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turningCircle
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PostPosted: 01:24 - 25 Nov 2017    Post subject: Motorcycle Repair / Maintenance Book? Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend any good reference books for on-road motorcycle repair/maintenance? Preferably something suited to an idiot. Laughing Looking to give myself at least the basic skills so that I can repair a puncture / change a chain etc if I need to.
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NJD
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PostPosted: 01:41 - 25 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rate off topic because rules r rules, init (workshop or general bike chat, probably).

Only general manuals I know off are Haynes and then there's haynes manual specific for motorbikes; or, if you're lucky, digitalized PDF versions available from google (that is manuals specific for your bike).

Your bike handbook, providing you've got one, should cover the basics: well, tell you what things should be adjusted to at least.

Motorcycles basic textbook, motorcycle maintenance tech-book and there's another I can be arsed to dig out form wherever it is (that's the three general haynes manuals).

Second best thing is if you don't know what you're doing at least now when something needs doing: don't be ignorant to sticking brakes etc.

In terms of maintenance this time of year it's probably cleaning the calipers regularly, lubing chain and fighting off road salt.
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 08:23 - 25 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's something to get you started ....

https://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

http://repairbooks.co.uk/ - Not free though

https://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

http://service.tanga-moteurs.ro/data/Motorcycle_Mechanic_Manual.pdf

If your bike in particular isn't listed, then it's worth looking at the various forums related to your bike.
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linuxyeti
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PostPosted: 08:26 - 25 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just 1 more thing, if you're bike isn't like a hedghog, as many on here seem to be, ACF-50 is your friend !! Laughing
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talkToTheHat
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PostPosted: 03:46 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugo Wilson's Motorcycle Owners Manual for the very basics and some vague hints about more complex topics like valve clearances. A good starting point and very concise but quickly runs into more reading required.

Haynes Motorcycle Maintenance Techbook as mentioned above. Much more comprehensive than the Wilson book.

Owners manual for vehicle specific information on fluids, pressures, service schedule etc.

Vehicle specific haynes manual.

I have outgrown my Hugo Wilson book. Will post for 2 to cover postage and being arsed to go to the post office. PM me.
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recman
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PostPosted: 09:47 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

linuxyeti wrote:
Just 1 more thing, if you're bike isn't like a hedghog, as many on here seem to be, ACF-50 is your friend !! Laughing


That's a point, haven't seen mine for a while.
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kgm
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PostPosted: 10:55 - 28 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Haynes manual for your specific bike is a good start too if one is available.
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raesewell
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PostPosted: 20:15 - 29 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

What has this got to do with touring.
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PostPosted: 20:19 - 29 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Books?
http://www.dansmc.com/mc_repaircourse.htm
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qarka
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PostPosted: 18:12 - 17 Jan 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delboys Garage on youtube has very clear tutorials on how to perform most basic maintenance tasks.
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turningCircle
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PostPosted: 20:37 - 27 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

raesewell wrote:
What has this got to do with touring.


Well, statistically, where are you more likely to break down - on a long distance ride or a short distance ride?

I mean, i'm not a Mathematician but .... fuck me ...
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PostPosted: 21:02 - 27 May 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

turningCircle wrote:
.... fuck me ...


Okay, but at least take me out to dinner first or buy me some flowers.
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