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Kakugo is currently offline  Kakugo   Italy
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(18) Geoff Duke
So I bought a genuine BMW workshop manual for the first time in my life, and I have to say I am rather impressed.
Unlimited license and the same bulletins, updates etc dealerships get.

Looking through the manual it seems BMW has really designed these water-cooled boxers to cut servicing costs. I was looking at shock replacement and doesn't seem much harder than on old air/oil cooled boxers despite the electronic part being far more complicated. All the extra tooling I will need when the time comes is in another scissor lift like the one I already have (about €60). It will be fun to watch the suspensions calbrate themselves afterwards... I need to do some mileage to get there! Laugh

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Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300237 is a reply to message #300230] Mon, 04 February 2019 23:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Got a Haynes manual for xmas for my car now that its mine (my old company car). Have to say the opposite of you. Haynes quality has dropped compared to my 929 Haynes. Its only available in softback and terrible printing to the point that its so fuzzy on the last 1/4 pages that I had to check if I'd had a few drinks.

Main difference seems to be the 929 manual was printed in USA, the later Mondeo printing in Malaysia.

The actual content I'm sure is fine though even though not really goen through it much yet as waiting for warmer weather to perform a oil/filter service

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Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300238 is a reply to message #300230] Tue, 05 February 2019 06:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Must of cost an arm and a leg Kak, but great stuff anyway Yes
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300239 is a reply to message #300238] Tue, 05 February 2019 07:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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spagiratwink wrote on Tue, 05 February 2019 07:24
Must of cost an arm and a leg Kak, but great stuff anyway Yes
It's about 60% the price of a present Honda shop manual, which doesn't come with an unlimited license.

Regarding Haynes... I don't think where they print the manuals matters. I still have somewhere the Transalp manual and it is missing a nice big section on testing and replacing ignition components. Which doesn't matter until the bike starts losing spark. Laugh
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300241 is a reply to message #300239] Tue, 05 February 2019 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Which Transalp is it Kak, might have one in my list Thumbs Up
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300243 is a reply to message #300241] Tue, 05 February 2019 08:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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spagiratwink wrote on Tue, 05 February 2019 09:08
Which Transalp is it Kak, might have one in my list Thumbs Up
Very first series, a 1988 PD06 in... gold? Brown? The worst looking color anyway.
I can assure you all rumors you heard about first series bikes (1987-1988) being terrible oil burners are 100% true. 20W-50 oil is mandatory.
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300244 is a reply to message #300243] Tue, 05 February 2019 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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PM sent Kak Thumbs Up
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300259 is a reply to message #300244] Thu, 07 February 2019 20:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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spagiratwink wrote on Tue, 05 February 2019 10:11
PM sent Kak Thumbs Up
Thanks for your generosity. By the way... that bike is long gone. One of the two bikes I've owned which I sold quickly and without lowering myself to humiliating conditions.
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300260 is a reply to message #300259] Thu, 07 February 2019 21:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kak with a manual,there's no hope for any of us,,,,well me anyway Cry
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300261 is a reply to message #300259] Fri, 08 February 2019 06:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can't have too many Workshop manuals Kak , I save them like Cigarette Cards Grin
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300262 is a reply to message #300261] Fri, 08 February 2019 08:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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spagiratwink wrote on Fri, 08 February 2019 07:56
You can't have too many Workshop manuals Kak , I save them like Cigarette Cards Grin
I hope you don't smoke yourself to death to get the whole Lord Flashheart series then. Wink
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300263 is a reply to message #300262] Fri, 08 February 2019 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No Kak No Finger , never smoked in my life, and the Manuals I just rip off the net RollEyes Yes
Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300264 is a reply to message #300263] Fri, 08 February 2019 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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spagiratwink wrote on Fri, 08 February 2019 10:55
No Kak No Finger , never smoked in my life, and the Manuals I just rip off the net RollEyes Yes
Whole families took up smoking just to have the album:



Re: BMW Workshop Manual... [message #300288 is a reply to message #300264] Mon, 11 February 2019 19:14 Go to previous message
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On the subject of my Haynes manuals (new Ford, older 929), noticed this today

https://haynes.com/en-gb/john-harold-haynes-obe-obituary

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