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I hope to be starting a 98" build soon. Would I be better off with the HD. factory service manual or is the Clymer just as good. TIA, Chuck.
 

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I vote for the factory manual as well. Late model factory manuals are very good at spelling out all procedures so that someone with limited experience (or little experience, have you seen some of the kids working at dealers lately) can confidently perform repairs or service.
 

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F-a-c-t-o-r-y
 

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I don't have Clymer or Hanes for bike, but I have had them for trucks. There ok, but they do assume some stuff. HD manual is written damn near for idiots. Hmm, are they making assumptions...
 

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Thanks for all the replies.. Any suggestions on where the best place is to buy one? I bet the HD shop is not the cheapest place to buy one.. Chuck
 

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Chuck K. said:
Thanks for all the replies.. Any suggestions on where the best place is to buy one? I bet the HD shop is not the cheapest place to buy one.. Chuck
Do a Google search and get one on-line. Or you may be able to find one on Ebay. Either way it'll be cheaper than the dealer - still not cheap though.
 

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I know the Haynes manual that I have is missing a few things like torque values. The after market manuals may be good for basic stuff, but for major work like r&r-ing the top end (my big bore kit) I should've gotten the factory manual. And from what I've seen in my searc for one outside of a dealer, it's not worth saving the extra $5 to hunt for one from somewhere other than the Harley shop.
 

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I have a Haynes Manual that I purchased online and it was great for routine maintenance, but once I really got into doing a big project I needed the manual. Get the Factory Manual Hands down. It is great, easy to read, and good step by step details.
 

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Get the genuine Harley-Davidson Shop Manual specific for your year and model bike. The Parts Manual for your bike is also very useful.
 

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Ya I didn't get parts manual, didn't think I needed it. But there are times it would have come in usefel. Other companys give that out free. Got pdf for my sled. Don't know why HD doesn't, oh wait, follow the money.
 

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Get the genuine Harley-Davidson Shop Manual specific for your year and model bike. The Parts Manual for your bike is also very useful.

Don't forget the electrical troubleshooting manual in case there is a separate one for your machine.


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