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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2009, 3:01 pm Thread Starter
 
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K1200RS Full Manual 416 Pages

Hi all

For all of you doing your own spannering, I found this tonight....01-05 BMW K1200RS K1200 RS Motorcycle Service Manual....All 416 pages of it. $6.99USD or 4.39GBP.

I bought it and It even covers the ABS Modulator fluid change...Best 5 I have spent on this bike.

Here is the link

http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.p...rcycle-service

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This is the publication date so that you don't duplicate a cd you may have.

Issued by BMW Motorrad
After Sales
UX-VS-2
All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, translated or duplicated either wholly or in part without prior written
permission.
Errors and omissions excepted; subject to technical amendment.
Printed in Germany 03/01
Order number 01 79 0 137 531

Moderators.. I have no affiliation with this site, this is even better than the CL oops..Other manual imho.

If it helps

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G'day Wayne.
Could you please confirm the publishing date of the manual?
I have a K1200RS service manual on CD, but it is dated 03/2001 Order number 01 79 0 137 531. (info found on the bottom of page 2.)
If this is a different, newer version, I'll buy it.
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Hi there

Here is the ifo from the bottom of page 2

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Issued by BMW Motorrad
After Sales
UX-VS-2
All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, translated or duplicated either wholly or in part without prior written
permission.
Errors and omissions excepted; subject to technical amendment.
Printed in Germany 03/01
Order number 01 79 0 137 531

It is the same as you have on cd, although i'm not sure if it has any technical ammendments as I do not have access to the cd.

Does your cd show you how to do the full ABS fluid change? This manual does.

I will put the publication details on my thread so that nobody duplicates a cd they may already have.

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G'day Wayne.
Thanks for the quick reply.
Yep, it's the same disk with e same brake info. I was concerned when the page count was the same.
Thanks for posting anyway, as this is a good option for any owner who nes instant access to the data vs waiting for a disk to come from O/S

Best wishes from Oz.

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My drinking partner has the disc and claims it is not worth squat
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Did he give any reason?
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Hey Pap.
How's things. I'm certainly happy enough with my disk. Has more info on it than I know how to use!
The Clymer book would be a good addition too though.

Best wishes mate.

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I've got the pre-01 CD and this is a similar format, worth the cost of a download though.

I still don't think you can wrench the bike with just the shop CD like this - You need this AND Clymer. You don't get wiring diagram with the CD and those are pretty essential, even though Clymer has a couple of errors.

The biggest problem on these bikes is the service tools and Clymer is excellent on the shortcut workarounds and photos of what they look like (so you can make them!)

However, I have found some areas where the technical detail isn't as thorough as the CD so you do really need both to cross check.

Anybody who says the CD isn't worth squat hasn't fully stripped and rebuilt a motor to the level of detail where you can experience the difference between the two information sources.



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The biggest problem on these bikes is the service tools and Clymer is excellent on the shortcut workarounds and photos of what they look like (so you can make them!)
I've got my Clymer on order for that very reason
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http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

The manual is free at the address above, it is the same as all the other ones floating on the Internet for a FEE. That guy is worth checking out he has A LOT of other manuals for free.

My toughts on the Manual since I have been using it a lot over the last week.......It's hard to find stuff in it, there is no proper index, just the sections indexes. I ended up printing mine and putting it in a binder, marking the sections, it makes it a lot easier to find what I need. On most of the ones on the net, the page numbers do not appear well on the bottom so if you are working out of the disk good luck finding anything......! Also once you print it, most of the photos end up too dark to be useful.

It's better than nothing....but there is also a lot of stuff that is not in there , I will buy the Clymer too eventually, in the meantime, I will use common sense.....!

I certainly would not do the Brake Bleeding using those procedures....and also the Engine Rear Seal there is apparently some serious errors in the drawings, that is posted somewhere.

BMW publishes that manual to "Help" their "Factory Trained Technicians" I think.....! We all know how "Good" some of those technicians really are don't we......!Some need all the "Help" they can get.......!

I've had my own training.....been wrenching on those Beemers since 1985.....!

Time to go put the RS back together.....See Ya!

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