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OK, I like to perform most of the maintenance on my bikes. While I may avoid the valve check at 18K, I'll cross that bridge when I get there. Are there any BMW/K1600 specific tools I'll need to perform routine maintenance? I'd like to compile a list to purchase prior to the bike getting here. As always, thanks for any input!
 

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I'd start at the thread directly above yours:

 

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I'd start at the thread directly above yours:

Nice. Thank you.
 

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A shiny new credit card with lots of room. Don't tell your wife.
All ready to go on that. Have a US Bank card with a promo of spend 2k get 500 back just itching for accessories! What's funny is that on all my other bikes, anytime there is something new on it, she might notice and say, "was that on here" and I'm always like "it came with that from the dealer". I think she's been on to me for the last 10-20 years. Lol!!
 

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Also, get an authentic upgradable factory service manual. It is really good documentation and it will also mention any tools that you need.
You will find BMW specific tools listed there that you can order from your dealer. They are expensive, but I personally feel they are way cheaper than paying your dealership. But again, I love tools. So it may not be for you.
 

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Also, get an authentic upgradable factory service manual. It is really good documentation and it will also mention any tools that you need.
You will find BMW specific tools listed there that you can order from your dealer. They are expensive, but I personally feel they are way cheaper than paying your dealership. But again, I love tools. So it may not be for you.
BMW stopped selling the DVD based service manuals about a year ago. BmW bikes are apparently too complex for non-BMW service techs to be working on...
 

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Are there any other sources of "service manuals" available?
Mark Barnett in the UK has authored "BMW K1600 Service Manual" which is well written wire bound manual covering most of the routine stuff with B&W photos, including such items as brakes, checking valves. It can be found online cheaply and ships to the US quickly. it was written for an older K1600 model, but other than tupperware differences between the models, the routine mechanical work is pretty much the same across the years/models. It includes torque settings. I have BMW's DVD service manual, but I still find Mark's book useful too.
 

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Mark Barnett in the UK has authored "BMW K1600 Service Manual" which is well written wire bound manual covering most of the routine stuff with B&W photos, including such items as brakes, checking valves. It can be found online cheaply and ships to the US quickly. it was written for an older K1600 model, but other than tupperware differences between the models, the routine mechanical work is pretty much the same across the years/models. It includes torque settings. I have BMW's DVD service manual, but I still find Mark's book useful too.
Thank you!
 
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