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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (Dec 15 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760331375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760331378
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book puts the basics of motorcycle repair and upkeep within every bike owner’s grasp. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions and 50 do-it-yourself projects, How to Repair Your Motorcycle introduces readers to the rudiments of motorcycle maintenance. Illustrated sections on bike systems (from electrical and fuel to suspension and exhaust) cover straightforward procedures that could add years to your motorcycle’s life—and save you thousands of dollars in the process. The book also includes troubleshooting charts and helpful sidebars.

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About the Author

Charles Everitt has been riding and working on motorcycles for nearly four decades. His first bike, a 1969 Bultaco, provided an excellent apprenticeship in all the things that could go wrong on a motorcycle.

While getting his journalism degree, Everitt worked as a line mechanic in a variety of motorcycle shops. After graduating, he spent 25 years, on staff or as a contributor, writing tech articles, road tests, features, and other stories for virtually every major street-bike magazine in the United States, including Cycle Guide, Cycle World, Cycle, Motorcyclist, Rider, American Roadracing, Sportbike, and others.

Although Everitt currently shares a hovel in Beverly Hills, California, with his wife Kathryn, he hastens to point out he most definitely is not rich.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave B on June 2 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm building up the nerve to tackle some upgrades and servicing on a new-to-me motorcycle after many years without a bike. I've read extensively in an excellent on-line forum dedicated to my model how "simple" it is to work on this low-tech motorcycle. Even after repeatedly reading detailed postings about how to perform some projects and studying the Clymer manual for my bike, I'm still not 100% confident. I got this book a few days ago and find that the text is very clear and the large colour photos are a real asset for a novice such as myself. The book is very well organized and should help me become a proficient amateur mechanic(which is quite a transformation for someone who didn't even know what a gear puller was last month!). This is probably the best 'how to' book I've ever read in any subject area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Henriksen on March 13 2010
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I was a little sceptical when I bought this book as it was so general. I have been maintaining my own bikes for ten years now. I was pleasantly surprised as the book is well written, with color photos, and has many useful instructions.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Get this book! Nov. 5 2008
By Thomas Truthsayer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good manual. I did not have any background in motorcyle mechanics and wanted to service and maintain my motorcyles. This is a good manual to do that. As a newbie, clear pictures, instructions, and topics on how to do various things that are normally needed on bikes for service/ maintanance made me a happy camper! Now I have a better idea what is going on in the engine and on the bike and I am not tricked so easily by the garages any more!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Better than 5 stars Sept. 11 2009
By Edward F. Avila - Published on Amazon.com
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Next to the actual manufacturer's repair manual this is the best How-to motorcycle repair manual I've owned ~ and I've spent a fortune buying most of them!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Book titled,How To Repair Your Motorcycle. June 1 2010
By Louis J. Fascia - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book to use in conjunction with your owner repair/service manual. This book gives you the confidence to attempt repairs you may not have undertaken. Its written in easy to understand language.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Book for the newbie Oct. 5 2009
By J. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice colored pictures and detailed explanations on how stuff works and how to do your basic mc maintenance.
The book is nicely laid out by related components/systems, explanations on what that specific system does and how it works are provided before taking on short projects related to that system's maintenance.
I just feel a couple of projects are not explained well enough.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A very basic book. Sept. 1 2011
By Christopher C. Cline - Published on Amazon.com
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If you have wrenched on bikes before think before spending money on this book. It is not a bad book to start learning the basics, it just was not advanced enough for me.


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