If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Now I haven't got alot of experience with GS'S. So I need to ask you all whether this is good value or just damn expensive!! When I went to school once a year was annual, lucky he did not charge for an Almanac as well.
I replace brake fluid every two years on my other bike so doing it that often sound reasonable. Just get the standard service for the mileage and change brake fluid every 2 years if you feel it's necessary. It depends on the miles you are covering. The fluid is "hygroscopic," which means it tends to absorb moisture over time never leave a can of brake fluid open for this reason.
Throw away half opened tins, only keep 'unopened' brake fluid in the garage. Moisture lowers the boiling point of the fluid and causes internal corrosion in the brake system.
That's why the fluid should be replaced when brake repairs are made or every two years for preventive maintenance. Nothing to do with BMW's expensive servicing policy's. But more importantly can give you brake fade on the move And set it as a 'sticky'. There seems a lot of service cost type queries. Sorry, I can't help as I do all mine myself. I'm also on the spanners with work so when home dont then fancy a busman's holiday, got enough else to do repairing toy's for the kids and cutting the ever growing lawn.
I print out the BM service sheets and Rob does them all bar the plug in fault stuff. Mention my nane Give Steptoe a shout. He'll make sure the job is done properly unlike most dealers and he'll not take you to the cleaners www. With hope, one can think, one can work, one can dream.
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They replaced gearbox - so I can take off gearbox oil replacement but it still sounds expensive. I think the servicing prices are higher once you really own the bike, there seems to be a huge discount applied to those who do not yet own one That last sentence is just plain bollocks. If you ask the guys in the NOG service dept for a quote for a service they will do it by creating a job card WIP which has all the parts and labour times booked to it.
They will then supply you with a pro-forma invoice so you know exactly how much the service cost will be. I've done this with them on the last three services and on every occassion the service cost has been correct to the penny. It strikes me that you don't trust anyone?Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you. Get an instant quote for your car. Year I don't know. ActiveHybrid 3.
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Thanks again, Kenneth! Matthew 32 years of experience. Request Matthew.This question was answered to an extent in a long-term test by Cycle World magazine that not only pitted these liter-class adventure bikes against each, but also revealed some potentially costly surprises.
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The standard crash bars could not prevent a cracked cylinder head cover during an off-road incident, but at least the warranty covered the replacement of the rear and front shocks. Your costs may vary.BMW R1200 GS Replacing rubber boots
These bikes were ridden hard by expert riders with the intent to push the limits of the machines. Photo courtesy Cycle World. Put differently, the kind of punishment meted out to the BMW and KTM would have tested most adventure bikes, not to mention their riders.
But, as the aficionados of the RGS and KTM Adventure R point out, most price concerns are dwarfed by the versatility, comfort and capability of these technological marvels. Holy smokes…. No good reason to own a KLR … you are an idiot. This is a loop ride, inspired Picture a route two and a half thousand miles long, stretching from Canada to Mexico, traversing New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Connect With Us.
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I own 2 MP3s and do my own maintenance. Connect With Us:. Popular Stories. They say big things come in small packages and th When bike bui Top Moto Tours. Upcoming Events Connect with us:.How much should I expect to pay for regular service and maintenance for my BMW? The cost of maintaining a BMWor any high-performance automobile varies dramatically based on the condition, age and specific model. Clearly a high-performance V12 or V8 engine requires a higher level of maintenance that a four or six cylinder power plant — not to mention requiring more labor and parts to maintain.
Regardless of the year, model or engine type, it is important that you regularly maintain your BMW. In general, you should expect to service your BMW every 10, or once per year. Although not tied to a regularly schedule maintenance brakes are another common maintenance item. It is important to use the proper grade brake pads and brake rotors for your specific BMW.
The old adage of you get what you pay for applies. You should stay away from cheap aftermarket brakes that will not stop your BMW as it is designed. Ceramic brake pads are a good aftermarket alternative and have the advantage of lower dust. Please stop by German Auto Center and we will be happy to print a maintenance schedule for your specific BMW or other German performance automobile.
What should I expect to pay for a BMW oil change? The primary cost to an oil change is the oil itself. Please see our technical tips section at www. We at German Auto Center can not stress enough the importance of using the right oil for your vehicle.
Remember ALL newer engines as well as all super charged or turbo charged engines must use a full synthetic oil such as Mobil 1 or Castrol Synthetic. The M-Series use specific single weight oils such as 60W, so again be sure your service facility knows your vehicle.
