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Haynes manual

Postby jimrudholm » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:38 pm



I received a new GL1000 Gold Wing manual published by Haynes, 1991, and printed in the USA. The photos are poor, it looks like they were printed in the document mode, not the grey scale, way too much contrast. Has anyone noticed this with their manuals?

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Re: Haynes manual

Postby zamboni920 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:39 pm

I have not seen that particular one, but in the past I have always preferred the Haynes manuals. Now, for my 1200 and 1500, I started out with Haynes.....then someone (or several people) convinced me to try Clymer. Now I swear to Clymer. You might want to check it out....compare the two.

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Re: Haynes manual

Postby jimrudholm » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks, I have checked out a Clymer and find it better.

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Re: Haynes manual

Postby tandem54 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:40 pm

I looked at both when I bought mine and I find the Clymer better, and there is a lot of info online!
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Re: Haynes manual

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:53 am

Both Haynes and Clymer have noted errors and omissions when it comes to the Goldwings...by far the best manual is the original Honda service manual.

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Re: Haynes manual

Postby Sidcar » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:34 pm

I find manuals usually tell you everything except what you want to know!


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