Yes, DEFINITELY get a shop manual. Your owner's manual should list all the things that need to be checked/maintained, and the frequency it should be done, whereas the shop manual will probably only tell you HOW to do the maintenance, and not WHEN. One of the most important things, and one of the things that a lot of people don't do, is to check/retorque thier steering head bearings. Improperly torqued steering head bearings could cause an accident, or at least poor handling.
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So, I want to buy a manual, but don't know where the best place is. Can I go to my local bookstore? Order off the net from Amazon, B&N? Do I have to get it at a shop? How much will it usually cost, and what's a good deal?
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