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The Beginner’s Guide to Classic Motorcycle Restoration - YOUR step-by-step guide to setting up a workshop, choosing a project, s

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The Beginner’s Guide to Classic Motorcycle Restoration - YOUR step-by-step guide to setting up a workshop, choosing a project, s

 
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27x20.7cm • 144 pages • 550 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845846-44-2


£ 30.00 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Features

• Based on real life restorations carried out by the author
• Aimed at the beginner, but with much advice even experts will appreciate
• Advice on project choice & the preparation process
• Step-by-step guidance with hundreds of photographs
• Dismantling, restoring & sourcing parts, rebuilding
• Recommendations on repairs, renovations & parts replacements
• Special tools, their purchase, use & alternatives
• Restoring mechanical parts like engine, gearbox, brakes & electrics
• Tackling bodywork: spraying, polishing, seat re-covering, decals, forks & tyres
• How to save yourself time and money

Description

In this book, seasoned motorcycle restorer Ricky Burns takes you through each of the stages of a real-life restoration. Aimed at the total beginner but suitable for enthusiasts of all abilities, the reader is taken through each step in detail and taught the techniques, tricks and tips used by experts. From choosing a project, setting up a workshop, and preparing a bike, to sourcing parts, dismantling, restoring and renovating, this book is the perfect guide for the classic motorcycle restorer.

Synopsis

The 1970s and 1980s were wonderful eras for the motorcycle, with their assortment of crazy two-strokes, and the first multi-cylinder superbikes coming thick and fast from Japan. It was a time of fast-paced engineering advances, and a time in motorcycle history that is unlikely ever to be repeated. Yet the then-over budget motorcycles that we longed for, are now available within budget ... and just waiting to be restored.
This book will guide you, in detail, through every stage of classic motorcycle restoration. From sourcing a bike, to outlining each of the techniques, tips and tricks used by experts, this guide will save you time, money, and – best of all – show you that you don’t need expert knowledge or a fully-fitted workshop to restore your dream bike.
Packed full of photographs, and with detailed instructions, this book is the perfect companion for any classic motorcycle restorer.

Independent Reviews

Very descriptive, well written, with plenty of photographs.
Amazon.co.uk ****

The authoritative text written in plain English is backed up with plenty of sharp high quality images. Although aimed at the beginner it is the perfect guide for anybody tackling a classic motorcycle restoration and its money saving tips will easily cover the modest cost of the book over and over again.
Printed as a soft-bound book in workshop manual style it is the perfect workshop companion and well worth the price.
The Vintage Motorcycle Club Journal

For those who would like to restore a motorcycle from the 70s and 80s, this book is a very useful book.
Klassiek & Techniek

Burns covers all the bases and writes from a perspective that a lot of back yard would-be classic bike restorers can appreciate ... Chances are, if you have never restored a motorcycle of any age or brand, a good first step before you lay out the cash for a bike to restore might be to lay your hands on Ricky Burns’ book.
UltimateMotorcycling.com

Well-illustrated and easy-to-read. A must read before undertaking any classic bike restoration. Some great tips and cheats!
Motorbike Search Engine

As you would expect the authoritative text written in plain English is backed up with plenty of sharp high quality images. Although aimed at the beginner it is the perfect guide for anybody tackling a classic motorcycle restoration and its money saving tips will easily cover the modest cost of book over and over again.
Printed as a soft-bound book in workshop manual style it is the perfect workshop companion and well worth the £30.00 cover price.
Ian Kerr, Freelance Reviewer

Additional Information

Appropriate for all makes and models of motorcycle, from late 1960s to early 1980s.

   

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