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Dear All,

Looking for a service manual for 2012 r1200r. Have done moderately vigorous Google search with no luck. Is a factory manual available?

Right now, I would like to know what does BMW recommend for the final drive and transmission lube? The same for both? Synthetic? Weight? Brand?

Whew, if only I could get my hands on a manual!!

Thank you.
 

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Fork out the dough at the dealer for the BMW CD $100 ???

Wait until the end of this year for the Haynes Manual to come out in print.
(Promised, but nothing yet!)

JimvonBaden has a world or experience, and some CDs available.

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Hi Gents.
I downloaded the the manual quite a while back. The exact name of the manual is:
Manual_R1200R_ENG_2011.pdf
Copy this exactly and do a google search. You should find it quickly.
 

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Hi Gents.
I downloaded the the manual quite a while back. The exact name of the manual is:
Manual_R1200R_ENG_2011.pdf
Copy this exactly and do a google search. You should find it quickly.
Thanks Happy Camper, you made a bunch of Forum Campers Happy.;)
 

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Hi Gents.
I downloaded the the manual quite a while back. The exact name of the manual is:
Manual_R1200R_ENG_2011.pdf
Copy this exactly and do a google search. You should find it quickly.
Hey, Happy Camper... That's not the service manual. it's the Rider's Manual (or owner's manual if you will). it's also available at the link i posted directly from BMW Motorrad for all model years. http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/com/en/index.html the BMW site also includes both European and US model specific manuals.
 

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...AND... BMWDAD, I stand corrected in that the Rider's Manual makes no reference to the type, weight, or brand of oil for the final drive or the transmission... Probably due to BMW's standard admonition that you need to take it to the shop - Ca-Ching!$$$... :eek:

gotta plunk down the bucks for the Service Manual i guess. Although I doubt these capacities have changed much if at all on the 2010 through 2012 models. Haynes says for models through 2009, gearbox oil is API Grade GLS SAE90, or Castrol SAF-XO, 0.8 to 0.9 litres, Final drive oil is Castrol SAF-XO, capacity 0.22 litres.
 

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Hey Bob.
Sorry. Didn't mean to offend. I tried clicking on the links and it didn't want to open. I looked around but couldn't find it. Thats why I posted the name for it so forumites could get their hands on it.
 

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Hey Bob.
Sorry. Didn't mean to offend. I tried clicking on the links and it didn't want to open. I looked around but couldn't find it. Thats why I posted the name for it so forumites could get their hands on it.
Hey, Happy Camper! No offense at all! I realized that the first of the two links I posted was dead ended for some reason, the second should work fine and if you click on the "Service" tab on the International BMW site, then click on "Rider's Manual" on the left hand drop-down you will pick up the list of manuals for all models and years (right side of screen). This is the name of the file for the 2010 forward R1200R USA version: R_0398_RM_0410_R1200R_07[1].pdf

I appreciate your posting because it led me to find the BMW site and I realized that the Riders Manual I had downloaded previously was an older European version so I got something out of it!

In any event, I was wrong in that the Riders Manual doesn't answer the original posters question...
 

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Hey Bob.
No Worries. I downloaded the one from your link and there are differences. The old manual is 2 pages longer, and as far as I can see, the difference comes in by the Headlamp section. Who Knew!
Anyway, now we have 2 manuals, and as I always say, Where 1 is good, 2 should be better. (Yes, I would also love a "Backup" R1200R)
 

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Hey guys, among those of you who have a service manual can you help me?
I need to know the color of the wires for stop and tail light on my 12 R1200 R classic.
I bought a neat light set at the national rally and now have it all installed except for the last two connections.

It came from
Skene Design Motorcycle Visibility Lights

They convinced me my risk from other vehicles comes from the front 75% of the time.

I have the plastic off the rear end near the tail light and need to hook in there using the Posi-tap connectors that came with the kit.

