How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles

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Author: Sid Young

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760347972

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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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.

The Beginner’s Guide to Classic Motorcycle Restoration

YOUR step-by-step guide to  setting up a workshop, choosing a project, dismantling, sourcing parts, renovating & rebuilding classic motorcyles from the 1970s & 1980s

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Author: Ricky Burns

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845846443

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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In this book, seasoned motorcycle restorer Ricky Burns takes you through each of the stages of real-life restorations. Aimed at enthusiasts of all abilities, from the total beginner to those with experience already, the reader is shown each stage and process in step-by-step detail, along with the techniques, tricks and tips used by experts. From choosing a project, setting up a workshop, and preparing a motorcycle, to sourcing parts, dismantling, restoring and renovating, this book is the perfect guide for the classic motorcycle restorer.

Classic Honda Motorcycles

Identification Guide to the Collectible Models 1958-90

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Author: Bill Silver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937747060

Category: Transportation

Page: 220

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This guide provides an overview of the collectible models built by Honda, with detailed specifications and an evaluation of each machine. Includes iconic models such as the CB77 Super Hawk, CB92 Benly, Dream, CB750, CB400F, and late model machines such as the CB1100F and VF750F Interceptors.

How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems

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Author: Tracy Martin

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627882170

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 7925

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

How to Build a Bobber on a Budget

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Author: Jose de Miguel

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760327852

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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In the old days all a person needed to build a killer custom motorcycle was a bike, a set of tools, a little know-how, and a creative vision. But with the rise of the high-dollar, haute moteur Gucci choppers, the true custom bike has gotten out of most riders’ reach, right? Dead wrong. In this book Jose de Miguel, a custom builder from way back, sets out to prove that those good old days never ended. In the clearest and simplest terms, he shows readers how they can turn odds and ends found around the shop into one-off motorcycle parts--and make a cheap, run-of-the mill custom build into a drop-dead show stopper. Following de Miguel’s lead, along with his straightforward illustrations, any resourceful owner with rudimentary mechanical skills, a basic tool kit, and--most importantly--a modicum of imagination can build the bobber of his dreams for less than the price of a new bike.

Pictorial History of Japanese Motorcycles

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Author: Cornelis Vandenheuvel

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781870979979

Category: Motorcycles

Page: 168

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This is the story of the Japanese motorcycle industry which started from scratch after World War II and grew to make most of the motorcycles in existence today. It is told in a decade-by-decade narrative treatment commencing in the early 1950s and running through to the 1990s.

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

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Author: Mark Zimmerman

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760357625

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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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.

Honda Enthusiasts Guide

Motorcycles, 1959-1985

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Author: Doug Mitchel

Publisher: Wolfgang Productions

ISBN: 9781935828853

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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"Designed to aid the non-professional motorcycle collector in sorting through the pros and cons of buying and restoring a particular Honda motorcycle"--Cover p. [4].

How to Restore Suzuki 2-Stroke Triples GT350, GT550 & GT750 1971 to 1978

YOUR step-by-step colour illustrated guide to complete restoration

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Author: Ricky Burns

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848209

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Whether it be an entry level GT380, or a ground-breaking water-cooled GT750, this step-by-step full restoration guide covers it, from dismantling, sourcing parts, spraying and decals, to polishing, safe set-up and general maintenance. Even riding safely and storage are covered, making this a must-have guide for all Suzuki Triple enthusiasts.

Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible

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Author: Paul Thede,Lee Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610591666

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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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.

Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance

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Author: Nigel Clark

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847978827

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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A complete workshop guide to restoring and maintaining your classic British motorcycle. Covering the principles of restoration and maintenance, and therefore applicable across all post-war classic British marques such as BSA, Matchless, Triumph, Norton, AJS and Royal Enfield, Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance covers everything from general maintenance procedures to full engine strips and rebuilds. With step-by-step instructions and over 800 images, the book covers, amongst other things, buying guides, legislation, essential tools, workshop advice, safety, stripping and rebuilding the key components for both singles and twins. The common parts manufacturers, such as Amal, Smiths and Lucas are covered too. With general maintenance, advice, recommended sources and additions included, this new book is an essential resource for the classic motorcycle restorer. The book also covers: a brief history of the rise of the classic motorcycle movement; wiring, fitting and testing the electrical system; cycle parts - restoring the tin-ware, painting and refinishing. Superbly illustrated with 735 colour images and 80 CAD diagrams along with step-by-step instructions.

How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle

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Author: Jim Tyler

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1903706904

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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This invaluable book describes, in step-by-step detail, the entire VW Beetle restoration process. In addition to thorough coverage of bodywork repair, it will tell you how to restore and repair trim and mechanical components.

How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems

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Author: Tracy Martin

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 0760340730

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 500

From electronic ignition to electronic fuel injection, slipper clutches to traction control, today’s 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 motorcycle’s engine-control systems and tells you how to get the most out of today’s 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