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BMW R1200 Maintenance DVD and R1100/1150 Companion DVD
by Jim Von Baden
Have you been wanting to do your own maintenance services on your R1100/1150/1200GS, R, RT, RS or ST but were unsure how to go about doing it? Well, the solution is finally here!
Jim Von Baden, a well known and respected proponent of "do-it-yourself" service work, has been offering advice and expert technical support to the BMW crowd on various internet forums for quite some time now. At the prodding of numerous posters he has released the first of a series of high quality DVDs that take you through all the basic maintenance your BMW requires. This is, to put it mildly, a treasure chest of information and tips way beyond what can be gathered from even the BMW factory repair manual.
Most repair manuals are written for experienced and trained technicians with the assumption that the basic steps are already known. This often leaves the DIYer not even knowing where to start. Jim walks you through each step of the job even suggesting the tools required as well as supplying torque and tune-up specs.
Jim is no professional movie maker but simply a guy who knows what he's doing and how to make it understandable to the average bike owner. So don't expect a lot of glitz but do expect a step by step tutorial that will have you maintaining your bike like a pro and taking advantage of the savings that can be had by doing it yourself as well as the satisfaction of knowing its been done right!
Due to popular demand Jim has released a 80 minute companion DVD for the R1100/1150 series. This is not an all inclusive DVD as the original 100 minute R1200 DVD is but covers the differences between the R1200 and the earlier R1100/R1150 bikes so in order to get the full benefit please order both.
We now have the updated DVD in stock for the newest Liquid Cooled R1200 bikes.
Here is what is covered on the R1200 DVD
Introduction by Jim
Removing the gas tank
Changing the engine oil
Changing the transmission oil
Changing the final drive lube
Adjusting the valves
Changing the air filter
Bleeding the servo brakes
Replacing the alternator belt
Installing the gas tank
Reading system fault codes
Synchronizing the throttle bodies
Here is what is covered on the R1100/1150 companion DVD
Removing the gas tank.
Changing the fuel filter
Changing the air filter
Installing the gas tank
Adjusting the valves (Differentiation from the R1200)
Throttle Body Sync
Bleeding the non-servo brakes
Replacing the alternator belt
Draining and refilling the Final Drive
Spoke Checking procedures
Here is a short, very low quality DVD clip from the DVD just to give you a taste. The actual DVD quality is excellent.
And some screen shots. Preparing to bleed the brakes from the first DVD.
Identifying the brake bleed points from the first DVD.
Reading the system fault codes from the first DVD.
Suggested tools for adjusting the valves from the first DVD.
Removing the Gas Tank from the second DVD
Changing the Fuel Filter from the second DVD
Alternator Belt Replacement from the second DVD
Before deciding to purchase the DVD please note the following:
Caution: Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this DVD it was primarily designed to enhance your knowledge of the BMW motorcycle. As such, it is not meant to replace the maintenance manual or to supply complete information about each procedure covered. Any damage done to a motorcycle or personal injury resulting from the use of the DVD is solely the responsibility of the user and not the maker or seller of the DVD. Please use the DVD as a reference only. Performing motorcycle maintenance can be dangerous so please take the proper precautions when attempting to perform your own service work. If you do not have the proper tools or mechanical ability to do this type of work it is best left to the professionals at your BMW Service Center.
This DVD should be viewable on most DVD formats (NTSC), as well as virtually any lap-top computer. Many top line DVD players in Europe also play this format, though it is the North American Standard. See this link for locations in which this DVD will definitely work.
BMW Spark Plug Cap Removal Tool
Since you'll now be doing your own service work you'll probably want to upgrade your spark plug cap removal tool. The factory supplied plastic tool slips off the cap easily and is prone to breakage. Recommended by Jim Von Baden and featured in his DVD, our tool is CNC machined from aluminum and will not damage the cap or wear out. It's small enough to carry in your tool roll measuring just 1 Ĺ" by 1 Ĺ" and weighing less than 2 ounces. If you would like one please place your order along with the DVD below.
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R1200 Maintenance DVD including shipping within the United States and Canada for 2009 and older bikes.
R1200 Maintenance DVD including shipping worldwide outside of the United States and Canada 2009 and older bikes.
R1200 Maintenance DVD including shipping within the United States and Canada for 2010-2012 bikes.
R1200 Maintenance DVD including shipping worldwide outside of the United States and Canada for 2010-2012 bikes.
R1200 LC Maintenance DVD including shipping within the United States and Canada for 2013 and up bikes.
R1200 LC Maintenance DVD including shipping worldwide outside of the United States and Canada for 2013 and up bikes.
R1100/1150 Companion DVD including shipping within the United States and Canada
R1100/1150 Companion DVD including shipping worldwide outside of the United States and Canada
Coil-over spark plug cap removal tool including postage within the USA for all R1150 from Dec 2002 production; R1200C, R1200C I/M, R1200 Montauk from October 2002 production; all R1200 from model year 2003 and newer; R1100S from December 2002 production; new style K1200/1300.
Coil-over spark plug cap removal tool including postage outside of the USA for all R1150 from Dec 2002 production with 2-Spark heads; R1200C, R1200C I/M, R1200 Montauk from October 2002 production with 2-Spark heads; all R1200 from model year 2003 and newer; R1100S from December 2002 production with 2-Spark heads; new style K1200/1300.