......( I would like to check the bikes compter as well.... all one would need is a lap top & cable interface.................
BMW don't want you poking around in your (or is it their?) ECU. First you have to find the Motronics protocols and I don't think freedom of information or EU directives on ECU diagnostics for bikes has reached the boxes and systems produced under license for BMW.
Now if everybody had the step by step how to do instruction set, dvd and alternative special service tool workrounds, what would your dealers be doing to make money? The cost of new bikes would certainly have to rise if they have to claw back lost cash from servicing. Of course they could have designed a bike to last 100K miles with nothing more than routine servicing, but then nobody would buy the new model claimed to be better and the service shops wouldn't need more than low level cheaper techs to do easy jobs. The real cost of owning your bike is not the new price you paid for it. It's that plus everything else projected forwards. If there were no forward expenses, you'd have to pay more for the new bike or BMW would have to lay off workers.
Dealers techs go on training courses. That's because the manual doesn't tell you everything and the techs must know more than you - knowledge is power. They have to do a job once and try to get it right first time (most of the time that is) Whereas you can get away with doing a job badly, paying more and put it down to something you hadn't got but they had.
There's a Clima manual coming out soon I think, which should be an interesting read.
Why ruin an industry with technical secrecy, high markups and high cost spare parts which keeps a lot of dealers and bike techs in jobs? Somebody has to pay for product promotion and glossy literature as well. You wouldn't want to see your new K1200 promoted in Walmart on the back of an envelope with a third off retail would you?
When you have years of experience working up the learning curve so you can strip a complete motor or bike, rebuild it and get 50K miles without a problem, you've arrived. Along the way it's easy to think bikes can be maintained with a flow chart, a few service algorithms and a toolkit but in reality it's very different.
I'm sure with a few books and some internet browsing I could repair my cat if it went wrong, but I like my cat and there are some jobs I only want done once and right the first time, with no chance to practice first!
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