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Maintenance Manual for the K1200GT-2. Is there such a thing?

Some time ago, I bought a Cylmer maintenance book for K1200RS, GT & LT for 1998 - 2008* - book M501-2. There's that small * !! You have to watch out for that little mark. It's never about you getting more, but rather, less. When I got the book, it had nothing to do with my 2007 BMW K1200 GT. On the back of the book, in small text, there it was.
K1200RS (1998 - 2005)
K1200GT (2003 - 2005)
K1200LT (1999-2008)

Why wasn't this on the front of the book I ask.

Well, the real question is this - is there any detailed maintenance manual for the K1200GT-2 family? I have a CD from BMW and it's not very good. Any help out there?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 2011, 11:38 pm
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Hi Phil-
I ran into the same issue a couple of months ago, but I was lucky enough to discover the * before I bought the manual.
As far as I can tell, there is no repair manual for the next-gen GT's yet. The CD is all there is, along with the expertise of the forum members.
There might be a manual for BMW techs, but I'm not sure if we can get our hands on it.

Bummer, huh?

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Unfortunately, it can take quite a while for the manual printers to put one together for a given model as it requires a lot of time tearing the bikes down, photographing and such to develop the manual. For bikes such as ours which might be much more limited volume, it may not repay their investment to produce a manual.

The BMW RepRom CD is the manual the dealers use. It is quite good, but not if you're looking for step-by-step instructions. The factory manuals assume you have the basic knowledge and understanding of the bike and have good solid skills, so they just give you the critical steps, data and specs to complete the job. I come from the automotive repair industry and have a pretty solid set of mechanical skills and experiance, so I find I prefer the factory manuals over the DIY ones. I don't like having to go through all the text to find the information I want.

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Some time ago, I bought a Cylmer maintenance book for K1200RS, GT & LT for 1998 - 2008* - book M501-2. There's that small * !! You have to watch out for that little mark. It's never about you getting more, but rather, less. When I got the book, it had nothing to do with my 2007 BMW K1200 GT. On the back of the book, in small text, there it was.
K1200RS (1998 - 2005)
K1200GT (2003 - 2005)
K1200LT (1999-2008)

Why wasn't this on the front of the book I ask.

Well, the real question is this - is there any detailed maintenance manual for the K1200GT-2 family? I have a CD from BMW and it's not very good. Any help out there?

Phil Parker
Sorry, no. Every once in a while I leave a note on Clymer's website asking for a 2nd gen K-bike manual. I assume that the limited number of KGTs, Rs, and Ss that were produced mean that it is not profitable for Clymer to produce the book. It is even more true now that the 4 cylinder GT is being discontinued.

The BMW CD is your best bet. Perhaps getting to know it a little better will help.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2011, 6:42 pm
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I use the BMW CD and works just fine, but you got to be careful to be on the right bike. For the K1300GT there are two bikes, one is the US verson with all the smog crap on it.
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