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Old 04-28-2011, 09:01 AM
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Default Are the Clymer manuals worth buying...

...If i already have the Honda Service Manual?

Anything special they add?
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:12 AM
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I don't know about the clymer ones but the haynes are pretty good. They're easy to follow and even if you have the shop manual, it always addd something.
IMO worth it.
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:14 AM
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No. The Honda service manual is probably better. I was helping my friend rebuild his 4-wheeler motor over the weekend and he had a Clymer that just wasn't helping much. About the only thing we used it for was torque specs.
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:43 AM
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I have the Clymer and it has helped me so far. I have only been doing basic things thus far though.
 
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yes.

but i'm biased.
https://cbrforum.com/forum/parts-sal...9/#post1045824

actually, it did help out a lot with its step-by-step guide and whatnot.
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:48 AM
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Yes, worth having.

I like to have as many references as possible. Ea one approaches from their own specific presentation style, which can be helpful when the other doesn't have the exact same material or doesn't seem quite clear.
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:21 PM
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is it any different than the manual that comes with the bike?
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by gotcbr View Post
Yes, worth having.

I like to have as many references as possible. Ea one approaches from their own specific presentation style, which can be helpful when the other doesn't have the exact same material or doesn't seem quite clear.
This especially. I use the Clymer, the internet, and my manual sometimes when I am working.
 
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Originally Posted by gotcbr View Post
Ea one approaches from their own specific presentation style, which can be helpful when the other doesn't have the exact same material or doesn't seem quite clear.
This is a great thought!

I have a Haynes for my 600rr and a Clymer for my F4i. I'm not quite used to the Clymer yet, but so far I like the Haynes better.
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:18 PM
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Noooo. For mx, I have a clymer and a honda service manual. Go with the honda.
 

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