Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Not only does BMW not allow TSB's for motorcycles to be posted on web groups, but I also tried to subscribe to BMW Automobile TSB's through Alldata.com. Found that Alldata cannot publish BMW service bulletins like they do MOST other cars, because BMW will not let them.
That is one thing that I certainly do not like about BMW, their holding so close to their chest service information for their cars. Try to get a service manual from BMW like you do most manufacturers! For many cars the dealers only have Bentley manuals, nothing original from BMW. For my 2001 740iL, there is absolutely NOTHING available, Bentley, BMW, or otherwise. The only thing I have been able to find is a CD of the BMW TIS system, which has SOME service information available, but that is rather sparse. Even that is not sold by BMW, so if you want it you are forced to get a bootleg copy, which are plentiful on eBay. I normally despise copying of copyrighted material and selling it, but in this case there was no other way for me to maintain my own vehicles! That witholding of service information from car owners should be illegal! Evidently it isn't, so I was forced to go the illegal route to get it.
I really like my two BMW cars, but after suffering the extreme difficulty in getting service manual type of information on them will probably not buy a BMW car again. At least they supply good service manuals for the motorcycles.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.