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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Service manual

The Valkyrie service manual is around $50, which is a lot of money.

But I have to admit that it is well worth the price and it is fascinating to read.

I wish they had a PDF version that I could put on my iPad but I suppose that would lead to people giving the PDF away. I can't picture anyone scanning in a whole book, but I have seen a CBR1000RR service manual that was scanned from the book. (It was a big file!)

Anyways, most of the book has stuff you (hopefully) will never need, but the sections on wiring locations and routing, maintenance tasks and stuff like that are really helpful. The maintenance section goes into a lot more detail than the owner's manual.

http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2...R00&itemtype=N

If you have a very specific question about something from the service manual I am willing to look it up for you, but I have no intention of doing a lot of work or "stealing" from the people who make the manual.

An example might be:

Question: What is the alternator output?
Answer: 1.2kW at 5000RPM

(That's 1200 watts! And with all of the lights being LED, there is a lot of room for electrical accessories. Basically it is the same alternator that a Gold Wing has.)
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Check E-Bay, I just got the 2014 Valkyrie Factory Service manual for $38.00 Shipped
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^ Yup.

Usually you can find them online for cheap, which to me $30-40 is cheap, at least applying what you learn, you can make back your money on the first job you do.



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http://www.service-shop-repair-manua...repair-manual/

$40 plus $6 shipping
Quick delivery
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Those manuals are "pirated" copies of the real Helm manual. I have been told they are very high quality and even include the colored fold out electrical diagrams.

However, the OEM manual is only a few dollars more and it is the "right thing to do".

Ethical "dilemmas" like the situation here tell others a great deal about our character. (IMO)

YMMV.
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Who are you to question my character? Maybe you think that you are with the manual police? For your information I was not aware that these were pirated. I didn't ask your opinion. I'm on quite a few forums and there is always at least one righteous jerk.
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Gold Star,
Thanks for the link to Service Manuel.
I just ordered on.
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I'm to opposite. Apparently my poor lack of character makes me feel bad if I don't get a pirated copy for cheap. Paying full price for something I can get for less or free is against my moral code.



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not to mention that they charge a bit too much for a copy from Honda
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Got my Service Manual today Jan 25 th $ 52.00
Took 7 days to get here
Not bad
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