DAN'S ONLINE MOTORCYCLE REPAIR COURSE
¶ Below is the Online Motorcycle Repair Course. I will try to take you from knowing nothing about Motorcycle Repair to being able repair your own and others Motorcycles. How much you learn and how well you repair your motorcycle will depend on you. Remember what the Bible tells us... " And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;" (Colossians 3:23) In other words always do your very best. In reality, you are really working for God, and not man.
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This course is designed for three types of people.
People who want to do their own work.
People who want to know how the work is done, but do not want to do it themselves.
People who want to do it, for Pay, for other people.
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Getting started for the very first time.
Just Do It! Avoiding the Pain.
Shop Safety Skidlids, and why you need one.
Helmets How an Engine Works.
2 & 4 Stroke Engine Basics Some Very Basic Definitions for the Beginner.
Motorcycle Glossary The Spec's for your Engine.
Shop Manuals The Spec's for the Human Machine.
The Ultimate Shop Manual Free Shop and Parts Manuals Online.
Online Manuals A different view, That's for sure.
A Career in Motorcycle Repair What is that job of work worth?
Motorcycle Flat Rates Do These Things first!
Quick Troubleshooting Should I buy that thing or not?
Trouble Shooting a Used Bike Making that old dog run.
Trouble Shooting a Bike that Will Not Start. What does a Tune-Up or Top-End Job, consist of?
Definitions ... Planning how to fix the problem.
Troubleshooting Plan For the beginner...Tools 101!
Basic Tools The next step up, or what do I want for next Christmas.
Advanced Tools More New Tools.
Special Tools Save Money, Make your own Special Tools.
Making Special Tools Save That part, Invent your own Special Tools.
Inventing Special Tools Creating a Sacred Box of Buzz.
Making a Buzz Box ... Your first Special Tool.
Impact Driver ... Go fast without really trying.
Good Shop Practice Every School has Home Work... Here is yours!
Home Work ... Don't worry, this will be fun!
Home Work 2 GENERAL STUFF
Start'n her up.
Engine Start Up Breaking it in without breaking it up.
New Engine Break-In Getting stuck without trying!
Mysterious Two Stroke Seizure Getting you more power.
HopUp "Fix My Bike ? ? ? I can't even get the seat off." Here's Tips on how to do it.
Remove Your Seat Blow those Seats Off.
Exploded Seat Latches Some slippery stuff, that.
Chemicals You can really clean up with this one.
Cleaning Parts How to use Air Tools Right.
Air Tools How to make a part's Temperature work for you.
Hot & Cold Removing that stuck, rusted, part.
Worrying Making it work when you don't know how.
Piddling How to Store Your Bike Right.
Winter Storage Trying to Hold it together.
Fastener Theory Torque it down. Wow, that sounds dirty, doesn't it!
Torquing Bolts Torqued it down too much, didn't you.
Fixing Bad Threads. How to fix stripped out bolts and screws.
Stripped Bolts and Screws Just make it all go away.
Dissolving Broken Stuff with Acid Stop murdering those Phillips Head Screws.
Phillips Head JIS Screws Blowing Chunks, so to speak!
Sand Blasting The Chinese Revolution.
Chinese Bikes Getting The Right Part.
Locating Parts LUBRICATION
Keep Your Ring-Ding Ringing.
2 Stroke Oil Keep that Engine Oiled.
4 Stroke Oil Changing your Oil and Filter.
Changing your Oil, Page 1 Getting it all on the Level.
Changing your Oil, Page 2 Lubing 'er up without fouling 'er out.
Two Stroke "Auto-Lube" Oil Pumps Different Strokes for Different Folks!
Two Stroke "Auto-Lube" Systems Lubing her up!
Four Stroke Lubrication How do they lube that?
Four Stroke Oil Flow Systems Keep the Oil Where it Belongs.
Gaskets Keeping the goo compatible.
About the Fuel You Burn.
Gasoline People get a bit tipsy about this.
Gasohol Keeping the Go Juice from leaking away.
Gas Tanks Changing those jets.
Carburetor Theory and Tuning Servicing your Carburetor.
Carburetors Matching the Throttles.
Balancing Carburetors Lot and Lots of Carburetors!
Exploded Carburetor Views Idle Words.
Idle Circuit Slip Sliding Away.
Throttle Slide Circuit Not a Needle at all.
