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post #1 of 29 Old 02-14-2020, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Factory Service Manual 03 250

I was wondering about the Factory sevice maual that the dealership mechanics use. Do you think it's worth the money? How do I go about getting one?
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post #2 of 29 Old 02-15-2020, 08:39 AM
 
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I bought one on ebay.

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Definitely worth the money if you want to work on your bike. Will usually pay for itself the first time you do a repair. I suggest the Honda and Haynes manuals in that order. Clymer manual not as good since they didn't update a lot of information on the changes between the first and second generations.

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2nd generation Rebel oem service manual can be downloaded from archive.org
be advised the wiring diagram is not the correct one for 96-2016 Rebels

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Haynes manual is not always clear, especially to those those that lack experience. Like me. So I hope the OEM manual will fill the gap.
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I bought one on ebay.
What is it like? Did it meet your expectations?
If I ever have to do any major engine repair...I'm going to have to have something more than a Haynes manual. I hope the OEM will fill the void. And I'm going to need a bunch of tools that I may only use once.
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2nd generation Rebel oem service manual can be downloaded from archive.org
be advised the wiring diagram is not the correct one for 96-2016 Rebels
I went to one of those download sites already and looks like I need my own computer. I dont have one. My phone is my only computer for now. And this one site cant give you an exact description of what you are going to buy. I dont trust that. Some bad reviews for this site. Like having to download another program that you have to pay for to get the book you paid for. I'll just stick to paper for now.
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Definitely worth the money if you want to work on your bike. Will usually pay for itself the first time you do a repair. I suggest the Honda and Haynes manuals in that order. Clymer manual not as good since they didn't update a lot of information on the changes between the first and second
generations.
I hope so.
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I found a new Honda service manual on ebay for $20 a few years back.

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post #10 of 29 Old 02-16-2020, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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I found a new Honda service manual on ebay for $20 a few years back.
Are you talking about the same thing? 20? WOW! How do you do it?
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