New Honda Common Service Manual

2/14/2013 9:30:00 PM

The Common Service Manual is one of Honda's best selling service publications and has been completely rewritten to include over 300 pages of new content. The new manual is part instructional manual, part technical reference manual, and part service manual. As such, the publication is ideal for those who want to learn more about powersports vehicles and how to service them.

American Honda's Motorcycle Communications and Training department has completely rewritten the Honda Common Service Manual. The expanded manual includes over 300 pages of new content, including information on newer technology introduced on our powersports models, such as pneumatic forks, Dual Clutch Transmission, and Combined ABS. Together with this new information, American Honda recognizes there is a heightened interest in older Honda powersports vehicles. So the Honda Common Service Manual includes information about older technology such as breaker points, drum brakes, and two-stroke exhaust valve systems.   

The Honda Common Service Manual is designed to be part instruction manual, part technical reference manual, and part service manual. As such it helps readers understand mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical fundamentals, learn the function of components, and perform troubleshooting and servicing procedures. This purpose and goal of the manual is encapsulated by the terms "Read, Understand, Learn, Do" printed on its back cover.

Due to the broad applicability of its content, the Honda Common Service Manual will be of interest and benefit to any powersports enthusiast, whether a Honda owner or not. The manual will be especially useful to those who want to work on their own vehicle and to help prepare those who aspire to a career as a powersports technician. Due to the generic nature and wide scope of the manual, however, it does not eliminate the need for the model specific service manuals when working on a particular vehicle.

The Honda Common Service Manual is one of Honda's best selling service publications. Despite the greatly increased size and higher quality of the new manual, the suggested retail price remains at $49.95. A special discounted price is available for qualifying powersports technical schools and their students.

Together with Honda's model specific service manuals (1959 to current), the Honda Common Service Manual is available for purchase through Honda powersports dealerships. To find a local Honda dealer, use the Find a Dealer feature at http://powersports.honda.com. Manuals can also be ordered from Helm Incorporated at www.helminc.com or 888-292-5393. Discounted technical school/student orders must be placed from the Helm website.