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Old 10-05-2004, 09:02 PM
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What's up? This is my first post, but I'm hoping you guys can give me some help. I have just purchased a 2001 yz426f and I'm wondering where might be the best place (online, perferably ) to find a factory service manual. The previous owner didn't have even the owners manual, and being the first dirt bike I've owned in about 8 yrs, I want to make sure to take care of it. Thanks for any help, Charlie
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Old 10-05-2004, 09:07 PM
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i dont think u can find a service manuel on the internet u should go and buy one at a local motorcyle shop, i know clymer makes one for about $30.00
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:03 PM
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Get a factory Yamaha manual. Clymers suck and Haynes manuals are only slightly better. Yes, both are better than nothing, but the factory manual is the best and it's available, so that's the logical choice.
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:29 PM
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I bought the Yamaha manual off the Yamaha website for $60 and honestly, I'm not too impressed. It's nice to have, but there's not much technical info in there. Basically, there's a lot of places in the manual where it tells you to do something but doesn't explain how to do it. Also, I remember seeing somewhere that there are three different types of manuals offered by Yamaha: an owner's manual, an owner's service manual, and a mechanic's service manual. I would have liked to get the mechanic's manual but the only one available on the website is the owner's service manual. Long post, sorry...hope this helps!
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OK, but at least the torque specs and such are correct in the Yamaha manual. That's frequently not the case with Clymer and Haynes manuals.
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Old 10-06-2004, 05:45 PM
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ya there is torque specs in the clymers
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:29 AM
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Yes, and they're also frequently wrong. Wrong data is no better, and sometimes worse, than no data at all.
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:13 AM
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kingsizechuck.......
Do a search for "Motorcycle Manuals".
There is a ton of manual information out there for different prices, however I feel in manuals, you tend to get what you pay for.
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:28 AM
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Manual in PDF file at Garrett's site

Kingsize,
Go to the Garrett Berg section and find the link to his Motoman393 site. There is a PDF file with the manual you need for downloading. Just print it out when you get done with the down load.

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Old 10-07-2004, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for the help, the factory owners manual helps alot. Anyone know where I can possibly get my hands on the Yamaha mechanics service manual? I would just like as much info as possible. Thanks again, Charlie
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:38 AM
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Service manual

Kingsize,
The manual at Garrett's site is a service manual. These come with a new YZ purchase. Yamaha of Troy lists them in the OEM parts fiches for $53.00. Good luck with your search.

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Old 10-11-2004, 10:11 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. The more I look through this, it looks like it should do just fine. Charlie
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