The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

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Author: Mark Zimmerman

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352712

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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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.

Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance Manual

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Author: Greg Baker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785212635

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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The Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance Manual 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.

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel, 2nd Edition

Planning, Outfitting, and Accessorizing

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Author: Dale Coyner

Publisher: Essential Guide

ISBN: 0760352704

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Explains how to plan a motorcycle trip, recommends clothing and accessories, and offers tips on safety.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028642581

Category: Transportation

Page: 428

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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.

Adventure Riding Techniques

The Essential Guide to All the Skills You Need for Off-Road Adventure Riding

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Author: Robert Wicks,Greg Baker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844255726

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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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.

How Your Motorcycle Works

Your Guide to the Components & Systems of Modern Motorcycles

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Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844947

Category: Transportation

Page: 80

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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.

The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling

Everything You Need to Buy, Ride, and Enjoy the World's Most Versatile Motor

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Author: Carl Adams

Publisher: Whitehorse Press

ISBN: 9781884313714

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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This book is written to help adventuresome motorcyclists buy, ride, and enjoy dual sport motorcycles, those versatile machines that are equally at home on the street and in the dirt. It is organized into four sections covering motorcycle selection, setup, riding technique, and specialized activities such as off-road touring and rallies. Several chapters include exercises designed to improve riding and impart new skills. Over 250 full-color photographs illustrate the many options for gear, clothing, and aftermarket accessories which can add comfort, safety, and convenience to any motorcycle adventure. The book also contains many references and sources to orient enthusiasts to the sometimes overwhelming sea of information that is available. New riders will benefit from the clear explanations of dual sport gear, accessories, and techniques, while experienced riders coming to dual sport from a street riding background will find chapters covering advanced dirt riding skills, GPS navigation, and preparing for multi-day trips. Riders at all levels will gain a broader perspective of the dual sport experience, from which they can begin their journey to new motorcycle adventures.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values

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Author: Robert M. Pirsig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061907995

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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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.

Motorcycle Owner's Manual

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Author: Hugo Wilson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789416155

Category: Transportation

Page: 112

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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.

Proficient Motorcycling

The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

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Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484672

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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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 Total Motorcycling Manual

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Author: Mark Lindemann,Editors of Cycle World

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992625481

Category: Motorcycles

Page: 256

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Filled with practical, hands-on-hints for everyone from weekend road-trippers to serious track-racing aficionados, this manual breaks down what you need to know.

Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Author: Ron Di Santo,Tom Steele

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688060692

Category: Reference

Page: 408

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When Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ron Di Santo and Tom Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig’s work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader’s journey through the original work. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is destined to become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years.

Motorcycle Maintenance Techbook

Servicing and minor repairs for all motorcycles and scooters

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Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals

Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781785210471

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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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

The Essential Guide to Maintenance & Facilities Management

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Author: Brendan Shine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548604431

Category: Engineering firms

Page: 398

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This book provides the reader with the key multi functional engineering building blocks required for implementing proper Maintenance and Facilities Management. It is an accumulation of more than 30 years of 'on the rob' multi disciplined general engineering knowledge and is a synopsis of the expert training gained. It has been written to assist Managers, Engineers, Tradesmen, Apprentice tradesmen or D.I.Y. specialists. System 'know how', increasing equipment efficiency, tight budget control, cost cutting implementation and freeing up capital are paramount to a business's survival. By applying the practical principles and practices outlined. Using hard and soft skills, a business and its personnel will quickly reap the benefits and rewards. This is most effective book I have ever read and truly covers every aspect of Maintenance and Facilities Management. It is compelling, interesting, and ground breaking in its method and approach. I have already applied the material here to excellent effect and would highly recommend this book for any aspiring engineer or manager as the one book they would ever need on the subjects. I think it will become a standard work in the years to come. - James Hayes - Lead Electrical Engineer, EESL A 'must read' for anyone involved in maintenance!! Brilliant!! - Peter Rafferty - Mechanical Engineer, FMS

Total Control

High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition

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Author: Lee Parks,Erik Buell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

Motorcycle Touring Bible

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Author: Fred Rau

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610590961

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Touring on a motorcycle has never been more popular than it is today, but with more and more people hitting the open road, a growing number are doing so without the proper skills and information they need to survive the ordeal. Far too often the trip of a lifetime turns into an unmitigated disaster, leading to expensive breakdowns, arrests, lost wages, broken limbs, death, and even, on more than one occasion, divorce. Most people who travel aboard motorcycles have learned these lessons the hard way, if they’ve survived long enough, but now readers of the Motorcycle Touring Bible can learn an easier way; they can learn from author Fred Rau’s mistakes rather than through the school of hard knocks.

The Complete Motorcycle Book

A Consumer's Guide

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Author: Jim Bennett,James S. Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816038534

Category: Transportation

Page: 258

View: 9112

A guide for both novice and experienced motorcyclists includes guidelines for selecting and buying a motorcycle, safety tips, maintenance techniques, and a survey of the basic mechanical and electronic systems

Adventure Motorcycling Manual

Everything you need to plan and complete the journey of a lifetime

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Author: Robert Wicks

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211805

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 601

Outdoor enthusiasts thinking of trying adventure motorcycling will be inspired, invigorated and informed by the Adventure Motorcycling Manual, which covers every aspect of the trip, including practicalities (cost, personal fitness, how long you can be away from home), choosing the right bike, equipment, clothing, legal documentation, riding techniques, maintenance, navigation and emergencies. Whether stranded on a mountainside or dreaming in the armchair, both experienced and would-be adventurers will find this book essential reading.