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Series7 Workshop Manual

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm

I have found a manual for sale for less than 30€. Scanned from a brand new original manual.
Would you say it's a good deal?

Samples sent by the seller:

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Re: Series7 Workshop Manual

Postby Roy Gavin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:56 pm

They occasionally appear on the net for a free download , but they vanish PDQ too.
I managed to get the R100GS manual as a download, but I already have Haynes and Clymer and there is not much more in the factory one that most will need.
Folks who have a few of them seem to use them for nitpicking other folks post as much as anything else, but there are a few gems in them if you really look at them closely.

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Re: Series7 Workshop Manual

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:40 pm

I find the various workshop manuals useful but not immeasurably so. They do have reference to about everything you ever might need to know including a lot of detail information that isn't in Haynes and Clymer. They also form a useful check on the information in those mighty tomes if you suspect they might have got something wrong (although it has to be said that the 'Repair Manual' isn't perfect either). The big four drawbacks, though, are:


  1. They assume that you have done BMW training and know the basics of doing it the BMW way...

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  2. They assume you have access to the complete set of BMW special tools...

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  3. They assume that you have a complete parts department at your fingertips.

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  4. They are only current at the date of issue... In the world of BMW, there would be a continuous series of amendments and updates that won't show in the bare book.

As I say, worth having if you can afford it but not a complete solution...

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Re: Series7 Workshop Manual

Postby CharlieVictor » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:33 pm

Very valuable feedback, greatly appreciated, thanks a lot Gentlemen.

Given my limited proficiency, your assessment leads me to believe I should be okay with my Haynes and Revue Technique Moto... A good man needs to know his limitations... :-k
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Re: Series7 Workshop Manual

Postby Roy Gavin » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:17 am

The amendments can be a big issue, as , as you would expect, they are usually issued to correct errors in the original or to accommodate revised parts which had proven troublesome in their original form.
The Triumph TR7 manual had around 30 amendments an the cylinder head alone------------.

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Re: Series7 Workshop Manual

Postby John Marshall » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:33 am

I have 2 Haynes manuals, one Clymer and a big fat blue BMW folder. while I tend to check the Haynes for torque settings ( ought to have made a list for the garage wall instead) I find the videos by boxer2valve and Brook Reams to be very useful.
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