Ever wonder how your motorcycle works? Wish you could keep your machine running and fix it when it doesn’t? Does your owner’s service manual leave you scratching your head in confusion? The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance shows you how to perform basic and essential maintenance tasks with more than 500 easy-to-follow color photos and illustrations. By maintaining your bike on a regular basis, you’ll develop a feel for the health of your bike and learn to deal with little problems before they become big or potentially life-threatening.
Veteran motorcycle mechanic and popular author Mark Zimmerman makes difficult subjects easy with his comfortable conversational style and humor. He includes detailed background on how each system of your bike works and what maintenance tasks are required, what tools you’ll need, and how to get started. This practical, common sense guide covers all brands and styles of bikes, making it a perfect companion to the owner’s service manual. Includes hundreds of helpful tips for changing oil, changing brake pads and brake fluid, changing tires, maintaining your chain and sprockets, adjusting your suspension, troubleshooting, and lots more.
Whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions to wrench on your bike yourself or just want to learn enough to become an informed customer at your local motorcycle service department, this user-friendly reference will help you extend the life of your motorcycle, enhance your mechanical skills, and spend more time on the road.
Sftbd., 8 ¼ x 10 ½, 256 pp., color illus.
The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance by Mark Zimmerman