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BMW R-series (1970-1996): service and repair manuals

A manual on your BMW R-series (1970-1996)? Here are Haynes and other service and repair manuals on these BMW motorcycles. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

BMW 2-valve Twins (1970-1996) - Haynes Service & Repair Manual

Haynes Service & Repair Manual on the BMW motorcycles:
- R45 (473 cc, 1978-1985)
- R50 (498 cc, 1970-1973), R50 (498 cc, 1969-1973, USA), R60 (599 cc, 1970-1978)
- R60 (599 cc, 1969-1978, USA)
- R65 (649 cc, 1978-1988), R65 (649 cc, 1979-1987, USA), R65LS (649 cc, 1981-1985), R65LS (649 cc, 1982-1984, USA)
- R75 (745 cc, 1970-1977), R75 (745 cc, 1969-1977, USA)
- R80 (797 cc, 1984-1994), R80 (797 cc, 1985-1987, USA), R80/7 (797 cc, 1977-1980), R80G/S incl. Paris-Dakar version (797 cc, 1980-1987, Europe), R80G/S incl. Paris-Dakar version (797 cc, 1981-1986, USA), R80GS (797 cc, 1987-1994), R80ST (797 cc, 1982-1984), R80ST (797 cc, 1983-1984, USA), R80R (797 cc, 1994), R80RT (797 cc, 1982-1994), R80RT (797 cc, 1983-1987, USA)
- R90/6 (898 cc, 1973-1976), R90/S (898 cc, 1973-1976)
- R100 (979 cc, 1980-1984), R100 (979 cc, 1981-1984, USA), R100/7 (979 cc, 1976-1979), R100/7 (979 cc, 1976-78, USA), R100T (979 cc, 1979-1980), R100ST (979 cc, 1980, USA), R100TR (979 cc, 1982-1983, USA), R100SP (979 cc, 1982-1983, USA), R100S (979 cc, 1976-1980), R100CS (979 cc, 1980-1984, Europe), R 100CS (979 cc, 1981-1984, USA), R100RS (979 cc, 1976-1992), R100SRS (979 cc, 1978), R100RT (979 cc, 1979-1996), R100R (979 cc, 1992-1996), R100GS incl. Paris-Dakar version (979 cc, 1987-1996).

Exclusions: Please note that this manual does not cover the 4-valve engine introduced in 1993.

This Haynes manual on the 2-valve BMW R-Series models R45, R50, R60, R65, R75, R80 and R100 provides photos and detailed step-by-step instructions for maintenance, repair and overhaul of the boxer engine, the clutch and the gearbox.
The cooling system, fuel system, ignition, exhaust, suspension, final drive and brakes are also covered.

  • Based on a complete strip-down and rebuild.
  • Includes a maintenance schedule, adjustment data, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Very clear and detailed wiring diagrams in colour for easy reference.
  • Contains also a brief model history.

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Specs:256 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2015)
Series:Haynes Service & Repair Manual (0249)
Book: BMW 2-valve Twins (1970-1996) - Haynes Service & Repair Manual

BMW 2-valve Twins (1970-1996)

Language: English

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BMW R-Series: R50/5 through R100GS PD (1970-1996) - Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual

Clymer Repair Manual on the BMW motorcycles:
- R50/5 (1970-1973)
- R60/5 (1970-1973), R60/6 (1973-1976), R60/7 (1976-1978)
- R65 (1978-1985), R65/85 (1985-1987), R65LS (1982-1985)
- R75/5 (1970-1973), R75/6 (1973-1976), R75/7 (1976-1977)
- R80/7 (1978-1980), R80G/S (1980-1986), R80ST (1982-1984), R80RT (1982-1987), R80 (1985-1987)
- R90/6 (1973-1976), R90S (1973-1976)
- R100/7 (1976-1979), R100S (1976-1980), R100RS (1977-1984, 1987-1993), R100RT (1976-1984, 1987-1995), R100T (1979-1980), R100 (1981-1984, 1991), R100CS (1981-1984), R100GS (1988-1994) and R100GS PD (1990-1996).

This Clymer workshop manual on BMW R 50, R 60, R 65, R 75, R 80, R 90 and R 100 motorcycles describes maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engine, clutch and gearbox, the fuel and exhaust systems, the electrical system and the cooling system.
Also covers the front suspension and steering system, the rear suspension and drivetrain, the brakes and the frame.

  • Step-by-step instructions, many photos and drawings.
  • Includes adjustment data, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear wiring diagrams in colour.

