Service & Repair Manuals


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Service & Repair Manuals

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:27 am



I always like to have some sort of manual for all the bikes and cars that I own.
I at least want to see steps to figure out whether I want to get into something myself or not (I usually do).

That being said, there are a lot of different manuals available out there.
Chilton, Haynes, Clymer, Helms
Which ones do ya'll rely on the most and why?


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Re: Service & Repair Manuals

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:32 am

For my bikes I stick pretty much exclusively to the factory Honda service manuals. They're far more detailed, and are targeted toward service professionals rather than DIY'ers. I don't want my service manual telling me which direction to turn the nut to make it tight. That said, the Honda manuals will sometimes leave things out that a competent mechanic should already know how to do, which for a beginner, is not going to be obvious.

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Re: Service & Repair Manuals

Postby ankgrays » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:11 pm

I'm kinda like WingAdmin...

Factory for the Wing, but I've got a Chilton for the 68 vw bug convertible.
I don't tolerate voluntary stupidity very well, and it seems to be rampant now-a-days.

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Re: Service & Repair Manuals

Postby harvey01 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:49 pm

Ditto what Wing Admin said, since the manufacturer designed the bike he probably knows the most about service so I suspect his manuals are the best. Yes, the others may be cheaper but you tend to get less.

I do have to admit that in recent years the vehicles have become so technical I don't do as much work as I used to do. Because I have a service contract on my 2011 4Runner I have not even found the oil filter yet!


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