TIA
Mainjet in Colo
 

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Hey guys, among those of you who have a service manual can you help me?
I need to know the color of the wires for stop and tail light on my 12 R1200 R classic.
I bought a neat light set at the national rally and now have it all installed except for the last two connections.

It came from
Skene Design Motorcycle Visibility Lights

They convinced me my risk from other vehicles comes from the front 75% of the time.

I have the plastic off the rear end near the tail light and need to hook in there using the Posi-tap connectors that came with the kit.

TIA
Mainjet in Colo

I have those installed in the front and back, I believe they make a big difference riding at night in the city.

Pretty quick installation, and so far they have take lots of rain pretty well.


 

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Skeene lights

Thanks Hoshi. Looks like your'e all set with lights fore and aft. Must be necessary in the big city.
From your picture it looks like I want to tie into the white and brown wires. I wasn't able to get the tail light lens off all the way like you did. I'll try again. Once I do I'll have access to those two wires. I bought the 150 unit for front mount. It has the alert feature too.

Mainjet
 

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Thanks Hoshi. Looks like your'e all set with lights fore and aft. Must be necessary in the big city.
From your picture it looks like I want to tie into the white and brown wires. I wasn't able to get the tail light lens off all the way like you did. I'll try again. Once I do I'll have access to those two wires. I bought the 150 unit for front mount. It has the alert feature too.

Mainjet
Once you removed the screws, you have to pull the taillight lens, it's holding with some rubber rings only so pull and move up and down will do the trick.

Lots of people don't like the lights, I think I'm not a fan myself on the looks but man, they do help, everyday riding on the city I see few people that shouldn't have a license at all.

Show us some pictures or video after you install yours.
 

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I think we should all split it and just send copies... in theory ;)
I agree, in theory. Grin, Wink.
SanJose posted a valve shim adjustment video online. It's great!

If Forum members could/would take video and post DIY procedures
it would be a good resource for all. Would that be great, or what!!?

Jim vonBaden makes a side business out of that. He's good, too.
Uses a SOHC GS model as a base. Not a Roadster.
Some owners lack mechanic skills, or confidence. I don't have a video camera, and my computer skills are poor. Classic11 has skills but needs a new phone/camera. Hoshiko has the computer skills, but in NY, garage space probably costs two arms and a leg. So, new owners and old geesers like me are all still waiting and hoping for more information to tricle down. BTW, I signed up for a Haynes DOHC manual last December 2011. Now Amazon has a waiting list. But still no manuals. Just a revised publication date expected to be Christmas 2012. That's as likely to be delayed again as it it to come true. Has bmwdad found a PDF service manual yet?
In this case, no news is not good news.
 

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Fork out the dough at the dealer for the BMW CD $100 ???

Wait until the end of this year for the Haynes Manual to come out in print.
(Promised, but nothing yet!)

Google is your friend.
Gotta be SOMEONE on this forum who has coughed up the $ for the 2012 Service Manual and is willing to at least share the info that bmwdad is looking for? I will probably wait to buy the manual once i'm out of warranty. Meanwhile, I'll change the oil; engine, transmission, and final drive with whatever knowledge i can get here and elsewhere for free. Once out of warranty I'll do all service that doesn't require expensive special tools... I like my service tech, but I can get the 3rd best hooker in the Bronx for a cheaper hourly rate, and get a lot more return on my investment.:D
 

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I'm not a geek, and don't know enough about computers and electronics,
but CDs & DVDs that I rent over here have electronic locks on them.
They limit or prevent you from copying them.
Wouldn't the Mfg's service DVD have that, also?
(Besides the copyright infringement issue.)
Little help here, please from the computer literate younger generation.
 

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I agree, in theory. Grin, Wink.
SanJose posted a valve shim adjustment video online. It's great!

If Forum members could/would take video and post DIY procedures
it would be a good resource for all. Would that be great, or what!!?
I'm not the best at remembering to stop and take pictures at all the right times. I start with the intention but halfway through I realize my phone is still in the truck
As far as the disc I'm pretty sure even though they have protections in place they aren't impermeable.
 
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