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  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals Inc; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185960515X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859605158
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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131 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 23 April 2003
Format: Hardcover
Got a bike or scooter? Do your own maintenance? Got the Haynes manual? Want to know how everything actually works, rather than just how it all bolts together? Then this is book is just for you..
Each chapter takes a major system of the bike (Engine, gearbox, suspension, etc), and without assuming any prior knowledge, guides the reader from the generic physical principles, to the basic system concepts, and into the detailed design variations found on past and present bikes.
The writing is clear and concise without ever being patronising or simplistic, and it doesn't go into so much detail you need a degree to understand it.
My only complaints are that the excellent colour illustrations in Chapter 1 aren't carried through to the rest of the book, and the book doesn't explain "how things go wrong" - a fault finding section at the end would be invaluable for the novice spanner monkey like me!
According to the front cover, this book is aimed at students on Further Education courses in Motorcycle engineering, but I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand a bit more about how their chosen two-wheeler operates, and how it differs from other designs.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cal52413 on 19 Aug. 2012
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Being a young biker, and the only motorcycle enthusiast in my family, I have the difficulty of knowing absolutely nothing about how motorcycles work, and only learning from when parts on the motorcycle break and need replacing. I bought this book not too long ago, as i wanted to learn more about motorcycles and have got a fair way through it. Ive got to say it is a great book, the diagrams and descriptions are so easy to read and understand, and the understanding gained in just the first few pages is enough to atleast give someone an idea of how the inside of their engine works. Not only this but I find it a 'good read', where it is so easily understood that you can take alot of enjoyment on learning motorcycle basics and this book prevents it from being a stressful and confusing process. This is a definate buy for any beginner motorcyclist or anyone who takes interest in how motorcycles work, it is an in-depth techbook, covering topics such as: engine types, motorcycle transmissions, suspension, electrics, gearboxes etc. and in my opinion well worth the price for the amount of knowledge gained. This book may not make you a pro in the mechanics department, but it does give you the confidence that if something were to go wrong on your motorcycle, you will most likely know, or atleast have an idea of what the problem is, and this could potentially save you the hassle/money it takes for a mechanic to view the motorcycle and give you a quotation, and in some basic areas such as chain replacement it could cut out the price of a mechanic completely!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cautious rider on 17 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Anyone with a motorbike or scooter should buy this book, and quite possibly combine with others in the series. I agree that the better illustrations could have been carried through, and for problem solving, you might want to buy the 'Workshop Practice' book also published by Haynes. But how I wish I had had this book way back when I was 18 and got my first bike.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Zdenek Vavrda on 8 Nov. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Packed with useful information and very well illustrated. A brilliant starting point - together with a Haynes manual for a specific motorbike - to build knowledge and understanding of how the many mechanical and electrical components work and therefore ultimately how to look after them, find and repair faults, make improvements - and ultimately enjoy your biking life a great deal more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pointless_noise on 14 April 2014
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Great book for someone like me who had no previous knowledge or instruction of mechanics/engineering but wanted to know how his bike worked. NOTE: this is not a guide on how to fix bikes just how all aspects function.

Assumes no knowledge so may seem like it's stating the obvious at time but is great for those with little or no previous knowledge or experience.

Good illustrations and for the most part well explained.

Chapters are well defined sectioning off different areas/functions to different chapters although this did mean for me at some points I was left wondering how something worked until it was explained in a later chapter.

Great for those looking to understand how a bike works and thus why certain maintenance tasks are so important.

Great buy
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This 200 page book covers every subsystem of modern day motorcycles (even phased out technologies like carburettors). It's split up into 10 chapters each covering the major subsytems (engine, frame, transmission etc.). It doesn't present any of the information at an academic, engineering level. It also can not be used as a service manual, but I do believe it's the best book of it's (rare) kind. For someone looking for a more down and dirty approach I recommend the Honda Common Service Manual that has been republished recently. There you can find practical information on how to take a motorbike apart and tighten each screw back.

I've detracted one star because the book does have some dated information, being published more than ten years ago. Oddly, the book is printed on different quality paper and only the pictures in the first chapter are coloured. I've contacted Amazon and it appears it's a general issue with the book. Also, there are quite a few spelling errors throughout the book.

Overall, well worth the price.
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