Older BMWs used mineral based oils and should not be replaced with synthetic oils. How much should I expect to pay for major BMW repairs? There is no way to really answer what you should pay for a repair on your BMW. Please contact the experts and German Auto Center and we will be happy to give you a detailed estimate. As always, German Auto Center will save you significantly over comparable repairs at the BMW dealer or from a general repair shop that does not specialize in BMW vehicles.
How much should I expect to pay for minor BMW repairs? Although the cost of repairing your BMW will vary depending on the required repairs, some common repairs are related to the check engine light. Minor repairs such as spark plug replacement, minor oil leaks related to valve cover gaskets or oil filter housing gaskets, and vacuum leaks can often be repaired in several hours and typically will cost a few hundred dollars to repair. As always, if your BMW has a service light or check engine light, or just not running the way it should, stop by German Auto Center and we will be happy to take a look and provide you a detailed estimate.
Is it worth paying for a BMW extended warranty? If you have a need for a major repair, an extended warranty may be a life saver. There are several things that you should consider when purchasing an extended warranty for your BMW. First and foremost, like going to a casino, the odds are in the favor of the warranty company.
They are in business to make money off your policies. If you are inclined to purchase an extended warranty read the print carefully.
Be sure you understand what is covered and what is not as well as confirming that you have the right to take your vehicle to any authorized repair facility. Most policies will explicitly list what is covered and often have a statement that says if the repair is not specifically listed, it is not covered.
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The experts at German Auto Center will be happy to review your extended warranty with you and provide you with any advice. What if I have an older model, what type of warranty should I consider? If any.Discussion in ' GS Boxers ' started by uconnapharmFeb 19, Log in or Join. Adventure Rider. Never have owned a GS.
Do not know anyone that owns a GS. Thinking about buying a GS. Joined: Aug 20, Oddometer: 6, Location: Atlanta. Cant tell you for sure, but I can tell you that It would be well worth the Lunch and beer to have someone teach you how to do the maintenance yourself. It isn't all that difficult, and it is a great way to make friends and learn a lot about your new bike. ADV Sponsors. GBFeb 19, Joined: Aug 16, Oddometer: 67, Depends on how much your ride per year. The odd numbered ones are the minor ones, the even numbered ones are the major ones.
Guys in my local club tend to skip the odd ones and only do the major ones, i. This is how it is around here GSBSFeb 19, Bike is just over 12K now and this is all the maintenence costs I've had. I do plan to do my own work later, but at the moment don't have the tools or skills to do it myself. The local dealer seems like good people to work with and have always been straight with me and had the bike ready when promised.
Hope this helps. The biggest problem is that, like women, they like presents, like cases, lights, bags, electronic gizmos, etc.BMW Motorrad India has just given us our first taste of its two newest motorcycles. The BMW G R proved to a unexpectedly feelsome, involving street-naked that we really loved riding. On the flip side, the BMW G GS uses the roughly the same underpinnings to create a dramatically different riding experience.
It's platform engineering at a very mature level to be honest. But what's it like to live with these, then? And owners will be able to add another two years of coverage if they like. And BMW Motorrad also announced that all of their Indian product ranges will also gain this warranty and some owners new and recent, we assume will be able to extend coverage to two additional years too.
From then on, the service intervals are a neat 10,km apart. Bajaj Dominar price hiked by Rs 10, - now retails at Rs 1. Compare Cars Compare Bikes. Body Type: Sportsbike. Price Ex-Delhi Starts Rs 2,99, Transmission 6-Speed.
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For a sporty ride, just select the hard damping setting [Dynamic ESA Only], and it will transform into a sport-touring bike. When putting your luggage on, you must choose a hard damping setting otherwise, the bike will become unstable in corners. Clunky Gearbox. Maybe it was my bad luck, but my RGS has a clunky gearbox.
State-of-the-Art Electronics and Brakes. The intelligent system transforms this Behemoth into an easy to ride bike whatever the terrain. It will do the job for you. Wind protection.
The RGS comes with the best factory-windshield: good protection, no wind-chattering. But it fails to protect your shoulders. Exposed parts. You must protect them if you plan to minimise a crash-related damage. On the other hand, its got a good resale value. The original parts and the service labor are also expensive.
Pick the spoked wheels.
1200 GS Maintenance Costs ?
If you can choose between the cast aluminum wheels and the spoked wheels, chose the spokes. Technical problems — beware of the buttons. The dealer changed it at the last service interval. I also had a small problem with a windshield holder screw.
It screwed off. Keyless Ride — You must pick this option. Change your air filter often.