Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: ? BMW R1200 Dohc Air-Cooled Service & Repair Manual: 2010-2012

  1. #1
    Registered User wvpc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Posts
    180

    ? BMW R1200 Dohc Air-Cooled Service & Repair Manual: 2010-2012

    Just wondering if any one has had a chance to peruse this publication yet?



    BMW R1200 Dohc Air-Cooled Service & Repair Manual: 2010-2012. Phil Mather (Haynes Service & Repair Manual).



    I searched and found zilch in the R1200 forum (hexhead/camheads-why do we need 2 names?). For $42 at the door, is it more useful at half the price, than the BMW CD? I do plan on getting the BMW CD someday-if I need it???


    Does someone have both and can issue an opinion?
    12 R1200 RT
    83 R100 RT

  2. #2
    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    between SanAntone & the Weird Place, TX
    Posts
    5,755
    Quote Originally Posted by wvpc View Post
    I searched and found zilch in the R1200 forum (hexhead/camheads-why do we need 2 names?).

    There are actually three R1200 model designations, soon to be four with the liquid cooled version, ( pre 2005 R1200C/CLCs with older 1100 style oilhead engine, 05-'10 generation Hexheads, '10-? OH Cam version which is called the Camhead here...and the new gen liquid cooled model with a soon to be different name here as well. It's easier to narrow searches and advice down by each series as there are major/minor differences between all the models.

    I have Haynes and/or Clymers manuals for most models... great resources but sometimes need to verify some printed values such as torque and fluids volumes. I have seen discrepanccies between factory info and aftermarket manuals.

    On the newer '05 and up models , the factory CD-RepROM has done the job for me...some folks like to have the paper in front of them...some have an old PC in the shop and that works for them as well.
    Steve Henson
    SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
    It's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away-D.Dillon/G. Strait

  3. #3
    100,000+ miler 32232's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Southwestern Ontario
    Posts
    793
    I got one of the '10-12 Camhead Haynes manuals through eBay UK when they were first released last year. Covers all the bases for the new engine. No need to shell out big bucks for the BMW DVD.

    Between the Haynes manual and JVB maintenance video, pretty much every job is within reach of a do-it-yourselfer.
    Dave

    '06 Triumph Scrambler (Trans-Labrador veteran)

  4. #4
    Registered User Brian-NC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    143
    I went directly to the Haynes website and they don't show it. I'd love to have a manual and have been waiting for one to come out. I have JVB DVD's but I want a big ole honkin bible to accompany the DVD's. I have a 2010 RT and would like to learn more about the bike in general, particularly the wiring systems and how to add some extra driving lights n such...
    Brian-NC
    (Matthews)
    Current bike
    2010 RT Ostra Grey

  5. #5
    Cam Killer marchyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    3,308
    I had a Haynes for my '05. I gave it away to a friend once I realized that I hadn't looked at it in over 4 years. I got tired at looking at the Haynes for a reason: I'd either see something that I thought to be the hard way of performing the desired task, finding a "the dealer must do that" note instead of a procedure, or not finding what I was looking for at all. I hope the current version of the guide is better than that.

  6. #6
    Registered User wvpc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Posts
    180

    Thanks for the replies.

    Thanks for the replies. It sounds like it's worth the money. I think between the JVB DVD I own, the online forum(s), this new manual and the dealers shop ($) I have a handle on most maintainance issues without having to purchase the BMW CD.

    If you keep an eye on Amazon available copies will pop up now and then. $42 from the UK included shipping.
    12 R1200 RT
    83 R100 RT

  7. #7
    BMW FanBoi drw2ge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Voorhees, NJ
    Posts
    540
    I also picked up the Haynes UK manual for 10 to 12'.. and have JVB disc.. Good to go!

    Manual seems very thorough and measurements are also given in US standards (not just all metric), etc..
    Phil W2GE
    2010 R1200RT 1998 KLX300R
    New Sweden BMW Riders
    iPhone5-> Zumo 660->SENA SMH10, Nuvi 500,

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •