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BMW F 750 GS (2018+) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the BMW F 750 GS, the little sibling to the BMW F 850 GS — but in every way, a motorcycle of its own.

The BMW F 750 GS was announced at the same time in late 2017 for the 2018+ model year. It was announced at the same time as the more off-road/adventure touring spec’d F 850 GS.

The F 750 GS is also an update on the F 700 GS. Like the earlier 700, which used the same 798cc engine from its bigger sibling, the 800, the 750 uses the same engine 853cc block from its bigger sibling, the 850. The name “750” is just a nod to the fact that it’s a lower spec bike — though it’s an extremely capable bike on its own.

The new F 750 GS is powered by a liquid-cooled 4-valve 853cc parallel twin with a 270-degree crankshaft. It’s the same motor as in the F 850 GS, but detuned to make a bit less power.

The motor in the BMW F 750 GS makes 57 kW (77 hp) @ 7,500 rpm, nearly 20% down on peak power. However, it’s an impressive amount, and for road riding it’s not just “adequate” — it’s ample, being comparable to the power and torque made in many motorcycles of similar class and displacement (e.g. the Triumph 900cc twins).

In July 2020 BMW announced a minor update to the F 750 GS (as well as to the F 850 GS and 850 GS Adventure), with standard LED indicators, a standard USB charging device, and standard ABS pro (cornering ABS).

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What you need to service the BMW F 750 GS

Despite the minor update in 2021, the parts needed to do a basic service on the BMW F 750 GS have remained the same since launch, as the engine wasn’t updated significantly.

PartBMW F 750 GS part spec
OilBMW recommends using BMW Advantec Pro 5W-40, their own brand, but you can use other 15W-50 synthetic oils of high quality. Recommended spec is API grade SL, JASO MA2.
Oil filterThe standard oil filter is BMW part 11 42 7 721 779, which is equivalent to Hiflofiltro HF160.
Air filterBMW part number 13 72 8 561 572, which is equivalent to Hiflofiltro HFA7801.
Spark plugThe standard spark plug is an NGK LMAR9J-9E per the manual.
Brake fluidUse DOT 4 brake fluid, e.g. Castrol DOT 4, or you can get BMW part number 83 13 2 445 461 for the official stuff
Brake padsPart numbers for the brake pads are 34 21 8 569 412 for the front brake pads (you need 2 pairs) and 34 21 7 722 884 for the rear.
Cable lubricantUse Protect all cable life to lubricate moving cables.
General greaseUse a lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points like the kickstand etc.
BMW F 750 GS maintenance bits and pieces

Maintenance schedule for the BMW F 750 GS

Below is the maintenance schedule for the BMW F 750 GS. This is the same schedule as in the manual, but it has been adapted to be a little easier to read and to fit this screen.

The schedule is effectively identical to that of the F 850 GS, but you don’t have to change the fork oil.

km x 10000.5-1.2102030405060708090100
mi x 10000.3-0.756121824303642485460Every
BMW running-in check (including oil change)X
Standard BMW service (see below)Year
Engine oil change with filterXXXXXXXXXXYear (a)
Check valve clearancesXXXXX
Replace all spark plugsXXXXX
Replace air cleaner insertXXXXX
Check or replace the air filter insert (b)XXXXXXXXXXYear (b)
Change brake fluid in entire systemYear, then two years (c)
BMW F 750 GS maintenance schedule

Footnotes

  • (a) Annually or every 10,000 km (6,000 mi), whichever comes first
  • (b) when used off road, annually or every 10,000 km (6,000 mi), whichever comes first
  • (c) at first after one year, then every two years

Standard scope of service — BMW F 750 GS

The standard annual service for the BMW F 750 GS is below.

Notes:

  • [D] means items that a dealer does.
Standard scope of service — BMW F 750 GS
[D] Performing vehicle test using the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system
Check coolant level
Check/adjust clutch play
Check the front brake pads and brake discs for wear
Check the rear brake pads and brake discs for wear
Check the brake fluid level, front and rear
Visually inspect the brake lines, brake hoses, and connections
Check the tire pressure and tread depth
Check and lubricate the chain drive
Check side stand for ease of movement
Check centre stand for ease of movement
Check the steering-head bearing
Check the lighting and signal system
Check the engine start suppression works
Final inspection and road safety check
[D] Set the service date and remaining distance to service
Check charging state of battery
[D] Confirm the BMW service in the vehicle literature
BMW F 750 GS – standard scope of service

About the BMW F 750 GS

The BMW F 750 GS suffers from a strange predicament — always being compared to its bigger sibling, the F 850 GS.

It has the misfortune to have an engine that people know to be “de-tuned” and “actually 853cc, but lower power than the other 853cc motor”. But this is not a fair characterisation, because the BMW F 750 GS is, in itself, an outstanding motorcycle, and one that many would choose over the F 850 GS — not just choose it because it’s lower power, easier to ride, or more “beginner-friendly”.

As mentioned above, the BMW F 750 GS is a more everyday bike. It’s targeted towards people who want a travel enduro bike but prefer a lower seat height, high cost-effectiveness, and great all-round performance.

The F 850 GS, on the other hand, is for those people who want more off-road and touring characteristics, and greater off-road capability.

The F 750 GS is powered by an 853cc motor that makes 57 kW (77 hp) @ 7,500 rpm. This is an amount of power that’s ample for flinging the F 750 GS up to over 100 km/h (60 mph) in under four seconds — competitive with many high-end sports cars.

The engine of the F 750 GS is much more characterful than the F 700 GS than it replaces, thanks to the 270/450 degree firing interval of the pistons, in contrast with the 360/360 firing order of the previous 798cc engine. Vibrations are, as before, dampened out by counterbalance shafts.

The F 750 GS as of 2020 comes standard with riding modes and cornering ABS.

Another competitor for the BMW F 750 GS is another road-going motorcycle, the F 900 XR. Compared to the XR, the F 750 GS seems much more like an enduro, whereas the XR is unabashedly a road-going motorcycle… that you can still take off-road, if you need to.

Tyres for the BMW F 750 GS

The BMW F 750 GS ships standard with the following tyre sizes and pressures.

Stock, the F 750 GS comes with cast wheels, rather than spoked rims like on the 850.

WheelTyre sizeTyre pressure (cold)
Front110/80 R 19 (59)32-36 psi (2.2-2.5 bar) (one-up to 2-up/with luggage)
Rear150/70 R 17 (69)36-42 psi (2.5-2.9 bar) (one-up to 2-up/with luggage)
BMW F 750 GS tyre sizes and pressures

Manual for the BMW F 750 GS

BMW F 705 GS maintenance schedule screenshot

The maintenance schedule for the BMW F 750 GS came from the user’s manual. We used a few from different years and compared them and they’re identical. You can a screenshot above.

You can download the user manuals for different years of the BMW F 750 GS directly from BMW’s website here.

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