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Specs:816 pages, 27 x 21 x 3.8 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 1.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Clymer (USA, 2002)
Series:Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual (M502-3)
Book: BMW R-Series: R50/5 through R100GS PD (1970-1996) - Clymer Motorcycle Service and Repair Manual

BMW R-Series: R50/5 through R100GS PD (1970-1996)

Language: English

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BMW Boxer Zweiventiler (1969-1996) - Alle Modelle - Repariert und Optimiert (Boxer im Detail Band 3)

Der nun in der vierten Auflage erneut überarbeitete und um 26 redaktionelle Seiten erweiterte dritte Band zum Thema BMW-Zweiventiler behandelt alle Modelle dieser Baureihe von den ersten /5-Modellen ab Herbst 1969 bis zu den letzten R 80 GS "Basic", die im Dezember 1996 von den Spandauer Bändern rollten.

Der gewachsene Erfahrungsschatz des Autors und aktuelle Entwicklungen aus dem Bereich des Zubehörs wie Zündanlagen oder Reifen finden in der 4. Auflage vom August 2020 ihren Niederschlag. Berücksichtigt wurden in der Überarbeitung auch aktuelle Fragestellungen vieler BMW-Freunde, denen der Autor in Diskussionen und Gesprächen in Foren, an Motorradtreffs oder Werkstätten begegnet.

Der von Heusler erarbeitete Erfahrungs- und Wissensschatz macht dieses Buch zu einer unvergleichlichen Informationsquelle. Besonders für Fahrer, die hinsichtlich Instandhaltung und Detailverbesserung hohe Ansprüche stellen. Mehr als 500 Abbildungen, gut verständliche Erklärungen und ein umfangreicher Tabellenteil lassen keine Fragen offen.

4. aktualisierte und ergänzte Auflage von 2020

Author:Helmut Heusler
Specs:312 pages, 29.5 x 21 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 in, hardback
Illustrations:500 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bodensteiner Verlag (D, 2020)
Book: BMW Boxer Zweiventiler (1969-1996) - Alle Modelle - Repariert und Optimiert (Boxer im Detail Band 3)

BMW Boxer Zweiventiler (1969-1996) - Alle Modelle - Repariert und Optimiert (Boxer im Detail Band 3)

Language: German

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BMW Serie 5 + 6 - R 50/5, 60/5, 75/5, 60/6, 75/6, 90/6, 90S (1970-1976) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Bucheli Reparaturanleitung on BMW R Series 5 and 6 motorcycles.

Versions:
- R 50/5, R 60/5, R 75/5
- R 60/6, R 75/6, R 90/6
- R 90S.

Production years: 1970-1976.

Pages of the book [0508] BMW Serie 5 + 6 (1970-1976) (1)

This Bucheli repair manual on BMW R Series 5 and 6 motorcycles describes extensively work on the engine (block, cylinder head, fuel system, ignition, electric components, intake and exhaust).
Covers also the clutch, gearbox, drivetrain, suspension, front and rear brakes.

  • Complete with technical specifications, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.
  • German translation of the Haynes book "BMW Twins Owners Workshop Manual".
  • Reprint of the 3rd edition (1995).

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Specs:159 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bucheli Verlag (CH, 2017)
Series:Bucheli Reparaturanleitung (508)
Book: BMW Serie 5 + 6 - R 50/5, 60/5, 75/5, 60/6, 75/6, 90/6, 90S (1970-1976) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

BMW Serie 5 + 6 - R 50/5, 60/5, 75/5, 60/6, 75/6, 90/6, 90S (1970-1976)

Language: German

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Motobécane 125 (1969-1976) / BMW R 50/5 - R 60/5 - R 75/5 (1970-1973) - Revue Moto Technique (RMT 6)

Technical manual from the series Revue Moto Technique (RMT 06). Describes maintenance and repair of the:
- BMW R 50/5 - R 60/5 - R 75/5 (1970-1973)
- Motobécane 125 L and LT 1, 2 and 3 (1969-1976).

  • This French repair manual on the Motobécane 125 / BMW R50/5, R60/5 and R 75/5 motorcycles contains extensive chapters about the engine (including the carburettor or injection system, fuel system, cooling, lubrication and ignition), the clutch and gearbox, the electrical system with the starter motor and alternator.
  • Also work on the front fork, the steering column, the suspension and the brakes is covered in detail.
  • Complete with adjustment data, torque wrench settings and wiring diagrams.
Specs:150 pages, 21 x 27 cm / 8.25 x 10.6 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:ETAI (F, 1991)
Series:Revue Moto Technique (RMT 6)
Book: Motobécane 125 (1969-1976) / BMW R 50/5 - R 60/5 - R 75/5 (1970-1973) - Revue Moto Technique (RMT 6)

Motobécane 125 (1969-1976) / BMW R 50/5 - R 60/5 - R 75/5 (1970-1973)

Language: French

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Kawasaki 125 cm³ KS, KX, KE, KH, KEA (1974-1985) / BMW Série 6 - R 60/6, R75/6, R 90/6, R 90 S (1974-1976) - Revue Moto Technique (RMT 18)

Technical manual from the series Revue Moto Technique (RMT 18). Describes maintenance and repair of the:
- Kawasaki 125 cc models KS 125, KE 125, KH 125, KE 125 A (1974-1985) and KX 125 (1974)
- BMW Series 6 - R 60/6, R75/6, R 90/6 and R 90 S (1974-1976).

