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Question 40,000 Mile Srevice ?

Just hit 40,000 Miles on my 2002 K1200RS. I'm being told I need to do this Major $ervice. Bike runs great ! I have had a few minor problems along the way but nothing crazy. Do I bring it in and say go through it or if It's not broke don't fix it. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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That's the service where BMW says to replace the cam chain tensioning parts? Expensive and most probably not required.

Other than that....all the oils/filters,bearing inspections etc.... and most importantly the brake bleeds. I DIY everything according to my own schedule, that is some of the stuff I do may even get done before the recommended intervals and some pushed back to winter time.

Go talk to your dealer and ask exactly what they want to do and get a quote.

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If mine was anything to go by I would pass on the cam chain. But you do need to get the valve clearances checked and a sensible judgement on whether any re-shimming is needed.

BMW shops love charging up for re-shimming as it is quite a lot of time and not many parts. If you were doing some things yourself you would MEASURE first, study the results and BMW recommended clearances and make a judgement decision.

Why not just get everything perfect you say? Well if you went around measuring the clearances several times with a couple of cranks in between, I bet you would not get exactly the same result each time and they only have so many sizes of shims to choose.

My logic is exhaust valves expand more so smaller gap is bad and slightly larger or on the edge is O.K. Inlet valves expand the least so I would leave a shim that was sat near one end of the allowed gap tolerance (but note to check next oil change 6 and 12K). The quality of their valves and head seats seems very good and I have not seen much variation in clearance once they have been carefully checked and the worst re-shimmed.



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