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Does anybody know where I can get a workshop manual for this bike please? I've paid for and downloaded a copy but the photo's are very poor quality. I've searched for hours on the internet but without success. Any help much appreciated. (I'm rebuilding a scruffy NX650 for a Siberian trip next year)
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The engine is exactly the same as a xr650l if that helps. The owner manual from that bike is still of that happier bygone age where its very helpful. I think it even tells you how to do the valve clearances !! Maybe.

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Here are some that can probably be shipped overseas easily.
honda nx650 manual | eBay
Most of these are for '88-'89model though, I don't know what changes were made for the '96.
Another possibility;
http://www.servicerepairmanualonline...inator-manual/

I gave up wasting my time with downloaded (cd's also), they seldom work or are barely readable. I also don't bother much with the Clymer or Haynes manual either. They tend to be rather vague on info. Get the factory original if possible.
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Does anybody know where I can get a workshop manual for this bike please? I've paid for and downloaded a copy but the photo's are very poor quality. I've searched for hours on the internet but without success. Any help much appreciated. (I'm rebuilding a scruffy NX650 for a Siberian trip next year)
I have the same scruffy 88-89 manual. Should be really similar to your 1996, but 1996 is an RD08 bike rather than the older RD02 (mines a 1994, last year of the RD02 model). Most of the changes should be minor, but worth double checking. Honestly, other than needing a few specs you can do anything short of completely rebuilding the engine mostly by looking at the bike. It's really not a hard bike to work on. I've torn into most of the systems on mine and rarely use the manual. I glance at the related section before I start tearing something apart and then once I start taking out bolts most things are self explanatory. Forums like this and a couple others are really good sources of specific info. I'd say an internet connection is more important than a shop manual.
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Some of the things I prefer to always have the manual for are, bolt torques(all engine bolts are critical), how things go together or if somethings missing, which way the little "spacer" goes, what things I may need before even taking it apart, ohm specs for electrical components and what colored wires do what without have to spend hours tracing. What tolerances are min/max even good looking parts have been found worn out. When I get a used bike, the previous owner could have switched parts around, put in backward ect.. The factory(not Clymer or Haynes) manuals clearly shows whats right. It isn't about not figuring how to take apart, for me it's about doing it right and not breaking or loosing parts that were hidden behind and didn't know were there till it to late, sometimes one broken part pays for the manual.
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Thanks for the replies guys.
The bike must have been worked on in the past - bolts I've taken out (like the rear engine mounting bolt) always have Copperslip on - a good sign I suppose - but then I found three thrust washers missing from the starter motor gear box.
I only found that they were missing by looking at a Honda microfiche on the Lings website.
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