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
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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, thanks to the passion of early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer, our founder. With a Clymer manual for your 1995-2000 Suzuki Bandit 600, you can rest easy knowing that you can safely repair your own motorcycle if something were to ever go wrong. Our manual covers all the common service needs of the Suzuki GSF600 and GSF600S Bandit, and and even jobs you may never need to do, like engine overhauls. Unlike OEM factory manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals detail every step of the job with understandable descriptions and plenty of pictures, designed specifically for the first time user.… Read the rest
What’s in your toolbox? The Clymer Manual is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, and has been since early motorcycle enthusiast Floyd Clymer started them decades ago. Learn to take proper care of your 1996-2000 Suzuki RM125 dirt bike with our Suzuki RM125 Manual, which details not only routine maintenance and service, but full engine and suspension overhauls as well. Unlike OEM factory manuals, which are designed for the professional motorbike mechanic, Clymer shop manuals use language and pictures targeted specifically to help the first time user. The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, so get one today.… Read the rest
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
Clymer customers and fans like to work on their bikes themselves. Whenever possible you guys are rolling up your sleeves to perform everything from routine maintenance to complete rebuild/restoration projects. That’s what we love about you.
The internet has made it even easier to get your hands on repair resources like schematics, “how to” blog posts, and even videos. But when you put your greasy hands on that smartphone or tablet to swipe on to the next screen or zoom in on a diagram you risk ruining the device.
Our partners over at Haynes have come up with a solution. Check it out:
Best of all, this trick works for more than just repairs. If you’re out riding in the rain or snow and afraid that your phone or ipod or whatever is going to fall into a puddle or snowdrift, this solves that. It’s also great for checking your GPS on a wet ride.… Read the rest