BMW R1200GS (2010 - 2012)
Complete coverage for your vehicle
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW R1200GS, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW R1200GS. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW R1200GS can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
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BMW R1200 DOHC Twins 2010-2012
R1200GS Adv 2010-2012
Engine – 1170cc air/oil-cooled, DOHC 4-valve per cylinders, horizontally-opposed twin cylinder
PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to UK specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 : Routine maintenance and servicing
Chapter 2 : Engine, clutch and transmission
Chapter 3 : Engine management systems
Chapter 4 : Frame, suspension and final drive
Chapter 5 : Brakes, wheels and tyres
Chapter 6 : Bodywork
Chapter 7 : Electrical system
When the R1200 version of BMW’s GS on/off-road bike appeared in 2004 it wasn’t just an upgrade of the old 1150, it was a new generation of the Munich company’s fabled Boxer twins. Thirty kilograms of weight was shed despite the engine gaining a balance shaft and the chassis was completely revised. Among a host of improvements, perhaps the most revolutionary was the Single Wire System, using technology borrowed from the car world. A year after the first 1200GS was launched the range was extended with the R1200 ST and RT. These models carried on BMW’s tradition of cleverly differentiated sports tourer and full-house tourer, two motorcycles that look quite similar on paper but exhibit very different characters on the road. In another indication that this was an evolution, not a revolution, most of the R1200 range got the upgrade immediately. The GS and the RT tourer plus the GS Adventure all got the new twin-cam heads in 2010. The R1200R roadster, that didn’t appear until 2006, didn’t get the new heads until 2011.
At Haynes, we have an extensive range of BMW repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our BMW R1200 repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your bike.