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1974-1977 HONDA 250cc & 360cc TWIN SERVICE MANUAL PREVIEW

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals vintage Honda 250cc and 360cc twin service manual covers all 1974-1977 variations (CB250, CJ250, CB360, CL360, and CJ360) of this last of the classic Honda twins. Taking the CB350 twin, Honda evolved the bike with more displacement, a 6 speed transmission (in most applications) and numerous other improvements, while keeping the classic look. The Clymer manual for this bike is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them!… Read the rest

1996-2004 Honda XR400R Off-Road Motorcycle Service Manual

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Honda XR400R service manual covers all 1996-2004 versions of this just right sized Honda enduro bike. You can choose from the traditional paperback print version, or a new mobile friendly online manual. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.… Read the rest

USER REVIEW | 1986-2006 KAWASAKI CONCOURS SERVICE MANUAL

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Always nice to get positive feedback from you, our customers. This testimonial came to us from a Pete, a motorcycle rider in the Netherlands who bought both the old school paper manual for use in the workshop, as well as the online version for mobile use on his phone while out on the road. The 1986-2006 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours sport touring bike is a Ninja with hard bags and a more comfortable riding position. Our mobile friendly manual is just the thing when you are hundreds of miles from home, straightening the curves of a mountain pass, and your bike starts to act up.… Read the rest

2003-2013 HONDA CRF230 DIRT BIKE SERVICE MANUAL

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Honda CRF230 service manual covers all 2003-2013 versions of this simple but fun, nearly bulletproof, air-cooled Honda dirt bike. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. But many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.

 

If you enjoy riding a Honda CRF230F, CRF230L, or CRF230M, you ought to get the Clymer motorcycle service manual to help with maintenance, troubleshooting & repair.… Read the rest

The 3rd Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show – L.A., CA

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The third annual Women’s Motorcycle Show put on by Moto Lady and the Lucky Wheels DIY Garage in L.A., happened this past weekend and it was so much larger than expected it got raided and shut down by the police. It seems they thought there was some street racing going on, or possibly that it was a big outlaw biker club rally. Nevertheless, everyone had a good time and some talented ladies got to show off the bikes they had built or at least commissioned.

 

 

 

No matter whether you like new bikes or old, sportbikes or cruisers, there was something for everyone at the show, plus music, welding and blacksmithing demonstrations, snacks, and a raffle with many valuable prizes.… Read the rest

Vintage British Street Bike Collection Service Manual

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What’s in your toolbox? If love classic British twins, you need to get yourself a copy of the Clymer Collection Series – British Street Bike Service Manual. An updated reprint of the manual we first put out when these bikes were the latest and greatest, it covers BSA 500 cc and 650 cc unit twins from 1963-1972, Norton 750 cc and 850 cc twins from 1969-1975, and Triumph 500 cc, 650 cc, and 750 cc twins from 1963-1979. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM “factory” manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically for the first time user.… Read the rest

Floyd Clymer – Motorcycle Pioneer and Our Founder

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The wider world first heard of Floyd Clymer when he and his younger brother attempted to set a record by driving from Denver, CO to Spokane, WA in 1910. When he was just 14 years old. While that may seem like a young age to be engaging in such daredevil pursuits, he had already been driving a car for seven years and selling them for four.

 

While the two of them did not make it all the way to their destination in Washington (due to lack of driveable roads, and a car that needed constant repair), he never stopped being a fan and booster of early motorized transport.… Read the rest

1995-2000 Suzuki Bandit 600 Service Manual

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, not the expert mechanic. But many experts still swear by them! Thanks to the spark of passion from early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer, our founder, we understand motorcycles and motorcyclists. With a Clymer manual for the 1995-2000 Suzuki Bandit 600, you can rest easy knowing how to safely repair your motorcycle if something goes wrong. This maintenance and repair manual covers all the common service needs of the Suzuki GSF600 and GSF600S Bandit, and even jobs you may never need to do, like complete engine overhauls. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are written for the professional motorcycle mechanic and full of professional jargon, Clymer shop manuals detail every step of the job with understandable descriptions and plenty of pictures. These books are designed specifically for the first time mehcnaic.… Read the rest

Suzuki RV90 Vintage Motorcycle Walk Around

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Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90J on display at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This vintage Japanese play bike won the Constellation Award sponsored by Motorcycle Closeouts. While we don’t have a manual that covers this Suzuki specifically, most of the information you need is in the TS/TC90 section of our Vintage Collection Volume 2, which covers all of them from 1970-72, and the later 100cc versions.

The Fun and Functional RV90

Using the same motor as the Suzuki TS90 Honcho and TC90 Blazer, the RV90 Rover was made to be simpler and more fun.… Read the rest

The Perfect Off-Season Gift for Motorcycle Enthusiasts

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Seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and motorcycle riders much the same. As the weather turns colder, deciduous trees lose their leaves, migratory animals head for warmer southern climes, and riders put their motorcycles away. For those who love to ride, snow and freezing weather couldn’t be more of a downer. To keep from going completely stir crazy, many turn to motorcycle magazines and fond memories, but these can only go so far to ease an itchy throttle hand. One of our manuals makes a great gift for those taking on a winter restoration or improvement project, but what if it is too cold in the garage?… Read the rest