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Offline CRAKALAKIN213

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Digital Service Manual
on: May 07, 2021, 04:47:59 PM
Let me preface this post by saying this. Yes, I have read the sticky about the service manual. No, I'm not looking for a free-o. I have zero intention of circumventing the rules. If this is against the rules, I apologize in advance as it was not my intent.

Now, does anyone know if the factory Kawasaki Service Manual comes in digital form? If not, anyone have any idea where I can buy one from? I have a 2020 so it hasn't been the easiest to find and I can't just buy a 19 or earlier expecting it to be 100% accurate. I have no doubts that the paper copy will be just fine, but I simply don't trust myself with not losing or ruining it. Digital has always seemed to work better for me when it comes shop manuals.
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Re: Digital Service Manual
Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 05:14:01 PM
Same here 2020 Z9, looking everywhere not found anything yet, can't even find a paper manual in UK, Kawa website only up to '19.

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Re: Digital Service Manual
Reply #2 on: May 07, 2021, 06:25:49 PM
Now, does anyone know if the factory Kawasaki Service Manual comes in digital form?

Sadly not  :006:

As you've discovered, in the US only a "paper" copy is available via the Kawasaki.com website at $99.95 :

2020 ABS:  https://www.kawasaki.com/en-us/owner-center/service-manuals/2020/ZR900FLF
2021 ABS:  https://www.kawasaki.com/en-us/owner-center/service-manuals/2021/ZR900FMFNL

In the UK they seem to be non-existent in any form for those years. Maybe a question for your dealer to look up.

This is all a bit weird as many manufacturers such as Triumph are switching to digital or online copies.

The Owners manual is different though, that's available to read online  here  but only up to 2017

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Re: Digital Service Manual
Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 07:01:29 PM
Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 07:07:10 PM by 3alfa3

Offline CRAKALAKIN213

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Re: Digital Service Manual
Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 08:05:43 PM
*Originally Posted by MattR [+]
Sadly not  :006:

As you've discovered, in the US only a "paper" copy is available via the Kawasaki.com website at $99.95 :

Damn. Not exactly excited to spend $100 on paper that'll be exposed to who-knows-what in the garage. Thanks tho
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Re: Digital Service Manual
Reply #5 on: May 07, 2021, 10:12:08 PM
I bought the manual on line for about $75.  It was on my short list.  I had it in my hands before I took delivery of my Z900.   Great reading, but I have a hard time with the text as I have bad eyes.... :087:   My vision gets blurry in the evening and that's the time I have to pursue the information.  I wish I had a digital version on my tablet for reading in bed.

If it were legal, I would accept donations to buy a second copy and take it apart to scan at work.   Same with the parts manual if possible.
Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 10:14:06 PM by broderp

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Re: Digital Service Manual
Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 07:05:06 AM
*Originally Posted by 3alfa3 [+]
Thats for 2017-2019 model, not 2020-2021

Ah ok. Still, most of whats in there is transferable to the newer model.
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Re: Digital Service Manual
Reply #7 on: May 12, 2021, 08:42:55 AM
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