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Archive for April, 2015

Clymer Releases New Manual for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

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Clymer has just released a new manual for the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom. It covers model years 2004-2011.

This print manual is an in-depth look at the motorcycle, with over 400 pages of technical information, illustrations, and photos. It has everything you’ve come to expect from Clymer manuals, including basic maintenance information, a trouble shooting guide, and a detailed look at each of the bike’s systems.

Armed with step-by-step directions, you can do all sorts of repairs yourself or rebuild a bike from the inside out. As with all our manuals, you can complete most tasks using common tools and we offer plenty of workaround to make each fix as simple as possible.… Read the rest

Clymer’s New Mercruiser Stern Drive Shop Manual

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We are excited to announce our new Mercruiser Stern Drive manual. It now covers 9 more model years (the previous version only went to 2004)!

The new manual is for Alpha, Bravo One, Bravo Two and Bravo Three Stern Drives from 1998-2013. As with previous editions, it covers tools and techniques, troubleshooting, adjustments, tune-ups, winterizing, and an in-depth look at each system. It also features a quick reference section as well as the detailed wiring diagrams you love.

Here is a list of the stern drives covered in this new edition:

1998-2013 MerCruiser Alpha One 1998-2013 MerCruiser Bravo One 1998-2013 MerCruiser Bravo Two 1998-2013 MerCruiser Bravo Three

 

And these engines — all are 1998-2013:

3.0 L 4.3 L 5.0 L 5.7 L 350 Mag MX 6.2 L 454 Mag 502 Mag 496 Mag 496 Mag HO 7.4 L MPI

You can see the manual, it’s table of contents, and other information here.… Read the rest

New Motorcycle Manual from Clymer

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We have a new manual available for Honda riders.  It covers all Honda VT750 Shadow Shaft Drive motorcycles, model years 2004-2013.

As with all our manuals, it includes step-by-step instructions for common maintenance and repair tasks with detailed photographs. The manual was created by our expert mechanics after completely tearing down and rebuilding the bike in question.  There are sections on maintenance & tune-up, troubleshooting, engine, brakes, cooling system, and more, including a look at the electrical system and color wiring diagrams.

Here are the models covered:

2004-2009 VT750C Aero 2007-2009 VT750C2 Spirit 2010-2013 VT750C2B Phantom 2011-2013 VT750C Aero 2012-2013 VT750C2 Spirit

 

Check it out here.… Read the rest

8 Reasons You Need A Clymer Manual

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Some enthusiast riders visit a mechanic every time their motorcycle needs service. That’s okay, but not for everyone. Motorcycle mechanics can charge a premium cost for simple maintenance anyone can do. There is also a time penalty involved in having to locate a place that works on your old and rare BMW/Ducati/Triumph or whatever you ride. For the DIY motorcycle enthusiast, here is a good look at why a Clymer manual can be the best tool in your toolbox.

 

1.    Written from Experience

Every Clymer manual is written during a complete tear down and rebuild of the entire motorcycle. Each manual is specifically made just for that specific make and model of motorcycle.… Read the rest

Different Types of ATVs

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ATVs are as varied as their riders, all with different acceleration, rider and cargo capacities, handling characteristics, and ground clearance. With all these options, how do you keep it all straight? Fortunately, the ATV market is broken into some fairly straightforward segments.

Utility

If you are an avid hunter, camper, or own a ranch or farm, odds are you have spent some time on one of these big guys. The muscled up utility class is designed to be tough enough for serious work, and buyers responded by making this the most popular class of quads in North America. UTVs have a bigger engine than most other ATVs, which provides a ton of torque for crossing the worst terrain.… Read the rest