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New owner/maintenance questions

I am the new owner of a 2006 K1200LT and live in Nashville. I am about to have my 600 mile svc done, and I came from a Jap bike past, and I have concerns about the seemingly extensive maintenance/cost of this bike...what is required and what is nonsense the dealer tries to hose you for? Do you have to go to the dealer for warranty work? Any words of wisdom for a new owner?
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Since the 600 service is not that expensive (here in California, around $260 to $320), I would go there for that.
After I would try to do as much as I can by my self.
Buy the Paul Saeng (spell) DVDs. They are great to show you how to do the basic services.

All fluids are relative easy to do and I'm sure you will be able to do your self after some practice.
I still not doing the brakes bleeding and valve buckets change (but I can do the check).

You mention that you came from Jap bikes. I was helping a friend couple days ago, buying and sending to him the repair kit for a Valkyrie 1500 carburetors, all six of them, and the bill for parts was astoniwhing high: $1200 for injectors, needles, gasgets and few other minuscules parts. No service included.

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Since the 600 service is not that expensive (here in California, around $260 to $320), I would go there for that.
After I would try to do as much as I can by my self.
Buy the Paul Saeng (spell) DVDs. They are great to show you how to do the basic services.

All fluids are relative easy to do and I'm sure you will be able to do your self after some practice.
I still not doing the brakes bleeding and valve buckets change (but I can do the check).

You mention that you came from Jap bikes. I was helping a friend couple days ago, buying and sending to him the repair kit for a Valkyrie 1500 carburetors, all six of them, and the bill for parts was astoniwhing high: $1200 for injectors, needles, gasgets and few other minuscules parts. No service included.
Can anyone proved a website for these DVD's?

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I sell BMW cars, for goodness' sake and all the maintenance is included (Ultimate Service) for 4yrs/50k miles...too bad BMW doesn't have a deal like that for the 2 wheelers! Thanks for your input.
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I had my 600 mile service done there at Bloodworths and it was a fair price. It's a good shop but I was just up there Saturday to get all my supplies for the 24K as I have done all the other maintenance myself. It's not that difficult.

Did have them do a warranty repair on a rear trans seal awhile back.

You are welcome to come on down to my neck of the woods when I do the 24K (and anyone else that wants to come as well). Just 5 miles south of the Tennessee border off of Highway 231. Should happen around the end of October as I have almost 22k on it now.

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Can anyone proved a website for these DVD's?

I mispeled the name:
Paul Sayegh

you can buy it here:
http://www.sayegh.org/bmw/service-video.htm

Also few days ago someone was selling it on the classified at this forum.

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Ask your dealer if he will sell you a prepaid maintenence package. My dealer sold me a three year all inclusive for $995, well worth the money if you ride your bike more than 6000 miles a year.

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Ask your dealer if he will sell you a prepaid maintenence package. My dealer sold me a three year all inclusive for $995, well worth the money if you ride your bike more than 6000 miles a year.

That was a great price Tim.
995/3 is mere $330 year. You are right. If you ride more then one service a year it's paid for.
Are you sure all parts are included?

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Thanks
Also good info at the root . . .
http://www.sayegh.org/bmw.htm

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Sounds like a maintenance party is in the offing, John. Keep the details coming!

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Elton, yes the only thing not covered are brake pads. It also includes an oil change every 3000 miles. I also was shocked when they offered it too me but quickly grabbed it up. I've had it one year and had 2 majors services, 2 yearly services and 3 oil changes already at no cost. Quite a deal. I understand they have changed the policy/cost since I purchased mine.

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Sounds like a maintenance party is in the offing, John. Keep the details coming!
I sure will Jay. I don't have a fancy lift but I'm still nimble enough to roll around on the floor. I have a small shop but can always use the detached garage and accommodate several bikes at once. Could become the new Tech session HQ for these parts.

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