+/- 1000 miles) to the recommended service intervals and you'll be fine.

In another thread, we've been discussing oil change intervals....your engine will not suffer or blow up if you extend the oil change interval by 15%.
I did my first service as a noob and it went very easy.. Save the bucks from a dealer service and buy the JVB Video and some nice BMW tools for the 12k service and you would even save more by buying the 12k service kit on line at http://www.beemerboneyard.com/12makidv.html no affilation, but these ktis saved me a ton of money!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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I have a 2012 GSA and some "dumb" questions associated with the 6000 mile service.

1. Is the 6k service actually done at 6600 miles due to the 600 mile service?
2. My ECU is recommending a service already, though my mileage is about 5700 miles...is that based on the date?
3. Approximately how much $ should I budget for the service done at my local Beemer dealer (BMW of Denver)?
4. I basically ride year-round but am wondering if the service is best done before the bike sits dormant for longer periods in the winter (week or two at a time), or if I should stick to the mileage guideline...

Thanks in advance for your edumacation!

Tim
Tim,

RMH Definition: Learning HOW to do your own basic service. Get JVB's DVD. Some minor tools. And. start wrenchin'.
Once you watch the DVD you'll learn step by step how to do all the basic stuff.
Creates a great deal of satisfaction from DIY.

In case you get 'stuck' (unlikely) there might be others in Denver who can 'un stuck' you.
Just sayin'.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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Yep, I'm game...is it 6k after the 600 service, or 6k on the odometer?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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Tourist drives through Vermont and reaches a fork in the road with signs pointing to Portsmouth in two different directions.

Just then...he sees a farmer standing in the field and yells: "Does it make any difference which road I take to Portsmouth???".

Farmer replies: "Not to me, it doesn't".

Comprendo?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:24 PM   #7
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Yep, I'm game...is it 6k after the 600 service, or 6k on the odometer?
Doesn't matter. Bikes are not on that tight a schedule like us humans think they need to be. I would wait another 1000 miles just to do some study and get familiar with the tools.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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Ah let's face it, we're all tourists...
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #9
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Yep, I'm game...is it 6k after the 600 service, or 6k on the odometer?
Technically it is when the odometer reads 6000 (5400 after the first service). As others have said, somewhere around there is fine.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #10
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Well, nobody else has asked so, I guess I'm up to bat......






























What oil are you going to use?



Hey, it's an important question, right?

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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Well, nobody else has asked so, I guess I'm up to bat......

What oil are you going to use?



Hey, it's an important question, right?


You are nothing if not reliable Def!

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