Owners manuals, also known as Operator Manuals, include the information you need to understand how to safely operate a vehicle or piece of equipment.
Operators manuals include very basic information on maintenance but do not include detailed overhaul procedures like a service manual. Owners manuals usually cost less than the service manual for the same vehicle. Owners manuals are usually included by the dealership when you purchase a new vehicle.
Many of our motorcycle customers buy a motorcycle owners manual when they get a new or used bike. The owners manual will allow you to familiarize yourself with how to properly operate your motorcycle before you get out on the road. There may be features you are unaware of or maybe you are not sure how to work something. Reading the owners manual will assure you don’t break the bike by making a stupid mistake. You can usually stow it under the seat or in your luggage along with your toolkit so it is there when you need it. An owners manual is certainly a worthwhile investment in you and your passengers safety.