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Motorcycle Electrical Systems: Troubleshooting and Repair (Motorbooks Workshop)by Tracy Martin
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Motorcycle electrical systems can be a mystery to the weekend mechanic and even to the experienced professional. No longer shall you fear the mass of wires under your fuel tank or seat or behind your headlight. Motorcycle Electrical Systems: Troubleshooting and Repair explains the principles behind motorcycle electrical systems, describes how they work, and reveals proper testing tools and techniques to find out where the problem’s source is.
From Ohm’s Law to reading wiring diagrams to specific electrical scenarios, author and motorjournalist Tracy Martin takes you on a guided tour of your motorcycle’s electrical system. Martin details the various tools, such as multimeters and test lights, that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot any bike’s electrical system, dishing out handy tips to help you banish your electrical gremlins.
Don’t get lost in the dark again. The knowledge contained in Motorcycle Electrical Systems: Troubleshooting and Repair is your best tool for understanding your electrical system and diagnosing problems with your motorcycle.
A user-friendly guide to understanding, diagnosing, and fixing the electrical systems and components that make a bike run--or falter.
A motorcycle’s electrical system can be daunting to even the most adept home mechanic. And yet, the more complex these systems become—and the more important to a motorcycle’s function—the more useful, even critical, it will be to know something about them. That’s where this book comes in with 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.
About the Author
Tracy Martin is an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technician and a vocational automotive technology instructor. A regular contributor to various motorcycling publications—such as American Iron, Motorcycle Consumer News, Hot Bike, RoadBike, Friction Zone and Hot Rod Bikes—he has served as a service trainer and technical writer for Nissan, Snap-On tools, and other corporations in the auto industry. Martin is from Hagerstown, Maryland.
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