Some might consider one hand tool or another to be the most important in the toolbox, but it’s more likely that neither of the two most important tools you can have would fit there. Of course, we’re talking about your brain and a repair manual – both would get dirty or damaged in the average DIY toolbox. The reason we say this is because no matter what tools you own or what mechanical aptitude you have, you can’t really fix your Honda without the specific information only a Honda repair manual can provide.
Without a repair manual, at best, you might waste some time or break something. At worst, you could damage your bike or yourself. Time to break out a repair manual and get the job done, right. Not all repair manuals are created equal, however, and we think you should consider a Clymer motorcycle repair manual.
Clymer Repair Manual vs Honda Repair Manual
Some modern factory repair manuals are only available online, and some vintage factory repair manuals may be difficult to find. Even then, a factory repair manual might not be the best repair manual for DIY Honda repair. Factory repair manuals always refer to factory special tools, which may be impossible for a DIYer to access. If you’re friendly with a local bike shop, you might be able to borrow a tool, but it’s highly unlikely. Also, the factory repair manual is written for the professional and includes numerous repair procedures you’ll never use, since they cover everything, including uncommon repairs.
A Clymer Repair Manual, on the other hand, is written for DIY Honda repair guys, using readily-available hand tools. All common and many uncommon Honda repair procedures are written and photographed as experienced motorcycle technicians completely tear down and rebuild a bike. Step-by-step photographs and instructions give you a good idea of what you’re looking at, and exploded parts diagrams show you how everything fits together. Routine maintenance, troubleshooting steps, and engine/transmission overhaul are all covered, step by step, with plenty of other features to help you keep your bike running for the long haul. Some Clymer Repair Manuals are also available in online formats.
With over 60 Honda Clymer Repair Manuals, from early-60s minibikes to the latest Honda cruisers and Honda sport bikes, Clymer Manuals has your repair knowledge needs covered. A quick online search might get you a diagram or a forum, but you’ll be left to your own devices to figure out the rest. Before you put a tool to your prized Honda, get yourself a repair manual and take the time to understand the tools, parts, supplies, and steps involved in whatever maintenance or repair you have planned. With a Clymer Repair Manual and a good set of tools, your Honda is as good as fixed.