BMW G 650 GS (2011-2017) Maintenance Schedule

BMW G 650 GS Sertao LHS diagonal

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 km110203040
x 1000 mi0.66121824
[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
Maintenance schedule for the BMW G 650 GS

About the BMW G 650 GS

B<W G 650 GS white and red on dirt road

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).

BMW G 650 GS against corrugated iron wall

Manual for the BMW G 650 GS

BMW G 650 GS manual

The above maintenance schedule came from the manual for the BMW G 650 GS. You can get it from BMW’s website here.

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