motorcycle maintenance

Regular check points for your BMW motorcycle

by Duane Ausherman

Regular check points for your BMW motorcycle

I don’t remember who sent me this list, but I liked the idea and have modified it somewhat.  Please identify yourself and I will add your name here.  I will give you credit and take the blame for messing it up.  Duane Ausherman

This list is only a general list and may differ according to your year and model.  Add in any missing items.  Please make suggestions too.

Keep a log book of all work performed and items needing attention. 

WEEKLY

TIRE PRESSURE (33-35 PSI FRONT AND REAR)

MONTHLY

TIRE TREAD DEPTH (FRONT, at least 1/2 original tread depth, REAR, at least 1 mm)

CHECK FOR LEAKS AT ALL OIL CONTAINING AREAS

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

CHECK SHOCKS FOR PROPER TRAVEL

CHECK FORKS FOR SMOOTH OPERATION (telescopic)

CHECK ALL LIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS and HORN

 

EVERY 3000-4000 MILES

CHANGE OIL AND FILTER on the /5 and later.  No filter on the /2, change oil more often.

CLEAN ENGINE AND SUMP FINS, AS NEEDED

LUBE CENTER AND SIDE STAND PIVOT POINTS

LUBE SWING ARM PIVOT

SERVICE BATTERY

SERVICE GEAR BOX

CHECK FINAL DRIVE LEVEL

CLEAN AIR FILTER

CHECK THE CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT

ADJUST VALVE CLEARANCE

CHECK SPARK PLUGS GAP

CHECK POINTS GAP AND TIMING AND LUBE CAM

INSPECT CARBURETORS AND FUEL LINE

INSPECT BRAKES

CHECK FOR PARTS THAT WANT TO FALL OFF

 

6000-8000 MILES

 

PERFORM 3000-4000 MILE CHECK AGAIN

CHANGE GEARBOX OIL

CLEAN FUEL PETCOCK FILTERS (INSIDE THE FUEL TANK)

LUBE WHEEL BEARINGS, or at every tire change

 

EVERY SIX MONTHS

CHECK/LUBE CONTROLS AND CABLES 

YEARLY

CHANGE DRIVE SHAFT OIL

CHANGE FINAL DRIVE OIL

CHECK STEERING HEAD BEARINGS AND ADJUST