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Can't believe I just paid $100 for a 2002 Factory Service Manual.

Maybe I'm getting cheap in my older age but that seems high for an old book.

Is it just me?
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Depends on how helpful/urgent it is. As with many things in our hobby the price you can expect to sell something at seems far less than what you can get it for (which makes no sense on second hand markets until you factor in time. If you can wait for someone to crash, get scared if bikes, or simply come accross an urgent need for money you could've probably done alot better)

Most important thing is you have it now, and it will be crisp and in color (alot of those fsm's for a song are just copywrited with a copy machine, not a statementof my view on copyright law, just a fact) I'd say good deal or not, it's money well spent.

Thats the most important tool for any bike right there!
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Depends on how helpful/urgent it is. As with many things in our hobby the price you can expect to sell something at seems far less than what you can get it for (which makes no sense on second hand markets until you factor in time. If you can wait for someone to crash, get scared if bikes, or simply come accross an urgent need for money you could've probably done alot better)

Most important thing is you have it now, and it will be crisp and in color (alot of those fsm's for a song are just copywrited with a copy machine, not a statementof my view on copyright law, just a fact) I'd say good deal or not, it's money well spent.

Thats the most important tool for any bike right there!

Yeah, I suppose it's just an hour of shop time.
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You can thank the ,“shoe salesman”, for that. Every H.D. Part costs are sky rocketing. Short term profit at the expense of long term stability.
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Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you’re stupid and you make bad decisions...
Dammit boy...….
That made my stomach muscles hurt...
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Didn't H-D open up their library online, you should access their manuals for free.
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I'm gonna toot my own horn and say that I got my service manual, electrical manual, and parts guide for $20 each off the clearance table at my dealer.
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Can't believe I just paid $100 for a 2002 Factory Service Manual.

Maybe I'm getting cheap in my older age but that seems high for an old book.

Is it just me?
I payed the same for my 2001... in 2001...
Tha's annoying was it when I sold her... when a clerk at the dealer asked me to return it... for free...

For my 2017 payed more... if I remember well 150 euros
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I paid $129 ? for my '06 (new) FSM in 2014. I now buy any manual thru Barnes and Noble used books.
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Luckily mine came with my bike!
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