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    Service manual

    Has anyone had any luck buying a service manual for a 2017 RT from BMW? When I bought my RT I had the service manual included in the sale. That was February 2017 and the manual is still not available from BMW. The 2018 bikes are arriving at dealers now. I have 31,000 miles on this RT now and sooner or later I am going to need that manual. I have written BMWNA customer service and they do reply, but it is all lip service not actual service.

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    I bought the JVB Productions DVD that covers wethead bikes..
    pretty much covers normal service on bikes, also has a service check off list
    Easy to follow

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    BMW doesn't have it but there is a copy on Ebay. Who woulda thunk.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/WORKSHOP-SER...-/321335897282

    They had to get an original somewhere to make a copy.

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    Are not factory service manuals now DVDs? That doesn't seem to be what the EBay seller has pictured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellenbenz View Post
    Has anyone had any luck buying a service manual for a 2017 RT from BMW? When I bought my RT I had the service manual included in the sale. That was February 2017 and the manual is still not available from BMW. The 2018 bikes are arriving at dealers now. I have 31,000 miles on this RT now and sooner or later I am going to need that manual. I have written BMWNA customer service and they do reply, but it is all lip service not actual service.

    Ron
    As mentioned, I think it's on disc. Haynes is still at 2016- https://haynes.com/en-us/bmw/r1200rt/2014-2016
    There is always a lag time, even more if a purchase of say an '18 in '17.
    With 31K on the bike already, your doing great
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    Max BMW shows the Windows DVD, but notes "06/2017 - manufacture backorder, no ETA.".

    The disc is the same for all the Wetheads (part 01 59 8 555 666).

    How hard can it be for BMW to have a new batch of DVDs made?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    BMW doesn't have it but there is a copy on Ebay. Who woulda thunk.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/WORKSHOP-SER...-/321335897282

    They had to get an original somewhere to make a copy.
    I would not trust a pirated DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    The disc is the same for all the Wetheads (part 01 59 8 555 666).
    I have not tried it on my R1200RS DVD which I copied to my desktop, but you are supposed to be able to update the file as changes are made.
    I don't think BMW labels the DVDs as 2015RT, 2016RT, 2017Rt ect, but have revisions every so often.

    I just looked at my R1200RS DVD and it shows R1200R, R1200RS, Model Year 2015 onward, Updateable.
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    Haynes Manual

    I purchased a Haynes BMW '13 to '16 Liquid-cooled Twins service manual. Unfortunately, many pages are printer so lightly I can not make them out. Have been trying to get Haynes to respond to me on getting a replacement. Has anyone else had this situation?

    Just got a response from Haynes. They are going to mail me a corrected manual. Speaks highly of their commitment. So far so good.
    Last edited by SiReese; 10-07-2017 at 02:29 AM. Reason: Update progress
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiReese View Post
    I purchased a Haynes BMW '13 to '16 Liquid-cooled Twins service manual. Unfortunately, many pages are printer so lightly I can not make them out. Have been trying to get Haynes to respond to me on getting a replacement. Has anyone else had this situation?
    I have the same manual. It is a step backwards in printing quality from the other Haynes manuals I have. Cheap pulpy paper, poor printing quality and a soft rather than hard cover. I have not discovered any illegible pages, but disappointing none the less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiReese View Post
    I purchased a Haynes BMW '13 to '16 Liquid-cooled Twins service manual. Unfortunately, many pages are printer so lightly I can not make them out. Have been trying to get Haynes to respond to me on getting a replacement. Has anyone else had this situation?
    Haynes definitely had a bad batch with poor print quality. I purchased a copy 3 weeks ago from Amazon and the quality is fine with no bad pages. I specifically ordered from Amazon so I could easily return it if there were bad pages. The paper (.00425") and printing appears to be the same as the Anonymous book - adequate for the purpose but not like the Clymers and Haynes of yesteryear. I'm happy with my copy. So far I'm happy with the content too. Time will tell.
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    01 59 8 555 666

    Howdy,
    I have the disc 01 59 8 555 666. It states on the front "Repair Manuals R Models K5x Model Year 2013 Onwards" and on the rear "R1200 GS, R1200GS Adventure and R1200 RT". Once loaded on to your PC it is easy to update. I've done it a couple of times now. Find this exe "Repair_Manuals_Update.exe" and double click.
    Later,
    Norm

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