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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 30-Apr-2012, 11:49 AM (700) Thread Starter
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Valve adjustment

I was wondering where i could find the valve inspection interval on the new oh cam motor, i know my 2005 gs had to check them every 6000 miles but i now have a 2012 gsa
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 30-Apr-2012, 03:45 PM (865)
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Just had it done on my 2011, all were spot on, no replacement shims needed. Watched the mechanic accomplish the check will do them myself from now on pretty straight forward. Allow yourself some extra time if doing it yourself as you could end up at the dealer to purchase correct size shim
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Anyone know the valve clearances on the 2012s
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looks like the intake valve clearance is 0.13mm to 0.23mm
the exhaust valve clearance is 0.30mm to 0.40mm

measured with the engine cold, maximum temp 35C
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valve adjustment for 2012 engine

i just took my 2012 to her first 600 miles service and for my surprise i was told that valve adjustment is not anymore part of the first 600 mile service. They told me that engines from 2012 do not require valve adjustment at first service. I was told that next service is at 6000 miles or one year which ever comes first and valve revision is part of it.
I did not know that...anyone had the same information ?
my previous 1200 GS was a 2008 and first service did include a valve adjustment.
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i just took my 2012 to her first 600 miles service and for my surprise i was told that valve adjustment is not anymore part of the first 600 mile service. They told me that engines from 2012 do not require valve adjustment at first service. I was told that next service is at 6000 miles or one year which ever comes first and valve revision is part of it.
I did not know that...anyone had the same information ?
my previous 1200 GS was a 2008 and first service did include a valve adjustment.
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That is true. There is no mention of adjusting the valves or torquing the heads at 600 miles in the BMW service manual (for the newer R's anyway).

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Not at 600

Not having to do a valve adjustment at 600 miles was an effort put in by BMW's marketing department. Meaning, they fought it out with the engineers and warranty people to remove that requirement, making it easier for new bike buyers to handle the front end costs of buying a bike.
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Not having to do a valve adjustment at 600 miles was an effort put in by BMW's marketing department. Meaning, they fought it out with the engineers and warranty people to remove that requirement, making it easier for new bike buyers to handle the front end costs of buying a bike.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 15-Apr-2013, 06:10 PM (965)
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600 mile first service

Just had my 600 mile service done at the stealership "Daytona Beach BMW", $320.00 plus tax.

They did NOT do a valve check or adjustment.

The first valve check/adjustment is during the 6K mile service. I am going to do it myself along with everything else.

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I've done three checks on camheads at 6000 miles. All were well within spec.
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