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Chance it!

Buy one; if you don't like it, get the other!

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My literary review: Clymer caters more to those with limited experience than Kawasaki; the Kawasaki's quantifiable data may exist in more detail. (Opinion derived from Generation 1 library.)
 

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Does clymer have all of the twerk ratings and part numbers like the Kawasaki which I think has all of that stuff?

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My literary review: Clymer caters more to those with limited experience than Kawasaki; the Kawasaki's quantifiable data may exist in more detail. (Opinion derived from Generation 1 library.)
 

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Does clymer have all of the twerk ratings and part numbers like the Kawasaki which I think has all of that stuff?
Paulyvatz, I think myself incapable of advising you on the decision of which service manual to buy. I do not wish to be complicit in the event of a drastic tragedy, and its consequences, should you buy the wrong one. As Johnny Cash once sang, "You've got to walk it by yourself."

Best of luck with your decision.
 

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I have both Kawasaki and Clymer manuals. Buying both will set you back a benjie and it will be one of the best investments you can make.

If you use them to perform one hour's worth of service at the dealership you will have broken even. After that, them books is paying you. It's the only accessory you will have that will be, in the long run, worth more than you paid for it. Should you sell the bike you'll likely be able to sell the books for 3/4 of what you paid for them.

The factory manual for a Gen 2 is complete; for a Gen 1 you need the KLR600 base manual and an appropriate supplement to your year. FWIW, factory manuals for Gen 1 are readily available on e-bay as used items. Many of them are gently used and reasonably priced. Factory manuals assume the availability of special tools that would be found in a dealer's tool inventory. They also assume that the mechanic has received factory training at some level, receives service bulletins, and has some level of expertise.

The Clymer manuals are complete for the model years they cover and include all service data, torque values, test procedures, etc. that can be accomplished with normally available tools. They assume that the mechanic is an owner/operator and are quite well illustrated. They include some general and generic shop and practice data that is useful.
 

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I can't get that link to work Dan.

I've had factory repair/service manuals on most all of my bikes. Getting one for a KLR has been quite the challenge though. I finally bought a Clymer for it and have a bookshelf full of them for many other bikes. I've not had any problems getting the correct torque settings. One way to get around that is to buy a Clymer and one of the DVD shop manuals. I don't like using them, just because I prefer paper, but will occasionally refer to one for clarification, a detail blowup photo or to check torque settings if one is in doubt about an aftermarket manual.
 

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Won't any body use their closest dealer for this stuff?

I see that RMATV/MC has two Gen 2 service manuals in stock, 99024-1384-11 newest version with all up-dates. $58.46. Look in Publications for your model year of bike.
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I ran across a site, Manualslib.com. They had the service manual yep looks like the real deal, for how much you ask, nuttin’, it’s free! I downloaded it last year I think...

you gotta create an account which is just your email & a password. Look it up, they have tons of KLR650 info. Kawasaki at some point put out a ‘supplement’ recently for the service manual. I tried to download it but there’s a spot to save target as (or something along those lines....) requiring a right click on the mouse button, but bein on a tablet, couldn’t do it.

It was all there when I looked. Have a great day y’all, it’s Friday eve!
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