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XJ PARTS CATALOG, SECTION B: LITERATURE and MANUALS

SECTION B:

LITERATURE:

--Service Manuals

--Owner's Manuals


SERVICE AND WORKSHOP MANUALS:

Although it's fun to be adventurous, creative, and daring at times, wrenching on the bike is not one of those times......

Some people seem to think that working on a bike is "simple", and therefore they don't need a service manual. While we agree that for some operations and procedures this may be correct, for many of the routine maintenance tasks you're going to need a service manual in order to figure out what may seem, at first glance, to be a "simple" task (actually, those things that you think are really simple can be the most mind-bending in complexity, until you've done them a time or two.....).

So, our advice is don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish----if it helps at all, just think of a service manual as a very useful tool for your toolbox, just like the proper sized socket or screwdriver, and one that is necessary to do a job properly.


Aftermarket Service-Repair-Workshop Manuals:

lm1) The ever-popular Haynes or Clymer WORKSHOP MANUALS line of "enhanced" factory service manuals cover all major service, repair, rebuild, and maintenance procedures (sometimes in excruciating detail, and usually with many more pictures and illustrations than the factory service manual does), and also includes wiring diagrams and other useful specifications. However, these aftermarket manuals leave out and/or gloss over some critical details in regard to re-assembly that are NOT intuitive. The factory service manuals covers those issues in much better detail. The biggest drawback to factory books is that they assume you're already a trained mechanic.

NOTE: at the risk of sounding like a pushy salesperson, we're going to run this idea past you XJ650, XJ700 air-cooled, and XJ750 air-cooled engine owners: both the original factory Yamaha manuals and the aftermarket Haynes XJ650 / XJ750cc manual (HCP1093) have a significant drawback: some of the photos and images are barely readable (they are dark, grainy, or both). And when we say "barely readable", that can sometimes be a generous statement..........

HOWEVER, the Haynes XJ900 (HCP1092) is a beautiful book, the photographs are bright, visible, more detailed and useful, and most of the text and explanations are better, too. It's like the "flagship" of the Haynes line of service manuals (and fittingly, it's also a hardcover manual). And since the XJ650cc and XJ750cc air-cooled engines are pretty much identical to the 900 engines..........

Now, we do not recommend that you use the Haynes XJ900 manual by itself when trying to service the XJ650cc or XJ750cc bikes, as there are too many specification differences between the two models, especially once you move beyond the engine/clutch/transmission/drivetrain area. However, for those areas of service work, the Haynes XJ900 service manual is the snizzle-on-an-XJ-stick.

Let's put it this way: when there's an engine or drivetrain related issue or procedure that we can't remember, understand, or visualize properly, the Haynes XJ900 manual is the first manual that we reach for.......

NOTE!: All aftermarket service, workshop, and owner's manuals will feature varying levels of quality (especially picture or image quality) that can be far INFERIOR to that of an original printing manual.....they are "copies of a copy" and as such, image quality can degrade significantly.

Also, there may be a few errors (in specs, diagrams, parts ID, wiring diagrams, etc.) that occurred in original manuals, and are thus copied over to the aftermarket and reproduction manuals. This is unfortunate, but it is pretty much a "fact of life" in the vehicle service manual business!


HCP1094 Clymer SERVICE-REPAIR-WORKSHOP MANUAL for all 1981-83 XJ550 and 1984-92 FJ600/XJ600 models (does NOT cover XJ600 Seca II models). Softcover, almost 300 pages, a must-have manual if you own one of these machines. Each:
$ 39.95

HCP20117 Clymer SERVICE-REPAIR-WORKSHOP MANUAL for all 1992-98 XJ600 Seca II models. Softcover, almost 300 pages, a must-have manual if you own one of these machines. Each:
$ 34.95

HCP1093 Haynes SERVICE-REPAIR-WORKSHOP MANUAL for all 1980-84 XJ650 (except Turbo) and XJ750 models, softcover, over 275 action-packed pages, a must-have manual if you own one of these machines. Each:
$ 32.95

NOTE: the 1984 XJ750RL Seca models (Canada and Australia only) models used the XJ900 frame and chassis with a 750 engine. In order to service this model correctly, you would need to purchase BOTH the Haynes HCP1093 and the HCP1092 manuals to fully cover all aspects of engine and chassis service.

