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post #1 of 7 Old Sep 15th, 2018, 10:40 pm Thread Starter
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hello everyone, I recently purchased a 2005 k1200LT ABS,glad this forum exists

Where is the best place to obtain a service maintenance shop maual?what should I expect for pricing
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I don't know where the best place is but they are available on Amazon for about $40

https://www.amazon.com/Clymer-K1200R...k1200lt+clymer

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There probably wouldn't be too many forum members who don't own a Clymers manual. Worth every penny .
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There probably wouldn't be too many forum members who don't own a Clymers manual. Worth every penny .
Really? I don't own one. I just use the BMW Repair Manual. But then again I've only had my bike a few months. What's in the Clymers Manual that the BMW Manual doesn't have or how is it better? Serious question.

By the way, SJP49, the BMW shop manual is here --
http://www.bmwbmw.org/tech/BMW-K1200LT.pdf
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It is just different and shows many of the steps where the BMW manual just says "remove" without a guide as to "how" as it expects the reader is a trained BMW mechanic.
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Really? I don't own one. I just use the BMW Repair Manual. But then again I've only had my bike a few months. What's in the Clymers Manual that the BMW Manual doesn't have or how is it better? Serious question.

By the way, SJP49, the BMW shop manual is here --
http://www.bmwbmw.org/tech/BMW-K1200LT.pdf
The main difference I have found is that the RepROM letís me print out all of the steps for a given job in sequence. My clutch repair took something like 18 pages of double-sided print. It then makes a good checklist as you go through the job so that nothing is missed (electrical connectors, etc.). It also lists torque values and things like use of thread locker inline with each procedure.

The Clymer manual has the advantage of showing better pictures in some cases, although I find the BMW diagrams very helpful, and it provides more detail as to how to do a given procedure and also gives ideas on workarounds for the BMW special tools. The BMW manual simply assumes you have all special tools hanging on hour wall.

So, I use both and like having both. You could get by with the Clymer alone, but you are constantly moving from one section to another on a big job like the clutch and torque values are in tables so you have to keep flipping pages to find what you need. I donít recall them having many (any) torque values inline, but I havenít had the manuals opened in a few months now so my recollection is likely less than 100% on that point. I just remember a lot of page flipping with the Clymer book whereas I just moved linearly through the BMW pages and checked off things as I went. And very little ďassembly is the reverseĒ type of instruction. The BMW pages cover the complete re-assembly in order so that you arenít trying to read things backwards. I find that very helpful in not missing something or getting something out of sequence and having to do the same procedure twice.
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Really? I don't own one. I just use the BMW Repair Manual.
I don't own either. I just call my dealer and the truck picks up my bike.
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