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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about Manuals!!

So I am looking at Manuals, which one is the best? The Kawi one, the Clymer one, or any other one. I see prices ranging from $19 to $39.

I want a good detailed one with tons of info and pics.
Must cover stuff for my 2001 vn750.

Post links to good ones from ebay here for me, thanks!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 09:03 AM
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Download the kaw one. Other than that the others both have trade offs. I only have the factory manual so I really have no basis for comparison. But between the free manual and this site what more could you need?
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I have both the Kawi and the Clymer, and find having both an advantage. Sometimes the pics in the Clymer clarify the factory manual nicely. Also, you can partially overcome the jumping around in procedures. For example, engine removal requires the removal of other components first, and the manual will say: see carb removal on pg. xxx. Carb removal will have similar steps. Two manuals can keep the work flowing faster in unfamiliar procedures as opposed to flipping back and forth.
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Just my opinion. Hope it helps.

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I have both and a website saved to favorites for parts breakdowns. And still will do a search in here before I tackle something new.

The more information, the better.

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I've found the Clymer to be better at procedural walkthroughs, with better pics as well. The Kawa manual I use much more for electrical specs and specs in general. If I don't understand something in one, I check the other one and it usually solves the problem.

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