  • This French repair manual on the Kawasaki KS125, KE125, KH125, KE125 A and KX125 / BMW Series 6 - R 60/6, R75/6, R 90/6 and R 90 S motorcycles contains extensive chapters about the engine (including the carburettor or injection system, fuel system, cooling, lubrication and ignition), the clutch and gearbox, the electrical system with the starter motor and alternator.
  • Also work on the front fork, the steering column, the suspension and the brakes is covered in detail.
  • Complete with adjustment data, torque wrench settings and wiring diagrams.
Specs:170 pages, 21 x 27 cm / 8.25 x 10.6 in, paperback
Illustrations:hundreds of photographs and drawings
Publisher:ETAI (F, )
Series:Revue Moto Technique (RMT 18)
Book: Kawasaki 125 cm³ KS, KX, KE, KH, KEA (1974-1985) / BMW Série 6 - R 60/6, R75/6, R 90/6, R 90 S (1974-1976) - Revue Moto Technique (RMT 18)

Kawasaki 125 cm³ KS, KX, KE, KH, KEA (1974-1985) / BMW Série 6 - R 60/6, R75/6, R 90/6, R 90 S (1974-1976)

Language: French

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BMW Boxer Zweiventiler (1969-1985) - Modelle mit U-Schwinge (Bucheli Technik-Sonderband)

Bucheli Reparaturanleitung on the BMW motorcycles with U-rear suspension.

Engines: 2 cylinders boxer with 2 valves per cylinder.

Production years: 1969-1985.

Pages of the book [6013] BMW Boxer Zweiventiler (1969-1985) (1)

This Bucheli repair manual on BMW 2-valve boxer motorcycles describes extensively work on the engine (block, cylinder head, fuel system, ignition, electric components, intake and exhaust).
Covers also the clutch, gearbox, drivetrain, suspension, front and rear brakes.

  • Complete with technical specifications, torque wrench settings and troubleshooting tables.
  • Clear wiring diagrams.

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Author:Franz Josef Schermer
Specs:206 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bucheli Verlag (CH, 2013)
Series:Bucheli Technik-Sonderband (6013)
Book: BMW Boxer Zweiventiler (1969-1985) - Modelle mit U-Schwinge (Bucheli Technik-Sonderband)

BMW Boxer Zweiventiler (1969-1985) - Modelle mit U-Schwinge

Language: German

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BMW-Motorräder mit Boxer-Motoren - alle Modelle (1969-1989) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

Repair manual from the Series "Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst" (nr. 121, reprint) for BMW motorcycles with boxer engines.

Production years: 1969-1989.

Pages of the book [JH 121] BMW-Motorrader mit Boxer-Motoren (1969-1989) (1)

  • This repair manual for BMW motorcycles from the 1970s and 80s describes extensively work on the boxer engine (block, cylinder head, fuel system, ignition, electric components, intake and exhaust).
  • Covers also the clutch, gearbox, drivetrain, suspension, front and rear brakes.
  • Complete with technical specifications, torque wrench settings, troubleshooting tables and wiring diagrams.
  • Reprint of the 2nd edition (1994).

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Author:Dieter Korp
Specs:267 pages, 26.5 x 20 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2017)
Series:Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst (121)
Book: BMW-Motorräder mit Boxer-Motoren - alle Modelle (1969-1989) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

BMW-Motorräder mit Boxer-Motoren - alle Modelle (1969-1989)

Language: German

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[6015] BMW Boxer R65, R80, R100 (1980-1996)

BMW Boxer R65, R80, R100 (1980-1996) - Alle Zweiventiler mit Einarmschwinge

Franz Josef Schermer, Helmut Mader

German | paperback | 192 p. | 2017

[5072] BMW Serie 7/ R 60 - R 100 (76-80)

BMW Serie 7 - R 60 - R 100 (1976-1980)

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[5015] BMW R 45, R 65 (1978-1980)

BMW R 45, R 65 (1978-1980)

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[5103] BMW R 80 GS, R 100 GS (1988-1997)

BMW R 80 GS, R 100 GS (1988-1997)

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[5078] BMW R 80 G/S, ST (ab 1980)

BMW R 80 G/S, ST (ab 1980)

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[5160] BMW R 80 R, R 100 R (1991-1997)

BMW R 80 R, R 100 R (1991-1997)

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