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    Motorcycle Service Training

    Does anyone know where I can be trained to do all the servicing on my R1200GSA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc2000 View Post
    Does anyone know where I can be trained to do all the servicing on my R1200GSA?
    Welcome to the forum!
    Specific hands on training? can't help you but if you like to learn from video, try http://www.jimvonbaden.com You can also try the DVD from another name I can't spell- http://www.globeriders.com/bio_pages...lge_main.shtml
    And- don't forget the resources here on the forum.
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    Don't know of any specific hands-on training courses, but there is plenty of reference material available if you have prior experience with any other vehicle. The Jim von Baden DVD's are very good. Our own hexhead/camhead forum has good info available in the DIY section at the top. A search on Google or YouTube will turn up plenty of how-to procedures (some of which might be questionable - look for verification). Your local MOA club may be able to connect you another member willing to spend an afternoon walking you through a service. Or maybe look in the Anonymous Book for a local listing offering both "kk" (coffee & conversation) and "m" (mechanical help).

    Edit: It occurs to me that finding help will depend somewhat on which year your bike is. Info on the WC version might still be a little harder to come by...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc2000 View Post
    Does anyone know where I can be trained to do all the servicing on my R1200GSA?
    The only real, comprehensive answer to your question is get a job at a BMW dealer and have them send you to factory training.

    When you get that job and that training you'll understand the need for the collection of factory special tools and access to factory computer information systems that is required.

    To add to the answer is the admonishment that the Internet is stupid and being a lone wolf is as well. Join your local BMW club and work with people face to face. There will be someone in the club that knows how to help with many solutions you need.
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