How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles
In October 2014 I submitted my final manuscript for a motorcycle restoration book to Motorbooks International for publication. The final few months were busy and full on trying to finish it by the deadline, in 2015 it was published and has been a steady seller ever since.
You can find it by title “How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles“ or follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuild-Japanese-Motorcycles-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0760347972
I have set up a web site for both marketing my book and to include a range of content that did not get into the book, the web site is https://sidyoung.com/
As soon as I received book #1 I found errors, some are layout errors but on pages 175 and 176 the block diagrams of the charging system are wrong, the earth is shown as (+) but should be negative and the (-) terminal should be positive! and its on 3 pictures! I will make sure they fix this on the next print run. I also found a cover photo is described as a “Honda z1”, but this should be “Kawasaki Z1”. I will also put an errata section on the main web site.
Work is underway for book 2, I will possibly pre-publish a lot of tutorials on my web site to supplement the book. Visit the site https://sidyoung.com for more info on it.
Some History and Notes on getting to Publication
The book is now available world-wide.
The book is being printed!
December – January 2015 Update
The book is in final layout stage prior to me approving it for publication.
October/November 2014 Update
First revisions back from the publisher but basically very good and on its way through the publishing process. Cheques in the mail… apparently 😉
September 2014 Update
Final chapter assembly and photography is in progress for October deadline.
June 2014 Update – The book will be published by Motorbooks in Spring 2015.
I will be placing links to eBook versions here and to both the Publishers site and Amazon.com when they become available.