Best XRL service manual???

6 replies to this topic
  • squatpuke

Posted November 11, 2006 - 10:10 AM


Are there only two? Honda's (isn't that Helm?) and Clymer ?

Which is the best for a noob?

'07 XRL

  • Jeff@TheQuadShop

Posted November 11, 2006 - 10:28 AM


The OEM Honda manuals for sure.

  • creeky

Posted November 11, 2006 - 10:33 AM


I prefer the Honda manual, however the Clymer manuals frequently have tips and explanations that are helpful, especially to a noob, so I have both manuals.

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  • iride

Posted December 20, 2006 - 04:29 PM


the clymer manual completely sucks. you have to dig thru many years of different models, and then you'll be lucky if you find what you need. a big waste of money.

  • michhub

Posted December 20, 2006 - 05:29 PM


+1 on the factory manual, it covers details & procedures the clymer and others don't describe in enough detail...


  • rebelventurer

Posted December 20, 2006 - 05:59 PM


definately the honda manual. I got mine on disk from ebay for $15. Its great I just print the pages I need and dont have to worry about greasy fingerprints, or damaging a paper manual. Helm is a company that purchases marketing rights to the oem manuals, there great if you need automotive info that comes straight from manufacturer, but very pricey.

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted December 20, 2006 - 06:42 PM


clymer sucks....isnt even worthy of starting a fire.

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