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Is this service manual just a free version. Allot of the way they describe how to do certain things is real in general. Example removing the carb they basically have remove seat remove tank remove carburetors. Or is this manual for the more experienced?Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files

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Try manualibs.com for totally free factory workshop/owner manuals. I have used them many times.

You can read the manuals online or download them.
 

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Allot of the way they describe how to do certain things is real in general. Example removing the carb they basically have remove seat remove tank remove carburetors.
Note that it also says you need to remove the tank to change the battery and/or air filter, but you don't really.
 

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Note that it also says you need to remove the tank to change the battery and/or air filter, but you don't really.
Same with my Aprilia - it says to remove the tank to replace the air filter - nope, the back of the tank is hinged, so it just needs to be propped up with a piece of wood or something similar.
 

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Many times the factory manual has you take more steps than what is necessary to complete a certain task.
Generally, I always try to buy a factory paper manual for whatever bike I own. It is far superior to using a laptop or iPhone in the same way it is better to use a paper map when traveling long distances than it is to look over the route on an iPhone.
I paid about $23 bucks (shipped) for a barely used zr7S manual a year ago. However for a newer, modern bike they cost $100- $150. Screw that.
 

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just tried to get on manualibs.com............says it is not secure.?? anyways, if i hadn't misplaced my paper manual i wouldn't need to download one! sometimes I drive myself crazy, that's why I'm currently re-painting the shop floor Kawasaki green and cleaning up, hopefully I'll find it.

Meanwhile, anyone know the diameter of the zr-7s 2003 pistons?
 

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Many times the factory manual has you take more steps than what is necessary to complete a certain task.
Generally, I always try to buy a factory paper manual for whatever bike I own. It is far superior to using a laptop or iPhone in the same way it is better to use a paper map when traveling long distances than it is to look over the route on an iPhone.
I paid about $23 bucks (shipped) for a barely used zr7S manual a year ago. However for a newer, modern bike they cost $100- $150. Screw that.
I hear you. When I had a fairly new 2997 Honda Fit, the factory manual cost me over $150. Now you can get them for almost free.
 

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Many times the factory manual has you take more steps than what is necessary to complete a certain task.
Generally, I always try to buy a factory paper manual for whatever bike I own. It is far superior to using a laptop or iPhone in the same way it is better to use a paper map when traveling long distances than it is to look over the route on an iPhone.
I paid about $23 bucks (shipped) for a barely used zr7S manual a year ago. However for a newer, modern bike they cost $100- $150. Screw that.
Agreed - but it's pretty easy to download a free online manual in pdf and then print off the pages for different common/regular tasks and keep them in a folder. So you have the best of both worlds.
 

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HI Obo, never thought to put it on my cellphone. Think I'll do that today....IF I can figure out how to use this damn cellphone. I'm old school, only got a cellphone 2 years ago and usually only use it once a month or so.
 

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HI Obo, never thought to put it on my cellphone. Think I'll do that today....IF I can figure out how to use this damn cellphone. I'm old school, only got a cellphone 2 years ago and usually only use it once a month or so.
Just grab any teenager you know. They’ll roll there eyes and make a couple of snide remarks but thirty seconds later you'll have the manual on your phone. It’s true.
 

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A local church member wants me to take a teenager to show him how to do mechanical stuff as his single "mother" isn't too mechanical and also believes having a male influence in his life might help him cope with her divorce as the father is Gone. . He might learn something & I'll have him download the file to my cellphone. A Win/win situation. Non?
 

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A local church member wants me to take a teenager to show him how to do mechanical stuff as his single "mother" isn't too mechanical and also believes having a male influence in his life might help him cope with her divorce as the father is Gone. . He might learn something & I'll have him download the file to my cellphone. A Win/win situation. Non?
Just as long as your role is clearly delineated.

You: "an accommodating guy helping a teenager learn basic mechanical stuff."

Not you: "being a substitute for an absentee Dad, and all that goes with being a Dad."

That is, unless that's what you want.
 

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A local church member wants me to take a teenager to show him how to do mechanical stuff as his single "mother" isn't too mechanical and also believes having a male influence in his life might help him cope with her divorce as the father is Gone. . He might learn something & I'll have him download the file to my cellphone. A Win/win situation. Non?
Good news! Make sure you teach him the nuances of maintaining a lawn mower and how to use it (on your lawn). This could work out. 👍
 
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