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Old 11-01-2017, 03:40 AM
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K1300S -looking for a workshop manual

I'm new to BMW, and am looking for a good workshop manual in PDF format for my K1300S. Anybody recommend a good site to download one? Got one off ebay as a CD, and it was a bit pants.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:51 AM
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Re: K1300S -looking for a workshop manual

The complete reprom from BMW cannot be copied by normal humans. Also, there are no chapters on it like in a traditional printed manual. The user inputs the job in hand in the search engine and gets all the nescessary steps in return, often with a cross references to steps that has to be taken before or after the actual job. These references can be selected to appear in a seperate window etcetera.
So there is no logical sequence in the instructions that can be converted to pdf or printed on paper. I guess buying the BMW reprom is the only way to go.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:51 AM
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Cheers for the info. I think it is what you are describing that I bought off ebay. It is just that the illustrations & info are lacking in detail compared to some other manufacturers, and as you state you really have to dig to find what you want.
The additional links that are on specific pages I cannot open as my laptop does not seem to have the correct app / program which makes matters worse.

Do I need to buy an official reprom from BMW or can I get a better version somewhere else?
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:38 AM
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Re: K1300S -looking for a workshop manual

The answer is a bit pricey-CD ROM: Repair Manuals K Models K4x (updateable), BMW p/n 01 59 8 559 167. About $100 USD-buy once, cry once!
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Re: K1300S -looking for a workshop manual

Hi Silo, I bought one of these on ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-K1300...sAAOSwmmxW2hZa

Not so costly and it works fine for most tasks. There are some items which are not included such as setting the gap between the ABS sensor and the pick up ring. DVD runs on a PC.
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Re: K1300S -looking for a workshop manual

Respect the property rights, appreciate that BMW even sells one, buy the real DVD.
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Re: K1300S -looking for a workshop manual

They should reduce the price with the passage of time. No new changes to the discontinued models. Few, if any major changes to existing models. CDs in bulk cost virtually nothing. The cost is approaching 100% profit at the expense to their loyal cycle owners. I am all for a company making money, but I have a limit on my opinion. It would be appropriate to include the current CD ROM with the new purchase of a cycle.
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BMW bring prices down-LOL! I'm a graduate of having had M Cars. We used to say BMW stood for "Bring Money With you". If you want to see some INSANE pricing, go look at the parts prices in BMW's Heritage Divisions (cars or bikes). Just an unfortunate fact of life (or curse) while owning these Bavarian masterpieces.
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My remarks were more that of market theory, customer relations, and corporate philosophy.
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Which unfortunately BMW doesn't subscribe to-because they don't have to. Aspirational vehicles, exclusivity, performance, etc.. The cost of admission. Or another old one-"Break My Wallet".
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Not sure I'd describe BMWs as either aspirational nor exclusive. Here at least, a Ford Mondeo is more "exclusive" than a 3 series beamer, and BMW (along with Audi) drivers have something of a reputation which rather detracts from any aspirational qualities of the cars. They do tend to go well though.
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3 er agreed. I'd like to aspire to afford an Alpina B6 Gran Coupe though!
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BMW CD-ROM Maintenance Manual
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Re: K1300S -looking for a workshop manual

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They should reduce the price with the passage of time. No new changes to the discontinued models. Few, if any major changes to existing models. CDs in bulk cost virtually nothing. The cost is approaching 100% profit at the expense to their loyal cycle owners. I am all for a company making money, but I have a limit on my opinion. It would be appropriate to include the current CD ROM with the new purchase of a cycle.

BMW is trying to protect the business of their dealers who make more profit servicing bikes and selling accessoiries, helmets and apparrel, than selling bikes. So BMW price the cd rom to discourage home mechanics. Which is stupid businesswise and again confirms the Bavarians do not respect and understand their customers like others do. The bikes are fine, the company’s aftersales and customer support are not.
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I agree.
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