Need to fix or restore a classic bike?
A repair manual can help!
Restoring a motorcycle is not for the faint of heart. But you don't need a special degree, either.
If you have basic mechanical ability, a good assortment of tools, a suitable workshop area, and can follow specific how-to directions, then there's no reason why you can't become a motorcycle restorer.
Our selection of vintage and classic motorcycle manuals covers some of the makes and/or models of bikes that were popular a few decades ago. These bikes were usually available in great quantities, which means there are plenty of them still out there, sometimes forgotten in the back of a shed, and for prices that are more than reasonable. This makes them excellent candidates for a restoration project.
Also, because of their popularity, parts are usually still available from many sources, something that adds to the fun of restoring one of these bikes.
The repair manuals listed in this page cover a wide range of makes and models, so there's a good chance that we have one for your project bike. But if you do not see it listed here don't lose hope. All you have to do is type in the make and model in the field at the top of this page and that will search our complete inventory.
Motorcycle restoration can be challenging, but having the right repair and service manual by your side, will make the process that much easier, and the results will be rewarding.
Above: Charlie Kershner is a freelance photographer and a motorcycle enthusiast. He restored this gorgeous 1967 Ducati Monza 250 a few years ago. Charlie owns 5 bikes, including 3 Ducatis that he races, rides on the street, and keeps in his living room, plus 2 early 1970s Hondas, one a CB450 that he's building into a cafe racer. Washington, D.C.