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post #1 of 18 Old Dec 24th, 2006, 8:18 pm Thread Starter
 
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Electronic Copy of Owners Manual?

Picked up a new (to me) LT and it did not have an owners manual . . . . I know that most of them are limited in their value but some basic pieces of information such as locations of things to check, pressures, volumes, etc. make it a nice reference - especially for a newbie.

I have not been able to find any for sale and wondered if there was an electronic version . . . . if not, if some had one I could borrow, I'd make a .PDF file and make it available.

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post #2 of 18 Old Dec 24th, 2006, 8:50 pm
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Picked up a new (to me) LT and it did not have an owners manual . . . . I know that most of them are limited in their value but some basic pieces of information such as locations of things to check, pressures, volumes, etc. make it a nice reference - especially for a newbie.

I have not been able to find any for sale and wondered if there was an electronic version . . . . if not, if some had one I could borrow, I'd make a .PDF file and make it available.

Thanks in advance

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Andy - I don't know the ramifications, if any, of making a .pdf file available on line. The booklets I have do say that permission must be acquired from BMW AG in order to reproduce wholly or in part. Maybe one of the copyright fellers around here can say. In the meantime, I have an extra set of the three 'booklets' that came with ole Toad (a '99 model) --- the Rider's Manual; the Service and Technical Booklet; and the Consurmer Warranty Information booklet. Both have been used to some extent, butt still functional. I'd be glad to loan you one of 'em for a period of time; just return all three when you're finished. PM me with a snail mail addy and I'll pop them in the USPS Tuesday or Wednesday.

BTW - don't know as I know what year model LT that you have, and there will be some slight differences as year models progress. You might wanna confirm some of the information to be valid as applies to the newer model LTs.
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Andy - I don't know the ramifications, if any, of making a .pdf file available on line. The booklets I have do say that permission must be acquired from BMW AG in order to reproduce wholly or in part. Maybe one of the copyright fellers around here can say. In the meantime, I have an extra set of the three 'booklets' that came with ole Toad (a '99 model) --- the Rider's Manual; the Service and Technical Booklet; and the Consurmer Warranty Information booklet. Both have been used to some extent, butt still functional. I'd be glad to loan you one of 'em for a period of time; just return all three when you're finished. PM me with a snail mail addy and I'll pop them in the USPS Tuesday or Wednesday.

BTW - don't know as I know what year model LT that you have, and there will be some slight differences as year models progress. You might wanna confirm some of the information to be valid as applies to the newer model LTs.
there are some manuals on ebay for auction and sale with buy it now auction,you don't have to wait untill end of auction. picked 1 up last week for under $10
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The owners manual is available from A&s BMW for $26.
http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=29861

You may want to pick up a Clymer service manual around $40,
that will have everything you need.
there was a thread a while ago on how to get one cheap, do a search for Clymer


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post #5 of 18 Old Dec 24th, 2006, 10:12 pm Thread Starter
 
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Service manuals in .PDF

I did pick up a .PDF version of the service manual for around $15 with postage - 450+ pages and very high quality scans . . . . . . wanted to the owners manual for reference as well.

Thanks for the feedback . . . .

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post #6 of 18 Old Dec 25th, 2006, 12:45 am
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Be aware that the "manuals" offered on eBay are illegal copies. Sure they're cheap, but you're just supporting some kid with a CD burner and a shaky sense of right and wrong. Your call.

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I see that . . . was hoping it was an Owners Manual - already bought the Clymers

As you said, that is obviously what it was. I had already bought the Clymer's manual as it's a bit of a challenge to use a laptop in the garage . . . and I have had good luck with the Clymer manuals on other bikes. Seems the owners manual has more info than the ones that come with bikes from the Far East. My F650's manual was quite useful.

Only reason I asked was that I was able to get the manual for my Voyager XII thru the Voyager forum and it was a help.

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Any luck yet?

