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Service / Maintanence Manual for K12GT II

Is there such thing as a service manual for a K12GT II. I saw one for the K12GT first edition, but it did not cover the 07 model, which is what I have.

Secondly, at some point, will an idiot light come on that says service required, oil required, etc that will REQUIRE the bike to go to the dealer to turn that light off?

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Is there such thing as a service manual for a K12GT II. I saw one for the K12GT first edition, but it did not cover the 07 model, which is what I have.

Secondly, at some point, will an idiot light come on that says service required, oil required, etc that will REQUIRE the bike to go to the dealer to turn that light off?

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No doubt there is a manual out in cyberspace if you look. I bought mine from a dealer who gave me a break as she thought it was way too expensive (Go figger!). There seems to be several versions or editions of them and some are better than others.

You can buy a GS-911 and reset any codes that pop up and avoid the dealer having to do it.


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Is there such thing as a service manual for a K12GT II. I saw one for the K12GT first edition, but it did not cover the 07 model, which is what I have.

Secondly, at some point, will an idiot light come on that says service required, oil required, etc that will REQUIRE the bike to go to the dealer to turn that light off?

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Your BMW dealer will sell you a service manual DVD. The current one covers 2006-present K1200 and K1300 models (R, S, GT) in both US and non-US versions. The service DVDs are updated periodically, but changes are relatively minor (e.g., final drive oil quantity changed from 220 ml to 180 ml).

The service manual DVD has a custom application that runs under Microsoft Windows. The procedure files are no longer PDFs, and haven't been for a while. If you have a Mac or Linux computer, you can run it under Windows in a virtual environment (VMware, Parallels, BootCamp, etc.)

Illegal pirated copies of the repair discs are available on the Internet, but I actively discourage anyone from rewarding those scummy people who profit from (read: steal) another's hard work. Many of the bootleg copies are out of date. Please reward your local BMW dealer with your business.

I vaguely recall that there were issues around turning off the brake wear warning with the original 2007 K1200GT software, but it was changed to auto-reset in a software update. If your 2007 K1200GT has had any software update at all (or the airbox change) both of which are likely, then no dealer-reset issues remain.

The GS-911 that Mack recommended is very useful for many reasons, not only for resetting lights. I wish I had one. :-(

2008-and-later KGTs come with a "time for dealer maintenance" light, but not the 2006-2007 models.
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Please reward your local BMW dealer with your business.

I don't think that's ever a problem with the way these Ks were engineered.
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