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Borgia

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Right to Repair
« on: September 18, 2023, 07:30:02 PM »
If you are on this forum you are probably someone with an interest in servicing and repairing your own motorcycle.

For most of its history BMW Motorrad made service information available. This enabled owners and independent techs to undertake most service and repair procedures themselves. For many doing one's own maintenance is a valued part of the motorcycle ownership experience. For others, who live far from the nearest BMW dealership or who embark on a great adventure to remote places, doing it yourself is the only option.

Similarly independent techs having service information give greater choice to those who don't want to DIY.

All that changed in 2021 when BMW discontinued the provision of service information on ALL bikes old and new. Only bootleg copies of the factory service manual are available now. Haynes/Clymer/Chilton haven't produced a BMW motorcycle manual since 2018. If you own one of the most recent models you are totally out of luck.

More and more we hear that BMW dealerships will not service bikes older than 10 years. When you combine the absence of service information with the unavailability of dealer service it does not bode at all well for the resale value of recent BMW bikes.

Please consider supporting Right to Repair legislation in your jurisdiction.

In the US you may wish to express your support of H.R.906:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/906
Hey BMW: No service manual = no new bike.

WayneC

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Re: Right to Repair
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2023, 03:57:00 AM »
BMW ended supply of electrical diagrams in 2008 when they moved to ISTA & stopped production of the SLP CD so from then the diagrams only exist within ISTA

Since around 2008 EU right to repair regulations require "Authorised Dealers to have access to ISTA on the same basis as independent Dealers" which is an interesting way in which the regulation is written, that still leaves owners out in the cold though & rather poor form to say the least
« Last Edit: September 19, 2023, 03:58:36 AM by WayneC »

yodelteam

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Re: Right to Repair
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2023, 11:59:30 AM »
BMW ended supply of electrical diagrams in 2008 when they moved to ISTA & stopped production of the SLP CD so from then the diagrams only exist within ISTA flappy bird

Since around 2008 EU right to repair regulations require "Authorised Dealers to have access to ISTA on the same basis as independent Dealers" which is an interesting way in which the regulation is written, that still leaves owners out in the cold though & rather poor form to say the least
Thanks for this help. It's really helpful