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by Mark Zimmerman

The market for used motorcycles is vast and deep, with many popular motorcycles available for a fraction of what they cost when new even a few years ago. With a little hard work and know-how, a restored used bike can become a reliable and stylish commuter vehicle. But restoring an older motorcycle can be challenging. Often you're dealing with old technology, parts that are hard to replace, rusty and stubborn bolts, etc. How to Restore Your Motorcycle walks the reader through the process of tearing down an old motorcycle and building it back up again. This revised edition adds color photography throughout, as well as new information covering bikes and technologies new to the collector realm.

Download How to Restore Your Motorcycle: Second Edition (Motorbooks Workshop) epub
ISBN: 0760337721
ISBN13: 978-0760337721
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Automotive
Author: Mark Zimmerman
Language: English
Publisher: Motorbooks; Second edition (May 7, 2010)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1698 kb
FB2 size: 1777 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 170
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About 5 years ago I purchased a basket case 1982 Yamaha XZ550 Vision [...]. I had never restored a motorcycle before and the last time I had worked on one was over 25 years ago and that was a 2 cycle dirt bike.
With Haynes manual in hand, along with this book, I set out on my restoration and boy did it come in handy. Many of the tips, especially for finishing and polishing old aluminum were very helpful.

Its a must read for anyone setting out on a restoration of an old motorcycle. While it is not model specific, its still very helpful but searching Amazon for the proper Haynes manual is also helpful as well.

I've posted a blog about my restoration at: [...] if you want to see some of the before, during and after pictures.

Enjoyable reading
Mark's one of my favorite motorcycle tech writers. He explains things in a manner that is easy to follow, yet complete and correct. He's been there, done that, and you can trust his experience.
We may not take advantage of every tip offered, but HTRYM definitely covers a lot of the questions we were alreayd facing.
I have Zimmerman's other MC Repair book, which I found very useful -- and when I had a question, I contacted him by e-mail as he invites readers to do, and he responded with great advice, and followed-up to see how the advice worked! I bought this book because I'd seen it and liked it's all around coverage of restoring older MC's. Since I usually buy used, I'm often in some limited restoratioin mode, and this book will prove very useful.
does as described for starting out such projects well laid out no problems in understanding

fine book the pictures are very good
Very good book! Easy to read and follow.This booked helped me in many ways, but you have to keep in mind that it is not a service manual.
Just embarking on motorcycle restoring as a hobby and the book has given me as great insight into what is required