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post #1 of 8 Old 02-27-2005, 02:05 PM
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Service manual recommendation?

I have a new V-Strom 650 and want to do much of the maintenance. Can anyone suggest a good service manual and where to purchase it? Is the OEM Suzuki a good service manual and if so, where can I find the best price?

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-28-2005, 11:05 AM
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The first purchase I make after buying a bike is the OEM manual. If its good enough for guys servesing these bikes, its good enough for me.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-28-2005, 10:25 PM
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I bought an OEM (Suzuki) manual from these guys:

http://www.RepairManual.com

Total was almost $72 with shipping.
I got it for the same reason wingman stated.

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repair manuals

As far as I know there are two options. The factory book and the Haynes publishing company book which costs about half. I own both actually and I think either one would be fine for almost any procedure you can imagine. The Haynes book is hardcover and would likely hold up well to years of workshop duty.

I think our excellent host Brendan may be offering the Haynes manual to Stromtroopers as a way to help support this great forum. But I hope I am not letting the cat out of the bag by mentioning this...

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-06-2005, 07:00 PM
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Ooops.

Boy do I feel stupid. I just remembered the Haynes manual is for the DL 1000. Sorry everyone. It could be the factory book is the only choice for the wee Strom at this point. I am pretty well plugged into the book biz, so if I find otherwise, I will let everyone know. Again, sorry for the confusion.

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Service Manual

Scroll down on this linked page. You will find an online service manual and parts catalog for both the DL650 and DL1000.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom.html
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PDF copies

Wow. PDF files of the Suzuki manuals. Do you think Suzuki knows about this?

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'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-08-2005, 01:15 PM
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Re: Service Manual

I down loaded both. Thanks very much for the very useful suggestion.

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Scroll down on this linked page. You will find an online service manual and parts catalog for both the DL650 and DL1000.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom.html
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