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Awesome! Do the manuals usually come before the bikes?
 

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subscribed! how soon is soon? :D
 

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The MSX handbook / service details are already on-line here, probably not a lot of difference between Euro / US models. A workshop manual would be good, but there is also a parts blow-up here as well.

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Do you happen to know the service intervals for the valves? I can't imagine it would be too hard to do.

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Do the manuals usually come before the bikes? Well, the last new Honda I got was when the 250 Elsinore (CR250) came out. The answer then was, "definitely not." Went all season and into the winter without a book. When it finally came out, the bike was obsolete. I don't think they do it that way any more.
 

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I hope it has a valve adjustment that you can do yourself, without messing with bucket shims and special tools. Loved my Super 90 for its ease of self-maintenance.
 

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I think a nice web based full service manual would be nice.
 

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Thanks! :bike6_smilie:
 

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Given the size and simplicity of the engine and frame I'm reckoning this bike would probably be really nice to work with.

First thing I ever tinkered with was a Honda Cub 50 that we picked up for free after someone in the local shop wanted rid of it when we were about 14. Took it straight up the youth club feeling well pleased with ourselves.
 

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The smaller the engine the easier...I don't trust the fuel injection though. I almost would rather have carbs. Call me old school, but I ride a Honda Cb350 and I love the fact I can work on any aspect of that bike.
 

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The smaller the engine the easier...I don't trust the fuel injection though. I almost would rather have carbs. Call me old school, but I ride a Honda Cb350 and I love the fact I can work on any aspect of that bike.
I agree to a point. Carbs are leaps and bounds easier to work on by yourself. And you need to have the discipline to maintain them. But I've been spoiled by injectors over time. And the cost to repair injectors is enormous compared to carbs.

It's NERF, or nuthin....
 

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Havent gotten a book yet. often times we get the bikes before the books. just did a service on a cb1100f and the book came a week later...

im gonna try to post up as soon as i get the valve spec. im betting its gonna be very similar to the spec for the new crf110
 

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The smaller the engine the easier...I don't trust the fuel injection though. I almost would rather have carbs. Call me old school, but I ride a Honda Cb350 and I love the fact I can work on any aspect of that bike.
Fuel injection is a necessity these days in order to meet the pollution limits - same reason the exhaust has to have a catalitic converter. Probably why the engine can only develop 10 hp as it is being strangled!
 
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