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by DWS Published on 11-09-13 04:45 AM
Link to Recall thread.
by Mokkybear Published on 12-15-12 12:25 AM
Owners handbooks in pdf format are available from here:
by Mokkybear Published on 09-30-10 06:45 AM

(disable pop-ups for the site first)
by Mokkybear Published on 06-21-10 06:42 AM
I use the attached checklist for standard servicing of my May 2007 F800ST - find it useful to have everything on one page and a place to tick things off, write down measured values (eg valve clearances) and make notes.

Doesn't mention re-setting the service reminder (mine doesn't have one, although my GS-911 would handle that).

Have updated it with anti-freeze type (nitrite free).
Edit (Dec 12): Reports are that the specification for valve clearances has been amended (odd after so many...
by warby Published on 05-16-09 05:37 PM
I just spent quite some time searching the forum for a quote of the torque spec for the OEM center stand bolts, but was unsuccessful. After finding a Windows XP computer and checking the Service Manual DVD, I finally got the value: 40 Nm. I'm posting it here in case it's useful to others.

(I will be going on a longer trip in a few days, so wanted to make sure these bolts were tight before heading off.)
by blackie Published on 01-16-09 11:39 AM
OEM Accessories Torque Values F 800GS

Equipment covered:
- Bow-shaped hand guard
- Splash guard
- Touring windscreen
- Topcase carrier
- Case holders
- Rear softbag
- Holder BMW Motorrad Navigator
by blackie Published on 01-16-09 11:18 AM
OEM Accessories Torque Values - F650GS Twin

Note: The items covered are in BMW language, takes a bit getting use to.

Equipment covered are OEM accessories:
- Bow-shaped hand guard
- Splash guard
- Topcase carrier
- Case holders
- Rear softbag
by blackie Published on 10-10-08 12:36 PM
Service data values for the 800 GS Twin. (2008 1st edition service manual)

Designation | Condition| Value

Engine oil level | Difference between MIN and MAX marks on the oil dipstick | 0.4 l
Engine oil, capacity| with filter change | 2.9 l
| without filter change| 2.7 l
| additional, if swing-arm shaft cover is removed | 0.3 l
| | Consumables/lubricants - Engine oil, 10W-40
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