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101 Sportbike Performance Projects (Motorbooks Workshop)
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Motorcycle Owner's Manual
Hugo Wilson
An easy-to-use manual that shows you how to maximize your machine's performance and save money on garage bills. Covers a wide range of machines and caters to all technical abilities, from novice riders to experienced mechanics; written by respected motorcycle journalist and best-selling author Hugo Wilson; explains everything from simple adjustments to complex repairs with step-by-step color photographs and easy-to-follow text. 
Paperback - 112 pages
Dorling Kindersley Publishers; ISBN: 0789416158
How to Set Up Your Motorcycle Workshop: Tips and Tricks for Building and Equipping Your Dream Workshop
by C. G. Masi
Paperback from Whitehorse Press

  "What's great about this book is that it covers everything from small spaces big enough for a single bike to professional repair and race shops. In all of these spaces, one concern remains constant: where to put things. Masi goes into the theory of how to organize such an environment and illustrates his examples with clear, easy-to-read diagrams and photographs." American Iron Magazine, May 1997
Motorcycle Basics Techbook (Techbook.)
Motorcycle Basics Techbook
by Matthew Coombs, Pete Shoemark
Hardcover from Haynes Publishing
Motorcycle Restorer's Workshop Companion : The Complete Guide to Techniques and Tools for Bike Restoration and Repair
by Geoff Purnell
Applies to general workshop techniques and proceedures - not actually motorcycle specific. A very useful reference book.
Hardcover (December 1992)
Haynes Pubns; ISBN: 1852603933

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles
Listed under General Interest

Motorcycles : Fundamentals, Service, and Repair
by Bruce A. Johns, David D. Edmundson, Robert Scharff
Hardcover - 560 pages 3rd edition (December )
Goodheart-Willcox Co; ISBN: 1566374790

Haynes Motorcycle Workshop Practice Manual
by John Fidell, Pete Shoemark
Paperback - 144 pages 2nd edition
Haynes Pubns; ISBN: 1859604706

Haynes Motorcycle Fuel Systems TechBook
by John Robinson
Paperback - 256 pages
Haynes Pub Group; ISBN: 1859605141

How to Repair Plastic Bodywork: Practical, Money-Saving Techniques for Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Atvs, and Snowmobiles
by Kurt Lammon
Listed under Composites

Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging & Nitrous Oxide : A Complete Guide to Forced Induction and Its Use on Modern Motorcycle Engines
Joe Haile
Listed under Turbocharging

Motocross & Off-Road Motorcycle Performance Handbook
by Eric Gorr
Listed under Motocross Books

Motorcycle Tuning : Chassis
John Robinson
Covers chassis, tyres, suspension, brakes and development.
Paperback - 259 pages 2nd edition (December )
Butterworth-Heinemann; ISBN: 075061840X
Motorcycle Tuning : Four Stroke
by John Robinson
Paperback - 178 pages 2nd edition
Butterworth-Heinemann; ISBN: 0750618051
Sportbike Performance Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop)
Sportbike Performance Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop)
by Kevin Cameron
Kevin Cameron is responsible for the monthly editorials in Cycle World, and as such is reknowned as an expert on the pro's and con's of performance modifications. This book contains a wealth of detailed knowledge garnered over years of examination of the motorcycle and all it's moving parts, and perhaps more importantly examines the effects these modifications will have on the rider in various given situations.
Paperback from Motorbooks
Sportbike Suspension Tuning
Sportbike Suspension Tuning
by Andrew Trevitt
Paperback from David Bull Publishing,U.S.
Two-Stroke Performance Tuning
by A. Graham Bell
Listed under Two-stroke Tuning & Repairs

Restoring Motorcycles: Four-Stroke Engines
by Roy Bacon
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co

Restoring Motorcycles: Transmissions (No. 3)
by Roy Bacon
Paperback from Osprey Publishing (UK)

Restoring Motorcycles: Electrics
by Roy Bacon
Paperback from Osprey Publishing (UK)

Carburetors (Restoring Motorcycles, No. 5)
by Roy Bacon
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co

Restoring Motorcycles: 2 Stroke Engines
by Roy Bacon
Listed under Two-stroke Tuning & Repairs

Frames and Forks (Restoring Motorcycles 6)
by Roy Bacon
Paperback from Osprey Publishing (UK)

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES - Collecting Restoring and Riding
by Tim; Smith, Rebekka Holmes
Hardcover from Promotional - Bookmart Limited, Leicester, England

Restoring Motorcycles 4: Two-Stroke Engines
by Roy Bacon
Paperback from Osprey

Four-Stroke Performance Tuning
by A. Graham Bell
Listed under Engine Rebuilding Books

How to Build & Modify Cylinder Heads, Camshafts and Valvetrains
by Ben Watson
Listed under Engine Rebuilding Books

The Internal-Combustion Engine in Theory and Practice : Combustion, Fuels, Materials, Design
Charles Fayette Taylor
Listed under Auto Performance

Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook
Carroll Smith
Listed under Auto Performance

Engineer to Win : The Essential Guide to Racing Car Materials Technology or How to Build Winners Which Don't Break (3747Ap)
Carroll Smith
Listed under Auto Performance

Electrical Machines Problem Solver
by James R. Ogden, Max Fogiel (Photographer)
Comprehensive treatment of topics in electromagnetism, magnetic and electric circuits,  D.C. generators and motors, transformers, A.C. machines, synchronous generators and motors, induction and special machines
Listed under Machine Tools

Motorcycle Electrics Without Pain
by Mike Arman
Paperback (June 1980)
Mike Arman Pub; ISBN: 093307803X
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The Complete Guide to Motorcycle Mechanics
Not recommended - overpriced and uninformative.
Hardcover 2nd edition 1994 Prentice Hall, 378 pages
ISBN: 0132258897

Out of Print
Electronic Ignition Systems for Cars, Motorcycles, and Karts
Roy Bacon, Published Motorbooks Intl; 1979
ASIN: 0850770408
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Workbook for Motorcycle Mechanics
W. H. Crouse, D. L. Anglin
Paperback (June 1981) Glencoe/MacMillan McGraw Hill
ISBN: 0070147825
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Motorcycle Design & Technology
by Gaetano Cocco
Translated from Italian, this book covers the more technical aspects of motorcycle design including frame geometry, vibration and tyre technology. Rather like Tuning for Speed fifty years on.
Hardcover - 272 pages (June 22, )
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 8879111892
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Motorcycle Carburetor Manual
by Shoemark
Paperback (June 1983)
Haynes Pubns; ISBN: 0856966037
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Motorcycle Basics Manual
Pete Shoemark
Written for the novice motorcyclist, this excellent primer consists of ten chapters accompanied by well over 150 line drawings, covering the following subjects: Basic and improved two and four-stroke engine types; Engine designs and layouts; Fuel and exhaust systems;  Ignition systems;  Transmission; Lubrication and cooling; Wheels, tyres and brakes; Front suspension and steering; Frames & Rear suspension;  Electrical systems
Haynes 1986
164 pages, 394 illustrations.
ISBN: 1850100837
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Thermodynamics and Gas Dynamics of Internal-Combustion Engines (Oxford Science Publications)
J.H. Horlock
Volume 2 Hardcover
Published by Clarendon Pr 1987
ISBN: 0198562128
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Motorcycle Identification
by Lee S. Cole
Paperback (September 1986)
Lee Books; ISBN: 0939818116
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