Motorcycle, MX, ATV Quad workshop & service manual CD

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Buying a Motorcycle or ATV Quad workshop and service manual

Without doubt there is nothing better than getting home your new quad or ATV and hopefully it’s the start of a long fun relationship

Rule one is get to know your new baby and find out all you can about her

Best way is through a workshop manual or service manual, yep owners manuals are good for basic data and daily checks etc but for more detail get a factory backed manual

Back up copies of work shop manuals are now available for all the popular models:


But you have to be careful and check the specification of manual you are buying. ATV, Quad and Moto cross or Enduro wise its not so bad most large ATVs are US made and similar in spec to EEC models except for the Californian versions

Even a Californian manual is great for looking up torque settings and chassis queries and general disassembly, maintenance and re assembly but be warned major differences can be found on wiring diagrams, carbs, exhaust systems, and base engine settings which if applied to a UK or EEC model would end in tears and a large bill!   

Also when selecting your manual be careful not to just buy a supplement for your specific year, as vehicles get modified by the factory supplementary editions are published but must be used with the original base manual otherwise you can be half way through a job and be missing the essential data!

Generally I have found the following versions to be 100% reliable and effective:

Japanese Brands Recommended Service Manuals:

Honda TRX250, TRX400EX, CR250, CRF450, Pilot FL400R 

Suzuki LTZ400, LTR450

Yamaha Banshee, Raptor 700, Raptor 660, Rhino 660, YFZ450, Blaster 200, YZF450, WR250, WR450, YZ250, Kodiak 400, Kodiak 450, Warrior     

Kawasaki KX250F, KX450F, KFX700 

Polaris Predator 500

Bombardier all models

NON Japanese Brands Recommended Service Manuals:

SMC 250 twin including Triton

Apache & Barossa 250 Twin,

Apache (CPI) RLX 100 

ADLY 300 Thunderbike, Moto-roma 300 Urban quad, Quadzilla 300SE 4 Valve Hercules


Kymco MAXXER 300, MXU150 MXU300, MXU250

Linhai – Quadzilla 300, 2wd 4x4 260 300 Hytrack

PGO Bugxter 150 Bugrider 150 Bugrider 250

Hyosung  GT650, GT 125, GT 250, GV125, GV250, GV650, RT125, RX125 

Dinli DMX 270 DMX450

Masai A450 A300

And if you dont want to wait for the CD to arrive in the post and have a broadband connection many companies now offer a download option so you can get it real quick !!  


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