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Any thoughts on which is better. Getting ready to order one or the other and curious if the Honda Svc Manual is worth the additional 20 bucks.

Nevermind, I see this was posted before and read the thread. Still figuring the site out....
 

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S'ok. If you never make a mistake, it's cause you ain't doing nothin'!
 

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if you have high speed internet, there is a 1300 honda shop manual available on the cafe for free download. Imho the Honda shop manual is better, although the Clymer manual isnt at all bad. Bry :choppersm
 

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Bryan,
I've seen the Clymer, and did what you just mentioned - download the PDF version of Honda's manual. Both are good, but Honda manual looks to have better step by step detail.
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Chip
 

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One thing the Honda Manual doesn’t have that the Clymer does is a color-coded complete wiring diagram in the back of the manual.

This is how I made the decision, with all the Honda 1300 manual versions that can be downloaded on the forum, plus the Clymer in my hand I believe anything I could handle is covered.

Plus with all the help from the guys here on the forum with years of hands on experience, I would be able to do anything pertaining to the maintenance schedules and anything short of a major overhaul.

When it goes beyond what I can handle then I will take it to someone (like Bill) with the necessary special tools and knowledge to perform the work. (Stealer will be my last resort)
 

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i have both and bounce info from each.
 

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i have both and bounce info from each.
I agree. It's nice to have both. If I don't need a lot of detail, I tend to grab the Clymer. I actually bought the Clymer first ( found it on ebay for $20) then ran across a Honda manual on Craig's list for $15.
 
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