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Old 05-02-2009, 10:14 PM
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just a quicky. has anyone brought or used a clymer workshop manual?
how do they compare to haynes manuals?
clymer seem to sell for about 8 more than haynes and i was just wondering if they are worth the extra. thanks.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:16 PM
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Haynes is better IMHO Clymer tends to have pages and pages of fukin annoying health and safety bullshit.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:25 PM
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I only use Clymer when I can't get a Haynes.

There is a lot of bollocks in them.
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both are pretty shit imo.
i hunt down the fisches if possible online and also the factory manuals online
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ok, thanks. looks like i`ll stick with haynes then.
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...used one for the dragstar - there was no haynes available at the time. needed a wirign diagram, which the clymer had, no probs for me...
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if possible online and also the factory manuals online
yep thats what i do see if you can get this to work,im assuming it is for a cb750 what your looking for if not may be of use to someone else

http://motorbikemanuals.blogspot.com...op-manual.html
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I alway have both the original maufacturers manual and the Haynes. the haynes shows photographs that the manufacturers dont. When I have time I cut the pages out with a stanley knife, scan them and save as page No.jpg and put them on a DVD or CD. Then I copydex the pages back in the books and print the page I need to work on from the CD. No mess on the original.

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i use both and they both have there good n bad points
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