Classic Motorcycles (Paperback)

Restoration Guide

By Massimo Clarke

Giorgio Nada Editore Srl, 9788879117616, 168pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2020

List Price: 55.00*
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Description

The book is the fruit of hands-on experience gained in the workshop as well as knowledge gleaned over years of consulting books, manufacturers’ manuals and specialist magazines by one of the leading technical journalists in the sector, Massimo Clarke. It is intended as an easy-to-read guide with clear, precise contents regarding the restoration of classic bikes, with attention being focused not on pre-war models but those from the 1960s and '70s, those on which we still work most frequently today.

All aspects of restoration are dealt with special reference to mechanical work on the engines and the chassis components, those which enthusiasts can do themselves in their own garages, using tools that are easy to find at reasonable costs. The book is enhanced by an in-depth examination of the reassembly of the crankcase and two chapters dedicated to the final drive and the spark plugs. A guide of fundamental importance for those who want to “get their hands dirty” around their classic bikes.


About the Author

After having worked at length in industry, Massimo Clarke has devoted himself to journalism, specialising in the technology and history of cars and motorcycles. In the 1990s, he directed the automotive magazines Autotecnica and Mototecnica. He currently writes for the weekly Motosprint, one of the most important Italian motorcycling magazines, and for some important motorcycling websites. He teaches at various levels and has written a number of books on automotive subjects, including High performance two-stroke engines (2018), Giorgio Nada Editore.