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F 850 GS

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San Jose, CA

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Maintenance and Care Tips for the BMW F 850 GS

BMW Motorcycle Maintenance and Service in San Jose, CA

When you own a motorcycle – especially a high-quality BMW bike – maintaining it in tip-top condition is essential if you want to keep it running for years and miles. And where you have this maintenance performed is equally important. If you enjoy working on your BMW motorcycle, San Jose BMW Motorcycles has all the necessary parts and tools to perform needed maintenance and repairs. Our engine technicians can help with any questions regarding what your bike will need to stay in perfect running order. If you prefer to let a certified BMW motorcycle mechanic perform repairs and maintenance, our BMW motorcycle dealership’s service center is here to serve you. We employ certified and factory-trained technicians who are experts at all types of repairs and maintenance, as well as modifying and customizing BMW motorcycles. We work on all BMW motorcycles in our fully equipped shop, including the BMW F 850 GS.


The BMW F 850 GS is an adventure enduro bike that can take you off the road onto great journeys in comfort. The F 850 GS has a powerful two-cylinder, four-stroke, in-line, 853 cc engine that cranks out 90 horsepower and 63 lb.-ft. of torque. With a 4.0-gallon fuel tank, you can take your bike on long adventures.

BMW motorcycles require regular maintenance, whether the bike is only street-ridden or taken on off-road journeys. Changing terrain can be hard on a motorcycle, so it’s important to keep up with the maintenance schedule provided by BMW Motorrad and perform needed repairs as soon as possible.

  • Perform filter and oil changes at least every six months.
  • Check valves at least once a year.
  • Replace the spark plugs yearly.
  • If the bike is used off-road, check and/or replace the air filter insert every six months. If street-ridden, replace the air filter and insert the yearly.
  • Brake fluid should be changed after the first year and every two years.
  • Change tires as needed.

Annual servicing is necessary to keep your BMW F 850 GS running smoothly. Although you can perform these services yourself, some of the actions require specific equipment. Following are just some of the annual services.

    BMW Motorrad diagnostic system testing
    Check clutch, front and rear brakes, spoke tension, tire pressure, lights and signals, tire pressure and tread depth
    Inspect brake lines, hoses, and connections
    Lubricate chain drive
    Road safety check

Your BMW Motorrad manual goes into more detail on the maintenance schedule. When you follow it, you can rest assured that you’ll get the most out of your motorcycle for many years and countless miles.

Top San Jose BMW Motorcycle Dealership

Visit the fine team at San Jose BMW Motorcycles and check out our excellent service department and extensive parts center. Whether you do it yourself or we do it for you, we want your BMW motorcycle to give you years of joyful journeys. Keeping it maintained is the best way to ensure that will happen. It’s also the best way to avoid costly future repairs. Contact or visit us today!

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