R1200GS LC Useful Info for 12,000 Mile Service

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  1. 150flyer

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    I just completed the 12,000 mile service on my 2016 R1200GS LC. Since I do my own maintenance, I decided to compile the part numbers and torque values needed to complete the service so I would have them for the next 12,000 mile service. Hope others who do their own maintenance find some of this helpful.

    R1200GS LC SERVICE PARTS

    11427721779 - Oil Filter

    13727726799 - Air Filter

    12128532942 - Spark Plugs x 2

    07119963340 - Oil Drain Plug Crush Washer

    33117695219 - Final Drive Drain Plug
    O-Ring

    07119963132 - Final Drive Fill Plug Crush Washer

    5W-40 Oil
    Dot 4 LV - Low Viscosity Brake Fluid
    75W-90 Synthetic Final Drive Oil (Gear Oil)

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE
    4 Quarts - 5w-40
    11nm - Oil Filter
    42nm - Oil Drain Plug
    8nm - Bash Plate

    AIR FILTER CHANGE
    8nm - Air Filter Cover

    FINAL DRIVE OIL CHANGE
    20nm - Final Drive Drain Plug
    180ml of 75W-90 Gear Oil
    20nm - Final Drive Fill Plug
    10nm - Fender Brace Bolts

    VALVE CHECK
    .34 - .41 - Exhaust Valves (Bottom)
    .10 - .17 - Intake Valves (Top)
    10nm - Cam Carrier
    30nm - Cam Chain Tensioners
    10nm - Valve Covers
    12nm - Spark Plugs
    8nm - Wire Covers

    BRAKE BLEED
    Dot 4 LV (Low Viscosity) Brake Fluid
    10nm - Front Bleed Valves
    38nm - Front Brake Calipers
    14nm - Rear Bleed Valve
    24nm - Rear Brake Caliper
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  2. JimVonBaden

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  3. Hammerdown77

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    Does BMW not use Iridium spark plugs???

    I never understood the change sparkplugs every 12k thing on motorcycles (less on other bikes).
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  4. JimVonBaden

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    No. But if you do not change them, chances are very good you will start to notice a drop in performance.
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  5. GraniteRider

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    Is there a good YouTube video for the 12000 mile service? Is there anything different on a service between a 2014 and 2016 model year? I have been told the bikes are the same, save a bit more weight added to the crank counter balance on the 16 model and of course, electronics are just a bit different.
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  6. jdub

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    Here's a thread about iridium plugs on the LC bikes. I have them installed now on mine, and went to 48k change intervals with them on my Hexhead GSA.

    Likely could have gone longer, as BMW specified 100k mile iridium plug change intervals on my 528i.
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  7. JimVonBaden

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    Mechanically they are the same for services.
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  8. Pch123

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    Did a 6k miles service yesterday. Easy. Added in diff fluid change and air filter check.
    Thanks Jim for your DVDs. Has always made it easy
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  9. Kawidad

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    $$$$$ That's why.

    (Bring More Wallet) :D
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  10. GraniteRider

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    Too true!
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    Iridium plugs? If replacing standard spark plugs at 12000 miles, and the BMW warranty is to remain in effect, which iridium plugs are suitable, if any? Thanks.
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  12. Hammerdown77

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    At least these plugs are easier to change than those on my V-Strom. You can bet that bike got Iridium plugs first time I did it.
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    Masterblaster Been here awhile

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    excellent thread, I am orderig from bike bandit, thanks gents.
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  16. aleaddict

    aleaddict Been here awhile

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    I just finished performing my 6k mile service... checked the valve clearance just to get a baseline value (all within spec).

    I'm curious how often other inmates replace their air filter? Maintenance schedule has it listed at every 20,000 km. It seems like every season (12 months/10-12k miles) would be reasonable without being overkill. Thoughts?
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  17. JimVonBaden

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    It depends on riding conditions. If you ride street mostly and no significant dusty conditions, 12K miles is fine, even more. On the other hand, dusty off roading means more frequent changes.
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    Thanks for all the information in the thread. Any ideas where to order the BMW parts online? I'm three hours from a dealer so that's really not an option. Max maybe?
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  19. JimVonBaden

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    Service supplies www.beemerboneyard.com . Parts, www.maxbmw.com .
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  20. glitchvdub

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    Save yourself some cash, don't buy the BMW branded parts. You can buy the stuff I linked above or buy this kit from Beemerbone yard.

    https://www.beemerboneyard.com/r1200wcmaintkit.html

    But if you have to have the BMW branded, which is Mahle built...
    https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/fiche.aspx

    Oil I use, no need to use the BMW branded.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D91Q1DM/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
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