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OfflineVJohan

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    Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
    « on: 2016-02-22 12:19:46 »
    Hello,
    I bought my K1600GTL second hand with 24000 km. I've driven it for about 4000km and the 30000kms service is comming in to sight
    Planning to do the maintenance myself. Is there any checklist / scedule of the service points? I"m aware of valves, oil, airfilter, etc.
    Many thanks for your replies!
    Johan


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      Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
      « Reply #2 on: 2016-02-22 14:22:56 »
      In addition, I have not heard of any K1600's at all that needed the valve adjustment at 18,000 miles.  I did mine but found no need for adjustment.  Changing the $17 to $21 each spark plugs (IMHO) can wait as well for about 50,000 miles but that is just my opinion.  The Air Filter...change it as often as you have time for, Oil...never skip a beat and READ the manual when you do it.....NEVER OVERFILL..FOLLOW the manual to the letter!  If you fill the oil to the dipstick full line when the bike is cold...IT IS OVERFILLED! It is NOT a traditional oil fill..follow the manual

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        Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
        « Reply #3 on: 2016-02-22 17:53:18 »
        Johan,
        Welcome to the forum from a northern neighbour.
        There are more forum members here who do their own maintenance.
        Do you have the maintenance DVD or the printed version as a PDF?
        There are also some useful documents in the download section: /index.php?action=downloads;cat=2;sortby=date;orderby=desc;start=0
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          Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
          « Reply #4 on: 2016-02-22 20:26:24 »
          Hello guys, thanks for all your replies! I realy appreciate this! Johan

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            Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
            « Reply #5 on: 2016-02-23 12:24:56 »
            Another new guy, purchased my 2012 last August with 18k on it.

            Where can I find the maintenance DVD or PDF?

            Thanks!

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              Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
              « Reply #6 on: 2016-02-23 13:58:31 »
              Hello,

              in the download section you can find loads if information.

              /index.php?action=downloads;cat=2;sortby=date;orderby=desc;start=0

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              Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
              « Reply #7 on: 2016-02-23 16:42:20 »
              And even more info here : pdf service manual
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                Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
                « Reply #8 on: 2016-02-23 23:14:11 »
                That's great!  Thank you. 

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                  Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
                  « Reply #9 on: 2016-02-26 00:52:16 »
                  Hey VJohan...amazing post!  Holy cow awesomesauce.  I wish there was a way to save it all to a thumbdrive all at once

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                    Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
                    « Reply #10 on: 2016-03-01 20:52:01 »
                    Just booked mine in for 18k mile service on Friday. £475!! A lot of money if the valves don't need adjusting but i can't do it myself

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                      Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
                      « Reply #11 on: 2016-03-03 00:24:23 »

                      Just booked mine in for 18k mile service on Friday. £475!! A lot of money if the valves don't need adjusting but i can't do it myself

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                        Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
                        « Reply #12 on: 2016-03-06 17:22:02 »
                        Hey Magicdave,  I always tell myself, "if they can do I can do it"  You can do a valve adjustment.  it does not take a bunch of special equipment.  It is the same tools people have been using for a hundred years, feeler gauge, a few wrenches, and courage.  You can do it.  I wait and do mine just before the dead of winter is here so I have LOTs of time on my side.  Takes me a total of 12 hrs.  Wife can't yell at me if she can't find me hidden on the dark side of the bike.  I also get to do an exceptional cleaning job behind the radiator where I know BMW does not take much attention in.  If I were you I would triple the miles before I dig into the valves.  18,000 is just way too soon to adjust valves especially on a BMW.  My next check will be 60,000 miles

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                          Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
                          « Reply #13 on: 2016-03-07 08:53:48 »
                          Thanks for the advice. I have no confidence with tools. And my mechanic can't do what i do for a living. I'd love to know how but know I'd cock it up.
                          And the last bmw bike i sold without a book of dealer stamps cost me in resale value.

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                          Re: Maintenance at 18000 miles / 30000km
                          « Reply #14 on: 2017-10-09 18:48:33 »
                          Only check a valves its no problem. Problem is to adjust if you need :). Than you need to remove two long cumshaft ( about one meter long ) . Adjust the plate correcty and after that mount that cumshaft with proper technology back to the top :). Important is to have a proper order of the screws and perfect dyno on a key. :). If you wrong you damage cumshaft with cover of the head.
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