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Anyone recommend a good repair manual?

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Like it says, I'm looking for a recommendation for a good repair manual. The books that came with it seem pretty basic, I guess I'd like something along the lines of a haynes or chiltons guide.

Also, to add a stupid question, I was trying to get the seat back on and I think that the hardware I have isn't correct or missing a part. I had to leave the gas tank bolt about a quarter inch up to engage the seat tab....just didn't seem right!

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I personally like the KTM factory cd-rom manuals. Look on ebay.

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Look on the parts list there should be a spacer that the bolt goes thru.Than the cutout on the seat pan will lock into that and hold the front of the seat down.If were talking about the same thing.

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ktm450guy, yup, that's what I guess I'm missing! I loosened up the bolt so the seat tab grabs it. just did that to store it.

I don't have a manual and the instruction manual that came with it don't show the seat let alone a parts list....just another good reason to have a comprehensive manual!

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I was able to locate the ktm one. It seems that it calls for a screw with a "collar sleeve", I think the mechanic who worked on it must have lost it, unless it wasn't there. I was going crazy why I couldn't get the seat on so the rear bolt would work!

I bought a bolt kit from a store and of course the one that looks like it would work is way too short.

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FYI;If you need to look up parts and dont have a manual go to somewhere like ktmtalk,cyclehutt etc.Just put in your year and model and it will show you all the parts and prices.

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Even solitary specialty bolts? I think I need to see what it looks like, it didn't come up on the KTMhutt site. I bought the $20 bolt kit from them and the one that looks like it might be it was too short (stubby one with a shank on it and wide head).

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Haynes actually made a repair manual for my 2007 450 EXC. I also have the KTM manuals but, I ordered the Haynes to have as a back-up...you sometimes can't have enough information at hand. The interesting thing about the Haynes manual...when I received it, it was a hard cover vs. the usual soft cover manuals I'm used to for automotives. I have never seen this and was impressed, especially considering the price was not outrageous. Now I know this doesn't affect the quality of the text inside the covers but, made me feel like I was getting a quality manual :thumbsup:

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I didn't know Haynes made them, I'll check it out. Pretty crazy that it's a hard cover too, it reminds me of going to the library ages ago and signing out the chilton's book!

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