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    maintenance manual for 2018 R1200GSA

    I just recently picked up a 2018 R1200GSA. I'm looking for recommendations for a maintenance manual. I have an excellent crowd-sourced manual (see attached) that I've used for years with my 2002 R1150R. Anyone know of something similar for a 2018 R1200GSA? Failing that, any recommendations on other maintenance manuals I could consider? Thanks for your help!

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    The BMW service manual is on DVD and available from your dealer or one of the online dealers.
    Part number is:

    01 DVD Repair Manuals R models K5x MULTILANGUAGE 1 01598405652 for R1200GS
    01 DVD Repair Manuals R models K5x MULTILANGUAGE 1 01598405651 for R1200GSA

    You can double-check those part numbers with your vendor: have your VIN handy.

    Pricing is around $113.00 IIRC.

    Best,
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    I have the Haynes manual and think it's pretty good.

    https://haynes.com/en-us/bmw/r1200gs/2013-2016

    It's $40.95 for the hard copy or about $20 on-line for a one year subscription.

    Also, don't overlook the videos of Boxflyer and Chris on the Street on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0UhPhg5MvI

    They focus on the RT, but an awful lot of the work is common to both the RT and GS.

    Good luck!
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    Jim von Baden Maintenance Videos

    Jim produces some great step by step maintenance videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnsd View Post
    Jim von Baden Maintenance Videos

    Jim produces some great step by step maintenance videos.
    Yes he does make it seem easy, and it is after watching his videos on task specific items of maintenance.

    Jim has one out now for the 1250 also.

    Nice guy and hosts a HUGE tech party every year that you can get anything done to any motorcycle you would like. It is nuts to see the stuff that gets done.

    Before I did all the cam checks I have done I watched his video on valves and that is how I learned. I have done about 30+ cam checks since then and nothing has blown up so I must of learned well from his video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpauley View Post
    I just recently picked up a 2018 R1200GSA. I'm looking for recommendations for a maintenance manual.
    I picked up a Haynes manual, but it is nothing to write home about on top of talk about cheaping out and using what looks like bum wad for page material.

    You are far better off going to YouTube and downloading the series there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    I picked up a Haynes manual, but it is nothing to write home about on top of talk about cheaping out and using what looks like bum wad for page material.

    You are far better off going to YouTube and downloading the series there.
    Not so long ago I would have agreed with you. But these days tissue like paper or “bum wad” is of great value and widely sought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Not so long ago I would have agreed with you. But these days tissue like paper or “bum wad” is of great value and widely sought.
    ^^^^^ Like ^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Not so long ago I would have agreed with you. But these days tissue like paper or “bum wad” is of great value and widely sought.
    As much as the Sears index?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Not so long ago I would have agreed with you. But these days tissue like paper or “bum wad” is of great value and widely sought.
    No S**t! Well if I run out, I can use the Haynes manual.

    I was at Walmart Friday and the aisles of bum wad were totally out. I could not believe it. Yet the food aisles were completely stocked. lol

    What is it about people?

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