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Old 07-22-2009, 01:38 PM   #31
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thanks - let us know what version you get ... I hear that we are upto at least the 4th edition............
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:20 PM   #32
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I placed an order with my dealer yesterday for a service DVD. F**king expensive at $113. Insane really, but I plan on owning the bike for a long time & don't feel right about not having a manual so I did it.

There was no mention of it not being available, I am supposed to receive it next week. I'll post an update.

That's what, like an hour and a half of shop labor? It'll pay for itself pretty quickly.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:04 PM   #33
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That's what, like an hour and a half of shop labor? It'll pay for itself pretty quickly.
good way to look at it I supose. It'll be a LOT more than $113 if i have to get a PC to read it with though. I'm hoping to find some way around that issue as i am a Mac person & my pesonal machine is no where near new enough to handle Windows apps. gotta be a way.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:57 PM   #34
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good way to look at it I supose. It'll be a LOT more than $113 if i have to get a PC to read it with though. I'm hoping to find some way around that issue as i am a Mac person & my pesonal machine is no where near new enough to handle Windows apps. gotta be a way.

May not be, but you should be able to find a real cheap old PC laptop for about the same price as the service manual. Leave it out in your garage. Now you're up to 3hrs shop time.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #35
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May not be, but you should be able to find a real cheap old PC laptop for about the same price as the service manual. Leave it out in your garage. Now you're up to 3hrs shop time.
The sales manager volunteered to print the DVD for me if need be. That'd be sort of handy, if I can separate things out so I just get the English language part. I wanted a book anyway. Someday I'll be forced into the 21st century & will own a computer that can read the DVD.

Your shop rate equation is nice, until you consider I've rarely had to pay a mechanic do do anything on my bikes in the past.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:33 PM   #36
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That's what, like an hour and a half of shop labor? It'll pay for itself pretty quickly.
An hour and a half labor??? What BMW dealer are you taking it to!?

Current labor rate at my dealer is $99 an hour!
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:10 PM   #37
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The sales manager volunteered to print the DVD for me if need be. That'd be sort of handy, if I can separate things out so I just get the English language part. I wanted a book anyway. Someday I'll be forced into the 21st century & will own a computer that can read the DVD.

Your shop rate equation is nice, until you consider I've rarely had to pay a mechanic do do anything on my bikes in the past.
If your dealer can figure out how to print the whole manual please post here.... several others, and myself have tried and failed in that quest
It is easy to print a given procedure (e.g. adjust the valves) but there does not seem to be any way to print the whole thing....
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #38
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I'm a Mac expert (and have worked at Apple). There's no way to use the disk on a Mac unless you run BootCamp, VMWare, Parallels or some other virtual machine with Windows installed on that. In which case, it works fine.

Unfortunately, they've gone out of their way to make it difficult to use as well as port to other platforms. The DVD is terrible. It only does a cursory job of covering the service procedures. Any Clymers type book would kick it's butt to hell and back.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #39
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Hi,

I just got my DVD today from my BMW dealer.

It's a 4th edition DVD - made in May 2009.

The title reads:
BMW Motorrad
Repair Manuals
F Models K7x
It includes the following models:
F 800 S
F 800 ST
F 650 GS
F 800 GS
F 800 R
Btw, I got this DVD in Germany.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:15 PM   #40
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Hi,

I just got my DVD today from my BMW dealer.

It's a 4th edition DVD - made in May 2009.
Herokun,

Is the part number on back of the DVD the same as the 3rd Edition (01597720812)? I need to order one and want to make sure I get the latest version.

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:45 PM   #41
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Herokun,

Is the part number on back of the DVD the same as the 3rd Edition (01597720812)? I need to order one and want to make sure I get the latest version.

Thanks,

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4th edition P/N = 01597720813
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:57 AM   #42
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4th edition P/N = 01597720813
Awesome, thanks CourtFisher!

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Old 08-01-2009, 09:22 AM   #43
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I just noticed that the Service DVD for the F800 (GS, S, ST) and F650GS is available online. Well, obviously not "officially". But in case anyone has been waiting for weeks or months for his DVD to ship... a temporary solution might just be grabbing it off the net.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:45 AM   #44
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Is the manual on the DVD in pdf format?
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:32 AM   #45
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Is the manual on the DVD in pdf format?
No, It's a proprietary software. No PDF :(

Once you started the software you can pick the model. Then you choose what you want to know (e.g. technical service). Depending on your previous choice, you might be requested to check accessories you have on your bike (e.g. ABS or DWA etc). In the end a Website-like page it displayed with the desired instructions and images.
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