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R1250 Shifthead (SC) Service Video

Thank you for viewing the BMW R1250 Shift Cam “Shifthead” Series Maintenance Video!

Before buying the video, please take note of the following information:

CAUTION: Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this video, this video was designed to enhance your knowledge of the BMW R1250 “Shifthead” series motorcycle. It is not designed to replace the maintenance manual, or to give 100% complete information on any procedure. Any damage done to a motorcycle, or injury to persons viewing this video are solely the responsibility of the viewer, and not the responsibility of the makers of this video!

NOTE: This video is representative of the entire line of BMW R1250 “Shifthead” motorcycles from 2019 to current. While there are some differences with bodywork and mechanical specifications, all service items are identical across the line.

IMPORTANT: Check the “Updates” section of my web site for any updates and corrections before doing any maintenance!

Watch the entire video before attempting any procedure. Some information may be at the end of a segment.

The video was recorded in the highest quality possible. It plays well, and clearly, on a standard video player. It is formatted in MP4 format that usually plays without issue. However, if your computer does not display the video correctly, some sections upside down, or other issues, you may need to download a player that works correctly with this format. I have found that in 100% of these cases the VLC Player fixes the issue, and it is a free and safe download. Here is a link for it:

You can navigate from chapter to chapter using the forward button on your player.

Shifthead Download Chapter timing:

This video covers all of the following categories: (Start Times)

  • Oil change, engine, with filter (0:40)
  • Checking valve clearance (8:52)
  • Oil change, rear wheel drive (31:43)
  • Bonus: FD and Driveshaft Spline Lube (37:51)
  • Replace air filter cartridge (49:46)
  • Changing brake fluid, front/rear brakes (59:03)
  • Misc Checks (1:12:13)
    • Visual inspection of hydraulic clutch system (1:13:01)
    • Checking spoke tension, adjusting if necessary (1:16:02)
    • Checking brake discs for wear (1:18:34)
    • GS911 Setting service-due date and service countdown distance and more (1:19:57)
  • Bonus: Brake Pad Change front and rear (1:29:08)

For Tool Lists, Maintenance Schedules, Torque Lists and Valve Charts please see the JVB Productions Website and view the R1250 “Shifthead” link in the DVD Info Sales section.

The configuration of your motorcycle will determine if some components, such as crash bars and bash plates that may need to be removed. Additionally, as more models of Shifthead are introduced I will be adding updates for these in the updates section of my web site. See my YouTube channel for additional free videos:

If you find any discrepancies, or have any suggestions for improvements or additional video productions, please contact

Jim Bade at [email protected]

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R1250 Service Video
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