Mechanical

Tools – a very good description by Marc Lewis of tools required for roadside maintenance and repair of the BMW R1200 GS is located here: http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html  And another, by Jim VonBaden, is located here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tool_Kit.html

On-line Rider’s Manuals – for various BMW GS model and model years can be found here (under “Service” then “Rider’s Manuals”): http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html

Maintenance – the prescribed maintenance schedule for the BMW R1200 GS is located here: http://www.r1200gs.info/R1200GS-Maintenance-Schedules.pdf

R1200GS Information Resource – a variety of useful information on R1200GS maintenance and repair procedures, including technical specifications, is located here:  http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.dnvjxqtaqfhxwmvv

GS-911 Diagnostic Tool – see: http://www.hexcode.co.za/

GS-911 Information Sources_August 2012

Torque Values – for BMW R1200 GS:http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/torque.html

TIRE STUFF – several useful resources on tires are listed below:

Tire Options – for various BMW R1200 models can be found here (under “Service” then “Tyre Options”): http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html

Tire Construction and Wear – a short technical article on these subjects is located here: http://www.abbsrytire.com/diagramtire.htm

How to Find and Fix Leaks – a short technical article on finding and fixing different kinds of leaks is located here:  http://bontrager.com/support/tubeless-tire-leak-repair

Tubeless Tire Leak Repair – a useful video showing a standard method for repairing tubeless tire leaks is located here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCP0_wCfHsA

Replacing a faulty valve stem core: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNrWHXfUIrI

Tire Change-out Procedures – a good video showing the procedure for a rear tire change-out is located here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0nrZadIQxA

Another showing the procedure for changing out both front and back tires is located here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmK-J9_Hczc

Instructions explaining how to install a tube in a tubeless tirehttp://www.ehow.com/how_7409160_put-tubeless-tire-automobile-service.html

Recommended tire-related torque values are:

Front axle – 50 NM or 37 ft-lbs

Front Caliper Bolts – 30 NM or 22 ft-lbs

Rear Wheel Bolts – 60 NM or 44 ft-lbs

ELECTRICAL STUFF

Understanding the R1200 GS electrical systemhttp://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.nvxszdkebklxuaer&pageId=357683

Schematic Diagram of the R1200 GS electrical system: http://www.r1200gs.info/R1200GS-WD2.pdf

Instructions for jump-starting the R1200 GS motorcycle: http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.nvxszdkebklxuaer&pageId=717751

OTHER

Changing the Spark Plugs: http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/sparkplugs.html

Changing the Engine Oil (video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs611ZGNaJc

Instructions on How To Access the Air Filterhttp://www.itrider.net/downloads/BMW2011GSA_How_To_Access_AirFilter.pdf

Changing the Front Brake Pads (video in Spanish): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhphMgHh-Qg

Servicing the Final Drive (video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjg5fK1Z

Rescuing a Water-logged Engine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUE3wZ5pTLA

International BCAA-type Service_August 2012

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