what's the best repair manual?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by RedrumKing, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. RedrumKing

    RedrumKing New Member

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    Clymer, Haynes, Chilton, or Harley Davidson dealer? any others?

    for a 04 Sportster 883 Custom XL883C
    Just bought it 2 weeks ago and I'm loving it, haven't had a running bike in 2 years. Also not my first Sportster, had a 95 883 Hugger I really loved

    Your help is appreciated.
     
  2. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    I go with the HD manuals specific for my bikes.The other manuals may be good for some apps but seem more generic.
     
  3. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I agree, HD manuals are well written with lots of pictures.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    i have the Clymer and the HD for my bike and the HD is better by far. Worth every penny.

    Bodeen
     
  5. RedrumKing

    RedrumKing New Member

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    Thank you guys, I think the choice is clear... HD book it is...
     
  6. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    HD only for me :s
     
  7. lowrider1963

    lowrider1963 Active Member

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    Only used HD, well worth the $$.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    HD, They built it and know it best JMO
     
  9. trike lady

    trike lady Junior Member

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    Always use factory manuals when you can get them, they are worth it. If I cannot get them I purchase Clymer. I need all the information I can get with trikes and some manuals seem to by pass information.
    Go with factory manuals, they're complete.
     
  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I use both factory and clymer manuals and use the clymer the most i find their wiring diagram very useful also at the end of each section the have all the relevant info in tables for a quick reference for capacities torque settings etc the factory manuals for my bikes are harder to find that info as i need to find the paragraph dealing with that particular point

    Brian