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How good is the Clymer manual? Is there a better one? Recommendations?

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Re: repair manuals

To the best of my limited knowledge this is the only manual available in print form.

There is the factory manual on CD and some service CD's by Paul Slayheigh (spelling).

Clymer manual comes complete with wiring diagrams and is fairly good for the average wrench. Some of the sections require a little extra thinking to truely understand what is required.

Factory manual is written for the factory trained mechanic. They quite frequently skip steps based on the assumption that you are a trained wrench and not a shade tree mechanic.

I like the Clymer since I can carry it the bike and leaf through pages as needed. This is harder to do with factory CD unless you print out the pages required for the service you are performing.

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To the best of my limited knowledge this is the only manual available in print form.

There is the factory manual on CD and some service CD's by Paul Slayheigh (spelling).

Clymer manual comes complete with wiring diagrams and is fairly good for the average wrench. Some of the sections require a little extra thinking to truely understand what is required.

Factory manual is written for the factory trained mechanic. They quite frequently skip steps based on the assumption that you are a trained wrench and not a shade tree mechanic.

I like the Clymer since I can carry it the bike and leaf through pages as needed. This is harder to do with factory CD unless you print out the pages required for the service you are performing.

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Very useful response; thanks, Roy.

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Very useful response; thanks, Roy.
The factory manual does come in print. It's still a leetle expensive (IIRC, I paid $135 for mine). Available in Europe at Motobins (google it). It doesn't, however, come with the electrical schematic, which is another $35-$40 from BMW.
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The factory manual does come in print. It's still a leetle expensive (IIRC, I paid $135 for mine). Available in Europe at Motobins (google it). It doesn't, however, come with the electrical schematic, which is another $35-$40 from BMW.

The Clymer has been great for me except in the integral ABS brake beeding proceedure. Just too many if's to try it on my own. I'm hoping for a tech session somewhere close this fall/winter. Otherwise it's a $250 expense at the Dealer. Since brakes are important, I want to be sure I get it RIGHT!

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Re: repair manuals

I currently have the CD and printout, which was included with the purchase of my 00 in 05 (very nice of the owner) and you do have to fill in a few of the blanks as you perform some services, but I've not run into anything, yet. I couldn't figure out.

I've heard that service CD's by Paul Slayheigh are great and would like to get those to add to my collection and put together a tech group in my local area sometime next year (when I get the garage cleared from all the.... Ahhhh, lets say Junk
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I currently have the CD and printout, which was included with the purchase of my 00 in 05 (very nice of the owner) and you do have to fill in a few of the blanks as you perform some services, but I've not run into anything, yet. I couldn't figure out.

I've heard that service CD's by Paul Slayheigh are great and would like to get those to add to my collection and put together a tech group in my local area sometime next year (when I get the garage cleared from all the.... Ahhhh, lets say Junk
Count me in on that tec group Dan we need one in the LA area


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I'll keep a list of names/handels on the side for when its time
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I bought the CD from the dealer and I have had problems getting all the pictures to work. I have not had time to talk to them about fixing this problem. Some others here have had the same issue. Not sure what the problem is but the words always work.

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How do I get in touch with Paul Slayleigh to get the maintenance CD?
I am a new BMW Owner, '06' LT, and also an ex-aircraft mechanic, so I am not afraid to do my own maintenance. I am reluctant to dig into my treasure w/o adequate info.
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How do I get in touch with Paul Slayleigh to get the maintenance CD?
I am a new BMW Owner, '06' LT, and also an ex-aircraft mechanic, so I am not afraid to do my own maintenance. I am reluctant to dig into my treasure w/o adequate info.
Here ya go. http://www.sayegh.org/bmw/service-video.htm

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I find the combination of the Paul Sayegh DVDs, the Clymer manual, and the BMW shop manual, in that order - PLUS some writeups from this site's Hall of Wisdom - are all excellent. I have very little mechanical ability BUT have done all the maintenance so far (oil changes, new tires, repair of electrical short) on my 2001 LT (purchased last Sept) myself. I am retired now so have more time than the average bloke.

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I currently have the CD and printout, which was included with the purchase of my 00 in 05 (very nice of the owner) and you do have to fill in a few of the blanks as you perform some services, but I've not run into anything, yet. I couldn't figure out.

I've heard that service CD's by Paul Slayheigh are great and would like to get those to add to my collection and put together a tech group in my local area sometime next year (when I get the garage cleared from all the.... Ahhhh, lets say Junk
If you can count me in too I'd appreciate it. Long Beach aint' too far for me...
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Hi there

You can find the entire repair manual (39Mb) online at XXX.

You will need to register (free) and can then download the entire file to your C drive.

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The site you have shared is providing an unauthorized copy of a BMW copyrighted document. Our guidelines (the same guidelines you and every other member of this community agreed to when they signed up to use this site) say:

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I bought my CD from BMW online, and they had the printed manual also. I just checked to see if still available, only to find that they no longer sell the CD for the LT, only the printed version, and the price has come WAY down. Now $71.74!

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Hi all.

Sorry about the link to the online manual. I didn't realise that it was one of those illegal file sharing websites.

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Hi all.

Sorry about the link to the online manual. I didn't realise that it was one of those illegal file sharing websites.

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It's not the site that is illegal. It's the distribution of the intellectual property of someone that is problematic at best and theft at worst.
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I have the cymer manul, printed the owners cd, printed the how to from this web site, attended tech sesions, and ask questions here and then scratch my head.

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