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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 2008, 5:31 pm Thread Starter
 
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2008 Repair manual

Did a search of the threads and I'm striking out. Anyone have a good source for the repair manual? I mean, I could just keep asking all of you questions I guess....
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 2008, 9:42 pm
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No manual. You have to get a steenkeen CD. I like greasing up a good book myself. It's a real drag to have the laptop in the gearage. For what it's worth, I think the CD sucks. Keep asking questions.

BTW, I use the Max BMW fiche more to see how stuff is put together.

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Just suck it up and go to the dealer and pay the $120 for the BMW RepRom DVD.
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Sure, if you're into commiting a felony by breaking federal copyright laws.

Step up and buy a legit copy. You spent over $20K on a motorcycle, a $120 service manual shouldn't be an issue.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 2008, 11:56 pm
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As Grif said, the CD sucks. It only tells you the simplest of things and virtually anything you want to know is not covered. I also look at the Max BMW fiche to actually see what is going on if you want to know something about the innards of the bike.

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CD doesn't have much depth

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FWIW, I got one of these cheap eBay CDs. It's useful, but it's version 2 from 2005 - looks like the CD was made around the same time as the bike was being designed. As far as I can tell the one the dealer sells is a DVD not a CD (so presumably has more stuff) and looks like it's version 4 from 2007, so it might include 2008 model changes.

Agree that the parts fiche images from Max BMW are very useful. There's nothing like that on the CD, which was a disappointment for me. No wiring diagrams, not many detailed descriptions for doing things.

Agree the CD sucks, and it's lamer than lame that BMW wants so much money for it. I think the data on the CD as well as the owners manual should just be free for download -- it's not like it's a trade secret, and that way distribution would be effectively free. <shrug>
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2008, 9:20 am Thread Starter
 
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No manual. You have to get a steenkeen CD. I like greasing up a good book myself. It's a real drag to have the laptop in the gearage. For what it's worth, I think the CD sucks. Keep asking questions.

BTW, I use the Max BMW fiche more to see how stuff is put together.

Good tip, I hadn't thought about using the fiche, it's pretty good, that's for sure. Thanks
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