Classic Motorcycle Restoration


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, this new book 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:

A brief history of the rise of the classic motorcycle movement

Buying guides, legislation, essential tools, workshop advice and safety

Stripping and rebuilding the key components, including the chassis, transmission, carburettor and engine – both singles and twins

Common parts manufacturers, such as Amal, Smiths and Lucas

Wiring, fitting and testing the electrical system

Cycle parts – restoring the tin-ware, painting and refinishing

General maintenance, advice, recommended sources and additions