HCP1092 Haynes SERVICE-REPAIR-WORKSHOP MANUAL for all 1983-94 XJ900 models, hardcover, over 210 pages, even has a nice color-coded wiring schematic, bless you guys at Haynes! Each:
$ 39.95

HCP20118 Clymer SERVICE-REPAIR-WORKSHOP MANUAL for all 1978-81 XS1100 Standard and Special models. Softcover, almost 300 pages, a must-have manual if you own one of these machines. Each:
$ 34.95



lm2) Original reprinted FACTORY SERVICE MANUALS are also available. These full-size manuals covers all aspects of diagnosis, repair, and assembly for specific model bikes. These brand new, official Yamaha manuals are one of those "must-have" tools if you're going to be wrenching on your own bike. Plenty of photographs, diagrams, flowcharts, wiring charts (some of them even being correct!), torque values, etc. NOTE: cover design, color, and appearance may differ from originals.

NOTE: originally, Yamaha would not release a new service manual for each year's production, unless there had been significant changes in design, service procedures, features, etc......and even in those cases, even if there HAD been significant changes, they would not release an entirely new service manual, but merely a "supplement" to the past service manual for that model, and that supplement would highlight only the changes to procedures, etc. that would need to be followed.

For example: the 1980 XJ650 Maxim---being the first model in the XJ650 series---was issued a service manual by Yamaha. The 1981 XJ650 model, having no significant differences from the 1980 model, used the same 1980 XJ650 service manual. However, the 1982 XJ650 Maxim models had a number of meaningful difference in service procedures (first and foremost, the introduction of the YICS cylinder head design and system, which required a different synchronization procedure, a variation to the engine teardown and re-build procedures, etc.).

Rather than publish a brand new service manual for the 1982 XJ650 Maxim models, Yamaha merely published a service manual Supplement and instructed dealers to use the 1980 XJ650 Base Service Manual along with the 1982 XJ650 Supplementary Service Manual to properly service those bikes.....after all, 90% of the procedures in the 1980 XJ650 "base" Service Manual still applied and were valid for the 1982 XJ650 Maxim models, so why publish an entire new manual, when just a "supplement" would work?

This same process applies to many of the original models and their service manuals. The 1982 XJ750 Maxim models, for instance, used that same 1980 XJ650 Maxim Service Manual as the "base manual", and had a 75-page XJ750J Supplementary Service Manual that was to be used in conjunction with the base (1980 XJ650) manual.

That was then.

This is now: all of the Supplementary Service Manuals are rolled into the front of the "base manuals" for the individual manuals listed as reprints below. So for instance, the 1982-3 XJ650 Maxim Service Manual has both the 1980 XJ650 "Base" Service Manual AND the 1982-3 XJ650 Supplementary Service Manual bound together into one book.....no need to acquire two different books to have all of the correct procedures for working on your 1983 XJ650 Maxim. Same thought applies to the XJ750 Maxim Service Manuals.....they have the "base" 1980 XJ650 Maxim Service Manual, and also the XJ750 Maxim Supplementary Manual all bound together into one book.

Some manuals, such as the XJ550 Maxim and Seca Service Manual, will be labeled (on the cover) as a 1981 XJ550 Maxim/Seca Service Manual, when in fact it covers all three model years.

So when you purchase one of the manuals listed below, rest assured that it will have ALL of the procedures and information that will apply to the specific models for which it is listed as covering.

NOTE!: All aftermarket service, workshop, and owner's manuals will feature varying levels of quality (especially picture or image quality) that can be far INFERIOR to that of an original printing manual.....they are "copies of a copy" and as such, image quality can degrade significantly.

Also, there may be a few errors (in specs, diagrams, parts ID, wiring diagrams, etc.) that occurred in original manuals, and are thus copied over to the aftermarket and reproduction manuals. This is unfortunate, but it is pretty much a "fact of life" in the vehicle service manual business!


Reprinted Original Service Manuals:

HCP1128 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1981-83 XJ550 Maxim and XJ550 Seca models.
$ 89.95

HCP20242 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1984-85 FJ600 models.
$ 89.95

HCP20243 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1992-98 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 89.95

HCP1134 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1980-83 XJ650 Maxim and Midnight Maxim models.
$ 89.95

HCP1139 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1982-83 XJ650 Turbo models. NOTE: the factory Yamaha manual for the XJ650 Turbo models is composed of the original 1980 XJ650G service manual, and an additional bound-in Turbo Supplement section of about 125 pages, and this manual was produced for the 1982 models.

