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Hi all,

I just picked up the r1200r and I have a couple of quick questions that have popped up while riding it last night.

1. I have the owners manual but not the service manual. I do not see in the owners manual a list of the maintenance that is supposed to be done at each 3,000 interval. Is there a list of this somewhere? Is there any additional maintenance intervals outside of the standard 3,000 that I need to be aware of?

2. My bike came with a windshield on it, which I plan to remove for at least my daily commuting. Looking at the bracket it appears there is an anchor point under the instrument cluster just above the headlight. Is there some easier way to get at this without removing the headlight that I am missing?
 

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Hello Sup909. I don't have an R1200R yet, I'm getting mine tomorrow, but I have owned three R1200GSs (is that how you write the plural of GS?), and I'm pretty certain the maintenance requirements are the same (the two bikes have essentially identical drive trains). The GS needs a service at 600 miles (mostly an oil change and inspection), and after that a service at 6000, 12000, 18000 miles etc. You can change oil more frequently than that if you want, but BMW doesn't require it.

Sorry I can't help you with your question about the windshield, but if it is one of the standard windshields supplied by BMW, you may be able to see how it is attached by looking at the on-line parts fiche posted on the Max BMW website at:

MAX BMW Motorcycles - BMW Parts & Technical Diagrams - R1200R 10+ (K27) It shows an exploded view of every component in the bike. This link is good for 2010 model year or later. You can also find fiches for earlier bikes on that site.
 

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First of all, WELCOME to the R1200R Forum. Next, Congratulations on obtaining one of the best all-around motorcycles made. Usual service on a new bike is 600 mile initial check-up, then a 6,000 mile check-up. Then at 1 year or 12,000 miles. Dealer may check your valves at the first check-ups, but most do not need any valve adjustments made until 12,000 miles. And some others not until 24,000 miles. Now, there are many windshields, as well as mounts, so without a photo or name description, it's gonna be hard to help you. But assuming it was a dealer installed BMW screen, YES, you must remove the 2 bolts holding the headlight and the screen frame mounts from underneath that grey panel. It's a ***** to get to, and see what you're doing easily. Everything is Torx on the new DOHC except the oil drain plug, which is still a hexhead. A service manual DVD is available from your dealer for a few coins over $100. Printed service manuals, Haynes, Clymers, ect. for the DOHC Roadsters are not out yet. YMMV
 

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hey sup909
Let me second Clem with the welcome to both, the forum and bike.

I also agree that without pictures we can not have any advise for you since there are many screens and mounts out there. Some little advice I can give you since i removed mine to install some aftermarket lights, is to buy a flexible extension for your drill, it makes a big difference on getting to those screws.


I also agree about the 6k service rather then 3k.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I bought the bike with 6300 miles on it so the 6000 service was performed and I have the receipt from the dealer on that. I guess Im curious about changes other fluids such as brake, general lube or anything for the drivetrain. Sounds like there is minimal maintenance though.

I'll get some photos of the mounting bracket when I get home from work this evening. The windscreen itself says Cee Bailey's, but I am unsure about the mounting bracket.
 

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Before getting too ambitious taking things apart, try just removing the two screws near the top of the shocks. My bike came with a Cee Bailey that I removed and replaced with the BMW sport screen, both used the same lower bracket which did not need to be removed. On mine the lower bracket is kind of a half cylinder that cradles the lower bracket rod, when the upper screws are removed it simply lifts out of the lower bracket, the whole job took about two minutes and most of that time was getting the tools out of the box.
 

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If it's a CeeBaileys screen, they use the BMW OEM mounts.
Sport screen or fly screen is smaller. The tall screen or BMW touring screen is larger. Mounts are different.
In the future, if you could post the year and model of your bike, it would make it easier for other members to help you. Just sayin'.
 

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And to second and third all of this discussion on brackets, the 2012 model mounts differently than 2011 and prior. I learned that because the dealer gave me the wrong one first time out. Anyway, I managed to install mine on the 2012 (with some trips to the hardware store) before I realized all I had to do was drop the headlight and mount the screws from below! DOH! :eek: In my defense, the "wrong" bracket came with mounting instructions and the "right" bracket did not.

Welcome!

Bob
 
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