Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance

Nigel Clark
A complete workshop guide to restoring and maintaining your classic British motorcycle. Covering the principles of restoration and maintenance, and therefore applicable across all post-war classic British marques such as BSA, Matchless, Triumph, Norton, AJS and Royal Enfield, Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance covers everything from general maintenance procedures to full engine strips and rebuilds. With step-by-step instructions and over 800 images throughout, the book covers, amongst other things, buying guides, legislation, essential tools, workshop advice, safety stripping and rebuilding the key components for both singles and twins. The common parts manufacturers, such as Amal, Smiths and Lucas are covered too. With general maintenance, advice, recommended sources and additions included - this new book is an essential resource for the home classic restorer.
Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance by Nigel Clark

About the author

Nigel Clark was raised in a family wherein motorcycles were never far away. As a young man, his dream machine - a Norton Commando Interstate - was always beyond his financial reach, so he set about restoring and rebuilding inexpensive 'basket case' projects until eventually he could afford the Commando. His day job as an architect took him into the outbuildings and sheds of clients, where he discovered, bought, restored and sold countless machines, all the while learining specific details of the different marques. A serious road accident on the Isle of Man left him partially disabled, but this did not dent his enthusiasm for old British motorcycles, and indirectly opened a door to a change of career - a move into classic motorcycle journalism. Since leaving this sphere of work, he continues to restore bikes, but invariably sells on his restorations, thus giving someone else the pleasure of a restored classic - and returning yet another British classic motorcycle to the road.