Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual

Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual

by James Smith

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Overview

Even the most hands-on of classic bike enthusiasts will often shy away from working on their bike's electrical system, believing they have neither the skill nor the knowledge for such work. Dr James Smith explains in Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual that this need not be the case. Starting with basic electrical theory, the book demonstrates a wealth of electrical tips and techniques, providing a progressive and detailed guide to tasks ranging from simple repairs and upgrades, through to completely rewiring a classic motorcycle. Illustrated profusely with full-colour photographs and easy-to-follow wiring diagrams, this book will be an invaluable resource for all classic bike owners and restorers. The book covers: basic electrical theory; correct usage of a multimeter; comprehensive fault-finding techniques; making good electrical connections; fuses and circuit protection; dynamo and alternator charging systems; correct battery selection and maintenance; improving lighting and installing LEDs; selecting the right spark plug, and much more. Fully illustrated with 420 colour photographs and 167 CAD easy-to-follow wiring diagrams, this is an essential reference work for all classic bike owners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847979964
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 35 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr James Smith is an automotive engineer, and holds a Master's degree in Automotive Engineering and a PhD in Thermo-fluids from the University of Bath. Inspired to a love of quirky classic vehicles by a 1978 Allegro Vanden Plas, he bought his first classic motorbike whilst living in India - a 1951 Matchless G3LS model that had originally been supplied to the Indian Army. Travelling to Hong Kong with the bike, James continued to learn more about its quirks, gaining first-hand experience of diagnosing, repairing and re-assembling a failing electrical system. He has now combined his experience with his engineering background to write this book. James also designs and manufactures modern electrical upgrades for classic bikes and runs the website MatchlessClueless.com

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