This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for BMW’s entry level adventurer, the BMW G 310 GS.
The BMW G 310 GS is based on a 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled four-stroke engine. It’s quite revvy and makes its peak power of 25 law/34 hp at 9500 rpm, with peak torque of 28 Nm (21 ft-lb) at 7500 rpm.
It’s the same thumper engine as you’ll find in the naked/standard sportbike, the BMW G 310 R. Maintenance for both is quite similar.
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Maintenance Schedule for the BMW G 310 GS
Below is the maintenance schedule for the BMW G 310 GS. It’s the same as the one you’ll find in the manual, but formatted for web display.
Notes on the maintenance schedule:
- At the end of the intervals, continue in the pattern every one, two, or four intervals.
- Do the “standard service” every year, regardless of mileage. Note that BMW don’t ask you to change the oil in the standard service.
- Major service intervals are every 20,000 km, in which you change the spark plug, check the valves, and change the air filter.
- Chain and sprockets – the manual for the G 310 R in some years recommends changing the chain and sprockets every 20,000 km. This isn’t required for the G 310 GS – use your judgment.
|km x 1000||0.5-1.2||10||20||30||40||50||60||70||80||90||100|
|mi x 1000||0.3-0.75||6||12||18||24||30||36||42||48||54||60||Every|
|BMW running-in check (including oil change)||X|
|Standard BMW service (see below)||Year|
|Engine oil change with filter||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||Year (a)|
|Replace air cleaner insert||X||X||X||X||X|
|Replace spark plug||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check valve clearance||X||X||X||X||X|
|Telescopic fork oil change||X||X||X||X||X|
|Replace fuel filter and fuel hoses||X||X||4 years (c)|
|Replace hoses from intake silencer to cylinder head and evaporative emission valve||X||X||4 years (c)|
|Change brake fluid in entire system||1-2 years (b)|
- a Annually or every 10,000 km (6,000 mi), whichever comes first
- b for the first time after one year, then every 2 years
- c every 40,000 km (24,000 miles) or every 4 years, whichever comes first
BMW Standard service for the G 310 GS
The “Standard Service”, which has to be done every 12 months, is below.
Items marked [D] are those that need dealer tools.
|[D] Performing the vehicle test using the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system|
|Check coolant level|
|Check/adjust clutch play|
|Check for play in the throttle cable|
|Check the front brake pads and brake discs for wear|
|Check the rear brake pads and brake discs for wear|
|Visually inspect the brake lines, brake hoses, and connections|
|Check the tire pressure and tread depth|
|Check and lubricate the chain drive|
|Check the front wheel brake fluid level|
|Check the rear wheel brake fluid level|
|Check steering-head bearing|
|Lubricate the side stand|
|Check the lighting and signal system|
|Functional check for engine starting suppression|
|Final inspection and road safety check|
|[D] Set the service date and remaining distance using the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system|
|Check charging state of battery|
|[D] Confirm the BMW service in the vehicle literature|
About the BMW G 310 GS
The BMW G 310 GS is your gateway drug to bigger adventurers which are the bread and butter of the Bavarian brand.
But for many who like the smaller adventurers, the G 310 GS offers a lot. While 25kW might not seem like a lot if you are comparing it to BMW’s biggest adventure tourers, it’s a lot more than you need to beat your way across the African continent’s dusty back roads, where 100-150cc bikes are the norm.
The G 310 GS is the smallest in the GS line-up… but it’s also quite different. While nobody really questions the R 1250 GS’ trans-continental touring ability, nor the F 850 GS’s go-anywhere do-anything versatility, the G 310 GS is more of a city bike. It has 7 inches of suspension front and rear (not bad, but not dirt bike levels), a 19-inch wheel (21 inches is de rigueur for dirt bikes), which are alloy, not spoked.
But riders of the BMW G 310 GS rarely have complaints. It’s perfectly suited for what it’s intended — cruising around the countryside, taking back roads, and even riding dirt roads/fire roads (as they call them in the US) without any trouble. The light weight helps here a lot.
For those people who have to take highways, the G 310 GS can easily hold 85 mph. It even pushes past 90 mph, though it starts taking more effort. Depending on what part of the world you’re in, it is probably fast enough for most places. So no, it won’t keep up on the I5 in California, in the US’ many straight-line highways where ~100mph is the norm, or on the Autobahn… so those aren’t ideal environments for this bike.
The G 310 GS is very easy to service, being a DOHC single-cylinder bike with a chain drive. You can access the single cylinder head by lifting the tank.
Manual for the BMW G 310 GS
The above maintenance schedule came from the manual for the BMW G 310 GS. You can download it from BMW here.