Ah I was under the assumption it was like a car one where they recommend you come in ever 2k miles to refill your blinker fluid and check for tiny unicorns poking holes in your exhaust pipeBought my FZ6 brand new and didn't get the service manual for free... but maybe it's a Yamaha thing??
I'm of the opinion that most manufacturers do not want to encourage people to work on their own bikes... thus no supplied service manual with purchase.
Service manuals are never included.
Never say never!I got a free service manual and a Case of Blue Yamaha Beer with my bike, from the dealer.
This is what I did for both the R1 and FZ6. And I plan to do the same for the 09 when it's available.Never say never!
I got the .PDF version of the service manual for my FZ6 and had the local FedEx/Kinkos place print it up spiral bound so it would stay open and lay flat. Cost $40 bucks, but also prefer paper manuals.