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    Reference Book

    I am a weekend wrencher at best - I would much rather ride than work on the bike. However, knowing that I need to have some skills in wrenching to get me from road side to shop or from home to shop, I would like to have a good end user book to assist me in performing some repairs. I was looking at the Clymer book and thought I would post this question before purchasing.

    So, what would you recommend for me to use to wrench my bike?
    05 R1200RT
    Duragloss, Sidi, Russell, Olympia, Arai
    Sonor Signature Series (no longer made thanks to AMF buying Sonor)
    These are a few of my favorite things ...

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    While the Clymer manual is not perfect, it is about the most complete book out there. It is the one I use.

    John

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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    The other thing is to see if a local club is having a Tech Day or post for questions here. That is real helpful as is the IBMWR. I have a Clymer and it is not bad at all.
    -=Brad

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    Reference for repairs and maintenance

    Hi Drummer,
    I too like to ride more than wrench but I'm not shy about working with my hands.
    I bought a copy of the BMW Maintenance & Repair manual on CD-ROM for my bike (a 2000 R1100RT) and it appears that the same CD-ROM would cover your bike too.
    I've found that it gives a lot of great info but I also found that sometimes what I need is right here on the Tech Forum. A quick bow to Jim VonBaden for his wonderful postings that got me moving forward on a 36K service when I got stuck while adjusting valve clearance.
    JAY
    2000 R1100RT, Opal Blue 87,000 miles
    57,000 BMW miles in 6 years

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    Thanks for the input.....
    05 R1200RT
    Duragloss, Sidi, Russell, Olympia, Arai
    Sonor Signature Series (no longer made thanks to AMF buying Sonor)
    These are a few of my favorite things ...

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