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  • Offline sipaldi   england

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    Servicing after 3 years
    on: May 20, 2022, 08:22:47 am
    May 20, 2022, 08:22:47 am
      My 2019 S1000XR has now just passed 3 years old and due a service. I have only managed to cover 5k miles on it and that was mostly a European road trip in 2019 pre covid.   
       Question is, do I continue taking it the 30 mile journey for BMW servicing in the centre of Manchester or A, have it done locally, B, change the oil and filters myself?  I am uncertain if I will keep it or not, I really like the bike and it nearly fits me at 6ft 5", nothing out there that I would swap it for but on the other hand I hardly get chance to use it like I should. 

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    Re: Servicing after 3 years
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 08:57:12 am
    May 20, 2022, 08:57:12 am
    How much are you likely to save by simply going local?   

    I suppose you are only getting the annual service carried out - for me, it is worthwhile.

    Keep it, sell it - I know that most potential purchasers will value full BMWSH.


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    Re: Servicing after 3 years
    Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 11:14:48 am
    May 20, 2022, 11:14:48 am
    My XR is my "other" bike and has not done many miles in the last couple of years. I skipped the oil service last year and just had an MOT and new chain and sprockets. It had the big 18k service in 2019. It will get a service and new tyres soon, then maybe go to Spain in September. I continue to use my local BMW dealer for services but used an independent for the MOT and chain. My bike is a 2016.

    I will probably stick to services every other year or mileage rather than when the service light comes on after a year

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    Re: Servicing after 3 years
    Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 01:17:31 pm
    May 20, 2022, 01:17:31 pm
    Blimey Gents - low mileage heaven?!  I've just booked my 2017 XR in for the 72,000 mile service at Reiten Motorrad (Near Sudbury). I'm expecting a sizeable bill when I collect it....

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    Re: Servicing after 3 years
    Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 02:00:55 pm
    May 20, 2022, 02:00:55 pm
    72,000!   That is impressive.

    Any valve shimming required to date?

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    Re: Servicing after 3 years
    Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 02:14:45 pm
    May 20, 2022, 02:14:45 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]

    Any valve shimming required to date?


    Not so far - I'm praying it won't need it this time either.

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    Re: Servicing after 3 years
    Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 02:58:55 pm
    May 20, 2022, 02:58:55 pm
    ‘‘Tis impressive not sure I could muster that mileage with 6 bikes 2 cars and a van  :012:

    As for service history and looking after a bike, it’s as important as to where and how a bike is keep’t, I do not have a bike that has even been close to being ridden on a winters day and they reside in a centrally heated garage at the same temp as my living room, the fact the oil gets dropped out every year regardless of mileage is just part of the jigsaw puzzle.