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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRoadRescue View Post
    I guess you do not want to know K bike service price.
    Is it all them farings and such to get off the bike for access? Or is there something different ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milo View Post
    Are you certain camheads require the heads to be "re-torqued" at 6,000 miles?
    Actually the cam heads don't require a re-torque of the cylinder head bolt unless the head is removed.

    Unlike the previous boxer designs (air head, oil head, hex head) there is no re-torque of the heads required at the 600 mi service. The service check sheets and maintenance DVD bear this out. In other words the cam head does not require hear re-torque at any regular service level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8ridn2 View Post
    Actually the cam heads don't require a re-torque of the cylinder head bolt unless the head is removed.

    Unlike the previous boxer designs (air head, oil head, hex head) there is no re-torque of the heads required at the 600 mi service. The service check sheets and maintenance DVD bear this out. In other words the cam head does not require hear re-torque at any regular service level.
    Where can I find the official source for this info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloride View Post
    Where can I find the official source for this info?
    That's a well kept secret that you, as an owner, are not supposed to know. You're just supposed to watch for the SERVICE light on your dash and then take it to a dealer. It's a shame that BMW doesn't just print the maintenance schedule in the owner's manuals like other manufacturers do.

    Therefore, you have to:

    1. Buy a Haynes Manual:
    http://www.haynes.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...5001&langId=-1

    2. Or buy a DVD:
    http://jimvonbaden.com/JVB_Productions.html

    Here are the schedules for camhead RTs, which should be basically the same as a GS except for spoke wheel maintenance:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 15165 View Post
    6000 mile = set valves and re-torque the heads. fluids and filters.
    this is going to hurt.
    First, on the up to '09's the re torque was on the first or 600 mile service.
    Second, it is no longer required on the '10's and up.

    Lots of incorrect info is creeping in here.
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    Thanks for the information

    I'm still hearing conflicting info on the 600 mile service. Is there BMW documentation on whether the heads needs to be torqued?
    Anthony S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloride View Post
    Thanks for the information

    I'm still hearing conflicting info on the 600 mile service. Is there BMW documentation on whether the heads needs to be torqued?
    In post #19 there are 3 different sources of info on the camheads and none of them mention anything about heads needing to be torqued.

    Also, you can check this site and there is no such thing as head bolts needing attention for the camheads: http://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcyc...schedules.aspx

    I'm not sure you'll get anything more official than these sources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norms 427 View Post
    In post #19 there are 3 different sources of info on the camheads and none of them mention anything about heads needing to be torqued.

    Also, you can check this site and there is no such thing as head bolts needing attention for the camheads: http://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcyc...schedules.aspx

    I'm not sure you'll get anything more official than these sources.
    My apology

    Thanks for getting me straightened out

    I opened the wrong file at the A&S site and read the Hex Head not the DOHC 600 mile service.

    Thanks again that's exactly what I was looking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloride View Post
    My apology
    No problem, mate!

    It is difficult to find maintenance schedules for our bikes ... and it should NOT be that way!

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    Why did BMW choose to go from a useful owners manual like this to where we are now? I can understand skimping on the tool kit because there is money savings. But furnishing a "owner's manual" that omits maintenance schedules and basic service procedures is pretty sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milo View Post
    Why did BMW choose to go from a useful owners manual like this to where we are now? I can understand skimping on the tool kit because there is money savings. But furnishing a "owner's manual" that omits maintenance schedules and basic service procedures is pretty sad.

    Because they put a "service" light on the bike for you. They want you to just bring it to them for "service" so they can take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downs View Post
    Because they put a "service" light on the bike for you. They want you to just bring it to them for "service" so they can take care of it.
    I see, they really are looking out for their dealers. If only one didn't have to take vacation days to get to one.....
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    I still need to get the "GS911" so I can mess with the electronics when my "service" light trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downs View Post
    I still need to get the "GS911" so I can mess with the electronics when my "service" light trips.
    I've thought about getting a GS911 ... but I THINK the chances of my bike sending trouble codes are very small, so I'm not going to bother spending the $$.

    And I just ignore the SERVICE message on the dash readout since I do my own routine maintenance. I look where I'm going so I don't even see the message. I have (American) cars that message me when the oil needs changing. But I can reset the oil monitor myself by doing a little dance sequence with the accelerator and ignition, and, GET THIS ... the procedure is all spelled out in the owner's manual. Imagine that!

    But my Motorrad dealer told me that to reset the SERVICE message they had to hook my bike up to an internet connection that went to Germany and sometimes if BMW was busy it could take up to half an hour. Now that is BS. Pure barnyard BS.

    My Jeep has given me a couple of CHECK ENGINE codes. But I just have to do a certain sequence of ignition on and off and the code shows on the dash ... then to the internet for interpretation of what the code means. Usually it's nothing at all and after a few ignition cycles it resets and doesn't show anymore. I don't have to have a dealer or a GS911 to figure out the code. Simple. Cheap. Effective.
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    Smile ...and here is the maintenance schedule for 1200GS

    http://www.r1200gs.info/R1200GS-Main...-Schedules.pdf

    I got 6K miles done for '10 1200GS a few months ago by my local dealer, it was around $300 and included all fluids change including brake, and valves checked. Ah, and they also have free pick up and drop off.
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