Tech Talk: BMW R 1200 Series

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Tech Talk: BMW R 1200 Series

Postby spacey1 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:10 pm

A list of technical articles that I've put together over the 196,000 kms (and counting) of owning an awesome 2008 R1200 GSA.

ELECTRICs

RDC/TPM battery replacement (Thanks Nurzo for this great article)

BMW R 1200 series: TPMS/RDC Refurb

BMW R 1200 series: Can you change TPM read out from BAR to PSI?

R 1200 Oil Head: Replacing Headlight globes

BMW R 1200 series: CanBus and GSA fog lights


ENGINE

BMW R 1250 / 1200 Variable Valve Timing systems

R 1200 Throttle body problems - broken cable pulleys

Throttle body balance BMW R 1200 GS

BMW Boxer Harmonizer: Syncing throttle bodies

BMW R 1200 series: ECU Map modification + StainTune Exhaust

Engine Mods: ECU, A/F ratio, Power controller, drive-ability


FUEL SYSTEM

Fuel system cleaner / injectors / fuel gauge strip

BmW R 1200 GSA Fuel Tank Flange Crack (RHS)


DRIVELINE

BMW R 1200 22 spline drive shaft failure and replacement

R 1200 RT drive shaft failure

BMW R 1200 series / K1200 series: final drive repairs


SUSPENSION

BMW R Nine T Scrambler / UGS + Wilbers long travel suspension

BMW R 1 200 GSA (2008) ESA Shock Absorber Removal


BRAKES

Working on Brakes: Rule Number 1

BMW R 1200 series: ABS Unit repairs


WHEELS AND TYRES

Motorbike Tyres - Talk about tyres you've owned


SPECIFICATIONS

BMW R 1200 GS series Specifications by Year

BMW R 1200 / 1200 GS Adventure gear ratios
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Re: Tech Talk: BMW R1200 Series

Postby Raider » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:22 pm

Spacey1,

An excellent list. However, after scanning it seems to be missing the most important item. The one about what to do when the service interval is up or there is a problem or other, including those listed…

Add this to your list: Call Auto Classic or Thorsten etc and make a service/repair booking. Just need to add a phone number or two. Then there is, of course, a requirement to find a way to get home and a way to get back when the bike is ready.

Cheers,

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Re: Tech Talk: BMW R1200 Series

Postby spacey1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:46 am

So you'd be referring to:

Service / Parts / Repairs in Perth
http://forum.bmwmccwa.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=78

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Re: Tech Talk: BMW R1200 Series

Postby jls » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:18 pm

hey spacey
toying with the new to me 2005 1200 is the gs 911 worth it
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Re: Tech Talk: BMW R1200 Series

Postby spacey1 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:31 pm

A very informative article from Nurzo: RDC/TPM battery replacement

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Re: Tech Talk: BMW R1200 Series

Postby spacey1 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:47 pm

jls wrote:hey spacey
toying with the new to me 2005 1200 is the gs 911 worth it


At the very least, a GS 911 can record all relevant data from your BMW's ECU (computer), save that information to a text file which you can then save to your mobile phone.

Then you will have an accurate record of your BMW motorcycle on your phone in the case of a breakdown occurring.
The BMW spare parts people will be able to more accurately assist identifying parts for your BMW motorcycle.
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Re: Tech Talk: BMW R1200 Series

Postby spacey1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:00 pm

Added:

R1200 Oil Head: Replacing Headlight globes
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