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Is there a concise, correct factory service manual?


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I downloaded the V11 factory manual, printed it two-sided, placed it in a binder and then was left confused.

It's in three languages, but not 100% content for each. In addition it seems out of order, portions missing altogether. Lastly, it's awful, not much in the way of step by step repairs. I  looked for fork seals and by the time I deciphered Marzocchi vs Öhlins, English, Italian and German, I was left with not much more than a parts schematic. 

What am I missing, can ya help?

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Sounds like you have the second V11 Workshop Manual. IIRC, the first edition is more complete. Probably still in three languages and not the kind of detail you would expect to find in a Japanese shop manual or a Bentley Manual for a passenger car.

 Pretty sure there are links at Gregory Bender's thisoldtractor . . .

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thisoldtractor is where i downloaded these, appreciative of it. I'll go back and give it another look, thank you.

Having recently completely rebuilt a 1982 Honda GL500 from their Factory Service Manual, I may have high expectations, lol.

 

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Yeah, to complicate matters further, your 2003 Naked is built entirely like a 2002. Much of the 1999-2001 Workshop Manual applies, but not all. So, you'll still need both manuals. And an Owners Manual .

Best news: there is a place called V11LeMans.com that will receive you with open arms ! :grin:  :luigi:  :drink:

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V11LeMans.com and yourself have truly proven your worth. Thank you so much.

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37 minutes ago, Lucky Phil said:

"Is there a concise correct factory service manual"

No. It's an Italian motorcycle.

Phil

Too funny. To wit:

V11LM.com - Technical Topics . . . 107.7k posts

                       24/7 V11  .  .   .  .  .  .   77.7k posts

                        How To . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.1k posts

 

 That is a lot of sevens! :grin:  And a lotta-a lot of "kays"! :sun:

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22 minutes ago, docc said:

Too funny. To wit:

V11LM.com - Technical Topics . . . 107.7k posts

                       24/7 V11  .  .   .  .  .  .   77.7k posts

                        How To . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.1k posts

 

 That is a lot of sevens! :grin:  And a lotta-a lot of "kays"! :sun:

As a fellow Aircraft engineer told me early in my career (when an engineer could still use his judgment on airworthiness issues) "The maintenance manual is there for the guidance of the wise and the blind obedience of fools"

Applies to translated Italian motorcycle shop manuals as well.

Phil

 

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23 minutes ago, Lucky Phil said:

As a fellow Aircraft engineer told me early in my career (when an engineer could still use his judgment on airworthiness issues) "The maintenance manual is there for the guidance of the wise and the blind obedience of fools"

Applies to translated Italian motorcycle shop manuals as well.

Phil

 

Haha, exactly why, at V11Lemans.com, "Operators are standing by" . . . . 

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I love this analogy (that I will paraphrase) from weather forecasting models:
 

"Some models (manuals) are helpful, all models (manuals) are wrong."

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