Classic Motorcycle Restoration And Maintenance by Nigel ClarkClassic Motorcycle Restoration And Maintenance by Nigel Clark

Classic Motorcycle Restoration And Maintenance

byNigel Clark

Hardcover | October 1, 2015

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A complete workshop guide to restoring and maintaining your classic British motorcycle. Covering the principles of restoration and maintenance, and therefore applicable across all post-war classic British marques such as BSA, Matchless, Triumph, Norton, AJS and Royal Enfield, this new book covers everything from general maintenance procedures to full engine strips and rebuilds.

With step-by-step instructions and over 800 images throughout, the book covers:

A brief history of the rise of the classic motorcycle movement

Buying guides, legislation, essential tools, workshop advice and safety

Stripping and rebuilding the key components, including the chassis, transmission, carburettor and engine - both singles and twins

Common parts manufacturers, such as Amal, Smiths and Lucas

Wiring, fitting and testing the electrical system

Cycle parts - restoring the tin-ware, painting and refinishing

General maintenance, advice, recommended sources and additions

Nigel Clark was raised in a family wherein motorcycles were never far away. His day job as an architect took him into the outbuildings and sheds of clients, where he discovered, bought, restored and sold countless machines, all the while learning specific details of the different marques. A serious road accident on the Isle of Man left...
Title:Classic Motorcycle Restoration And MaintenanceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 11.82 × 8.62 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:11.82 × 8.62 × 0.75 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:The Crowood Press UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847978819

ISBN - 13:9781847978813


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obligatory reading for any budding restorer Nigel Clark was one of the best classic motorcycle journalists, indeed, as this book shows, he still is. He tells it like it is, calls a spade a spade and says what many of us think but daren't say! As such he is well known and well liked by the grass roots fraternity. He is an experienced restorer with a wide knowledge of the subject - the Triumph on the cover is one of his restorations - and he writes as he speaks, in an easy to understand manner, using layman's terminology, which will neither baffle nor bore the novice. The book is comprehensive and thorough and whilst probably of little help to the professional or the very experienced restorer, for anyone thinking of venturing into classic restoration for the first time or those inexperienced in the complete nut and bolt rebuild, it is a must. It's seriously written but does have several highly amusing and irreverent parts to it. I
Date published: 2015-09-29