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Free Advice Can Cost You

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The internet is a great place to get information and advice, but when you’re dealing with the complicated machinery of an engine, forums filled with advice from random people may not be the best place to start.

Haynes recently did a review of automotive advice in forums and found that “two-thirds of the free advice was found to be incorrect or missing information.” The advice was reviewed by ASE certified mechanics who warned that some of the advice could end up costing DIYers thousands of dollars. So much for it being free.

Read the entire article, including a review of OEM manuals and an explanation of the process Haynes uses to create its manuals here:

BTW, if the Haynes process looks familiar, that’s because Clymer writes our manuals the same way.… Read the rest

Clymer Updates Coverage for Yamaha Royal Star Now Covering 1996-2013

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Clymer has just updated their coverage of Yamaha Royal Star now covering all models from 1996-2013. Part number M374-2.

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 workarounds to make each fix as simple as possible.… Read the rest