I overshot the 6,000-mile service by a little bit, nagged by the service reminder on the dash. It takes over the little achtung! warning light shining at you until you relent. I could probably live with that, but the low-fuel warning also uses that light, so you ride around thinking you’re always low on gas or, worse, just assume everything’s fine because that light’s been on for awhile now. Long Beach BMW took the XR in at 8 a.m. and had it ready by 5 p.m., and charged $99.05 in parts and $171.60 in labor to change the oil, both oil and air filters, and commit a general inspection. The next inspection, at 12,000 miles, is more of the same, but the 18,000-mile maintenance calls for a valve-clearance check as well as replacement of the spark plugs and fork oil.