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76 Sprint Veloce
Joined: 13 Sep 2018
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Location: Los Angeles
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:45 pm quote
So I have a 76 Sprint with a p200 engine.

I was gonna get the Haynes manual....but should I get the one for the p series as well?

I was considering getting both, but if I can just get away with the one (for now at least)....

I'm not doing any major work right now it's just for maintenance and reference.

Opinions?
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PX200, Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:35 pm quote
Most of my fettling is with the motor so I'd get the P book. Also check this site out if you haven't already. http://www.vespamaintenance.com/
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99 PX125e
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Location: Monmouthshire, UK
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:36 am quote
I've always opted to go the Haynes route (with other bikes), but have found that for my PX, the web offers a huge and seemingly endless amount of information, from the most basic service and repair procedures, through to specialist tuning and technical guidance... for almost every conceivable set-up and configuration.

This, in conjunction with the help of folk on sites such as MV, has for me, been more than adequate in keeping everything going in the right direction.
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1979 P200E
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
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Location: Houston
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:31 am quote
I have both this book and the P/PX hayne's manual. The hayne's manual is awful. Countless things are flat our wrong, the diagrams are grainy, and there are topics missing that I've needed reference on. It's a pretty bad book.

This blue restoration book is absolutely fantastic. I can't recommend this book enough. It is incredibly thorough and covered every possible question I had doing my first rebuild. And I went into this having never worked on any engine at all. It's full color and the photos are numerous and very helpful. If you need a reference, get this book.

The only complaint I'd have about the restoration book is it's really laid out kind of chronologically. So if you need the torque spec on the clutch nut for example, you'd have to find the reassembling the clutch section. There's not really an appendix. But after having read it cover to cover 3-4 times, it really does cover everything.
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76 Sprint Veloce
Joined: 13 Sep 2018
Posts: 20
Location: Los Angeles
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm quote
Thanks for the advice everyone. I ordered this one based on the recommendations.

I may still get the Haynes books down the line.

You can never have to many refrence books right.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:52 am quote
I use the blue & brown Haynes... slightly different pics & info in each one, but both good... remember; itís yours... write in it, highlight things, use it, get it all doighty
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