FAQ: How do I build my mechanical knowledge?

By Marc Abbott -

 25 September 2009 17:24

You can save tons of your hard-earned cash and really increase your enjoyment of biking if you begin to build up your technical knowledge of how your bike works.

We've collated a selection of sites (with loads of help from KCMC in the Technical forum) that will point you in the right direction when it comes to servicing and repairing your bike.

THE website for manuals and technical guides http://www.haynes.co.uk/

A good example of a typical manual
Honda CBR 600 RR 2006 (download)
Honda CBR 600 RR 2003 (pdf)

US website that sells online manuals
http://www.repairmanual.com/

A fault-finding flow chart for motorcycle charging systems
http://www.electrosport.com/technical-resources/library/diagnosis/pdf/fault-
finding-diagram.pdf

Chain and sprockets index with sprocket teeth and chain links listed http://www.circuitracing.co.za/site/files/5911/MOTRIX%20Sprockets%202007.pdf

TCI and CDI Electronic Ignition/Stators & Charging Systems explained http://www.jetav8r.com/Vision/IgnitionFaq.pdf

A simple motorcycle electronic ignition replacement.
http://www.btinternet.com/~jhpart/bkns125a.htm

For loads more links to useful files and sites go to:
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/community/Forums/Categories/Topic/?topic-id=352224-page=0