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Motorcycle Electrical Systems: Troubleshooting and Repair (Motorbooks Workshop): Troubleshooting and Repair (Motorbooks Workshop): Troubleshooting and Repair (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Mar 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International (1 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760327165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760327166
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 413,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Provides a sound foundation for any enthusiast to work on their elecrtircal 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...Tracey's 25 years of experience in the automotive field resonate throguh the pages of the book, and give credebility to his explanations and assesments. I'd recommend it for both the library and the workshop of any enthusiast --Motorcycle Consumer News

It's written in a friendly, conversational manner in layman's language, not dry engineer-speak...I co-authored an electric 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, practicle, and useful manner...We recommend it for anyone who works on Harleys or wants to learn more about how they work --American Rider

Synopsis

Motorcycle electrics have always been a problem area, and is daunting to even the most adept home mechanic. Yet, the more important, involved and complex, these systems become the most essential to the machine's functions. With this book you can find faults, understand what has gone wrong, and fix the electrical systems and components that make the bike run. Tracy Martin is a veteran technician, and brings decades of experience to this book. He explains how systems work, details various tools needed - such as multimeters and test lights- and takes readers on a guided tour of electrical wiring and systems with hands-on projects, giving clear, concise, step-by-step instructions for diagnosis and repair.


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Brilliant book. Clear explanations and easy to understand with usefull troubleshooting advice. There is only the Haynes Tech book covering this subject that I know of and while this does not go as in depte as the Haynes book I would say that it is easier to understand for the average non tech person. Both books are very good but I now think I would buy this one first and then the Haynes book if I wanted to go that little bit further into the subject. Buy it I dont think you will be disapointed.
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A good buy for the beginner, but I would use this in conjunction with your own bike's manual, and also the Haynes Basics Techbook, and/or Workshop Practice / Electrics Techbooks. This is very clear to start with, and it's good to have simple instructions on using a multimeter to test voltage. This book assumes you have a modern bike, it starts with DC 12v electrics and uses as an example testing a malfunctioning starter motor. If you have an old / classic 6v bike with direct lighting, you won't find the answers here. Certainly worth buying, but not on its own.
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By R de Bulat TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Mar. 2013
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Firstly, it must be pointed out that this book is generic and should be used alongside your workshop manual. However, it comprehensively takes you around motorbike circuitry, with the aid of diagrams, making it a most understandable book on motorcycle electrical systems and really useful if you are engaged on a bike re-build. Personally, the electrical system is something that I have always been nervous about tackling, but this book makes the idea seem possible and a workable option. It advises on tools and equipment and how to use them, covers all aspects of electrical systems including electronic fuel injection and has a section for troubleshooting electrical faults. Simple diagrams and good photography, makes this well produced book a good addition to the workshop manual: recommended.
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Has some really useful guidance and is well put together. It explains each of the bikes electrical systems / components and guides you through fault finding techniques. Have already recommended it to a colleague at work and he's bought one and fixed his charging issue. Great reference book.
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How to get to the heart of the problem with clear and simple explanations (I read it from cover to cover over 2 evenings) - sounds trite but anyone with a little bit of mechanical savvy, this book and a few bits of inexpensive (you can pay more if you want to....) test equipment should be able to diagnose most of what could go wrong electrically on a bike (or indeed satisfy themselves that things are working as they should be). Great book.
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This works well as an introduction to MC electrics and certainly helped me with fault finding on my bike.
If you want an in depth explanation of how all bike systems work then this is not it, but it does give some good tips on finding faults and giving a brief guide to starting and charging systems etc.
This is certainly a good book for the beginner or somebody looking to cure a fault on there own bike.
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I`ve had various books on electrics over the years all full of unfathomable blurb. This author cuts straight through all that and gets right to the tests you need to do and how it works in laymen's terms. I have had so many ohhhhh, that's how it works! moments :)
Worth every penny.
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well, when i was beginig read this book i don,t know anything abouth the motorcycle electrical systems... At last, i finished book and this book is very useful for me...
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