Clymer shop manual

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by big2wheeler, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. big2wheeler

    big2wheeler Member

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    Well, finally got tired of searching the internet all the time whenever I had a question on my Ultra. Found the Clymer manual online for $29, probably the best investment I have made so far. Should have ordered the day I brought the bike home. That is all.....
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Keep it in a handy place and read when you get the chance. It's all about education and how much you can learn for yourself.:s
     
  3. steve saunders

    steve saunders Member

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    Im a big fan of the clymer manuals! I think you made a great choice. I ve had a clymer for every bike ive owned.
     
  4. bus driver

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    I have the HD manual and I found it to be extremley user friendly. It's by far the best shop manual I have ever used. I have no experience with Clymer shop manuals for motorcycles so I can't judge the two. But I would suggest your go to a HD dealer and flip though the pages. It might save you some aggravation. Good luck. Bus Driver.
     
  5. Dswartz

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    I couldn't agree more. Why not get the manual published by the people who engineered the bike? They should know more about the bike than any third party ever will.
     
  6. Webbtron

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    My 2000 manual was only $46 I'd bet I got $17 more information at my fingertips. One thing not mentioned is I like the way the HD manual has grouped it's information.
     
  7. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    A+ on that Smitty!
     
  8. Hoople

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    +1 Steve. I think having the combo is worthwhile. Don't know if it holds true to all Clymer manuals but I have a Clymer (M250) Softail Manual that has better detail in it than the HD counterpart. Where they get the extra detail and pictures I have no idea because I would have thought that Clymer would just copy or condense the Genuine HD manual but it's not.

    Part of it just may be the manual you need because I have seen some Clymer automotive manuals that were really lacking but this M250 Softail manual I have is a wealth of knowledge.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Information exchange is always based on the source. Your coming to HDTalking is probably an even better investment...as free, informed advice is a definite plus. That said, I use the Clymer for my "on the road" documentation because of it's broad swath of information combining attributes of all three H-D manuals: the Service one is the most important of the 3 MoCo manuals ($60 MSRP each), the others - Parts (with exploded diagrams and annotated part numbers or the Diagnostics & Troubleshooting (with DTC codes and flow charts - procedures) not so much. I have 'em all cause info verses none is a no brainer. :D
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Well said,:s too much info can never be a bad thing