Needle Jet Circuit Needle Points.
Jet Needle Circuit The Main Thing.
Main Jet Circuit Several Ways to Float.
Carburetor Floats Various Needles in your Seats.
Carburetor Fuel Valves Air Power.
Air Jet Circuit Tuning it In.
Carburetor Tuning Richer Fuel to Start With.
Starter Circuit Just Choke On That.
Choke Plates Tickle That Old Girl Till She Starts.
Float Ticklers Pump That Fuel In.
Accelerator Pumps Air-Cut Out Valves.
Decelerator Valve Circuit Constant Smooth Acceleration.
Constant Velocity Carburetors Blow that fuel in!
Pumper Carbs Power from the Valves.
Two Stroke Power Valves One way Flappers.
Reed Valves Clearing the air.
Air Cleaners ELECTRICAL
Ignition Timing Timing a Flywheel Magneto.
Magneto Timing A Pointless Discussion!
Electronic Ignition Is there a Point to this Discussion?
Timing a Battery/Coil Ignition Pointing You in the Right Direction.
Point & Flywheel Identification Information that may prove to be Shocking!
Electrical Testing The Joining of the Wires.
Soldering Servicing Your Battery.
Batteries Does this mean we can all use the same bathroom? AC & DC Switches NO!
How to read a Spark Plug.
Spark Plugs ... Cold to Hot. Be Patient, it takes awhile to load.
29 Spark Plug Images Making her spin.
Electric Starters Exploded Starter Views.
Exploded Starters Another way to spin it.
Generator/Starter/Dynamo A fix, perhaps, to an old problem.
Virago Starter Problem ENGINE
Finding the Pressure.
Engine Compression Testing Venting the Pressure.
Four Stroke Compression Releases Venting that Pressure Two!
Two Stroke Compression Releases leaking the Pressure.
Four Stroke Leak Down Test This could really suck.
Two Stroke Crankcase Vacuum/Pressure Testing Keeping the sound down.
Four Stroke Exhaust Pipes Expanding your chambers.
Two Stroke Exhaust Pipes Keep those Clearances open.
Valve Adjustment Servicing the Valves and Seats.
Valves Work those Jugs Over.
Pistons & Cylinders & Rings Putting the Cross Hatch on.
Cylinder Hones Which Rings are Which!
Chinese Ring Instillation How to slide those gears into position.
Gear Boxes Something Shifty Going On!
Gear Shifters More Shifty Dealings.
Exploded Gear Shifters Slip in a new gear grabber!
Clutches Exploded Clutch Views.
Exploded Clutches Clutch lever? I don't need no clutch lever!
Automatic Clutches More Views, Automatically.
Exploded Automatic Clutch Views Cooling the bad vibes.
Counter Balancers Kicking is an old habit!
KickStarters Lots of old kicking habits.
Exploded Kickstarter Views How to keep your cool.
Water Cooling Cooling Pictures from Hot to Cold.
Water Cooling Systems Getting it unstuck.
Unsticking a Stuck Engine Plainly some things are going around.
Engine Plain Bearings Getting things rolling.
Roller Bearings Getting the timing right.
Valve/Cam Timing How to drive those Cams.
Valve/Cam Drives Setting the Tension.
Adjusting the Cam Chain Different ways to set the Tension.
Cam Chain Views Split 'em up right.
Splitting the CrankCases Fix a Leaking Seal.
Pull it Out and Stick it In.
Engine Removal and Installation Controling your cables.
Bowden Control Cables Making Hydraulics Work.
Hydraulic Brakes & Clutch Hydraulic Brakes & Clutch Exploded Views Brakey Views.
Acke Make your Drum Brakes Brake.
Drum Brakes Replace those Leaking Seals.
Front Forks Exploded Front Fork Views.
Exploded Forks Handlebar to Tire Alignment.
Align the Front Forks Pull your fronts.
Front Wheel Removal Pull your rears.
Rear Wheel Removal Fix a Flat Tire.
Changing Tires Truing your rims.
Spoke Wheels The Transfer of Power.
Rear Chains & Sprockets keeping your rims rolling.
Wheel Bearings keep your Handlebars Turning.
Steering Bearings Turning the power on and off.
Twist Grip Throttles SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications Programs for your Bike.
Motorcycle Software Information from Back in the Day.
Days of Yore
Motorcyclists have used this course over
times since 1999.
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