Many riders find that working on a bike or ATV can be just about as much fun and rewarding as riding—it’s often an integral part of the ownership experience. So if you're not afraid of getting your hands dirty you can order a Service Manual or Owner's Manual for your motorcycle, ATV, MUV or scooter through Helm Inc. (www.helminc.com) and use these publications to guide you through the ministrations you apply to your ride.
On the Helm site you’ll find a menu option that leads to the factory-issued owner's guide for your specific machine. Information within each model specific manual has been developed by Honda to give owners a basic understanding of the operation of their Honda vehicle. These manuals also provide important safety information, service and maintenance schedules, storage information and recommendations for appearance care. These owner's manuals include technical information, instructions for routine maintenance including oil change information, as well as a basic troubleshooting guide.
In addition, many owners also like to have a copy of the Honda Motorcycle Common Service Manual on hand because it outlines all service and repair procedures commonly used in the motorcycle service shop environment. This manual is an invaluable resource for all students of motorcycle technology in general and Honda technology in particular. All motorcycle operating systems are explained in detail with easy-to-read text supported by high-quality illustrations. Each section begins with an outline of operational theory, continues with a detail of the various types of technology used by Honda over the years, and then follows up with troubleshooting and repair procedures.
In fact, you might want to pick up some of these publications just to have on hand for leisure reading; it’s a great way to get up to speed on some of the more technical aspects of the sport without leaving the comfort of your own home!