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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, through to completely rewiring a classic motorcycle. Illustrated profusely with full-colour photographs and easy-to-follow wiring diagrams, this book will be an invaluable resource for all classic bike owners and restorers. 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, and much more. Fully illustrated with 420 colour photographs and 167 CAD easy-to-follow wiring diagrams, this is an essential reference work for all classic bike owners.