Date: May 2007
Bulletin #: 00 008 07 (021)
BMW Motorrad USA
Service and Technical
The maintenance schedules have been modified.
In the past, the interval between valve-clearance checks and adjustments (if necessary) depended on the distance covered and the way in which the motorcycle was used.
As a result, in many instances owners had to arrange an extra appointment, in addition to the 12,000 mile inspection, to have the valve clearances checked.
On the basis of positive outcomes of bench-test trials and an extensive body of data from the Dealer Organization, effective immediately, the interval for checking valve clearances is set to the fixed value of 18,000 miles.
Consequently, customers will no longer be faced with the necessity of arranging an additional date and time to have this work carried out and dealerships will be able to plan more exactly the scope of work to be undertaken.
Read-out of the countdown distance with the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system GT1 is discontinued as an option as of Diagnosis CD 21.0.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
If it didn't cost an arm and a leg to do a valve check on this bike this wouldn't be so bad. As my 03 GT did not need a single valve adjusted in the 40k miles I had it I got a feeling this is going to be a money wasted. One of the big sales pitches given by the dealer was how the maintence was less on this new GT compared to the previous. We already knew this was incorrect, but if you factor in what it's going to cost for a valve check every 18k the cost per mile just went way up.