Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Videos
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This video covers all of the following bikes, and is designed to allow you to
complete all the requirements for maintaining your bike to BMW
specifications. It is designed for the BMW R1200 series Wethead (Liquid
Cooled) 2013 and newer motorcycles* though it is centered around the
R1200GS since that is what I had available for filming.

*Covered Motorcycle(s):
    · 2019 to present R1250GS
    · 2019 to present R1250GS/GSA/RT/R**
    · 2019 to present R1250RS
Note: I will be adding a tutorial on removing the body panels on the R1250
series motorcycles to the Updates section, and below, in the future as new
models become available to me.

**The R1250R and R1250RS have conventional forks which is not covered in
this video. All other service items are the same. I will make YouTube videos
to cover these as the bikes become available to me.

Shifthead Download Chapter timing:

This video covers all of the following categories: (Start Times)
1. Oil change, engine, with filter (0:40)
2. Checking valve clearance (8:52)
3. Oil change, rear wheel drive (31:43)
4. Bonus: FD and Driveshaft Spline Lube (37:51)
5. Replace air filter cartridge (49:46)
6. Changing brake fluid, front/rear brakes (59:03)
7. Misc Checks (1:12:13)
a. Visual inspection of hydraulic clutch system (1:13:01)
b. Checking spoke tension, adjusting if necessary (1:16:02)
c. Checking brake discs for wear (1:18:34)
d. GS911 Setting service-due date and service countdown
distance and more (1:19:57)
8. Bonus: Brake Pad Change front and rear (1:29:08)

I have included the necessary tools, supplies and torque specifications to
complete all the listed services. I have also added many helpful tips and
notes to make this as simple as possible.

A typical 6K service will run you around $300-350, depending on location.
The brake bleed alone can run as high as $200.

What I did not include, since I felt they were self-explanatory, was how to
check your oil, tires and lights.

The video should assist those of you on the fence in deciding you CAN do
these expensive services yourself, and save money for those all-important
farkles, and gas for riding! It is also an excellent resource for those looking
to see what the dealer does during a typical service.

The videos are available for $40 for instant download.

The will accept Paypal and credit cards.

The video was recorded in the highest quality possible. It plays well, and
clearly, on a standard video player. It is formatted in MP4 format that usually
plays without issue. However, if your computer does not display the video
correctly, some sections upside down, or other issues, you may need to
download a player that works correctly with this format. I have found that in
100% of these cases the VLC Player fixes the issue, and it is a free and safe
download. Here is a link for it:

Caution: Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the
information contained in this DVD it was primarily designed to enhance your
knowledge of the BMW R1200 “Wethead” series motorcycle. As such, it is
not meant to replace the maintenance manual or to supply complete
information about each procedure covered. Any damage done to a
motorcycle or personal injury resulting from the use of the DVD is solely the
responsibility of the user and not the maker or seller of the DVD. Please use
the DVD as a reference only. Performing motorcycle maintenance can be
dangerous so please take the proper precautions when attempting to
perform your own service work. If you do not have the proper tools or
mechanical ability to do this type of work it is best left to the professionals at
your BMW Service Center.

Double click on the schedule link below for printable version, complete with
run-in and full schedules suitable for printing.

(Note: The service schedule and Torque List is currently from the R1200
Wethead. I have been assured that the Shifthead (Shift Cam) Is identical.

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R1250 “Shifthead” 2019 to present
Maintenance/Service Video
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Downloadable Files

Service Schedule:
600 Mile (1,000KM) Run in
6,000 Mile (10,000KM) plus Annual
12,000 Mile (20,000KM) plus Annual

Tool List

Valve Chart

Shim Calculator Thanks to Dirty-T on ADVRider

Torque Values


NoVa Ride
for the generous use of his spanking new Shifthead GSA!

Dina Silva...For allowing me countless hours of wrenching, and full support of my business!