Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Clymer Manual on Amazon for $33
I received the Clymer K1200rs, GT, & LT 1998-2005 manual for Christmas.
I've also got the BMW CD (a real one which I purchased from a member after he sold his LT).
I've been looking through both lately just to get a bit more acquainted with the design and mechanics of the LT since I'll be coming off the warranty shortly and I'll be doing most of my own work from here out. While I've done quite a bit of auto wrenching over the years, it's been a long time since I'd done any motorcycle wrenching (I rebuilt the engine on my old 650BSA in the mid 70's).
I've been very impressed with the Clymer manual. While I'm glad I have both, and they compliment each other, if I could only have one it would be the Clymer. The Clymer has a good section in the front of the book covering basic shop skills and tool usage. The Clymer also has better pictures and at the beginning of each section it has a description of the basic design and operation of the system about to be covered.
'03 (new on 7/31/2004) LTC Anthracite