Best Repair Book For 06 LT - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old Mar 6th, 2007, 6:58 pm Thread Starter
gerryrenstrom's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 72
Best Repair Book For 06 LT

Can someone tell me the best repair book for a late model (2006) K1200 LT. The only book I've seen is a "Clymers" that goes from 1999 to 2005. Also saw a downloadable book at
Any help would be appreciated.
gerryrenstrom is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old Mar 7th, 2007, 11:34 am
Senior Member
browad's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Gainesville, Fl, USA
Posts: 448
Since you have a 2006, there are two possible options for you:

1) Clymer 1999-2005 ~$33 from amazon, and
2) BMW Interactive Repair CD, get from any dealer for ~$120-140

Each one has its disadvantages. If you search previous posts here, you'll find several threads about them. From my viewpoint, they break down to the following:

The Clymer is cheap, and since it covers the model year 2005, it should cover the 2006 as well. Should being the operative word. I've found several items that weren't updated (electrical diagram, correct procedure to take off tupperware, others), but you can probably get by with the Clymer and the resources here at

The BMW guide is expensive. I don't have it, so can't really comment on anything besides the price. However, judging from feedback from others, they love it or hate it.

Several people use both.

You mentioned the file at, and I think I know what you're talking about. There are two problems with going that route:

1) You're essentially stealing the manual
2) You're stealing the wrong manual (it's probably the 1999-2004 pdf file)

I'm in the same situation that you're in with a 2006, and the best solution I've come up with is to get the Clymer (knowing its issues), print out applicable how-tos from the HoW and threads here, and most importantly, go to a tech session. You can probably get by without the Clymer, but it's not really that much money, and it can probably help.


2006 K1200LT 2001 Kawi KLR650
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wants YOU!
browad is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old Mar 7th, 2007, 1:24 pm
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Long Island, New York,
Posts: 67
I have and have used both the CD and the Clymers. Basically you can get by with just one, or even a lot of times with just the online info you can dig up here and elsewhere. I like having both because you can cross-reference them when something isn't clear.

As an aside, the pictures in Clymers are much better than what I remember for other manuals - they no longer look like 4th generation photocopied black smudges, but I still scratch my head sometimes wondering what's in the picture and how it relates to the text.

bwingate is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Repair Book For 06 LT gerryrenstrom Bike Talk 0 Mar 6th, 2007 6:50 pm
Tire Repair warning from Dunlop cfell Tires 3 Dec 3rd, 2006 6:35 pm
Millenhaus Trunk Latch Repair Kit ytk K1200LT 14 Jun 24th, 2006 1:04 am
Vanity mirror hinge repair complete bustedknuckles K1200LT 19 Apr 27th, 2006 12:01 am
Becker radio repair aerohead9 K1200LT 7 Nov 16th, 2005 6:26 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome