2015 BMW F800GS maintenance
BMW claims this task can be performed on the road and I believe it is actually possible even if you have no mechanical inclinations. The all removal and installation can be done with very few tools, in a bind, with 2 tools to be exact, a 24mm socket and a T30 Torx and if you pay a good amount of attention and care it can be done even with just the 24mm.
The BMW F800GS is a remarkable machine and what makes it such a great adventure bike is it’s simplicity, if you have a decent tool kit you can repaire almost anything on the road, and the best part is that it will not void the warranty. That said I’m a firm believer that once you get back to civilization you should have the work checked by a professional especially if you are not sure of your mechanical skills or you messed around with a safety item, in the case of the rear wheel it is a good practice to check that the rear axle is torqued down to specs, watching the rear wheel overtake the front one while you are still on the saddle makes for a funny sight but a very bad day.
In the video I’m replacing the Pirelli Scorpion trail that come as OEM equipment with an Heidenau K60 Scout, which is more suitable for off-road and at the same time pretty usable on the road as well. Since I’m not in the bushes I opted for removing the wheel myself but have a professional replace the tire and balance it properly.
Since you have the wheel off the bike, there are a few little tasks you might want to take care of at this time, check for warped rotors, bent spokes or rims, make sure that the bearings are lubricated and spinn smoothly and that the seals are not cracked, this may take an extra 5 minutes but it will save you time in the long run.
In the end it only took 5 minutes for the removal and 5 minutes for the installation of the BMW F800GS rear wheel, if you account for the time to raise the bike and do those extra little checks might get to 30 minutes total, not bad, and you just saved a little bit of money too.
Now for those words in the video that got lost in translation……Most of the times when I say “tire” I really mean “wheel” and when I say “disk” I really mean “rotor”. I hope this will help at least a little bit and remember, if you are in the bush you might want to put down a tarp and get cracking!!!
Thanks for watching.
Heidenau K60 Scout Rear 150/70-17 Motorcycle Tire
Torque Wranch (highly recommended)
Torsion Bar (can be done without)
Rubber mallet (can be done without)