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  • Chief 11:46 am on July 12, 2010 Permalink |  

    900CC Middleweight Cruiser Comparison – Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine 

    900CC Middleweight Cruiser Comparison – Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine.

    • Chief 3:22 pm on June 18, 2010 Permalink |
      Tags: motorcycle suspension   

      Motorcycle Suspension Bible – webBikeWorld 

      Motorcycle Suspension Bible – webBikeWorld.

      • Chief 12:27 pm on May 12, 2010 Permalink |
        Tags: breaker cam, cartridge forks, compression damping, countershaft sprocket, drain bolts, drain screw, flywheel magneto, fork cap, fork oil, fork tube, handlebar clamps, hazard switch, modern bikes, most motorcycle shops, needle jet, older bikes, pilot circuit, pinch bolts, rebound damping, shift drum, shop manual, sprag clutch, steering stem, stripped hole, swingarm bearings   

        The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance 

        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.

        • Paperback: 256 pages
        • Publisher: Whitehorse Press (October 2003)
        • Language: English
        • ISBN-10: 1884313418
        • ISBN-13: 978-1884313417

        • Chief 12:19 pm on May 12, 2010 Permalink |
          Tags: black meter lead, charging coil, charging system voltage, coil tester, crank sensors, electronic testing tools, ground return side, ground return wire, grounded test light, ignition module, injector pulse width, juniper wire, lab scope, master fuse, maximum voltage drop, older motorcycles, open circuit voltage test, red meter lead, relay control coil, series ammeter, short finder, starter circuit, striped wire, unwanted high resistance, voltage drop testing   

          Motorcycle Electrical Systems – Tracy Martin 

          After having some electrical problems with both the Goldwing and the Drifter this past year, I decided to do some research and get a little better understanding of the bike’s electrical system.

          I picked up a book in the Motorbooks Workshop series – Motorcycle Electrical System – Troubleshooting and Repair by Tracy Martin. I found the book to be of real value. It starts simple with good explanatory information. This is a good starting point at the very least.

          Motorcycle Electrical Systems

          A motorcycle’s electrical system can be daunting to even the most adept home mechanic. And yet, the more complex these systems become—and the more important to a motorcycle’s function—the more useful, even critical, it will be to know something about them. That’s where this book comes in with a user-friendly guide to understanding, diagnosing, and fixing the electrical systems and components that make a bike run . . . or falter.

          Veteran technician Tracy Martin explains the principles behind motorcycle electrical systems and how they work. He details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle’s electrical problem. And in several hands-on projects, he takes readers on a guided tour of their vehicle’s electrical system, along the way giving clear, step-by-step instructions for diagnosing specific problems.

          American Rider, December 2007
          “It’s written in a friendly, conversational manner in layman’s language, not dry engineer-speak … I co-authored an electrical troubleshooting manual for Haynes some years ago, so I have some experience with this subject. Mr. Martin has done an excellent job providing the basic principles involved with motorcycle electrical systems in an applicable, practical and useful manner … We recommend it for anyone who works on Harleys, or wants to learn more about how they work.”

          Motorcycle Consumer News, October 2007
          “Provides a sound foundation for any enthusiast to work on their electrical systems … His explanations and illustrations are both clear and concise, and the flow of the book is geared towards building the confidence level of the reader … Tracy’s 25 years of experience in the automotive field resonate through the pages of the book, and give credibility to his explanations and assessments. I’d recommend it for both the library and the workshop of any enthusiast.”

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