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Old 03-26-2013, 06:25 AM   #31
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You can pay over $100 for the factory disc or you can get one on Ebay for about $15 or so. Haynes will run you about $40. If I could only have one manual, I would opt for the Haynes. Just my opinion. Neither are perfect.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:01 AM   #32
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I assume finding the BMW factory manual is the stuff of legend?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #33
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The "factory manual" is the DVD sized Rep-Rom disc.
Try to get the latest version no matter who you purchase it from.
This was the only source for a couple of years, until the Haynes
publishing company did their hardcover version in print
in the typical Haynes style.
Ideally, you should have both.
One for reading at work (the disc) and the other for reading in the library at home (the Haynes). Don't worry, you won't likely get so motivated by it nor intrigued by it that you will forget to flush.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #34
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My bitch is that if you buy the BMW authorized DVD you are not entitled to revised editions for free, or even at a discount ...

BTW, the current revision level of the DVD is at least revision #6, maybe higher....
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:30 PM   #35
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I agree with you on that bitch point. Especially so since BMW doesn't currently list a DVD for the *2013* F800GS. Meaning if you buy what's available today when/if a newer one comes out you have to buy again. And I don't want the current one even though mechanically most stuff is the same as older models, but body panels, etc. are different and it's nice to know how everything comes apart and fits.

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My bitch is that if you buy the BMW authorized DVD you are not entitled to revised editions for free, or even at a discount ...

BTW, the current revision level of the DVD is at least revision #6, maybe higher....
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #36
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Ill definitely want the latest seeing as mine will be a 2013 with the new electronic gizmos.

I really just want basic maintence values and wiring schematics.
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