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Old 03-01-2011, 01:35 PM   #46
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I got an email saying it was shipped that included a tracking number
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:45 PM   #47
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What's weird; that she's Dutch or that you've got a girlfriend?
Hmmm, in my town it's not weird at all to have a Dutch girlfriend
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:25 PM   #48
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I guess The Motor Bookstore is setting expectations so they can exceed



Yesterday they told me 4 - 7 day till they were restocked...
Today I got home from work and there's a tracking number ... they shipped it.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:45 PM   #49
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LOL.

I got my 'just shipped' email too.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #50
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Hmmm, in my town it's not weird at all to have a Dutch girlfriend
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:53 PM   #51
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Thumb Got it!

Ordered mine 3 weeks ago from amazon.ca. Got it this week

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:40 AM   #52
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What's weird; that she's Dutch or that you've got a girlfriend?
Both!

EDIT: Have been keeping my Haynes by my bed and reading it. Looks much the same as every other modern Haynes motorbike manual. Still got that annoying habit of making you jump around the book with things like, "tighten the bolt to the torque specified at the start of the chapter", rather than re-listing the torque value in the body of the text. I can understand when there are model-specific differences for a given torque, but when they're all the same, it's a bit annoying. I go through with a pencil as I use them for various jobs and write the socket type/size/torque by it.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:57 AM   #53
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One annoying thing about the Haynes books is that the quality of the paper is low and thus the photos could be much sharper in today's age of printing.
Another annoying thing is that about 15% or more of the book is related to generic stuff like tool selection and generalities. It would be handy, for example, to know what size torx socket you need to remove the front brake caliper for example, that is to say, they should give the size of the fittings along with the torque specs. IMHO.
I find it complements the factory CD-Rom and between the two of them you can do pretty much anything but you'd need a GS-911 scan tool to do everything.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #54
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Ordered mine today from The Motor Bookstore $31.66 shipped (used 5% coupon code and saved a whole doller something)
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:09 AM   #55
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What do you guys make of this? Is this a copy of the real BMW DVD for $10?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-F...sQ5fLiterature
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #56
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What do you guys make of this? Is this a copy of the real BMW DVD for $10?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-F...sQ5fLiterature

Humm, not sure but on this page it about 8 Pounds:

http://repairbooks.co.uk/bmw/f800gs/

So it might be.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:16 PM   #57
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What do you guys make of this? Is this a copy of the real BMW DVD for $10?]

Buddy ordered a few manuals from Ebay Canada. Yes - they are a real "counterfeit" DVDs. All 3 were plain white discs. One worked and the other two would never load. They now work double duty as coasters in the garage and are a good reminder that you get what you pay for. $30 down that drain that could have went towards the Haynes Manual.

I prefer a book anyhow. I have only had the Haynes for a couple of months and it has paid for itself several times over since I have avoided a couple of trips into the Service Dept. I agree the printing and paper quality could stand some improvements, but the content is right on the mark.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:09 PM   #58
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Anybody hear of a PDF version yet?

Paper books are so.... outdated.
And after hearing about the quality of the printing, it seems Haynes is stuck in the 70's....

I would much rather have a PDF file that I could type in to search, make bookmarks, and takes zero room in my pack to have while traveling.
I hope they catch up with the times and sell their manuals in iTunes. I'd love to have one.
Instant download purchase so no waiting for weeks, high res images, and ultra portable... and they can still keep control of their intellectual property since you can't copy/share a book from iTunes.
Someone should tell them there's this whole new thing around called computers.
Until then I'll just have to make to with my bootleg BMW DVD I have saved as a file.
Chi - I have seen (and love) your pictures and videos and there is no way a laptop would survive in your panniers on one of your rides Wish I had the drive to ride the bike as hard as you do. Agree 100% on a PDF format. Especially since it could be utilized on all OS platforms or could be carried on an a small E-reader/Ipad/etc. I own, but seldom use the windows only interactive DVD. Guess I like to have the old fashion book open in front of me while wrenching in the garage.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:04 PM   #59
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Well ... a laptop with a solid-state hard drive might make it ...
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #60
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Just checked, not available for kindle (which you can read on iPad and iPhone).

I guess this was a pile of non-information.

There are places online to get illegal downloads of books, I'll have to ask my friend about that.
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