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Electric and electronic systems: books - motorcycle engineering

A book on starter motors, alternators or the electronics of motorbikes? Here are books on electric and electronic systems of motorbikes, including fault finding and modifications.

Haynes Motorcycle Electrical TechBook (3rd Edition) - From basic electrical theory to complex electronic systems

Tony Tranter is an acknowledged expert on motorcycle electrical systems having pioneered the training of motorcycle mechanics to City and Guilds standard. His book is now in its third edition and has become standard reading for students attending courses on motorcycle engineering and also for DIY mechanics wishing to unravel the mysteries of electrical systems.

Contents:
Introduction
1) The complete system
2) Electrical Basics
3) Ignition and combustion
4) Ignition - Coil and Battery
5) Ignition - Magnetos
6) Ignition - Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI)
7) Ignition - Transistor and Digital Ignition
8) Fuel injection
9) Engine management
10) Spark plugs
11) Charging - direct current (DC) generators
12A) Charging - flywheel alternators
12B) Charging - single phase alternators
12C) Charging - three-phase alternators
13) Batteries
14) Lighting and signalling
15) Starter motors
16) Circuits and system components
17) Braking and traction control ( ABS and TCS)
18) Testing and fault finding
Reference

Author:Tony Tranter
Specs:256 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.3 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2014)
Series:Haynes Motorcycle TechBook (3471)
Book: Haynes Motorcycle Electrical TechBook (3rd Edition) - From basic electrical theory to complex electronic systems

Haynes Motorcycle Electrical TechBook (3rd Edition) - From basic electrical theory to complex electronic systems

Language: English

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Motorcycle Electrical Systems - Troubleshooting and Repair

A user-friendly guide to understanding, diagnosing, and fixing the electrical systems and components that make a bike run . . . or falter.
Veteran technician Tracy Martin explains the principles behind motorcycle electrical systems and how they work. He details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any vehicle's electrical problem.
And in several hands-on projects, he takes readers on a guided tour of their vehicle's electrical system, along the way giving clear, step-by-step instructions for diagnosing specific problems.

Features: understanding electrical principles - choosing and using tests and tools - reading wiring diagrams - testing ignition and fuel injection - adding electronic accessories.

Author:Tracey Martin
Specs:160 pages, 26.5 x 21 x 1.3 cm / 10.4 x 8.25 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:232 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2007)
Book: Motorcycle Electrical Systems - Troubleshooting and Repair

Motorcycle Electrical Systems - Troubleshooting and Repair

Language: English

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How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems

The electrical components on a motorcycle are on display for all the world to see. Out in the open, they are constantly subjected to destructive elements like rain, sand, salt, dust, and ultraviolet rays . . . virtually everyone who owns a motorcycle will eventually have to deal with electrical problems.

In this book, motorcycle expert Tracy Martin provides crystal-clear, fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for every electrical repair imaginable on a bike - from the nuts-and-bolts basics to fuel-injection systems, onboard computers, repair and installation of factory and aftermarket accessories, and everything else in between.

Complete with 600 full-color, how-to photos and 20 helpful diagrams, "How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems" will keep your bike on the road and your wallet in your pocket.

Author:Tracy Martin
Specs:208 pages, 27 x 21 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:600 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2014)
Series:Workshop Manual
Book: How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems

How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems

Language: English

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Book of Maintenance and Repair of Lucas Electric Systems for 1950's-1970's British Motorcycles

Presenting a previously unpublished manual sourced from the Floyd Clymer archives, this compilation stands as a comprehensive guide to Lucas electric components for motorcycles. Drawing from original factory publications, it covers the working principles, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and testing of Lucas equipment utilized by major British motorcycle manufacturers including A.J.S., B.S.A., Matchless, Norton, Royal Enfield, and Triumph.

Included in the manual are maintenance instructions for "Electric Lighting and Ignition Equipment" and "Alternating Current Equipment," applicable to machines from the 1950s through the 1960s, as well as the "Motor Cycle Service Manual" for 1970s and later models. Encompassing the period from the early 1950s to the late 1970s, the compilation addresses component maintenance, repair, and testing for 6-volt and 12-volt, singles, twins, and triple-cylinder machines.

