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The time is coming, to put the bike on the lift, and go thru everything that I have been reading about here. I will be putting new tires on front and rear, and looking for any thing else that will interfere with forward progress. The bike came with zero documentation, so I am starting from the beginning.

 

I read about folks referring to the Clymer manual, so I will be looking for one of those.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Any must have tools for L O F & also getting the tank off and looking at those fuel lines?

 

TKS

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The Clymer manual is OK.

I like to have a few resources as a description or photo from another angle may well help make things clearer.

The BMW CD is good but VERY disappointing at the same time.

You will need (no doubt) to get some electrical diagrams. Sadly and outrageously these are not included on the CD. So, you may want to get a Haynes manual. These are inexpensive and the pictures often help.

Moreover there is a wealth of info here:

 

1. R1150RT BMW Manual - http://www.europrez.com/europrez/files/r1150rt.pdf

 

2. Oilhead Maintenance Manual - http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/R11Manual/Oilhead_Maintenance_2-25-02.pdf

 

3. R1100 (R850R) Maintenance Guide - http://www.ketchum.org/BMWmc/R1100.pdf

 

4. R1100GS / R1150 GS Maintenance Manual - http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/OilheadMaintenance.pdf

 

5.R11** tech days manual - http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/Tech_Daze_Manual.pdf

 

6. Solving and understanding HES issues - http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/oilhead_hall_sensors.pdf

 

7. Brakes -i ABS Flush and Bleed - http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/service_abs3.pdf

 

8. Rear brakes - http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/BFDRear2.1.1.pdf

 

9. Valve adjustment - http://www.advrider.com/Wisdom/OVADv2.1.pdf

 

10. Throttle body adjustment - http://www.advrider.com/Wisdom/TBS4Dv1.0.pdf

 

11. Valve adjustment (for Dummies) - http://www.advrider.com/Wisdom/OVADv2.1.pdf

 

12. Valve gear end float - http://www.advrider.com/Wisdom/OREPADv1.0.pdf

 

13. Wiring guide - http://www.mac-pac.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/R1150RT_Elec_Diagram.pdf

 

14. Gear Position Switch Checking - http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/R11gearposswitch.shtml

 

15. R11** Starter motor service - http://bmwsporttouring.com/faq/docs/starter.pdf

 

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Any questions please ask around here.

 

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The Clymer manual is OK.

I like to have a few resources as a description or photo from another angle may well help make things clearer.

The BMW CD is good but VERY disappointing at the same time.

You will need (no doubt) to get some electrical diagrams. Sadly and outrageously these are not included on the CD. So, you may want to get a Haynes manual. These are inexpensive and the pictures often help.

Moreover there is a wealth of info here:

16. Any questions please ask around here.

 

Excellent info, thanks.

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Something else that would help,,,, a nearby oilhead freak to help you get started.

 

Riding buddy has a newer GS. He is helpful, but usually out riding!

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Anybody have any comment about what should I think that the Clymer manauls covers the 850, the 1150, the 1200 for 1992 thru 2005, and I assume all the variuous models RT, GS and such.

 

Example: the first thing I want to learn, for my 02 RT, will be "taking off the tupperware" (which seems to be the first step in doing about anything). So I wonder how the manual can cover that when it seems that it covers 3 different design/styles of RTs, and all the other models.

 

>>>later note: I see it is about 800 pages thick. Other Cylmers I have are 200 or less, maybe that explains it some. (and why this one is near $40)

 

 

 

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2002-2004 BMW - MOTORCYCLE R1150RT MANUAL (CLYMER PUBLICATIONS MOTORCYCLE / ATV SERVICE AND REPAIR MANUALS)

 

 

BMW R850, R1100, R1150 AND R1200C*, 1993-2005

SKU #: JCW-075115 Mfr #: M5033

 

•ISBN: 9781599690407

•Pages: 792

•Service and repair Type

 

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Yes, Redman, you're right - Clymer covers several models. The only way I have found to deal with it is to make liberal use of pens, markers, note tabs and anything else short of tearing it apart. Let's put it this way: it takes some patience to use this manual.

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Ride Slow : Unless I missed it, you don't say which oilhead you have. IF the R1150 RT, previous replies have pointed you to a PDF version. There is also a PDF version available for the R850-R1100 boxers. There are significant differences between the 1100 and 1150 models.

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Hi Redman,

I have the 775+ page Cylmer maunaul, the Body and Frame, section 15, starts with the seat removal, than the front fender assy, rear fender, side panels, windshield, fairings etc. etc. All fairly well illustrated for all the models. I don't have the luxury of actually applying it against my 04 R1150RT yet (its in Ireland) so I can't say just how accurate it is. The fuel tank removal is covered in section 9...so there is a bit of jumping back and forth and you do have to wade you way through the different models but it seems to be fairly complete.

 

Rick

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I don't know how closely you guys follow the Clymer overhaul and maintenance routines, but over the years, I've discovered many inaccuracies and unnecessary complications in their detailed instructions.

My middle son who's in the trade in charge of 20 bike mechanics at a major Police Vehicle Maintenance Centre in the UK always swears by his maxim:-

"If you have a problem with your Beemer, all you need to do to sort it out properly is to gently close your Haynes or Clymer manual, put it safely back on the shelf, and phone one of us guys."

 

I always laugh at that sardonic view, and instead swear by the advice and instruction of the redoubtable Chris Harris and his U-Toob maintenance videos for non-current BMW bikes. Several of which I've re-edited to tighten them up and lose most of his florid and blunt language... and bounced back up to the Toob.

AL in s.e. Spain

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Does anyone have the pointer to the 1150RT PDF maintenance manual Sheldon referenced above? I have the one for the 1100 but didn't see the one for the 1150. I did get the other ones but not the "big" one. thanks

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Bill_Walker

I like the Haynes manual better than the Clymer. The BMW one on CD is necessary for some tasks, however.

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Ride Slow : Unless I missed it, you don't say which oilhead you have. IF the R1150 RT, previous replies have pointed you to a PDF version. There is also a PDF version available for the R850-R1100 boxers. There are significant differences between the 1100 and 1150 models.

 

R 1150 RT-P 2002

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Sheldon and Tourmaster sorry, my bad. I opened the first pdf 1150RT listed above and filed it under ABS brakes not realizing it was the complete manual and not just for the ABS system. Kind of like some of the repairs I do!

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