No it doesn't need to be adjusted, I did the service myself on my 2011. The worst part is changing the final drive fluid, which is only because the fill hole is very small and hard to access and the fluid has to be an exact volume. Dealership=Stealership
I think you may be wrong. BMW does require a one time valve adjustment at the first 600 miles for the 2012 R1200R. My dealer doesn't do it either, but the "official" maintenance item list from BMW specifically lists a 600 mile valve adjustment with a 6,000 mile interval after that. I can't comment on whether it is really necessary. It does seem excessive given every other bike I've owned, but there it is.
By the way, can anyone tell me what the clearances are for both intake and exhaust for the 2012 R12R?
Min. Valve Clearance:
.15mm/.006" on the intakes, .30mm/.012"on the exhausts (engine should be cold)
Valve clearance compensation is accomplished by interchanging lightweight
semi-spherical shims of various thickness, available from BMW dealers.
A large THANK YOU to San Jose BMW for this EXCELLENT DOHC post: 2010 DOHC Valve Adjustment - SanJoseBMW's Photos
I did the service on my R1100R for 15 years with a $39 Haynes Manual.
I have not found one yet for the new DOHC Camhead. Still waiting...Ahh.......
Asked my BMW mechanic for the tolerances, but as far as actually doing the
valve adjustment myself, I will just let the dealer do it. He has a complete set of the little shims, and buying them myself individually seems a waste of time and money, since the necessity interval is so long on the new 2011 & 2012 engines.
After the 2012 Haynes Manual is out, and my warranty is gone, I may change.
Isn't a service manual CD available from BMW? I seem to recall about $100.
(Don't trust my memory as much as before) But anyway, your dealer, San Jose, Bob's or MAX should be able to help you.
You'll have to carry your laptop out to the garage, or print out what section you need for yourself.
No hard copy available. BMW wants you to bring your Camhead to them. : )
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