Furthermore, two catalogs on "Electric and Suspension Parts" for Lucas-equipped motorcycles from 1960 to 1977 are included. Serving as a valuable parts interchange reference, these catalogs provide Lucas part numbers by motorcycle manufacturer and model. With detailed text, diagrams, and wiring diagrams, this compilation is an invaluable resource for owners and restorers of Lucas-equipped motorcycles.

Author:Lucas Industries
Specs:202 pages, 27.5 x 21 x 1.1 cm / 10.8 x 8.25 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Veloce Press (USA, 2021)
Book: Book of Maintenance and Repair of Lucas Electric Systems for 1950's-1970's British Motorcycles

Book of Maintenance and Repair of Lucas Electric Systems for 1950's-1970's British Motorcycles

Language: English

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Motorradelektrik in der Praxis - Grundlagen, Pannenhilfe, Tipps

Ohne funktionierende Elektrik ist auch das stärkste Motorrad nur eine Sammlung interessanter Maschinenteile. Weniges bringt den Motorradfahrer so zur Verzweiflung wie die Umtriebe geheimnisvoller "Kupferwürmer" im Kabelbaum seines Zweirades: Beim Blinken brennen ständig Sicherungen durch, das Motorrad frühstückt Scheinwerferbirnen, die Zündung gibt plötzlich den Geist auf...
Kein Grund für Kurzschlusshandlungen - etwas Grundlagenwissen und ein konsequent systematisches Vorgehen führen sicher zum Kern des Problems.

Hans Hohmann, Motorradjournalist und langjähriger Leiter von Technikkursen, hilft mit Witz und klaren Worten weiter:
- Schritt für Schritt und Baugruppe für Baugruppe wird die Motorradelektrik erklärt.
- Funktionsprinzipien, Fehlerquellen, Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten werden vorgestellt.
- Tipps und Tricks und eine "programmierte Fehlersuche" geben handfeste Ratschläge für spannungsgeladene Situationen.
- Das bewährte Standardwerk, für alle Typen geeignet!

Author:Hans Hohmann-Doelzer
Specs:144 pages, 24 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm / 9 x 6.5 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH (D, 2007)
Book: Motorradelektrik in der Praxis - Grundlagen, Pannenhilfe, Tipps

Motorradelektrik in der Praxis - Grundlagen, Pannenhilfe, Tipps

Language: German

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Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual

Even the most hands-on of classic bike enthusiasts will often shy away from working on their bike's electrical system, believing they have neither the skill nor the knowledge for such work. Dr James Smith explains in "Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual" that this need not be the case.

Starting with basic electrical theory, the book demonstrates a wealth of electrical tips and techniques, providing a progressive and detailed guide to tasks ranging from simple repairs and upgrades, to completely rewiring a classic motorcycle.

The book covers:
- Basic electrical theory
- Correct usage of a multimeter
- Comprehensive fault-finding techniques
- Making good electrical connections
- Fuses and circuit protection
- Dynamo and alternator charging systems
- Correct battery selection and maintenance
- Improving lighting and installing LEDs
- Selecting the right spark plug.

Pages of the book Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual (1)

Author:James Smith
Specs:272 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 2.5 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:420 colour photographs, 167 CAD drawings
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2015)
Book: Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual

Classic Motorcycle Electrics Manual

Language: English

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Elektrik am Motorrad (Teil 1 + Teil 2) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Bucheli Reparaturanleitung on motorcycle electrical systems.

Pages of the book [5075] Elektrik am Motorrad (Teil 1 + Teil 2) (1)

Reprint of the 4th edition (1986).

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Specs:213 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bucheli Verlag (CH, 2017)
Series:Bucheli Reparaturanleitung (5075)
Book: Elektrik am Motorrad (Teil 1 + Teil 2) - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Elektrik am Motorrad (Teil 1 + Teil 2)

Language: German

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Zusatzinstrumente am Motorrad - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Bucheli workshop manual about additional instruments for motorcycles. Reprint of the 9th edition (1983).

Pages of the book [5044] Zusatzinstrumente am Motorrad (1)

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Specs:78 pages, 28 x 21 cm / 11 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Bucheli Verlag (CH, 2017)
Series:Bucheli Reparaturanleitung (5044)
Book: Zusatzinstrumente am Motorrad - Bucheli Reparaturanleitung

Zusatzinstrumente am Motorrad

Language: German

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Motorbike Suspensions - Modern Design and Optimisation

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Werner Koch

German | hardback | 256 p. | 2021

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