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Technical Articles for Type R259 R850, R1100, R1150, R1200 BMWs

Disclaimer: All material contained herein retains the original author’s copyright. The material presented here is not intended to take the place of knowledge, expertise, competence or common sense in the repair and maintenance of your motorcycle. If you are uncertain about what you are doing in the maintenance of your motorcycle, please seek competent, knowledgeable help. Remember to check Local, State, and Federal laws before making any modifications to your Motorcycle.

General Maintenance

R11xx Tune Up Manual (PDF file)Carl Kulow and company – updated 02/2002

R11xxGS Maintenance Manual (PDF file) – Carl Kulow (01/2002)


See this article for BMW service bulletins concerning modifications to your bike!

Links to Other Resources

Anton Largiader’s Tech Site

Anton has a ton of experience with a variety of BMWs, and shares a wealth of info in this well-organized site.

Chris Harris’ YouTube Videos

Chris ran Affordable Beemer Service in New Hampshire, a well-respected shop, for a number of years, and has a bunch of instructional videos for all 1970-on beemers on YouTube. Informal, profane and informative, you can learn a lot about common maintenance procedures from him.


BMW RT Tech Articles at BMW Sport Touring