To my best knowledge 2002 (SP2) is an addition/annex with the specific changes for the 2002 modification so it's not a seperate service manual.I'm looking to purchase a service manual for my bike ..and the most service manual's you see, they are for the year 2000 ..Can I use these also for my 2002 ?
Here is a place to download the manuals for free: Free RC51 Service Manual Download Honda RVT1000R RC51.info
Having a book is nice though, as I don't have to waste any money on paper or ink for my printer at home. The funny part about the Harefoot that I have is that I picked it up off eBay used for about $25, and it just turned out to be a printed out copy of the PDF, I'd still like to get the actual copy, but I can find better things tk spend money on, and the actual manual apperently still doesn't have the update for the forks.
Hell no, it's got stains all over it. After I realized it was just a printed copy, I was kinda pissed, but it just gave me reason not to care. It's actually not a bad job, the paper is good quality thick paper, and the covers are thicker too, not as glossy as they could be, but whatever.Last I looked it was over 400 some pages, so double sided say 220 pages plus punching and the cost of a binder and you get yourself a nice manual.
You may even go expensive on the paper that would last shop stains and abuse and buy yourself a printer for the money.
You can fill almost all inkjet cartridges for about $5, just buy some ink and a syringe or borrow one from a junky!
I have a huge HRC sticker outside my binder, printed on thick high res. paper and sprayed with water repellant on the flipping edges so it doesn't get all greasy. You just hold on the spray bottle and flip through the pages while spraying and it gets to all the parts of the pages that usually get greasy.
Don't tell me you wash your hands every time you touch the book, you are not one of us then! We like our grease stains on our hot-dog buns. Don't we guys? Yeahhhh!!!!!