- Publisher: Whitehorse Press
- Format: Paperback | 205 pages
- Dimensions: 211mm x 264mm x 19mm | 635g
- Publication date: 1 May 2010
- Publication City/Country: North Conway
- ISBN 10: 1884313817
- ISBN 13: 9781884313813
- Edition: 3, Revised
- Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: 200 colour photos & illus
- Sales rank: 176,616
From a corner of the garage set up for routine maintenance to a dream shop housing precious classic machines, this book will help motorcyclists make the most of their available space. Packed with easy-to-read practical advice, author C. G. Masi walks the reader through designing, building, and equipping the workshop they need -- whether they plan to restore, repair, and maintain their own bikes or hope to open a small commercial facility. He starts by helping readers determine their work space and storage needs to create a shop layout that matches their budget. He then addresses basics such as providing adequate electrical power, lighting, and heat and air conditioning. With the workshop design in place, the must-have and want-to-have tools to appropriately equip the space, and best of all, how to use them, are identified. This new third edition includes numerous profiles of real world workshops, from small garage spaces to purpose-built restoration and race-prep shops, providing ideas and inspiration for Do-It-Yourselfers. Each profile has a scaled layout of the shop with photos, as well as tips from the owner and designer. It also features a new comprehensive and up-to-date directory of resources for equipment, tools, computers, battery powered tools, and energy saving tips.
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In addition to working as a college professor, scientist, and engineer, Masi has been wrenching on, riding, and writing about motorcycles for three decades. He holds a B.S. degree in Physics and Masters Degrees in Astrophysics and Business Administration.
Ian Kerr in its third edition, this soft-bound book from Whitehorse Press continues to sell well thanks to the fact it can transform your life. No matter what space you have available as workshop, author C.G. Masi guides you through equipping it and maximising all the available space.
Table of contents
Introduction; Shop Profile: A Small Garage Workshop; Laying Out Your Motorcycle Workshop; Shop Profile: A Large Garage Workshop; Tools for Regular Maintenance; Shop Profile: A Restorer's Workshop; Tools for Repair Work; Shop Profile: A Professional Workshop; Filling in the Corners; Shop Profile: A workshop for Race Prep; Computers in Your Workshop.