This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the BMW G 650 GS made between 2011 and 2017.
The BMW G 650 GS is a single-cylinder adventure motorcycle from BMW. It’s a re-styled resurrection of the BMW F 650 GS, which was last produced in 2007 before taking a little nap during the global financial crisis.
But the G 650 GS has a lot in common with its predecessor — a single-cylinder 652cc four-valve DOHC fuel-injected engine producing 35 kW (47 hp) and 60 Bm (44 ft-lb) of torque.
The G 650 GS has a twin-spark head to aid with combustion and delivers massive fuel economy and usability all over the world. It comes stock with ABS brakes in many regions and most years of production.
It’s quite different to the smaller capacity modern BMW G 310 GS, which is more of an urban adventure bike.
The maintenance schedule is identical for the Sertao, which was a slightly more off-road-focussed version with wire-spoke wheels, longer-range suspension, and cool graphics.
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Maintenance schedule for the BMW G 650 GS
Below is the maintenance schedule for the BMW G 650 GS.
It shares a lot with the BMW F 650 GS, though the schedule was updated somewhat.
|x 1000 km||1||10||20||30||40|
|x 1000 mi||0.6||6||12||18||24|
|[D] Read fault memory with BMW Motorrad diagnostic system||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Oil change, engine, with filter||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check coolant level||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check and lubricating chain drive||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check/adjusting clutch play||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check the steering-head bearing||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check ease of movement of side stand||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check freedom of movement of throttle cable and Check for kinks and chafing||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check spoke tension (Sertao), adjusting if necessary||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check specified torque of threaded fasteners with torque wrench: engine / main frame, engine / engine carrier and cylinder head / main frame||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check specified torque of threaded fasteners with torque wrench: main frame / rear frame, frame bottom truss / main frame and engine carrier / main frame||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check specified torque of threaded fasteners with torque wrench: exhaust system||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check specified torque of threaded fasteners with torque wrench: footrest plate / main frame and center stand / main frame||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check specified torque of threaded fasteners with torque wrench: reaction links (G650GS 0188 & 0135 & Sertão)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check tire pressures and tread depth||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check lights and signaling equipment||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check valve clearance||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Empty drain hose from intake air silencer||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check battery acid level||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Change brake fluid, front and rear brakes||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check front and rear brake pads for wear||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check front and rear brake discs for wear||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Visually inspect brake pipes, brake hoses and connections||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Lubricate footbrake lever||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Function test, engine start suppression||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check battery charge state||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Replace all spark plugs||✓||✓|
|Replace air filter cartridge||✓||✓|
|Check chain take-up roller and slider rail||✓||✓|
|Change brake fluid in entire system||✓||✓|
|Replace the fuel filter||✓|
|Final inspection and check of roadworthiness||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|[D] Confirm BMW Service in on-board documentation||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
About the BMW G 650 GS
The BMW G 650 GS is the last of a breed of motorcycles that BMW no longer produces — 650cc thumper motorcycles.
The G 650 GS was among the heaviest of its class (including motorcycles like the Kawasaki KLR650, but also the most advanced, with fuel injection and optional (sometimes standard) ABS brakes. Coming from BMW, the motorcycle of course offered the support of BMW dealer networks.
The stock BMW G 650 GS weighs 191 kg (422 lbs), and the G 650 GS Sertao weighs 193 (426 lbs) with its travel gear. This isn’t lightweight, but nor is it heavy, particularly when you remember that it’s not meant to be a performance machine.
On top of being a go anywhere/do-anything kind of motorcycle, the BMW G 650 GS has really good fuel economy, using around 60 mpg (US; 74 mpg UK) when riding at freeway speeds.
The engine might not sound impressive, making 35 kW (48 hp) @ 6,500 rpm and a modest torque of 60 Nm (44 ft-lb) @ 5,000 rpm, but it’s still a lot of fun. Part of this is because the G 650 GS isn’t meant to be a racetrack carver. So in the places you take it, the G 650 GS feels perfect.
Being a BMW, you can get the G 650 GS with a ton of factory accessories, including heated grips, a tall windshield, cases, and much more. If you buy one used, they often come pre-fitted, saving you a lot of hassle (and money).
Manual for the BMW G 650 GS
The above maintenance schedule came from the manual for the BMW G 650 GS. You can get it from BMW’s website here.