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Re: Service Manual
« Reply #120 on: November 02, 2015, 02:19:04 AM »
HandyPete,

Thanks for listening....but in all honesty, a quality forum has members that are "Johnny on the Spot" to help out with service manuals and pages from service manuals for fellow brothers and sisters that have the same or similar machines....

Were in the age of information.......That's what many of us are here for....information.  I'm on the other side of the Planet, looking from the outside in: Sensibility and Common sense rule over ethical and legal everyday decisions, here in The Kingdom.

Spiting on the street here gets you flogged, Speeding is not enforced.  180 degrees out from what's legal there and illegal somewhere else.

Stay warm, and help on our CB500X's are just around the corner!

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Re: Service Manual
« Reply #121 on: November 17, 2015, 03:40:05 PM »
I wouldn't mind buying a legal copy of the 500x service manual if the cost was reasonable, but it isn't 80 to 90 dollars is too much. Shortly after I bought a 2014 X in August of this year I googled for a service manual and bought one that turned out to be a copy of an original. It was what I considered a fair price and well done for a copy. I didn't know it was an illegal copy when I bought it but I'm glad I got it. Maybe if they were priced reasonably there wouldn't be a market for copied one's.
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Re: Service Manual
« Reply #122 on: November 18, 2015, 12:48:02 AM »
Ghartm,

You hit the nail on the head my friend!  The price and the availability!  That's how the world goes round.... Supply and Demand is a factor of time as well, but that type of money for a hard copy?  Really,
It is their own making for a market to copy the manual.

No one in this modern age, should have to send away, order, wait, and hopefully receive a printed manual from any motorcycle manufacturer anymore......   

For the love of Pete, I was able to download a PDF. from Ford Motor company when I Modified from a no Trailer F-150 Truck to a Truck with a receiver to a Class 4 Frame, Hitch and Wiring harness from Ford....

 All Parts and Service were clearly defined and all warnings and cautions were clearly presented from Ford in an easy, printable, 14 page Download.  Yeah, I did buy the parts from Ford, yeah, I'm putting it on a Ford, Yeah, they were genuine Ford Parts............ Wonder what Marquis I'm buying for my next truck? What's the number 1 selling truck in the world?

No brainer.   

That's why I have to stop and think whenever I buy a Honda Product.......How will they extort money from me later on??? Oh, Yeah that's right: They only have the CB500X manual in printed hard copy and charge from 80 to 125USD in various regions of the world........I new there was a catch somewhere!

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Re: Service Manual
« Reply #123 on: December 09, 2015, 01:59:08 PM »
I'll put my hand up to ending up with a very nice copy manual from the USA.

I don't copy music/films/software because I know someone has to earn their living from them, I even donate to Irfanview, Wikipedia because they serve me well, but this service manual, that's different. No-one is depending on the coppers profit from the manual for their livelihood, Honda makes enough to spend billions on racing and advertising so they won't suffer. I guess the local dealer might lose from loss of a sale, but he'll lose a lot more as I refuse to pay his silly service costs and do it myself.

Normally I buy Haynes manuals, not brilliant but adequate for my needs and more important not too expensive.
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Re: Service Manual
« Reply #124 on: January 04, 2016, 02:07:34 AM »
Please note that it is not permissible to post links or distribute copies of the Service Manual via this forum. I mention this again today as a member has been openly offering to distribute the Service Manual via the forum.

This was clearly mentioned earlier in this topic:

https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,763.msg19730.html#msg19730

and

https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,763.msg19853.html#msg19853

Our forum policy on this is clear:

...You also agree not to post, link to, or promote the unauthorised use of any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material...

Please note that any member ignoring this policy will have their account terminated.

 


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