It is safe to say that JeF4y at CBR600F4.com really likes the 4th generation 600cc Honda sportbike. He knows these bikes inside and out, because he rides, repairs, and races them. The folks here at Clymer were wondering, what would he think of our new (at the time) service manual for the 1999-2006 Honda CBR600F4? Especially considering he has significant exposure to the official Honda service manual?
If you aren’t familiar with the Clymer Workshop manuals, they are 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, our 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! No matter what you ride, the most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual.
Take it away JeF4y:
I’ve always been a factory manual kinda guy, so I was somewhat skeptical when Clymer contacted me asking if I’d like a manual to review for all of you. Being in the middle of tearing down a pair of F4 motors, I figured it’d be the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.
2 days later, and it’s here.
The manual at a glance is different from the factory service manual in that it’s twice as thick, and covers not only the F4, but also the F4i.
Flipping through the pages, it becomes obvious why the manual is thicker. It is LOADED with pictures. A quick comparison from Clymer for pages & images compared to the factory manual is 576:301, and 5:1 for pics. That’s pretty significant when it comes to a maintenance manual.
So I headed to the basement with factory and Clymer manual under my arm, and went for the motors.
1999-2000 Honda CBR600F4
2001-2006 Honda CBR600F4i
1999-2000 Honda CBR600F (GB)
2001-2006 Honda CBR600F SPORT (GB)
Get your own copy of the manual here: 1999-2006 Honda CBR600F4 & CBR600F4i Manual