The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Mark Zimmerman
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760352717
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Transportation

A guide to motorcycle maintenance that explains how to perform the basic and essential maintenance tests, with easy-to-follow instructions and tips for dealing with problems.

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Mark Zimmerman
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760357620
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Transportation

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.

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Mark Zimmerman
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
ISBN: 1884313418
Release Date: 2004-01-30
Genre: Transportation

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.

Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance Manual

Author: Greg Baker
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857330594
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Transportation

This book is the definitive guide to keeping an adventure motorcycle running in the way it should. Written for the rider who wants to be self-reliant while on the road, the book takes the reader through a series of practical, hands-on techniques designed to keep the bike in peak riding condition. In the classic Haynes style, the book uses picture-led chapters and clear step-by-step instructions to demonstrate the skills needed for basic maintenance both at home and on the trail.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061907999
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: Psychology

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Motorcycles

Author:
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028642589
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Transportation

Covers everything from how to choose and maintain a motorcycle and how to buy appropriate gear to how to ride safely, and how to make the most out of trips on the open road. It also discusses motorcycle history and the timeless motorcycle mystique.

Proficient Motorcycling

Author: David L. Hough
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781935484677
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Transportation

From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

The Complete Guide to Motorcycle Mechanics

Author: Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (U.S.)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132258897
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Transportation

For courses in Motorcycle Mechanics. Complete and comprehensive introductory textbook for a one semester or year program in motorcycle mechanics. This expanded and updated text reference is sponsored by the leading school for training motorcycle mechanics.

How Your Motorcycle Works

Author: Peter Henshaw
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845844943
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Transportation

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.

Adventure Riding Techniques

Author: Robert Wicks
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 1844255727
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Transportation

Every motorcycle adventure presents new challenges – terrain, weather, geography, mechanical issues, survival and navigation. Adventure Riding Techniques is designed to act as the essential and definitive guide to all the specialist skills one would need for off road adventure riding. It is designed to fill the reader with the confidence needed to undertake a long distance adventure ride, whatever the conditions. The book delivers a practical approach to adventure bike basics, riding techniques, crossing different types of terrain (everything from rivers and mud to rocks and deep sand), riding positions and strategies for survival. A long distance motorcycle journey is a significant undertaking and giving the reader insight into vital techniques and skills is this book’s unique difference. Specialists in the field will be used to demonstrate techniques and provide insightful information for aspiring adventure riders.

Motorcycle Owner s Manual

Author: Hugo Wilson
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789416158
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Transportation

Every motorcycle owner can now save money on those regular maintenance jobs with this step-by-step guide to general maintenance covering all types of machines, from scooters to superbikes. Superb photos show in stages how to successfully complete all basic repair and maintenance tasks. Full-color illustrations.

Motorcycle Maintenance Techbook

Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals
Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated
ISBN: 1785210475
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Transportation

Motorcycle maintenance made easy: -- Aimed at the DIY mechanic and students embarking on courses in motorcycle engineering -- Service tasks are described in detail and illustrated with over 900 color photographs --Information on how to build up a toolkit and keep service records --Tools, testing and measuring equipment, oils and workshop equipment --Using a service schedule and keeping records --Engine: Oil and filter, valve clearances, compression test, air and fuel filters, carburetor balance, coolant, spark plugs, clutch and exhaust system --Chassis: Chain, sprockets, tires, disc brakes, drum brakes, wheel bearings, front forks, steering head bearings, rear shock, handlebars, swinging arm bearings, cables, footrests, stands and bodywork. --Electrics: batter, fuses, bulbs, horn, switches and wiring --Accessories: twin horns, fork gaiters, top box and drive chain oiler