FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
I get the thinking behind selling paper copies only of the factory service manuals and protecting the copyrights on them. As a moderator here, I police that right. However, it has become the industry standard to put owner's manuals online. They really don't have a target audience beyond bike owners and those interested in buying. Having access to the owners manual may even influence sales in your favor. People who buy used bikes often don't get a manual and every bike owner ought to have a right to an owner's manual.