The Essential Guide To Motorcycle Maintenance

the essential guide to motorcycle maintenance

Sorry to take so long to get around to writng another blog post but I am trying to keep on track with a theme here that follows my winter reading and it took me a while to finish this next book which I just finished last night. Like my previous book review this was again like bad medicine. Not so appetizing but if you want to get better you have to take the medicine. I want to get better at motorcycle maintenance so I read Mark Zimmerman’s book: The Essential Guide To Motorcycle Maintenance – Tips & Techniques To Keep Your Motorcycle In Top Condition. Click here for more info on the book. Mark does a great job of presenting a 250 page book that explains how a motorcycle works in addtion to the DIY sections that explain how to perform the maintenance. I feel like the DIY sections accounted for 1/3rd of the book tops.

There were pages and pages of the science behind the internal combustion engine and the theory of electricity and all kinds of stuff the author thought the newby mechanic should know in order to understand how to maintain and troubleshoot a motorcycle. The author does a great job of explaining all this however I feel mislead. I feel a little cheated! If I buy a book called Motorcycle Maintenance I want a book that is 100% about performing the maintenance, not 1/3rd! Honestly, I’m not even looking for a book on how to troubleshoot or repair a malfunctioning motorcycle. I’ll leave that to the professionals for now. I was just looking for the routine maintenance! I think this book needs a new title like: The Essential Guide To Understanding Motorcycles and Motorcycle Maintenance. Notice the “motorcycle maintenance” gets second billing. It’s a good book and I’m being harsh, but that is the impression left on me after my reading. For my money, I would like 167 more DIY pages please!