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Thanks for the update!...

However, is this free-download manual as good as one needs--over a Haynes or Clymer 750 hardcopy?

BTW: which of the two above manual brands do you most recommend? And where is the best place to get a copy (I'm thinking of this as a gift idea)?....:confused:
 

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The one from TOC is the Kawasaki service manual (and parts diagram)
From what alot of people say, each manual has somethings that the others don't. So it's really up to you which one (ones?) you'd rather have.

I myself am not really sure which ones are better for specific situations.
Ebay usually has a choice of them.
 

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However, is this free-download manual as good as one needs--over a Haynes or Clymer 750 hardcopy?
I've just finished successfully rebuilding my VN with the help of the Kawasaki manual from TOC (and the friendly folk here of course;) ), and I found it had all the information I needed.
The only problem I had with the downloaded manual is that the detail in the pictures is a little hard to see.
 

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I tried downloading the TOC manual and I burned it to a CD but for some reason it didn't take. Has anyone else ran into this problem or do I have a computer issue??????????
 

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Speaking of manuals, it would be great if any of you lucky enough to have an Owners Manual could scan it and post here. I've had no luck finding one for any year. I have an '86
 

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I tried downloading the TOC manual and I burned it to a CD but for some reason it didn't take. Has anyone else ran into this problem or do I have a computer issue??????????
You may have a PC issue - mine seemed to burn to CD okay. It's a huge file, but it looks like I've got all 2400-odd pages... If you can't get it, holler and I'll see if I can burn another one.

I have to say, though, in re: someone else's post, that these pics aren't any better than the ones in my Clymer's. "See Fig. 1, arrow A for details." All I see is "A" and a big dark blob of machine. Is this a function of the age of my manual? Or my aging eyeballs? Does anyone have a manual that's crystal-clear pic-wise?
 

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I have to say, though, in re: someone else's post, that these pics aren't any better than the ones in my Clymer's. "See Fig. 1, arrow A for details." All I see is "A" and a big dark blob of machine. Is this a function of the age of my manual? Or my aging eyeballs? Does anyone have a manual that's crystal-clear pic-wise?
LOL, probably just the very first one made. Then, when they made all the others, someone mistakenly pushed the 'Darker' button on the copier and never noticed it.
Either that, or the camera man they hired only had an old Kodak Brownie camera and forgot the flash bulbs on picture day.
 

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Camera Dude is probably the brother of Spline Lube Guy... :D
LOL!!
The camera guy probably had the spline lube in his camera case, and the spline lube guy, well, he just didn't show up for work !! :D
 

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Speaking of manuals, it would be great if any of you lucky enough to have an Owners Manual could scan it and post here. I've had no luck finding one for any year. I have an '86
Yeah, I need one also... it is now 2010 and still no free pdf online or in usenet.
 

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the service manual is better than the owners manual... every thing covered in the owners manual is in the first chapter of the service manual.
 

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the service manual is better than the owners manual... every thing covered in the owners manual is in the first chapter of the service manual.
yes i have read that time and again in this group, but my son is a new rider and he would like to familiarize himself with the controls, etc., of the bike. I agree with someone else that had posted awhile ago that there is just some information in the OM that just is not covered in a service manual, even though the info might sound stupid to seasoned riders.
 

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Motorcycle controls position have been largely standardized in North America for the past 30 years or so. Here is a link to the "Too Cool Motorcycle School" training manual:

http://toocoolmotorcycleschool.com/modules/tinycontent/content/Basic Training Manual 1.9.pdf

Part Two, starting on page 26, is familiarization with the controls. See if this is what your son wants to study. The bike illustrated is a sportbike, but the control layout is the same as the the vn750. Note there is no kick start on the vn.

If there are still questions, come on back and ask away.
 

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FWIW - I found a decent book-version of the service manual on E-Bay for $12 last year. They come up from time to time, just have to keep checking.

Book is great for seeing the pics (even with old eyes, Cindy) and doing things (without getting your computer greasy) but the downloaded manual has all the parts in exploded view so you can (almost) always see what is really there and count pieces when putting back together.

So I keep both handy.

I also have the original owners manual (and tool kit - not practical for use) for my '89 and if I find some time and can get it to look halfway decent, I'll see if I can scan and post somewhere for download.
 

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The guy I bought my vn750 from gave me the same book...lots of detail for sure...must have!
 

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service manual download?

Hello, I am new to this forum and I am trying to download the TOC service manual, but I can't figure out how to find the file or the link for it.

Can anyone help?

Thanks:)
 

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This has been mentioned by other members on here,but with so many
new people on here,including myself,I thought it deserved to have a thread.
This link is from TOC manufacturing,its a free download for vn750 service manual. very nice to have,thx to TOC. http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Files for Download/VN750 Manual and Parts.pdf
Hello, I am new to this forum and I am trying to download the TOC service manual, but I can't figure out how to find the file or the link for it.

Can anyone help?

Thanks:)
Note the underlined link in the first post of this thread. Just left click on it.
 
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