A Guide to Motorcycle Drag Racing by Mike Nelson – First Edition

Includes: Engine rebuilding; Carburetors; Ignitions; Cylinder heads; Nitrous Oxide; Riding Techniques

Cover Photo: Scott Barger’s 1425 cc 1992 Suzuki Katana Pro Comp bike.

This book was written with the notion that many people were missing out on the fun of working on and experimenting with their motorcycles. You won’t find a lot of fancy terms or theories that are hard to understand, jst ideas that have worked for myself and some very knowledgeable people in the sport of motorcycle drag racing today. I hope to give something interesting to everyone.

The information in this book should be helpful to those just beginning to ride at the drags as well as those already racing. My goal is to present as much information as possible about the drag racing sport in the shortest amount of time. To some riders this will be common knowleddge, but to others it may be the information needed to allow them to enter the sport. There are so many ideas to pass along to the average rider it really is hard to imagine. So this book, along with your service manual and a lot of patience, should allow you to improve your biking and riding ability. You may be surprised at the performance improvements possible. I will try to cover ways to improve your tuning of engines. Many of the ideas are intended for the track and should never be used on the street. Much of the engine tuning and preparation comes from Scott Barger and Dan Brown of S&K Racing in Dayton, Ohio. Scott’s riding abilities and Dan’s knowledge of racing engines merit them as top contenders in the IDBA Pro Comp class. This class usually sees times in the mid seven second range.

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1973 Chilton’s Motorcycle Troubleshooting Guide – Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke

This is the book you need if you’re tired of pushing your bike home or trucking it to the shop. Detailed troubleshooting and testing procedures, helpful tune-up hints, and ways of curing the idiosyncracies of certain models are all packed into this book. Detailed chapters deal with troubleshooting theory, two-stroke and four-stroke troubleshooting, and ways to get the bugs out of your fuel system, electrical system, clutch and transmission, and chassis. In addition to all this are hundreds of illustrations, exploded diagrams, testing patterns, and diagnostic flow charts that list common and not so common problems along with their causes and remedies. This book will tell you where to look for immediate solutions to problems and will help put you on top of any situation.

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1982 Suzuki RM250 Owner’s Maintenance Manual

This handbook is presented as a means whereby you can maintain your RM250 in top working condition at all times. Your riding skill and the maintenance steps outlined in this manual will assure you of top performance from your machine under any type of competition conditions. See picture for table of contents.

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1963-1972 Suzuki Two-Stroke Singles & Twins Chilton’s Repair & Tune-Up Guide

This comprehensive book is intended to serve as a guide for the maintenance, tune-up, and repair of all Suzuki single and twin-cylinder motorcycles produced since 1965. Used properly, it can save time, effort, and money for both the amateur and professional mechanic. The book is broken down into nine well-organized chapters covering “Model Identification and Development,” “Maintenance,” “Tune-Up,” “Engine and Transmission,” “Lubrication Systems,” “Fuel Systems,” “Electrical Systems,” “Chassis,” and “Troubleshooting.” Each chapter is clearly written and contains step-by-step procedures, complete specifications, many illustrations, and helpful hints on taking care of your machine. It will prove to be your most valuable Suzuki tool.

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1980-1986 Honda ATC185 & ATC200 Clymer Service, Repair & Maintenance Manual

Applies to: ATC185 (1980), ATC185S (1981-1983), ATC200 (1981-1983), ATC200E (1982-1983), ATC200ES (1984), ATC200S (1984-1986), ATC200M (1984-1985), ATC200X (1983-1985); Does not include 1986 ATC200X

Contents: General Information; Troubleshooting; Lubrication, Maintenance and Tune-Up; Engine; Clutch and Transmission; Fuel and Exhaust Systems; Electrical System; Front Suspension and Steering; Rear Suspension and Final Drive; Brakes; Frame; Index; Wiring Diagrams; 380-Pages

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1972 Honda 500 Drake Workshop Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Manual

Contents: Brakes, Clutch, Electrical System, Engine, Front Suspension, Fuel System, Ignition System, Maintenance & Tune-Up, Rear Suspension, Specifications, Steering, Transmission, Trouble Shooting & Much more! 144-Pages

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1985 Kawasaki KLR600 Motorcycle Owner’s Manual

Contents: Specifications; Serial Number Location; Consumer Information; Location of Parts; Label Location; Loading Information; General Information; Breaking In; How to Ride the Motorcycle; Safe Operation; Maintenance and Adjustment; Storage; Troubleshooting Guide; Maintenance Record

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1967 Vintage Harley-Davidson Sprint Rider Handbook

Original rider handbook for the Harley-Davidson Sprint, printed in Italy, part no. 99475-67. Contents: Introduction; Safeguard Maintenance; Specifications; Controls; Riding; Service and Maintenance – Engine, Chassis, Electrical

