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#988680 - 06/05/17 03:13 PM Newby Stuff  
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After years of not owning a BMW, I bought my first used 2014 GSA a few months ago (and absolutely love it!). I am in need of a shop manual, and owners manual. I'd like to get them PDF online if possible. Any recommendations?
thanks, Dan

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Dan,
A PDF of the owners manual is easily found with a google search. The shop manual is a bit more difficult.


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thanks Mike, really trying to get the service intervals...

#988699 - 06/05/17 04:59 PM Re: Newby Stuff [Re: S.O.B.]  
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Dan, go to A&S BMW's website. They have the maintenance schedules. Just scroll down the page (see link below), until you come to water-cooled R models. Essentially, there's some type of service due every 6,000 miles. If you don't put on 6,000 miles in a year, there is an annual service that applies in that case. If you're easily putting on 6,000 miles in a year, you essentially alternate between the 6,000-mile service, and the 12,000-mile service, for the life of the bike. Also bear in mind that some service items are time based. For example, brakes are flushed, front and rear, initially at one year, then every two years thereafter.

https://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcycle_service_and_maintenance_schedules

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most excellent- thanks!

#988731 - 06/05/17 09:57 PM Re: Newby Stuff [Re: S.O.B.]  
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I also like the video from http://www.jimvonbaden.com/JVB_Productions.html you can also buy it with an BMW MOA discount at http://www.beemerboneyard.com/

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If you buy the Haynes service manual be aware that it is pretty poor. The worst Haynes manual I have ever had. However, it is better than nothing, and I think I only paid about $20 for mine (amazon.com).

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Originally Posted By: AZgman
If you buy the Haynes service manual be aware that it is pretty poor. The worst Haynes manual I have ever had. However, it is better than nothing, and I think I only paid about $20 for mine (amazon.com).


I'm sad to hear that. I thought my oilhead Haynes manual was pretty good.


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#988775 - 06/06/17 01:48 PM Re: Newby Stuff [Re: S.O.B.]  
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Originally Posted By: S.O.B.
After years of not owning a BMW, I bought my first used 2014 GSA a few months ago (and absolutely love it!). I am in need of a shop manual, and owners manual. I'd like to get them PDF online if possible. Any recommendations?
thanks, Dan

You are going to have to pay for the shop manual, and as somebody else had said, getting the JVB DVD (http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Wethead.html)is good! For the rider's manual, you might as well go to the source, where you can get other manuals that came with your bike in pdf format as well: http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html&notrack=1

Select the type of manual you want from the left column and your bike model/year on the right.


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#988883 - 06/07/17 03:54 PM Re: Newby Stuff [Re: S.O.B.]  
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thanks for the direction!


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