The troubleshooting, maintenance, tune-up,
and step-by-step repair procedures in this book
are written specifically for the owner and home
mechanic. The text is accompanied by helpful
photos and diagrams to make the job as clear
and correct as possible.
Troubleshooting, maintenance, tune-up, and
repair are not difficult if you know what to do
and what tools and equipment to use. Anyone
of average intelligence, with some mechanical
ability, and not afraid to get their hands dirty
can perform most of the procedures in this
In some cases, a repair job may require tools
or skills not reasonably expected of the home
mechanic. These procedures are noted in each
chapter and it is recommended that you take
the job to your dealer, a competent mechanic,
or a machine shop.
This chapter provides general information,
safety and service hints. Also included are lists
of recommended shop and emergency tools as
well as a brief description of troubleshooting
and tune-up equipment.
Chapter Two provides methods and suggestions for quick and accurate diagnosis and
repair of problems. Troubleshooting procedures discuss typical symptoms and logical
methods to pinpoint the trouble.
Chapter Three explains all periodic lubrication and routine maintenance necessary to keep
your motorcycle running well. Chapter Three
also includes recommended tune-up procedures, eliminating the need to constantly consult chapters on the various subassemblies.
Subsequent chapters cover specific systems
such as the engine, transmission, and electrical
system. Each of these chapters provides
disassembly, inspection, repair, and assembly
procedures in a simple step-by-step format. If a
repair is impractical for the home mechanic it is
indicated. In these cases it is usually faster and
less expensive to have the repairs made by a
dealer or competent repair shop. Essential
specifications are included in the appropriate
When special tools are required to perform a
task included in this manual, the tools are illustrated. It may be possible to borrow or rent
these tools. The inventive mechanic may also be
able to find a suitable substitute in his tool box,
or to fabricate one.
The terms NOTE, CAUTION, and WARNING have
specific meanings in this manual. A NOTE provides additional or explanatory information. A