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BMW R850 Twins (1995 - 2006)

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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW R850 Twins, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW R850 Twins. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW R850 Twins can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to ride.

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R850R 848cc 95 - 06 R850R Comfort 848cc 04 - 06 R850GS 848cc 99 - 01 R1100GS 1085cc 94 - 00 R1150GS 1130cc 00 - 03 R1150GS Adventure 1130cc 02 - 06 R1100R 1085cc 95 - 01 R1150R 1130cc 01 - 06 R1150R Rockster 1130cc 03 - 05 R1100RS 1085cc 93 - 02 R1150RS 1130cc 02 - 04 R1100S/SS 1085cc 99 - 05 R1100RT 1085cc 96 - 01 R1150RT 1130cc 01 - 05

Table of contents

Contents General Information Chapter 1: Routine maintenance and servicing Chapter 2: Engine, clutch and transmission Chapter 3: Fuel and exhaust systems Chapter 4: Ignition system Chapter 5: Frame, suspension and final drive Chapter 6: Brakes, wheels and tyres Chapter 7: Bodywork Chapter 8: Electrical systems Wiring diagrams Reference

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The R850 Twins model is one of BMW’s most famous touring machines, and belongs to the same family as the R1150 and R1200S. Launched as a tourer with a distinct sporty feel, the bike is slightly smaller than others in the range. Owners should make regular oil checks to maintain performance, as well as allow the engine to run in order for the bike to reach optimum temperature before riding. The R850 Twins 1995 - 2009 repair manual is fully researched and written by experts with hands-on experience and provides full guidance on everything from routine maintenance to full scale repair work.