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    Default GS450 Official Service Manual PDF

    I hope everyone is well and keeping occupied. Although I have hardly posted, these forums have been an awesome resource while I've been working on my GS450 over the past year. One thing that was a problem was the rarity of the official service manual. The Clymer manual is fine but it doesn't cover everything. I was ready to buy a digital copy until I found a sealed physical copy (from Hawaii of all places) for sale.



    This is the 1990 8th edition which covers every GS450 from 1980-1988. It got wet at some point but luckily that didn't come through much in the scan. I have scanned each page, added page labels, and made the text searchable. I am not a PDF master so it isn't perfect, but for something that wasn't openly available before I am happy with the result.

    There are two versions:

    1. The "GSResources" version is the normal release. It is compressed and uses Acrobat's Clearview ability to shrink the filesize. It basically traces all of the text so in theory it can create some oddities. I flipped through it and didn't see any, but if anyone notices any flaws please let me know.

    2. The "Archive Quality" version has not been compressed and does not use Clearview. It is nearly identical to the raw image files. It is, however, 380mb.

    Please download at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HWjX1MizDP-w5LHCGmdgC7yMBSi1im9e

    Hopefully this manual is helpful for someone. I know I'm glad to share it!
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    Brother, this is awesome. Thank you so much! I'm loving the engineering description of the counter-balance system.
    1982 GS 450L aka Lil' Red
    1980 GS 1000G aka Big Red (Resto-mod WIP)

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    Thank you!

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    Awesome! That's one of the key manuals Basscliff doesn't have!

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    VGPlay, WELL DONE!

    Hopefully this manual is helpful for someone
    Oh, I'm sure that there's more people than one that'll bless your efforts!

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    Thanks heaps for that! I have a re-print of a genuine manual, but it's somewhat different to this PDF... the 450 is an addendum so it's great to have the full 450 focused manual.
    1982 GS450E - The Wee Beastie
    1984 GSX750S Katana 7/11 - Kit Kat - BOTM May 2020



    450 Refresh thread: https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...-GS450-Refresh

    Katana 7/11 thread: http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum...84-Katana-7-11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
    Awesome! That's one of the key manuals Basscliff doesn't have!

    Is there a way this can be added to his website for future reference?
    - 1983 GS850L ~ 28,000 miles and going up
    - 1981 GS850G ~ 44,000 miles, restoration project
    - 1977 GS750B ~ Restoration Project
    - 1977 GS750B ~ Cafe Racer?
    - "If it doesn't burn fuel or I can't manually select the gear I want, I don't want to drive it."

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    I tried e-mailing it using the address on his site, but it bounced as spam (which is weird, I use Gmail). If anyone is in touch with him it would be great to get this on the site.

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    Try member bwringer? I think he might be in touch...bikecliff has been awful busy in his "basscliff" persona.

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    Awesome!!

    Thanks so much for sharing the service manual. Much better than the Clymer

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