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This repair manual will help you to perform all the main maintenance and repair work correctly and efficient-
ly. It should be consulted regularly by workshop personnel as an addition to the practical and theoretical
knowledge obtained in Training School courses. It is a contribution towards achieving even higher Service
A new issue of this repair manual will be published if amendments or additions (supplements) are needed.
The latest issue date is shown in the header of the microfiche. Microfiches rendered invalid by the new issue
should be destroyed without delay.
All information in both text and illustrations refers to motorcycles in standard condition or with Original BMW
accessories installed, and not to motorcycles which have been modified in any way to depart from the man-
● The repair manual is structured in the logical sequence of the work to be performed: Removal, Disman-
tling, Repair, Assembly, Installation.
● The entire contents are divided into individual chapters, corresponding to the Construction Groups.
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Page number within chapter
● Work to be performed during an Inspection is described in Group 00. The various Inspection routines
are numbered I, II, III and IV. This numbering is repeated in the work descriptions which follow, so that
work can take place without interruption.
● Use of the BMW special tools needed for certain tasks is described in the work instructions.
If the need arises, repair instructions are also issued in the form of Service Information. This information is
of course incorporated into the next issue of the repair manual. We also recomm