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BMW G 310 GS Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2021 BMW G 310 GS Rallye blue

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 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)
Replace air cleaner insertXXXXX
Replace spark plugXXXXX
Check valve clearanceXXXXX
Telescopic fork oil changeXXXXX
Replace fuel filter and fuel hosesXX4 years (c)
Replace hoses from intake silencer to cylinder head and evaporative emission valveXX4 years (c)
Change brake fluid in entire system1-2 years (b)
BMW G 310 GS service schedule

Notes:

  • 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
Standard annual/12-month service, BMW G 310 GS

About the BMW G 310 GS

2020 BMW G 310 GS in city scene 40 years 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.

2021 BMW G 310 GS controls 40 years GS
2021 BMW G 310 GS 40 years of GS gold and black, controls

Manual for the BMW G 310 GS

BMW G 310 GS maintenance schedule from manual (See post for details)
BMW G 310 GS maintenance schedule from manual

The above maintenance schedule came from the manual for the BMW G 310 GS. You can download it from BMW here.

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