It is speed and spirit--a sense of freedom--that motorcycles give us. But how free can we be if we have to depend on a mechanic for every little repair and adjustment to our machines? This book puts the basics of motorcycle repair and upkeep within every owners grasp. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions and 50 do-it-yourself projects, How to Repair Your Motorcycle introduces readers to the rudiments of motorcycle maintenance. Illustrated sections on each system (from electrical and fuel to suspension and exhaust) cover straightforward procedures that could add years to your motorcycles life--and save you thousands of dollars in the process. The book also includes troubleshooting charts and helpful sidebars. From preventive maintenance to caring for a bikes appearance, this handy guide makes every owner with even a passing knowledge of motorcycle repair the master of his or her machine.
A complete guide for car and truck owners who want to preserve a vehicle's new appearance outlines comprehensive, step-by-step cosmetic projects that cover everything from spills and scratches to dents and smells. Original.
A fascinating and complex piece of machinery, the modern motorcycle is easily as complex as the modern car. Clear, jargon-free text, and detailed cutaway illustrations show exactly how the modern bike works. From the basics of the internal combustion engine, to the wide variety of modern transmissions and ancillary systems.
Bortles covers everything from basic prep work to advanced finishing techniques. The techniques and processes can be used on any type of motorcycle from a production road bike to a custom chopper with extravagant bodywork. Among the topics covered are bodywork preparation, paint selection and preparation, a variety of painting techniques, and post-application follow-up techniques to put the best finish on a great paint job.
DIVYour one-stop manual for every aspect of DIY motorcycle electrical repair and modification./divDIV /divDIVWe’ve all stood at the front desk of a repair shop at some point, staring at an invoice, gritting our teeth and nursing our injured wallets. All vehicles will inevitably need maintenance—and we pay a premium in labor fees every time we take them in—but unlike an automobile, which has its electrical components hermetically sealed within its bodywork, the electrical components on a motorcycle are on display for all the world to see. Out in the open, they are constantly subjected to destructive elements like rain, sand, salt, dust, and ultraviolet rays . . . virtually everyone who owns a motorcycle will eventually have to deal with electrical problems. In How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems, motorcycle expert Tracy Martin provides crystal-clear, fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for every electrical repair imaginable on a bike—from the nuts-and-bolts basics to fuel-injection systems, onboard computers, repair and installation of factory and aftermarket accessories, and everything else in between. Complete with 600 full-color, how-to photos and 20 helpful diagrams, How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems will keep your bike on the road and your wallet in your pocket./div
Two Books in One! How to Install Tires on Motorcycles & Fix FlatTires - 187 photos, 202 pages 8.5x11 size book for riders who want to save big money installing and balancing their own tires. Written for the novice. So easy a girl can do it blindfolded. Tricks of the trade make it easy to install and balance all brands including Harley-Davidson, sport, dirt, touring bikes. Tire irons and machines are covered with 300 detailed Q&A. Plus, learn how to fix flat tires in ten minutes (car, truck and motorcycle tires). No more tow trucks! If you ride a motorcycle you will save money with this book... I guarantee it! This is a large book on motorcycle tires. Service manuals don't come close giving such highly-focused tire knowledge. Stop paying dealers, save your money! Order Your Copy Today!
Everything you need to know to restore or customize your classic Japanese motorcycle. Whether you want to correctly restore a classic Japanese motorcycle or create a modified, custom build, you need the right information about how to perform the mechanical and cosmetic tasks required to get an old, frequently neglected, and often long-unridden machine back in working order. How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles is your thorough, hands-on manual, covering all the mechanical subsystems that make up a motorcycle. From finding a bike to planning your project to dealing with each mechanical system, How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles includes everything you need to know to get your classic back on the road. Japanese motorcycles have been the best-selling bikes in the world since the mid-1960s, driven by the "big four": Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki. Of course certain bikes have always had a following - Honda CB750, 305 Hawk, CB400-4, Benly; Suzuki GT750, Katana, GS1000S; Yamaha XS650, RD400 Daytona, TZ; Kawaski H1, H2, Z1R - and these have now become the blue-chip Japanese bikes leading collectors to seek out more common (and now more affordable) alternatives. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in classic Japanese motorcycles, as well as prepping a bike to build a cafe racer, street tracker, or other custom build.
