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Improving Classic Motorcycles
Magnetic Speedometer Repair By Graham Blighe
Paperback: $23.17
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The definitive guide to the repair and calibration of Smiths magnetic SSM series speedometers and RSM tachometers. Fix it yourself and never have to pay or wait for repairs again. Instruments can be... More > calibrated on bike or on an easy to build rig. Full instructions given every step of the way. No specialist tools required, just a cycle computer. 16,500 words, 57 illustrations. Watch the promotional video for this book called "Smiths Magnetic Speedometer, Tachometer, Revcounter repair and calibration" on YouTube. More information, videos and reviews at ImprovingClassicMotorcycles.com< Less
Improving Classic Motorcycles By Graham Blighe
Paperback: $23.29
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A collection of modifications developed over 32 years riding BSA singles and Triumph twins. How to make single leading shoe brakes provide real stopping power. Almost all sls brakes have an inbuilt... More > design flaw. The simplest fix costs nothing and can be completed in an hour. Improve the performance of your electrical system. Have a headlamp as bright as a modern car, extend battery life and make blown bulbs a thing of the past. Get the best from your ignition system whether electronic or contact breaker. A detailed look at Concentric mark 1 carburettors. Is your bike being held back by a bad silencer? Baffle design is key to good performance. Find out what works and what doesn't. Modifications to cylinder heads and rockerboxes to improve longevity and stop oil leaks. Plus mods and advice on clutches, gearboxes, tyres, steering head bearings and many other topics. More information, videos and reviews at ImprovingClassicMotorcycles.com< Less
Improving Classic Motorcycle Engines By Graham Blighe
Paperback: $22.41
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How to stop oil leaks including areas not catered for on early machines like gear and kickstart shafts. Top condition gaskets and seals are a must but won’t last long if the crankcase breather... More > is malfunctioning. Why timed breathers are better than untimed, how to measure and adjust the timing, one-way and reed valves. Why you should check your valve timing and not rely on marks on camwheels. How to check and set it accurately. Valve lift graphs showing quietening ramps, how sports and touring cams vary. Methods to reduce vibration and lessen its effects. The baffles in many pattern silencers are just a guess at what might work and harm performance and cause vibration. I have developed and tested theories about exhaust systems and turned this into guidelines for silencers that work. Plus the effects of balance pipes and anti-reversion devices. Before crank balancing or pulling the engine apart - read this book! More information, videos and reviews at ImprovingClassicMotorcycles.com< Less