Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Videos
JVB Productions

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This video covers all of the following bikes, and is designed to allow you to complete all the requirements for maintaining your bike to BMW specifications. It is designed for the BMW R1200 series Wethead (Liquid Cooled) 2013 and newer motorcycles* though it is centered around the R1200GS since that is what I had available for filming.


*Covered Motorcycle(s):


Note: I will be adding a tutorial on removing the body panels on the R1250 series motorcycles to the Updates section, and below, in the future as new models become available to me.


**The R1250R and R1250RS have conventional forks which is not covered in this video. All other service items are the same. I will make YouTube videos to cover these as the bikes become available to me.


Shifthead Download Chapter timing:


This video covers all of the following categories: (Start Times)



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.


A typical 6K service will run you around $300-350, depending on location. The brake bleed alone can run as high as $200.


What I did not include, since I felt they were self-explanatory, was how to check your oil, tires and lights.


The video 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! It is also an excellent resource for those looking to see what the dealer does during a typical service.


The videos are available for $40 for instant download.


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The video was recorded in the highest quality possible. It plays well, and clearly, on a standard video player. It is formatted in MP4 format that usually plays without issue. However, if your computer does not display the video correctly, some sections upside down, or other issues, you may need to download a player that works correctly with this format. I have found that in 100% of these cases the VLC Player fixes the issue, and it is a free and safe download. Here is a link for it:



Caution: Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this DVD it was primarily designed to enhance your knowledge of the BMW R1200 "Wethead" series motorcycle. As such, it is not meant to replace the maintenance manual or to supply complete information about each procedure covered. Any damage done to a motorcycle or personal injury resulting from the use of the DVD is solely the responsibility of the user and not the maker or seller of the DVD. Please use the DVD as a reference only. Performing motorcycle maintenance can be dangerous so please take the proper precautions when attempting to perform your own service work. If you do not have the proper tools or mechanical ability to do this type of work it is best left to the professionals at your BMW Service Center.



Double click on the schedule link below for printable version, complete with run-in and full schedules suitable for printing. 


(Note: The service schedule and Torque List is currently from the R1200 Wethead. I have been assured that the Shifthead (Shift Cam) Is identical.




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R1250 Shifthead 2019 to present
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Downloadable Files

Link to Service Schedule

Tool List

Valve Chart

Shim Calculator Thanks to Dirty-T on ADVRider

Torque Values


NoVa Ride
for the generous use of his spanking new Shifthead GSA!

Dina Silva...For allowing me countless hours of wrenching, and full support of my business!