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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Independent service for XR
« Last post by Winger on Today at 04:56:11 PM »
My wonderful experiences of Vines did not include a great deal of financial expenditure...as in days gone by I was connected well enough to drop my bike off with many others and it got fixed because over the years BM have dropped some mighty mechanical clangers, and how I acquired my X/R most certainly isn’t for these pages...but always had a soft spot for Vines.

Back too the OP...as I have a terminal problem with my K1200 which involves a great deal of home work among others things...google independent BMW dealers their are a few just depends on if their close enough for your convenience.
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S1000XR - General Chat / Re: Loose Left hand grip and switches?
« Last post by Pparana on Today at 04:32:32 PM »
Mine were a bit loose,  you can tighten them down left is under grip right have to remove cover for starter switch.   I ended up taking off and using a foam like silicone and then tightening  to remove play
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S1000XR - General Chat / Loose Left hand grip and switches?
« Last post by Mab1067 on Today at 04:12:07 PM »
Apologise if already on here, could not find so far.
Anyways, noticed the other day that the grip and switch assembly seem to rotate about 3 or 4 mm. Anybody had any similar issues. Presume its just a case of tightening up the screws?
No real vibration and Gen2 bike?
Any advice welcome as usual.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Independent service for XR
« Last post by Antares on Today at 04:06:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
My only complaint about Vines is their not close enough...my X/R actually came from them, and they have done some serious work on my K1200, they used to run the press fleet for BM until they got off their backsides and did it themselves, but always found the Vines lot were well clued up...at a price that is.

I generally do all my maintenance myself too, I've a back ground in automotive engineering and worked as a mechanic for a while too, I was surprised when I was checking receipts of the service history as the price was surprisingly reasonable for a BMW main dealer. they quoted 500 for the 18k service too which is not too bad, considering its a 4 cyl European bike, not japanese cheap but quite frankly I was ready to hear close to a grand. I might do the small bits myself and let them do the valve clearances as I can't really be arsed to take the bike apart that much. Though depending on how much they ask for the clearances I'll probably end up doing that myself too, bike has been out of warranty for a long time.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Independent service for XR
« Last post by Winger on Today at 04:02:43 PM »
The reason there is a shortage of independents...the UK refuse to supply the trade, unless their paying full retail, there used to be a guy just north of Oxford and I can’t find him so assume he’s Packed up and with a current blip with my K1200 the thought of a franchises dealer  :012:
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Independent service for XR
« Last post by Winger on Today at 03:59:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Antares [+]
Guildford Vines charges that much but that also included 6k service, air filter, brake fluid change front and rear and a """""full health check"""""

My only complaint about Vines is their not close enough...my X/R actually came from them, and they have done some serious work on my K1200, they used to run the press fleet for BM until they got off their backsides and did it themselves, but always found the Vines lot were well clued up...at a price that is.
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Electrical, Lighting, and Wiring / Re: Dead Yuasa Batteey
« Last post by wessie on Today at 03:46:47 PM »
How old is the battery?

How old is the charger? Is it definitely a canbus compatible model?

The battery on the XR is very accessible so I charge direct to the battery as this removes one variable from the equation.

Although, my charger, an Optimate 4, works fine through the accessory socket on both of my BMW bikes with canbus.
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Electrical, Lighting, and Wiring / Dead Yuasa Battery
« Last post by Penpals on Today at 02:39:43 PM »
I have had my bike in store over the winter with the BMW trickle charger attached via the Bus input. So when I come to start the bike today, the ignition dashboard came on, but the engine wouldn’t turn over. I then attached the charging leads direct to the battery and am coming up with battery not found.

I am now charging the battery on a friends charger to see if I can rescue the battery. So basically is the Battery at fault or the BMW charger? Very annoyed as had some serious riding in mind.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Coolant -Multiple Choice-agh
« Last post by Diavel on Today at 02:22:00 PM »
Thanks for this info. I can get original BMW car coolant so will drain the system and use that...~I think.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Coolant -Multiple Choice-agh
« Last post by jskene on Today at 01:50:15 PM »
It's odd that the user manual does not specify what type of coolant to use, but according to this post:

https://www.s1000rrforum.com/threads/what-coolant-does-the-bike-have-in-it-from-stock.46282/

our bikes use the same coolant as BMW cars.
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