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post #71 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-Jul-2017, 03:53 AM (370)
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Hi Guys, new to this Forum and also GS's so a little patience whilst I find my feet....

i PICK UP MY FIRST gs on Thursday, It had its last oil change in 2015 and has done 1000 miles since then! Would you do an oil/ filter change?
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without being technical, the way I decide on what to do to my bike is this; if I spoil it, it will spoil me!
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It is a general consensus amungst most mechanics that if you drive few miles to change the engine oil after a year.

Every time I buy something used (bike, car, mower) I go through it and change all the fluids, even if they have receipts showing it has recently been done, that way I get to use the products (oil/filter) that I prefer and take the care that only a very anal owner could give a machine.

The flip side is that it may be a waste of money, but in your case after 2 years few people will likely recommend to continue using that oil.

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Cheers guys, thanks for the advice. Oil and filter change then, might as well do plugs at the same time. Then off to Italy.
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where in Italy? I am fortunate to have been there 12 times and if it is your 1st visit I can suggest some stops if you want....only northern half though. how long are you there?
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post #76 of 86 (permalink) Old 17-Jul-2017, 11:11 AM (674)
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I'm due for the break in service soon.My dealer says I need to change my engine oil,bevel oil and filter when i hit the first 1000kms but looking at the owner's manual it says the first oil and filter change is to be done only when i hit 10,000 kms.When i confronted them with this,they said that's what the service instructions are from BMW.I'm a little confused..could somebody shed some light on this please.Thanks guys
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looking at the owner's manual it says the first oil and filter change is to be done only when i hit 10,000 kms.When i confronted them with this,they said that's what the service instructions are from BMW.I'm a little confused..could somebody shed some light on this please.Thanks guys
What version of the owners manual? Mine ('13 wethead version) says nothing as to what is done at each service.

An engine oil change has been standard at the 600 mile/1,000Km service for a long time. The running-in checklist for the current wetheads in the Repair Manual specifies an engine oil change and a final drive oil change. The goal is to replace oil that may contain contaminants from break in.
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My 2016 LC has a change at 6000 MILES, oil and filter. There isn't an oil change at 600 miles, just the running in check. I had my dealer do the 600 mile check because I'm gullible and totally bought the "the 600 mile check is one of the most important services for the bike and needs to be done by BMW." I assumed they changed the oil but do not know for sure. IMO, and have done so on several bikes, you should drop the oil quick, maybe 100 miles or so to get break in crap out. Might be an old wives tale but can't hurt. Then at 6000 miles I dumped the oil and filter and each 6k interval thereafter. I still don't worry if it creeps out to 7 or 8 k.

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The 600 Miles Running In Check includes an oil and filter change and bevel gear oil change as well as checking fluid levels.
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The 600 Miles Running In Check includes an oil and filter change and bevel gear oil change as well as checking fluid levels.
I was referring to the owner's manual that came with the new bike and towards the last few pages on the service interval section it doesn't state that the oil and bevel oil is to be replaced at the break in check hence the reason why i was a little concerned but since Jetspeed posted this check list,I'll just go with the flow then..Thanks buddy.
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