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Basic Maintenance Handbook....

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by Grunge, May 19, 2006.

  1. Would anyone be able to reccomend me any basic maintenance handbook for a bike?

    I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to these kind of stuff and I know that at least if I learn to take basic care of my bike when I get it in 2 days time after my learner's (which I think is why I am restless and up at 7 am today!) it would help.

    Any reccomendations anybody? I'm not too technically oriented and I don't have any aspirations to be a mechanic, just want to know how to do the basic, like top up liquids and maybe if it's easy, change the oil filter/oil.

    Thanks everyone!!!

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 more days!!!!!!
  2. I'd check out Haynes from the UK. They have a book on basics and a series that goes more indepth into the different areas; electricals, fuel systems amongst others.
  3. I just bought the book G mentions this week. Took about a month to order from mcgills online for $47 all up (price + postage). Seems good, I'm going to check it out in depth on the weekend and/or tonight
  4. Wot's the name of the book so I can order it?
  5. Check the Technical Bookshop in the city.
    They have a fair few of the Haynes manuals aswell as quite a few other general maintanence books, and a couple of interesting ones like 'How to set your bike up for the drag strip'. :grin:
  6. See? I knew I typed the wrong thing in the search fields.... ugh. :p Either that or the post was too far away that I didn't see it in the first page.

  7. Search is broken. I searched for haynes + book (2 seperate searches) and couldn't find it. I got it by looking through my total posts.

    So, search is broken as heaps of other searches I know of things that have results simply don't turn up
  8. I've been reading a book that I bought there called the Secrets of Motorcycle Detailing published by the Whitehorse Group. It has some great tips on cleaning your bike. :grin:
  9. I bought the Honda Common Service Manual and read it from cover to cover except for some of the electrics and two stroke stuff. I learnt quite a bit but was disappointed in that I was referred to the Bike Specific Manual on so many occasions in particular every time I thought where it could be useful to me. There was a very interesting section on fasteners.