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I just bought a new '08 XL 1200 C (yes, I did say new! She only had 11 miles on her when I test rode her) and although she is covered under warranty, I want to be able to do minor repairs and tweaks myself. Can anyone recommend a GOOD repair manual? I know that Haynes, Chilton, and Clymer (to name a few) all make a manual for this bike, but I'd like to get your opinion on which one you think is the best.
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Factory service manual is pretty good and detailed. I don't have their repair manual so I can't comment about that.
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I know that Haynes, Chilton, and Clymer (to name a few) all make a manual for this bike, but I'd like to get your opinion on which one you think is the best.
Actually Chilton hasn't made a motorcycle specific manual for more than 2 decades.

Haynes and Clymer may have something available, but it's not worth the small $$ savings when the Harley OEM manuals are so well done.
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Does the HD manual provide the part numbers?
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My only beef with the HD service manual is they don't tell you what size nut or bolt you're trying to loosen/tighten.
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Great, thanks for your help. It sounds like my best option is the HD manual. Time to check out Ebay and Amazon since I'm sure the dealer wants an arm and a leg for it. Any other recommendations on where I can pick one up fairly inexpensively?
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I just called each dealer until I found one who had one. It was $60 something and change.
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Toolgirl, while you're at it, you might consider the Fix My Hog DVD along with the service manual. For me, I look at the service manual and then "watch" them performing that particular maintenance.
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