How To Restore Your Motorcycle

howtorestoremotorcycleEven at a bargain, too afraid to buy a used motorcycle. Or too apprenhensive to open  these boxes of old parts in your garage to turn them back into a riding motorcycle? Or falling in love with a vintage motorcycle but scared that you could not make it run properly? What you need is just a little bit of hard work…and a coach in the form of  this book to teach you how  to restore original parts, use new technology to improve engine performance, refresh old paint and chrome, upgrade suspension to improve handling, create a reliable and collectable ride.

How to Restore Your Motorcycle, second edition, demystifies motorcycle restoration in a logical step-by-step manner. With vivid color photos and illustrations, this book helps you turn that collection of parts into a classic motorcycle you will be proud to own and ride.

This book covers a vast array of classic motorcycles, from a Honda Benly to a Vincent Rapide, and includes information on Japanese, British, American, German, and Italian bikes. All major mechanical and electrical systems are covered, with special attention paid to challenging systems like those from Lucas. Modern systems common to more recent collectible machines–fuel injection, electronic ignition, more advanced suspension systems–are covered as well. This book also covers practical subjects like setting up a workshop, buying a used motorcycle, research, and deciding what to restore or what to leave in original condition. This book will become one of the best tools in your garage or shop. 192-page. $19.80. How To Restore Your Motorcycle.

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3 Responses to “How To Restore Your Motorcycle”


  1. 1 Iowa KZFAN Dec 28th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Who is the author? Is this another Doug Mitchel book? If so, I’ll get one.

  2. 2 Kustom Kolors Dec 28th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    If I am correct, I believe the book is from Wolfgang Publications….I am not 100% sure. I am involved with them on a new book that was originally published in 2004, “How to Build Cheap Chopper”. Itsa good book for a garage builder who is mechanically inclined and wants his own bike. It give step by step instructions with pictures explaining what it takes to do a build. I am currently working with the publisher to replace the 2004 issue, fi this book is anything like the others in Timothy Remus’ series, it is well worth a look!

  3. 3 Vance Dec 28th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Great post & blog, I’ve always done restores by the seat of my pants & never thought of looking in a book but I’m going to have to get a copy. We have a polish which is perfect for restorations it works on all non-porous metals, paints & plastics. I’ve always had problems restoring plastic covers & plastic headlights. This polish developed by my dad was the answer. It also does a great job on oxidized aluminum & getting rid of surface rust on chrome. I wanted to offer you or any other motorcycle product reviewer with a blog or column a jar of our “Knob Polish” at no charge with no strings attached. All we ask is that you try it out and write up your thoughts on how it works. We think we have a fantastic, innovative product that will save bikers time & money. All the ebayer’s we’ve sold it too & a couple of other column writers all agree. I can be reached at vance@ShtuffForBikers.com. Thanks

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