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Old 02-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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best Airhead service manual/book

I'm looking into getting a service manual of some sort for my R80,

What would be the best manual?

from what I've scrounged on the net, Clymer's is supposed to be excellent.

Any feedback on getting

Clymer's 1970-1994 R Bikes?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Haynes. The end.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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I like Haynes also but end up using the Clymers most of the time. It's not unusual to have both so get one this year and get the other next year.

The BMW Shop Manual is too expensive and not much use to most but I have one.

The Bing Manual is a great deal. I think it's up to $11 now, available from Bing.

There is an electric manual for Airheads. Not cheap but highly recommended. I don't have one but I don't have electric problems. (knock on wood)

There are more even. Start a section on your book shelf for all the books you will probably end up with.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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How would I get the bing manual?
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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How would I get the bing manual?
Order it from Bing.

http://www.bingcarburetor.com/
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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I have the Haynes and the 70-94 clymers you mentioned, the clymers is much
better I think, good colour wiring diagrams and Haynes tends to say "take it to
an authorised BMW dealer" a lot about technical things

Its worth having both, Haynes is cheaper than the huge clymers and is good
enough for most things
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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Phone Bing at 800-309-2464 in Council Grove, Ks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #8
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I have both the Haynes and Clymer and tend to use the Clymer the most.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #9
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I have the large 1970-1994 Clymer, but I also have an old "Secrets From Reg Pridmore" Clymer BMW 1970-1982 500-1000cc Twins, which I go to fairly often. It's a bit more simplified in instruction and information.
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I have the large 1970-1994 Clymer, but I also have an old "Secrets From Reg Pridmore" Clymer BMW 1970-1982 500-1000cc Twins, which I go to fairly often. It's a bit more simplified in instruction and information.
I don't know about the rest of the country but around here we called that one the "book with the red bike on the cover". There were several Clymers and Haynes around in those days and the best one was the one that CanadaBiker mentions, it has a red bike on the cover.



They sometimes go pretty reasonable on Ebay. I paid only $10 for mine but got it at a Flea market instead.
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