Andy (or anyone else...), have you found a .pdf owner's manual yet? I just brought home an '01 and it came with no manuals. I found one online for the comm system but I too need the regular owner's manual so I can figger this thing out! I'll order from the dealer if I have to but I don't want to wait that long.

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For all you legal eagles out there(no offense)You can get them from your dealer for about $25.00 a pop.
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For all you legal eagles out there(no offense)You can get them from your dealer for about $25.00 a pop.
That's just for a BMW rider's manual. The service manual that Ken was refering to is over 100 bucks and because it comes on CDROM and not in book form any more, lots of people are selling them illegally for cheap prices

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For my 2000 LT, it seems there is 1) the Owner's Manual, 2) a "Service and Technical Booklet" that includes some service information that's not covered in the Owner's Manual, and 3) a Radio Operation manual that holds such secrets as how to adjust the amount of volume gain in the speed-sensitive control. When I got the bike last month, I got one copy of item 1 (that had fallen into the gap between the passenger seat and the trunk, two copies of item 2 in the document cubby in the trunk lid, and some photocopies of some pages from item 3.

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I recently picked up a 99LT, no manuals. I'm full of very basic questions, likely too dumb to post, something an owner's manual would fix.
Ah well - figuring it out while the poor thing is freezing in the garage is half the fun. Heck, just the other day I discovered how to open the seat. Woo-hoo! Now if I only knew what the weird button is on the underside of the seat, with air flowing through the symbol....
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If that question was serious, it's the seat heater. Rock the switch forward for low heat, rock the switch back (the side with the two raised bars) for high heat. Look under your passenger's seat and see if your lucky passenger has a bun toaster, too.

The symbol is such because they used the same switch that is used for the grip heaters on other bikes.


I can tell you from experience here, NO question is too dumb to ask.

Really.

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A few minutes of searching online will bring up this link
http://www.carloboldetti.com/bike/manuals.htm
very useful for all sorts of bikes, and from there you can get to this PDF
http://bmw.k100rs.free.fr/files/repa...00LT%20ENG.pdf
for a full 1200LT workshop manual. It may not be the latest, but very handy.
Hope this does not break any rules, but hey, it's out there for the finding. Just gotta luv the internet!

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If that question was serious, it's the seat heater. Rock the switch forward for low heat, rock the switch back (the side with the two raised bars) for high heat. Look under your passenger's seat and see if your lucky passenger has a bun toaster, too.

The symbol is such because they used the same switch that is used for the grip heaters on other bikes.


I can tell you from experience here, NO question is too dumb to ask.

Really.
Wicked! Thanks for that. It was a serious Q. I wasn't sure if I had heated seats or not. Not sure if grips are heated, either, or where the control is.
Example of pathetic: not sure how to lift the pax seat. Like I said, it's really cold right now and I'm afraid of breaking the brittle plastics by yanking on the wrong thing.
Damn this winter crap...
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Not sure if grips are heated, either, or where the control is.
Example of pathetic: not sure how to lift the pax seat. Like I said, it's really cold right now and I'm afraid of breaking the brittle plastics by yanking on the wrong thing.
Damn this winter crap...
Grip switch is by your right thumb.. looks like a grip with wind blowing through it.

On the rear seat - two 5MM allen head screws where the main seat rests and it easily lifts out (don't forget to unplug the seat heater connector on the left side).

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Andy (or anyone else...), have you found a .pdf owner's manual yet? I just brought home an '01 and it came with no manuals. I found one online for the comm system but I too need the regular owner's manual so I can figger this thing out! I'll order from the dealer if I have to but I don't want to wait that long.

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I have been trying to find a comm manual for the '99 for some time. I have trouble getting the comm sys to work. I am hoping the comm manual will help. I did find a comm manual but it is for an '05 or later. It is in pdf format and the wiring diagrams are unreadable. Perhaps you can lead me to the right place to get a comm manual for my '99. You can email me at [email protected]. hope to hear from you soon.
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