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1987-1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Cymer Motorcycle Repair Manual M357-2

Clymer Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair Manual for 1987-1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500. Contents: General Information; Troubleshooting; Lubrication, Maintenance and Tune-Up; Engine Upper End; Engine Lower End; Clutch and External Shift Mechanism; Transmission and Internal Shift Mechanism; Fuel, Emission Control and Exhaust Systems; Electrical Systems; Cooling System; Front Suspension and Steering; Rear Suspension and Final Drive; Brake System; Body & Frame; Wiring Diagrams; Index

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1965-1974 Yamaha 90-350cc Twins Clymer Motorcycle Repair Manual

Clymer Service, Repair Handbook for 1965-194 Yamaha 90-350cc Twins including: HS1, HS1B, LS2, YL1, YL1E, AS2C, YAS1, YAS1C, YCS1, YCS1C, CS3B, CS3C, CS5, DS6, DS6B, DS6C, DS7, RD250, RD250A, YDS3, YDS3C, YDS5, YM1, YM2, YM2C, R3, R3C, R5, R5B, R5C, RD350, RD350A, YR1, YR2, YR2C

Contents: General Information; Theory, Troubleshooting, and Tuning; Autolube System; Engine, Transmission, and Clutch; Chassis, Suspensiion, and Steering; Periodic Service and Maintenance; more

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1978 Jawa Moped 50 DL Model 207/111 Workshop Manual

The Jawa 50DL moped is a vehicle of simple design, with minimum maintenance requirements. The workshop manual is mainly intended for workshops carrying out major overhauls. Contents: Specifications; General Data; Engine; Frame; Electrical Equipment; more

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1956-Circa Vintage SACHS 200 Engine with Fan and Kick Starter Manual

Contents: Specifications; Starting the Engine; Running-In; Maintenance of the Engine; Description of the SACHS Engine; Fuel and Lubrication; Troubles, Causes and Remedies; Repair Service

Original Manual, Fichtel & Sachs AG, Schweinfurt (Main), Printed in Germany, 24-Pages

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1956 Sachs 50 Engine Repair Manual

The blue sign bearing the large letter “S” or the display window sign bearing the inscription SACHS Autocycle Service is an indication to every SACHS rider that he will find there a service station where he can take his engine in for repair in the event of a breakdown or whenever normal wear and tear makes it necessary for him to obtain a new sub-assembly. The sign is a guarantee that the personnel at the workshop are familiar with the SACHS engine down to the last detail, and also that the rider will not have to wait long for spare parts. However, as not every assistant and apprentice at the service stations have been trained at the Schweinfurt factory, although these personnel should be in a position to attend to the requirements of the SACHS rider particularly in dealing with minor repairs, we have decided to publish the Repair Manual for the SACHS 50 to make everyone fully conversant with tasks to be carried out on this engine…

Contents: Specifications; Repair Tools; Removal of the engine from the frame; Disassembly of the SACHS engine; Repairs and adjustment of the sub-assemblies; Reassembly of the SACHS engine; Installation of engine in frame; SACHS 50 with kick starter

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1962 Circa Vintage Raleigh Automatic Moped Model RM4 Workshop Manual

Original Raleigh Automatic Moped, Model RM4, Workshop Manual from the early 1960’s (no date is on the manual). Contents include: Introduction; Frame and Cycle Parts – Servicing; Power Unit – Servicing; Flywheel Magneto; Fuel System; Transmission – Servicing; more

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Clymer Motorcycle Repair Manual – Suzuki 125-400cc Singles 1964-1981

Clymer Service, Repair, Maintenance Manual for 1964-1981 Suzuki 125-400cc Singles including TC125 (thru 1976), TM125 (1974-1975), TS125 (Thru 1979), TS185 (1974-1976), TS185 (Thru 1981), RL250 (1974-1975), TM250 (1972-1975), TS250 (Thru 1974, 1980-1981), TM400 (Thru 1975), TS400 (1972-1976)

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1973-1977 Honda CB/CJ 250 & 360 Twins Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

Models Covered:
CB250 G5 – 249cc, UK February 1975 to July 1976
CJ250 T – 249cc, UK July 1976 to 1977
CB360 – 356cc UK February 1974 to August 1976
CJ360 T – 356c, UK August 1976 to 1977
CB360 G -356cc, USA September 1973 to September 1974
CB360 T – 356cc, USA September 1974 to August 1975
CJ360 T – 356cc, USA February 1976 to September 1976

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1974-1977 Kawasaki KZ400 Clymer Service Repair Handbook

This detailed shop manual gives all KZ400 owners complete service / repair information in a clear, easy-to-follow format. Explicit procedures describe every job – from changing a spark plug to overhauling an engine. In addition, a special performance improvement section tells you how to get top performanc from your bike. The expert text is written by a top technical writer. All procedures are keyed to the best photos and drawings available.

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