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    Loading the Bike JeffGaucher's Avatar
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    Repair manual- 2006 1150R

    I own a 2006 r1150R and most manuals stop at 2005? Curious about why?

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    rabid reader dbrick's Avatar
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    Publishing economics. A manual that includes the 2005 model must have been issued sometime after the publisher saw that the 2005 bike was the same (or similar enough) as the 1150R's previous years and could be included in the same book. Then when the R1200R appeared as an '07 model, the publisher likely didn't think it worthwhile to reprint the prior manual (now addressing a non-current bike) to include the 2006 bikes.
    David Brick
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    2007 R1200R

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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    I was thinking the same reason as mentioned..and then thought a 2006 1150 as well?

    I guess Canada had them until then...most I see are late model '04's in the States

    Production: 03/00-02/06 USA - from MAX's parts fiche header

    Moved this over to Oilheads as well and added the year/model to title
    Steve Henson
    SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
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    Day Dreaming ... happy wanderer's Avatar
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    Checking your VIN number sometimes shows the bike was produced in one year, sold in the following. Forever after the title shows it's registration year and not the production year.

    I have a 1982 R80G/S that was actually made in March 1981, first year for the G/S officially. They made some in 1980 too. But they did not sell very well in 81 so dealers were stuck with them. Until BMW ran one in the Dakar rally... and then they sold real well!
    MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
    '81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT

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