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    F800GS break-in period and first service. Suggestions?

    Trying to break in my new motorcycle. Should I be focusing on something specific or just fluctuating my speed and RPMs while keeping them below 5500 RPM.

    As it probably won’t take me too long to get to the 600 mile mark. Is this a service that I can perform on my own or is this something that I better take to the dealership.

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    Welcome ! I would do a dealer at least on the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    Welcome ! I would do a dealer at least on the first one.
    Hank you Eugene. Hopefully they doo all they have to and stamp the booklet

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    Welcome to the forum!
    I just varied the speed on my F800GS, good for engine and drive train. +1 on first dealer service. It gives you a chance to develop a bit of a relationship with the service department.
    Check the F-Twins section for the collection of helpful F-Twin threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epirusgr View Post
    Is this a service that I can perform on my own or is this something that I better take to the dealership.
    The service is easy to do but you may want to take it to the dealer so they can hook it up to the computer, check for faults and download the latest software.
    On our 2003 K1200RSs I did most of the 600 mile service then took it to the dealer for the computer check.
    I was going to do the same on our 2011 K1300Ss but I ended up having the dealer do it all because they only charged for the oil and part.
    When I purchased our R1200RSs I asked for a free 600 mile service and they agreed.
    On future bikes I plan to take them in for the 600 mile check even if I have to pay for it.
    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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