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Essential Shop Manuals

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Jeremy, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy

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    I just purchased my first Norton, a beautiful '71 Commando, and am looking for advice regarding the best shop manuals for the bike.

    Obviously I presume a lot of repair/upkeep knowledge comes from experience but I believe the previous owner of my bike would personally track me down and cut my motorcycle career violently short should anything happen to this bike.

    I merely would like to decrease the odds of this happening.

    Thanks,
    Jeremy
     
  2. Richard

    Richard

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    Can I add a follow up comment to that - which is better, the Haynes/Clymer manual or the original Norton workshop manual in terms assisting the home mechanic?

    (I have a Haynes - should I buy the Norton workshop manual?)

    Thanks.
     
  3. road_thing

    road_thing

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    Gents, I have both the Norton factory manual and the Haynes manual, and I use them both. Mostly, they're just about identical, but occasionally I'll find that something isn't completely clear (at least not to me! :oops: ) in one or the other, and having a backup is handy.

    For the price, I think it's worth having more than one source of information.
     
  4. Richard

    Richard

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    Thanks R-T.

    Jeremy, to get an idea of whats available look at the following site:
    http://merlinbooks.com/

    Shows the factory manual, owners handbooks and the Haynes Manual at the bottom.

    Good weekend to all.
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy

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    Thanks!

    good to know. I'll track them down. I'm grateful.
    Jeremy
     
  6. DaveC

    DaveC

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    May 22, 2003
    Shop Manuals

    Greetings Jeremy...

    Enjoy your Norton! Working on the bike is a major part (to me) in the enjoyment and familiarity of the bike.

    I purchased the Shop Manual and the Parts Manual, scanned the pages in before they got too greasy for back ups later on.

    I have found both to be indispensable, along with an English to American dictionary.

    Good luck...

    DaveC
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    You should try to get a copy of the Noton riders hand book and the leaflet 117/3 hints and tips for Amal carburetters
     

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