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Home servicing.


New Member
Anyone do their own servicing? I intend to, well strictly speaking I intend to get hubby to do so :D It seems to me fairly easy, oils , filters etc,valves, brake pads and consumables. Only problems I seem to have found needless to say are diagnostics in the event of a problem, alternator belt refitting and brake fluid changing with the ABS, otherwise, why not?


Club Bard
If you're serious about it, a GS-911 will make diagnosing any faults much easier and will enable you to clear fault codes. It is possible to bleed the servo brakes without having access to dealer equipment, it's just a bit of a faff.

You might also want to think about investing in one of Jim von Baden's DVDs...



New Member
Thanks for that link Schtum, glad to hear there is no huge impediments to home servicing. I never really like going near bike dealers especially main dealers. Of course BMW would like everyone to think servicing a GS is akin to splitting the atom.:rolleyes:

That diagnostic kit is a bit out of my price range right now, so fingers crossed I can manage away for the moment , but I am sure JvBs DVD is worth a punt.