Repair Manual


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Repair Manual

Post by guitarzan » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:38 pm



Hi,
I have purchased from Honda a 1994 GL1500 SERVICE MANUAL & ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL. My question is this. If there a difference between what I already have purchased and a Repair Manual?

Thank you
Frank :?:



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Re: Repair Manual

Post by harvey01 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:19 pm

I am sure someone may correct me but I suspect the terms "service" and "repair" for a technical manual explaining how to troubleshoot, take things apart and put them back together are just different words meaning the same thing.

I think you have purchased the correct manual to work on your Gold Wing. There are other manuals available such as those from Clymer or Haynes but you have the Honda which is usually the best.

I have made it a point to buy the manual for whatever bike I buy. Usually I will get Honda manuals from Helminc.com

Helm Inc. sells genuine Honda Manuals and usually a little cheaper than the dealer will sell them, plus they are delivered to my door and I don't have to drive across town and then make another trip to pick up after the dealer gets it in.
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Re: Repair Manual

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:39 pm

guitarzan wrote:Hi,
I have purchased from Honda a 1994 GL1500 SERVICE MANUAL & ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL. My question is this. If there a difference between what I already have purchased and a Repair Manual?

Thank you
Frank :?:
They're the same thing. What you have are the best manuals you can get for your bike.

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Re: Repair Manual

Post by guitarzan » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:43 pm

Thank you all so much. I do appreciate it.

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Re: Repair Manual

Post by Al Lenz » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:11 pm

So who needs a manual when you have this site? When I did my timing belts I just took the laptop out to the garage and followed the step by step with pictures that was probably a lot more detailed than the manual! When I had a small electrical problem I posted it here, had an answer within a few hours and had the problem fixed the next day. I can't see spending the kind of money Honda wants for their manuals when this fine resource is available for the asking. Thank you, thank you thank you!!!

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Re: Repair Manual

Post by guitarzan » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:07 pm

Al Lenz, thank you for responding and of course you're right.

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Re: I need to bleed the rear brake on my 1993 GL1500 please help

Post by Lamigra2 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:19 pm

My 1993 Honda gl1500 aspencade needs the rear brake bled and I can't find the bleeding valve. Can I do this myself or should I take it to a repair shop?

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Re: Repair Manual

Post by harvey01 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:59 pm

Ideally you can look at the photos in the service manual or you can look up the rear caliber on any site that sells Honda motorcycles. The site I looked shows the bleeder valve as item 9 and you can see the hole it fit in just beyond. This is the site I used: http://www.hondadirectline.com/OEMpartf ... Y44F1500AA

But again you can view the parts fiche at all sites that sell the parts.
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Re: Repair Manual

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:59 pm

I assume you're saying you need to bleed the rear brake. The rear brake is linked to the left front, so they should both be bled together, I believe left front first, rear second. There is a little sticky black cover over an access hole on the inside rear (closest to the wheel) wall of the left saddle bag. Pull off that sticky cover and the bleed nipple is right there. It would also be a good time to flush the whole system with new fluid to clear out the old fluid. Same goes for the front right brake, and the clutch system.

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Re: Repair Manual brakes

Post by Lamigra2 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:04 am

Thank you both for your information. I will purge the entire system as suggested.

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Re: Repair Manual

Post by NVSB4 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:56 am

I have both the Honda Service and the Clymer manuals.
The Honda manual sometimes says "do this", where the Clymer might give step by step instructions on how to get it done.


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