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Old 12-31-2012, 01:04 PM   #32164
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Location: North Texas
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Originally Posted by TerraUnFirma View Post
Without searching through the entire thread for comments, what's recommended in terms of a shop manual?

I see Haynes has is it? I know on some models they can be hit and miss. Can always spring for the Yamaha manual, but it's 3x the price. Mostly looking for torque values, wiring diagrams, etc...hopefully not going to have to worry about a major rebuild of anything.
Some of the cds and even some manuals that state they are Yamaha, are not.
I would rather pay the dealer, than a rip off person. Ok, just my opinion.

If you know your dealer very well, ask them for the build sheet that comes with every bike. It will have the torque specs and other useful info.
This should be free if the build guy is not a dick.
Again, some of the shops do not work with the paper manual and prefer the cd. I was able to buy the shop manual for 50.00. Not bad.

Yamaha manuals are not the best in the world. Honda's are much better.
Yamaha's leave a lot out or up to your imagination..
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