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Title:
The motorcycle book : everything you need to know about owning, enjoying, and maintaining your bike
Author:
Seeley, Alan.
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : Motorbooks International, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780760317457
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Motorcycle Book provides a comprehensive reference source for all motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. From mopeds to sports bikes, through tourers and commuters, all aspects of buying, riding and maintaining a bike are included. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, you'll find the details you need to get on the road and stay on the road. Includes detailed sections on how your bike works and how to keep it running, with detailed maintenance and trouble-shooting chapters.Paperback - 8-1/4" x 10-5/8" - 160 pages - 250 color'


Author Notes

Alan Seeley is a long-established motorcycle expert and is currently managing editor of Performance Bikes magazine


Table of Contents

1 Which motorcycle?
Sportsbikesp. 8
Sport tourersp. 10
Tourersp. 12
Standardsp. 14
Retrosp. 16
Cruisersp. 18
Dual Sportsp. 20
Adventure tourersp. 22
Supermotosp. 24
Commutersp. 26
Starter bikesp. 28
Classic bikesp. 30
Scootersp. 32
Mopedsp. 34
2 Getting on the road
Starting outp. 38
Basic trainingp. 40
The knowledge testp. 42
The skill testp. 43
Advanced trainingp. 44
Trackdays & race schoolsp. 46
Helmetsp. 48
Leathersp. 50
Fabric jackets & pantsp. 52
Glovesp. 54
Bootsp. 56
Rain gearp. 58
Armorp. 62
Insurancep. 64
Securityp. 66
Luggagep. 70
Gadgetsp. 72
3 Know your motorcycle
Tiresp. 76
Buying, choosing & fitting tiresp. 78
Engine typesp. 80
Engine layoutp. 82
Transmissionp. 84
Tuning four-strokesp. 88
Carburetorsp. 90
Carburetor tuningp. 92
Fuel injection systemsp. 94
Exhaust systemsp. 96
Race/performance exhaustsp. 98
ECUs and ignitionp. 100
Frame typesp. 104
Suspensionp. 106
Swingarmsp. 110
Wheelsp. 112
Brakesp. 114
Chassis accessoriesp. 116
4 Looking after your motorcycle
Tools & maintenancep. 120
Cleaningp. 124
Chain carep. 126
Brakesp. 128
Cablesp. 130
Oil and filter changep. 132
Cooling systemsp. 134
Bearingsp. 136
Electricalp. 138
Buying Usedp. 140
Storagep. 144
Is your bike legal?p. 146
Trouble-shootingp. 147
Glossaryp. 156
Indexp. 159