Although there may have originally been a 1983 supplemental version also, we have never been able to locate one. Given that the meaningful differences between 1982 and 1983 XJ650 Turbo models are few, the 1982 version of the manual is the only thing available for 1983 owners .
$ 89.95


HCP1138 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1982 XJ650RJ Seca models.
$ 89.95

HCP1143 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1985-86 XJ700 non-X (air-cooled engine) models.
$ 89.95

HCP1145 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1985-86 XJ700 "X" (water-cooled engine) models. NOTE: this manual can also be used by owners of the 1985-86 XJ750-X models, as those bikes are 98% identical to the XJ700-X models. The main differences will arise in a few engine and carb specifications, as the 750 engines used a different crank and rod (a longer stroke was used to gain the extra cubic inches; the cylinder bore---and thus the pistons, rings, jugs, heads, etc.---remained the same).
$ 89.95

HCP1151 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1981-83 XJ750 Seca models. NOTE: the wiring diagram that is printed in this manual is not correct (at all) for these models. The correct wiring diagram can be found in the HCP1093 Haynes manual listed above.
$ 89.95

NOTE: the 1984 XJ750RL (Canada and Australia only) models used the XJ900 frame and chassis with a 750 engine. In order to service this model correctly, you would need to purchase BOTH an XJ900RK service manual and the XJ750 Seca 1981-83 service manual (or the HCP1093 Haynes manual) to fully cover all aspects of engine and chassis service.


HCP1152 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1982 XJ750 Maxim models.
$ 89.95

HCP1154 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1983 XJ750 Maxim & Midnight Maxim models.
$ 89.95

HCP1157 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1983 XJ900RK Seca models.
$ 89.95

HCP1158 Reprinted factory SERVICE MANUAL covers all 1982 XJ1100 Maxim models.
$ 89.95


NOTE: The question naturally arises: should you order the aftermarket Clymer or Haynes manual or the reprinted Yamaha Factory Service Manual (for those models that have both types available?). At the risk of sounding like a pushy salesman, I'd honestly have to answer this question with the advice: "Order both".

Although the aftermarket service manuals are adapted from the factory manuals---and thus there are some areas where there is quite a bit of similarity in content between the two manuals---there are enough areas where there are meaningful differences in the photographs, illustrations, and especially in the descriptive and instructive content that most people (meaning "non-professional mechanics") will appreciate having two different "versions" of the same procedure to refer to.



lm3) Original reprinted FACTORY OWNER'S MANUALS are now available. These small booklet-sized manuals covers all of the basic aspects of proper operation, controls, riding tips, basic preventative maintenance and repair, and assembly for specific model bikes. These brand new, official Yamaha manuals are one of those "must-have" tools if you're going to be wrenching on your own bike. NOTE: cover design, color, and appearance will differ from originals.

NOTE: All aftermarket service, workshop, and owner's manuals will feature varying levels of quality (especially picture or image quality) that can be far INFERIOR to that of an original printing manual.....they are "copies of a copy" and as such, image quality can degrade significantly.

Also, there may be a few errors (in specs, diagrams, parts ID, wiring diagrams, etc.) that occurred in original manuals, and are thus copied over to the aftermarket and reproduction manuals. This is unfortunate, but it is pretty much a "fact of life" in the vehicle service manual business!


HCP1096 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ550 Maxim 1982. This manual can be successfully used for all 1981-83 XJ550 Maxim models, even though it will say "1982" on the cover.
$ 27.95

HCP1101 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ550 Seca 1983. This manual can be successfully used for all 1981-83 XJ550 Seca models, even though it will say "1983" on the cover.
$ 27.95


HCP20244 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1992 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 27.95

HCP20245 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1993 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 27.95

HCP20246 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1994 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 27.95

HCP20247 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1995 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 27.95

HCP20248 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1996 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 27.95

HCP20249 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1997 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 27.95

HCP20250 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1998 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 27.95


HCP1105 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ650 Maxim 1982. This manual can be successfully used for all 1980-83 XJ650 Maxim models, even though it will say "1982" on the cover.
$ 27.95

HCP1108 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ650 Maxim 1983. This manual can be successfully used for all 1980-83 XJ650 Maxim models, even though it will say "1983" on the cover.
$ 27.95

HCP1104 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ650 Midnight Maxim 1981.
$ 27.95

HCP1112 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1985 all XJ700 N/NC (air-cooled) Maxim models. NOTE: this manual can be used as a substitute for the 1985 XJ700 XN/XNC (water cooled) models, although there will be some technical specification differences. However, all of the operating instructions will be the same.
$ 27.95

HCP1116 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for 1986 XJ700 S/SC (air-cooled) Maxim models. NOTE: this manual can be used as a substitute for the 1986 XJ700 XS/XSC (water cooled) models, although there will be some technical specification differences. However, all of the operating instructions will be the same.
$ 27.95


HCP1122 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ750 Seca 1982. This manual can be successfully used for all 1981-83 XJ750 Seca models, even though it will say "1982" on the cover.
$ 27.95

HCP1121 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ750 Maxim 1982.
$ 27.95

HCP1124 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ750 Midnight Maxim 1983. This manual can be successfully used for all 1983 XJ750 Maxim and Midnight Maxim models.
$ 27.95

HCP1126 Reprinted factory OWNER'S MANUAL for XJ900RK Seca model 1983.
$ 27.95

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