Important information
Regular maintenance is a must for a reliable and good motorcycle. Under normal driving conditions you can do the service a few hundred km sooner or later.
Subsequent you will find technical data as well as maintenance and service information.
We make no claim to completeness or accuracy of all data, these are only for your information.

You can find all spare parts for your BMW R850GS, R1100GS, R1150GS & Adventure here.


  BMW R850GS
1998-2001                        
BMW R1100GS
1994-1999                        
BMW R1150GS 1999-2004 &
R1150GS Adventure 2002-2005
Technical Specifications:              
Capacity: 848 ccm 1085 ccm 1130 ccm
Cylinder: 2 2 2
HP/KW: 34/25 80/59 85/63
Weight (kg): 262 262 243; 253 (Adv.)
Seat height (mm): 840 840 840
Valve clearance (in): cold 0,15 mm cold 0,15 mm cold 0,15 mm
Valve clearance (out): cold 0,30 mm cold 0,30 mm cold 0,30 mm
Idle speed: 1000 ▒ 150 R/MIN 1000 ▒ 150 R/MIN 1000 ▒ 150 R/MIN;
1100 ▒ 50 R/MIN (Adv.)
Injection: Injection Injection Injection
Tire pressure (front): 2,2 (2,5) bar 2,2 (2,5) bar 2,2 (2,5) bar
Tire pressure (rear): 2,5 (2,9) bar 2,5 (2,9) bar 2,5 (2,9) bar
Spark plug 1: NGK BKR7EKC NGK BKR7EKC NGK BKR7EKC
Spark plug 2: NGK BKR7EIX NGK BKR7EIX Doppelz.: +DCPR8EKC
Standpipe ě: 35 mm telelever 35 mm telelever 35 mm telelever
Drive: Kardan Kardan Kardan
       
Capacities:      
Fork oil per rod: SAE 10W 453 ml SAE 10W 453 ml; 470 ml (Adv.)
Engine oil without filter: 3,5 L SAE 15W-50 3,5 L SAE 20W-50 3,5 L SAE 15W-50
Engine oil with filter: 3,75 L min. API SJ 3,75 L 3,75 L min. API SJ
Transmission oil: 800 ml SAE 90 GL-5 800 ml SAE 90 GL-5 800 ml SAE 90 GL-5
Brake fluid: DOT 4 DOT 4 DOT 4
Final drive oil: 230 ml SAE 90 GL-5 230 ml SAE 90 GL-5 230 ml SAE 90 GL-5
Fuel: 25,0 L 25,0 L 22,0 L; 22,1 / 30,0 L (Adv.)
Coolant: air-/ oil-cooled air-cooled air-/ oil-cooled




Running-in Check / 600 miles (1.000 km) service:

Reading fault memory with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system (R1150GS & Adventure)
Change oil when engine at regular operating temperature, renew oil filter
Changing oil in gearbox, warmed to normal operating temperature
Oil change, rear wheel drive
Tightening cylinder head
Adjusting valve clearance
Checking freedom of movement of throttle cable and checking for kinks and chafing
Checking clutch play
Tightening hose clamp at intake manifold
Checking front and rear brake fluid level
Checking swinging arm bearing
Checking operation of side-stand switch
Checking security of rear wheel screws
Checking security of screws for adjustable handlebars
Checking idle speed
Checking/adjusting synchronisation
Checking throttle valves
Checking spoke tension
Checking tire pressures and tread depth
Checking lights and signalling equipment
Test ride as final inspection and function check
Confirming BMW Service in on-board documentation
Tension Poly-V belt (R1100GS)
Lubricating side-stand pivot mounts (R1150GS & Adventure)

6.000 miles (10.000 km) service (30.000 km / 50.000 km):

Reading fault memory with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system (R1150GS & Adv.)
Change oil when engine at regular operating temperature, renew oil filter
Changing oil in gearbox, warmed to normal operating temperature
Oil change, rear wheel drive
Adjusting valve clearance
Checking condition of spark plugs
Checking battery acid level
Cleaning and greasing battery terminals
Checking freedom of movement of throttle cable and checking for kinks and chafing
Checking clutch play
Checking front and rear brake pads for wear
Checking front and rear brake discs for wear
Checking front and rear brake fluid level
Changing brake fluid, front and rear brakes
Checking swinging arm bearing
Lubricating side stand
Lubricating nipple of clutch cable
Checking operation of side-stand switch
Checking idle speed
Checking/adjusting synchronisation
Checking throttle valves
Checking spoke tension
Checking tire pressures and tread depth
Checking lights and signalling equipment
Tension Poly-V belt
Test ride as final inspection and function check
Confirming BMW Service in on-board documentation
Checking clutch fluid level (R1150GS & Adv.)
Change the clutch fluid (every 4 years, R1150GS & Adv.)
Greasing side stand pivot (R1150GS & Adv.)

12.000 miles (20.000km) service (40.000 km / 60.000 km):

Reading fault memory with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system (R1150GS & Adv.)
Change oil when engine at regular operating temperature, renew oil filter
Changing oil in gearbox, warmed to normal operating temperature
Oil change, rear wheel drive
Adjusting valve clearance
Replacing spark plugs
Replace the fuel filter (every 40.000 km)
Checking front and rear brake pads for wear
Checking front and rear brake discs for wear
Checking front and rear brake fluid level
Visual inspection of the brake pipes, brake hoses and connections
Changing brake fluid, front and rear brakes
Checking wheel bearings
Checking swinging arm bearing
Lubricating side stand
Lubricating nipple of clutch cable
Checking operation of side-stand switch
Checking idle speed
Checking/adjusting synchronisation
Checking throttle valves
Checking spoke tension
Checking tire pressures and tread depth
Checking lights and signalling equipment
Test ride as final inspection and function check
Confirming BMW Service in on-board documentation
Tension Poly-V belt (R1100GS)
Checking clutch fluid level (R1150GS & Adv.)
Change the clutch fluid (every 4 years, R1150GS & Adv.)
Checking rear wheel bearing play by tilting wheel (R1150GS & Adv.)
Greasing side stand pivot (R1150GS & Adv.)