A Yamaha Rhino 450 660 700 Side-by-Side (SxS) repair manual, also termed Rhino UTV or utility factory service manual, is a guidebook for people who want to do the repair and maintenance of their own utility task vehicle. Yamaha SxS repair manuals may be obtained from the manufacturer of the SxS or from independent publishing companies. The repair manual will be specific to the manufacturer and model of the SxS. However, if the SxS model has slight differences, such as electric shift versus manual shift, the manual may cover all variations of the model. In this case, the manual should clearly state which of the procedures in the guidebook are appropriate for each version of the SxS. Manuals may be specific for one year but may also cover a range of years for the SxS model. SxS repair manuals are often found in electronic and downloadable format. Written manuals may also be purchased.
The Yamaha Rhino 450 660 or 700 SxS repair manual will be arranged in a clear and logical manner. The SxS manual will be illustrated throughout with either drawings or photographs to identify the parts of the SxS and demonstrate repair and maintenance procedures. Some manuals contain both. All manuals should have a table of contents. Some manuals may also include an index. A good manual will also have a general information section near the beginning that describes service rules, safety precautions, and any symbols and abbreviations used in the manual. In this section the manual will also describe specifications for the SxS; torque values; lubrication and seal points; cable and harness routing; and the emission control systems. The manual may contain a schedule for routine maintenance in the general information section or this information might be contained in its own section.
After the general information section, the manual will be divided into sections or chapters for different areas or systems within the SxS. For example, the first section might cover general information on the frame and body. Other sections will cover the engine, including the drive train and electrical system; the chassis, including the driving mechanism, suspension, and steering; and the frame and electrical system associated with it, such as the battery. The manual may also contain a section with wiring diagrams. If the manual covers more than one variation of the model of SxS, the wiring diagrams for each variation should be included.
Within each section or chapter for a system of the Yamaha Rhino SxS will be found detailed information on that system. For example, some of the subsections in the chapter on the engine will be for the ignition system, the fuel system, the electric starter, the transmission, and the crankcase and crankshaft. Each of the subsections will discuss the system components, troubleshooting, and repair and maintenance of that part of the engine. In this way, it is simple for a person to drill down to find the information needed to maintain and repair their SxS.
A well-written Yamaha Rhino SxS manual is an invaluable aid to anyone who wants to save money by doing the maintenance on their own SxS. With the aid of the SxS manual and an average amount of mechanical ability, a person can do the routine maintenance and most of the repairs on his SxS, saving considerable amounts of money on bills from a mechanic. A good Yamaha Rhino manual is worth many times the money you spend to buy it.