Aimed at the do-it-yourself mechanic, the aim of this manual is to guide you through servicing and minor repair tasks on your motorcycle or scooter, providing useful hints and helpful advice gathered from years of experience.
Service tasks are described in detail and illustrated with over 900 color photos. Also provides information on how to build a toolkit and keep service records.
Table of Contents:
Buying up a toolkit | Spanners, sockets and screwdrivers | Drifts, chisels and hammers | Pliers and other gripping devices | Measuring tools | Torque wrenches | Electrical testers and equipment.
SERVICE SCHEDULE & RECORDS
Service data | Checklist and records | Service schedule | Order of service | Chassis nuts and bolts tightening.
Engine cycles | Valve clearance check | Air filters | Liquid cooling system | Fuel system | Oil and oil filters | Clutch adjustment | Two-stroke engine top-end overhaul | Spark plug | Contact breaker points and ignition timing | Engine compression test | Exhaust system.
Chain checks and wheel alignment | Chain and sprockets replacement | Steering head, wheel and swinging arm bearing checks | Wheel bearing replacement | Gear lever, brake pedal and footrests | Handlebars, levers and cable lubrication | Front suspension maintenance | Suspension checks and adjustments | Rear suspension maintenance | Tires and tire changing | Speedometer cable and drive | Disc (hydraulic) brakes | Drum brakes | Stands | Bodywork.
Battery safety warnings | Conventional battery | Maintenance-free battery | Charging voltage test | Battery charging | Bulb changing | Horn | Handlebar switchgear | Fuses | Crimping cable connectors | Cable sizes | Soldering.
MODIFICATIONS and ACCESSORIES
Twin horn conversion | Fitting fork gaiters | Fitting a top box | Fitting and automatic drive chain oiler.
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