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Which is more detailed, the Haynes or Clymer manuals. Now that I have got some good feedback on my fork seal problem, I need to get the manual. Some friends actually recommend the Clymer for their bikes.



By the way, I called the stealership about the fork seals and they said the seals were 25 dollars a side plus labor. $300 +, I don't think so. I will be tearing it down myself!!!!!!!!!!

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Which is more detailed, the Haynes or Clymer manuals. Now that I have got some good feedback on my fork seal problem, I need to get the manual. Some friends actually recommend the Clymer for their bikes.



By the way, I called the stealership about the fork seals and they said the seals were 25 dollars a side plus labor. $300 +, I don't think so. I will be tearing it down myself!!!!!!!!!!

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I think that if you have any mechanical experience the Honda service manual is the best.
 

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for my 1200 I actually have both (thought I had lost one) I find that they both add up to a better idea then one alone.
 

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... I have both .., an I use both ..................................... but from the look of the grease stained pages, the Clymers seems to get used more.. I think their pics are a little clearer, and their explanation  a tiny bit better..... and I think their wiring Diag's   are  a whole lot better SilverDave/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/cooldj.gif
 

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I changed the fork seals in my 83 aspy last summer using the Clymer manual. It was well detailed for the job and I had no problems at all.

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My original Honda service manual is completely falling apart from the use.
 

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Depending on your mechanical experience. The Honda manual is written for folks who have some wrench turning time, the Clymer does more hand holding. The Haynes isn't up to either of the aforementioned manuals, poor pictures and less descriptive. You will find the Clymer manual has some workarounds for special tools called out by the Honda manual. Be aware there are some errors in both Clymer and Haynes. Clymer has some errors in carburetor jetting and has pictures of the fork seals upside down.
 
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