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Old 07-08-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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BMW R850C garage find what to service?

i have just acquired a one owner 1999 BMW R850C with only 5000kms on the clock which are genuine because the owner is a good friend of mine.
bike has been almost never ridden during the past four years, just a yearly oil change and starting her up and idling every two weeks.
i need to fully service her becuase i intend to use her quite a lot.
what shall I replace please?

oil and fuel filters, all fluids and V belt maybe?

anything else?

thank you
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I would say that flushing the brake fluid would be the highest priority item, other than that, give the tires a close look because if they're original there may be some cracking due to their age. Alternator belt should be ok but take a look anyway.
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Old Yesterday, 06:40 AM   #3
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thank you eric2.

my friend had replaced the brake fluid around a 18 months ago because he was concerned about fluid contamination.
he never replaced the clutch hydraulic though.

do you think it would be fine to ride her home distance is 10km.
or better to tow her?

engine oil was replaced last year.
bike started up fine, perhaps idling was a bit too low but probably due to low battery.
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