General Chat Thread, Edugeek bikers - decent site/book for general motorbike maintenance? in General; Went on a trial ride thing and now have a potential New Expensive Hobby. Because I'm a sysadmin, I want ...
7th October 2010, 03:33 PM #1
Edugeek bikers - decent site/book for general motorbike maintenance?
Went on a trial ride thing and now have a potential New Expensive Hobby. Because I'm a sysadmin, I want to rtfm now rather than on the side of the A16 in the pouring rain with no mobile signal.
I've read up on specific issues on the MCN forums and a few other places, but I'm after a general read (like an O'Reilly book for bikes) so I can go "wait, I read how to fix that" when I run into the problem.
What obscure and useful sites / books do you use? I don't have a specific bike in mind (other than "usable on dual carriageway but not beefy enough to encourage idiocy"), unless there's a generic Haynes-style manual?
7th October 2010, 03:48 PM #2
Haynes would be my suggest but for which ever one you're getting.
Other wise my list of random bike sites to read when I have a sec:
Motorcycle Repair Course - all sorts of maintenance tips
Motorcycle Safety Site - riding tips
Garage Night - video blog of a bunch of guys, their bike projects and some beer!
Round Britain Rally - not technical but I keep meaning to sign up and do it one year
Visordown - Motorbike Reviews | Motorbike News | Motorcycle Forums - all sorts of info and the forums are quite good, if a bit elitist sometimes.
YouTube - Kanal von svengalie - Mates youtube channel, mostly biking vlogs but all sorts. Apparently he is quite famous, I think he lies.
Thanks to TechMonkey from:
8th October 2010, 10:28 AM #3
However, I now want a KTM after watching garage nights.
9th October 2010, 05:08 PM #4
I did some night school courses which helped a lot with confidence to tackle some problems, as I already had an idea of what to do from reading some books etc. I have a collection of you tube vids as well which I will look up later for you. I am currently browsing via my phone so it's really slow. No dam BB on my phone line for some reason!
9th October 2010, 05:50 PM #5
Here you go:
YouTube - motorcycle maintenance, engines and related
That's a collection of stuff I found when I was trawling youtube a while a go.
I will also recommend the Haynes manuals and more specifically the red ones called techbooks. They cover an area each in great detail such as basics, electrical and maintenance.
Last edited by ChrisH; 9th October 2010 at 10:15 PM.
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