Motorcycle Maintenance - Log Book We hope you will like our 6x9 Motorcycle Log Book. With this Log Book, it will help you to note and track your Motorcycle Maintenance. You can check how its look like by clicking on the "LOOK INSIDE" feature This Journal Specifications: Layout: Log Book Dimensions: 6" x 9" Pages: 130 Sheets: 65 Scroll this page up and grab yours Motorcycle Maintenance Log Book
Do you do most of your own motorcycle maintenance? Whether for resale purposes or just personal information. Stay organized in of all your motorcycle maintenance tasks with this handy log book. Also great to log upgrades, and custom or aftermarket parts projects for your bike. This maintenance log includes 100 project logs and 100 receipt pages. Each log page has enough space to write down 10 parts per project, and a section for special notes to write anything you want to remind yourself about the project. If you need room for more parts or receipts, you can continue on the next set of log pages. Includes a receipt page for every project. Use it to glue stick, tape, clip, or staple your receipts all in one organized location. Check out the sample pages inside for ideas on how to use this log.
For men and women who have the will to service their own bikes and lack only the know-how, this book has it all: basic, easy-to-use information about repairing and maintaining pushrod V-twin motorcycles from someone who really knows the nuts and bolts. Sara Liberte's primer begins with the fundamentals-from wheel size and tire pressure to knowing your shop manual and the tools you'll need-then moves on to the basics of maintenance. Changing oil and other fluids, replacing gaskets, gauging normal wear and tear, inspecting chains and belts and adjusting tension: these are just a few of the topics Liberte covers in complete and clear detail. She also discusses the charging system, battery charging, terminal maintenance, and simple wiring techniques-and, critically, troubleshooting, whether on the road or at the shop.
MODERN MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY, Second Edition takes your students on an in-depth exploration of the internal and external workings of today's motorcycles. The book begins with an overview of motorcycle technology, from a history of the vehicle to the current state of the industry. Coverage then progresses to safety measures, engine operation, internal combustion engines (2-stroke and 4-stroke), electrical fundamentals, and overall motorcycle maintenance, as well as a special chapter devoted to troubleshooting. Throughout the book, the author's straightforward writing style and extensive, full-color photos and illustrations help engage readers and bring the material to life. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes new content on the latest motorcycle models and technology from today's top manufacturers. The new edition also features additional material on key topics such as fuel injection, suspension systems, and V-engine technology, as well as an expanded suite of separately available supplementary teaching and learning tools including a hands-on student workbook and electronic instructor's resources. Modern Motorcycle Technology is a valuable resource for anyone seeking the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's motorcycle technology field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
If your bike doesn't start and run, or run right, wouldn't it be great to know what the shops do? Well now you can, because this new book was written by the owners of a motorcycle repair shop! With over 30 years experience of working on every year, make and model of motorcycle, and after 25 years of owning and operating their own shop, Leigh & Randy Ellis literally "wrote the book" on getting your bike "up & running." This is the essential motorcycle manual! Written in easy to understand non-technical, "user-friendly" language, it's the only book of it's kind that literally walks you through the "make-run" process! With motorcycle repair shops charging what they do, this book can save you a small fortune! If you have a motorcycle that doesn't run or run right - you need this book, and if you have a motorcycle enthusiast in your life, this book would make the perfect gift! If you need one on one phone technical support, go to www.getitrunning.com
A motorcycle’s electrical system can be daunting to even the most adept home mechanic. And yet, the more complex these systems become—and the more important to a motorcycle’s function—the more useful, even critical, it will be to know something about them. That’s where this book comes in with a user-friendly guide to understanding, diagnosing, and fixing the electrical systems and components that make a bike run . . . or falter. Veteran technician Tracy Martin explains the principles behind motorcycle electrical systems and how they work. He details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle's electrical problem. And in several hands-on projects, he takes readers on a guided tour of their vehicle’s electrical system, along the way giving clear, step-by-step instructions for diagnosing specific problems.
From electronic ignition to electronic fuel injection, slipper clutches to traction control, todays motorcycles are made up of much more than an engine, frame, and two wheels. And, just as the bikes themselves have changed, so have the tools with which we tune them. How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems addresses all of a modern motorcycles engine-control systems and tells you how to get the most out of todays bikes. Topics covered include: How fuel injection works Aftermarket fuel injection systems Open-loop and closed-loop EFI systems Fuel injection products and services Tuning and troubleshooting Getting more power from your motorcycle engine Diagnostic tools Electronic throttle control (ETC) Knock control systems Modern fuels Interactive computer-controlled exhaust systems
The market for used motorcycles is vast and deep, with many popular motorcycles available for a fraction of what they cost when new even a few years ago. With a little hard work and know-how, a restored used bike can become a reliable and stylish commuter vehicle. But restoring an older motorcycle can be challenging. Often you're dealing with old technology, parts that are hard to replace, rusty and stubborn bolts, etc. How to Restore Your Motorcycle walks the reader through the process of tearing down an old motorcycle and building it back up again. This revised edition adds color photography throughout, as well as new information covering bikes and technologies new to the collector realm.