Parts guy said the Harley manual doesn't tell you specific locations and specs or how to fix or adjust anything like the Clymer does. For example, they remind you to soak the clutch friction discs in transmission oil for a minimum 5 minutes before installing. . I enjoy using the online version of this section much more because I can zoom in on my smartphone or tablet to get a real close look. Menus and Content There is a big menu that subdivides into topics beautifully right after you login to the website.
There are good tips in the instructions too that many people forget. I quit buying anything other than the manufacturer service manuals a long time ago. The service manual will have specific, step by step, instructions for the disassembly and reassembly of every system on your bike and the parts catalog will provide an exploded view of almost everything. No problem, just print another. I don't really care how much either one is just want the best manual. I prefer the clymer manuals although i have the Harley and clymer manual i find the clymer is better written and laid out for me to find things the clymer manual has a lot of additional information so covers the stuff that is in the owners handbook it also comes with colour wiring diagrams The clymer manual will cover a fair few years my sportster one is 1991 to 2003 and has additional sections for later models And it costs about half the price it will also give measurements in metric and if like me your measurement tools are metric then it is a must in my Harley service manuals there are no metric measurements Brian Click to expand.
Make sure to get your torque wrench calibrated once in a while. Chapter 6: Clutch Assembly and Disassembly In this exploded view of the clutch assembly, you can see bevels and edges showing how everything goes together in case you take it apart and forget. This will help us generate some revenue and to make it easier for you to purchase products while helping to support webBikeWorld. This book covers all major vehicle systems and shows you exactly how to carry out routine maintenance, restoration and servicing using easy to follow pictures, instructions, and diagrams, allowing you to save time and money by doing the work yourself. Content Chapters In The Book The paperback is a massive 1. Clymer has been putting out books like these since 1945.
The Harley service manual coupled with the appropriate parts catalog will provide you with just about any detail you will ever need. Drop the pages in oil or dirt? Married, Father of three children. Clymer motorcycle repair manuals are designed for the first-time user, but provides indispensable information for those taking on more complicated projects. This team approaches publishing and using these manuals with passion and pride, developing a specific manual for each Harley Davidson model. I would enjoy some video links built into the website as well because photos are good, but the video is king of all for visual people like myself. They let you know what type of meter to use and where to place your leads.
Go to the website, but keep the book around just in case the robots take over and shut down the internet or something. The parts list has blow up diagrams of all the parts which supplement the information in the service manual for someone like me the parts list is essential as there are no dealers to walk into i have twice in my life been in a Harley dealership so i order parts on line having the correct part number makes it easier to get the correct parts Brian The parts list has blow up diagrams of all the parts which supplement the information in the service manual for someone like me the parts list is essential as there are no dealers to walk into i have twice in my life been in a Harley dealership so i order parts on line having the correct part number makes it easier to get the correct parts Brian. The most important tool in your toolbox may be your Clymer manual -- get one today. Each manual is based on a complete teardown and detailed rebuilding of the specific model it documents. There are times Clymer will show you how to avoid needlessly buying special factory tooling and present a way to build your own or get by without it. Used together you can figure out even what wrench sizes will be needed the perform a specific task. The parts guy told me not to waste my money on a Harley manual and to go online and buy a Clymer manual.
In the brake bleeding section, they mention the MityVac bleeding tool which allows a single person to bleed the brake lines but also mention how to do it with a friend without the tool. This section has terrific diagrams on how to perform electrical testing to figure it out. Click and find exactly what you want and fast. Also anyone know where to purchase a Clymer besides online? From basic maintenance and troubleshooting to complete overhauls, our Harley Davidson manuals provide the information you need. I used to buy the much more expensive factory repair manuals but got wiser over time switching to Clymer. Clear and concise with decent, black and white photos that have helped me keep my ride in tip-top shape.
Easier than an Index and you can save diagrams and photos from the page in your phone for quick reference later. When it comes to the wiring diagrams this is the main reason to go digital since those little wires are tough to see along with the small print used on the ones in the back of the book. Clymer has released an online version of the manuals for lightning fast referencing and it will never get stained by oily hands beyond readability the way a paperback will. Became a journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic just so I understand what makes the magic happen in all kinds of power train. However, I have used, and frequently cursed, the printed ones of bygone years. I can never seem to remember how much oil something holds or what kind.
Clymer, are you hearing this? I really appreciate that feature for times when I just want to know how tight to do up a rear axle nut for example. Clymer has produced an all-encompassing manual for complete teardown and repair of late model Harley Davidson Sportsters and Dynas. Basing each manual on the complete disassembly of the machine, each book provides in depth coverage to ensure the user is safely executing the procedure. Terry I can't speak to the value of a downloaded Clymer manual as I have. The book is handy when the power goes out, but the digital version is better.