Jim VonBaden Posted April 2, 2007 Share Posted April 2, 2007 I am happy to announce that the BMW R1200 Maintenance DVD is finally done!!!! The video covers all of the following categories, and is designed to allow you to complete all the requirements for maintaining your bike to BMW specifications. It is designed for ALL R1200 series motorcycles (Not including the R1200 cruisers), though it is centered around the R1200GS since that is what I have, and was available for filming. 1. Removing Gas Tank 2. Changing the Oil 3. Replace the Transmission Fluid 4. Changing the Final Drive Fluid 5. Valve Adjustment 6. Air Filter Change 7. Brake Bleeding, servo-ABS system 8. Replace Alternator Belt 9. Fuel Tank Install 10. Fault Code Read 11. Throttle Body Sync 12. Miscellaneous Checks I have included the necessary tools, supplies and torque specifications to complete all the listed services. I have also added many helpful tips and notes to make this as simple as possible. Consider this, the tool to remove and install the alternator belt is nearly $150, I teach you how to do it with no special tools, a savings of $125 right there! A typical 6K service will run you around $300-450, depending on location. The brake bleed alone can run as high as $400. What I did not include, since I felt they were self explanatory, was how to check your oil, tires, and lights. I also did not include how to check spoke wheels since I did not have a spoke wheel bike available, they will be available on the Companion DVD. The DVD should assist those of you on the fence in deciding you CAN do these expensive services yourself, and save money for those all important farkles, and gas for riding! Those of you with 1100/1150 BMW R series bikes can also benefit from this video in that most of the service items are done the same way, and with the same tools. Some items, like Alternator belt changing, non-servo-brakes, and final drive fluid changes are different, and will be covered in the upcoming BMW R Series Companion DVD. This DVD will also cover the addition of various farkles like Jesse bags, a Blue Seas./Centech Fuse Box, and many other accessories like GPS and XM radios. It took slightly more work than I thought it would, 30 hours of shooting video, and 150 hours of editing it, plus a lot of hassle trying to get it formatted to a clean copy, but it is done. The DVDs are available for $25 plus $2 shipping to the continental US, $3 to Canada and $5 for Western Europe. E-mail me, or PM me for other locations. I will accept Paypal at JimVonBaden@msn.com, this is my preferred method of payment. I will also accept money orders, and personal checks. PM, or E-mail me, for instructions. The DVD will be available for shipping in approximately 10 days. It is taking a little longer because it is being produced into a master pressed format like a store bought movie which should be viewable on most DVD formats (NTSC), as well as virtually any lap-top computer. Many top line DVD players in Europe also play this format, though it is the North American Standard. See this link for locations in which this DVD will definitely work. Here are a few samples: Here is a short, very low quality video clip. The real DVD has good quality video. Though, keep in mind that though I am a professional trainer this is my first ever video for publication, so there are a few small errors in it. Thanks you all for your support of this effort, especially Mr. Nice Guy (ADV) for getting the ball rolling! I hope it is worth the effort, and not only saves you money, but helps you to be more independent in doing your own work. Jim (AKA Jim Von Baden) Link to comment
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