We'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. Unlike an automobile, however, 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 such as rain, sand, salt, dust and ultraviolet rays. Virtually everyone who owns a motorcycle will 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.
Author: Tracy Martin
With the launch of the new California 1400 in 2013, and appointment of actor Ewan McGregor as brand ambassador, Moto Guzzi's owner Piaggio is proving its faith in the future and importance of Moto Guzzi. Moto Guzzi: The Complete Story charts the development of the stylish Guzzi bikes and the highs (and lows) of one of the oldest motorcycles marques still in existence. Topics covered include the origins of the Moto Guzzi factory at Mandello del Lario, the oldest motorcycle factory in the world; successes at the Isle of Man TT and races worldwide; the development of the V-twin engine; the De Tomaso years; and the introduction of the iconic Le Mans model.
Author: Greg Pullen
Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by America's premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. Based on Paul Thede's wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, this step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike (or their kid's) handle like a pro's.
Thede gives a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension's condition. He outlines testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you're improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you're inclined to perfect your bike's handling, he even explains the black art of chassis geometry. Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance.
The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street and supermoto, promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.
Author: Paul Thede, Lee Parks
When Fabio Taglioni designed his 100cc Gran Sport Marianna back in 1954, it was unlikely he expected this engine to have such a long and lingering influence on Ducati design. Over the next 20 years, the single was developed into myriad different types, in capacities up to 436cc, and was the first production engine to utilize desmodromic valves. Incorporating features that continue to this day, the overhead camshaft single would become one of the most important designs in Ducati history.
Years of research have resulted in The Book of Ducati Overhead Camshaft Singles – the first book to document in detail all the types of Ducati overhead valve singles, making this book an invaluable resource to the collector, restorer, and enthusiasts of these magnificent motorcycles.
Author Ian Falloon is one of the world’s leading motorcycle historians. He has written numerous motorcycle books, including the The Ducati 750 Bible, Ducati 900 Bible, Ducati Story, Moto Guzzi Story, Honda Story, and Laverda Twin and Triple Bible. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a Ducati 750 Super Sport, which he has owned since 1976.
Author: Ian Falloon
Agusta’s classic four-cylinder dominated Grand Prix racing for a decade from 1956. When it was replaced by the new triple in 1966, Count Agusta decided to make the Four available in limited numbers as a production bike. To prevent privateers converting it into a Grand Prix racer that might embarrass the factory, he stipulated it be 600cc and have shaft final drive. The touring 600 eventually evolved into the 750 Sport and GT, and finally the America, but MV Fours were always built in extremely small numbers.
As befit an engine that handed multiple World Championships to John Surtees, Gary Hocking and Mike Hailwood, the technical specification was staggering, and remains so to this day. This magnificent engine was always at the heart of MV Agusta, and it was this engine that created and sustained the legend.
Author: Ian Falloon
Popular motorcycle journalist and author Mark Zimmerman brings a comfortable, conversational tone to his easy-to-understand explanations of how motorcycles work and how to maintain them and fix them when they don't. This practical tutorial covers all brands and styles of bikes, making it a perfect companion to the owner's service manual whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions for basic maintenance techniques to wrench on your bike yourself or just want to learn enough to become an informed customer at your local motorcycle service department. This book includes more than 500 color photos and a thorough index to make it an especially user-friendly reference for home motorcycle mechanics of all skill levels.
Author: Mark Zimmerman
Triumph’s Bonneville and its single-carbed sibling, the TR6, are two of the most revered models in all of motorcycling. Distinguished by their handsome lines and pace-setting performance, the Bonneville and Tiger ruled the streets and race tracks from their introduction in the late 1950s through Triumph’s golden age in the 1960s. Devotion to the marque remained strong even as the sun slowly set on the company’s fortunes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The original Triumph’s demise in 1983 simply served to cement the legendary status of its long-lived top guns, the Bonneville and TR6.
Author: David Gaylin
As popular as the Triumph twins were in the '60s and '70s, they are quite possibly more popular now. This book offers complete start-to-finish assembly and restoration sequences on two Triumph twins, a 1963 Bonneville and a 1969 Bonneville. Also included is the start-to-finish assembly of the 1969 engine and transmission. Rather than try to describe the miniscule differences that often separated one year from another, this book offers a color gallery with left- and right-side views of all significant models from 1959 to 1970. With more than 450 color photos, Triumph Motorcycle Restoration offers 144 pages of hard-core how-to help for anyone who wants to repair or restore their own Triumph twin.
Author: Timothy Remus & Garry Chitwood
CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $29.95. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
Triumph Motorcycle Restoration Pre-Unit takes a thorough look at what is required to restore a Triumph 650cc Twin built before 1963. The book is based on two, complete, start-to-finish assemblies, one done on a 1959 model and one on a 1962 Triumph. Each assembly is documented with hundreds of color photographs. Copy includes all necessary details including torque specifications. The book also has the complete assembly and overhaul of both the 650cc engine and the four-speed transmission. Triumph Motorcycle Restoration Pre-Unit offers the Triumph motorcycle enthusiast 144 pages and more than 450 photos explaining how to buy, build and restore a Triumph 650cc twin manufactured before 1963.
With over 450 color photos, Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine Maintenance and Repair covers the chronological development of two-stroke engines and workshop procedures for each era. It is a guide to strip-down of engines, examining each major engine component in turn, including cylinder head, piston, piston rings, crankcase, flywheel, bearings, inlet manifold, clutch, gearbox and primary drive etc. Racing motorcycles and tuning engines for best performance are covered along with diagnosing problems, tips, tricks and workshop safety.
Author: Dave Boothroyd
Vintage Collection Series: Four-Stroke Motorcycles contains repair and maintenance information for most single and multi-cylinder motorcycles with engine displacement of more than 85 cc and covers models produced in the early 1960s through the mid-1970s.
Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals