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John Haynes OBE wrote and published his first book, on building an Austin 7 Special, whilst he was still at school in 1956. He wrote two more 'Special' builders' manuals while doing his National Service in the RAF. The first 'proper' Haynes Owners Workshop Manual, for the Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite, was published in 1965. Based on the stripdown and rebuild of the project vehicle and with extensive use of step-by-step photographs – a process that has not changed to this day – this manual set the standard for many generations of manuals to follow.

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Since Haynes Publishing was founded in 1960, more than 150 million Haynes Manuals have sold throughout the world, more than half a million in the UK last year alone. There are around 300 UK car manuals in print at present with 130 plus UK motorcycle manual titles - not to mention equivalent ranges in the USA, France and Sweden. Actually writing a car manual takes 20 to 30 man-weeks. Authors work in pairs, which shortens the origination time and avoids them going crazy in the middle of long projects. We buy a car at the beginning of the project and sell it at the end - either to staff or on the open market. The workshop phase lasts approximately 4 weeks, although we usually keep the car until the manual is about to print in case of last-minute queries. From the start of a project to the publication of the manual usually takes between three and six months. Motorcycle manuals take about two-thirds as long.

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New Motorcycle Titles from Haynes

Manual No 4913

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 & 1600 (87-08)

VN1500 B1 1470cc 87-04
VN1600 B1 1552 03-08
Book No. 4913

Manual No 4909

Suzuki Burgman 250 & 400 Scooters (98 - 11)

AN250 249cc 98-01
AN400 385cc 99-11
Book No. 4909

Manual No 5543

Yamaha YZF-R125 (08 - 11)

YZF-R125 124cc 08-11
Book No. 5543

Manual No 5540

Honda CBF125 (09 - 12)

CBF125M9 125cc 2009
CBF125MA 125cc 2010
CBF125MB 125cc 11 - 12
Book No. 5540

Manual No 5152

Haynes Highway Code for Motorcyclists

Every learner motorcyclist needs a copy of the Highway Code, and here's an appealing version that provides extra information and even more value for money. In addition to the essential 'Rules of the Road', this value-added offering contains information about basic motorcycle maintenance, motorcycle care and other practical matters such as tax, MoT and insurance. This is a handy, low-cost publication that will be invaluable to all new riders.

Book No. 5152

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Forthcoming Motorcycle Titles from Haynes

Manual No 4927

Honda CBF1000 (06 - 10) & CB1000R (08 - 11)

CBF1000 998cc 06-10
CB1000R 998cc 08-11
Book No. 4927
This book is due to be published in March 2012

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