Book Nook

HONDA CBX CARBURETOR   HONDA CBX
VALVE
  HONDA CBX ALTERNATOR   HONDA CBX
SHOCK
  HONDA CBX IGNITION   HONDA 750
TUNE-UP
  HONDA 750
CARBURETOR
  HONDA 750
HEAD GASKET
  HONDA 750
CAM CHAIN
  HONDA CX500
CARBURETOR
  HONDA SOHC
IGN OPTIMIZE
 
HONDA V4
CARBURETOR
  HONDA SOHC
CHARGING
  HONDA DOHC
CARBURETOR
  HONDA GL1000
CARBURETOR
  HONDA DISC
BRAKES
  HONDA FT500
CARB
 

Cleaning the CBX Carburetor
Just $29.95!
Third edition, expanded to over 50 pages. Now includes o-ring replacement and carburetor removal and replacement! More for less!
My most popular booklet, Cleaning the CBX Carbuetor takes the reader step by step through cleaning and rebuiilding a set of Honda CBX six cylinder carburetors. With the recent addition of how to replace the casting (body) o-rings, this is more a rebuild book than one just on cleaning. Included is how to remove and replace the carbs, how to get those pesky idle jets clean, detail about the various circuits, and eliminating the troublesome air cut valve. Also, how to adjust the float level, dealing with common carburetor issues, and even how to blueprint the accelerator pump. And now, replacing the carburetor body o-rings! With this page count, the best value of all my books! If you have a four cylinder instead of a six cylinder, here's
another book for you to look at. The CBX book is 8 1/2" by 11", 50+ pages, and contains almost 200 clear illustrations, most of them close-ups. Also included are full-page diagrams of complex circuits. The booklet is just $29.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Go here for a brief tutorial on how to do the clean on the bike, which can be very effective sometimes. Also, read reviews of this booklet immediately below. Also, here are more comments on my booklets. And here, on my carburetor work.

What others are saying about this booklet:
"I just got it today. I had to stop what I was doing and look it over. I am very impressed with the clarity of the photos. Additionally, the information is top notch, and presented in a manner that a common person like myself can follow it easily. Mike, you did a great job!!!"
Tom Neimeyer, WWW.CBXCLUB.COM

"Great book!"
Ed Willett, WWW.CBXCLUB.COM

"Received my copy of this book and it is AWESOME!! VERY WELL worth the small cost; pictures are outstanding and detailed exactly as needed. If you're doing your own carb work - GET ONE!!!! Trust me."
Jim-Jim, WWW.CBXWORLD.COM

"Got my copy today and can only say wish I had it 2 weeks ago when I had carbs out! Been a mechanic now for 26 years but there's sure lots of good info in there, which I didn't know. Great work Mike! Thanks!"
Bob

"Very quick delivery, excellent manual !! Thanks Mike."
Bjornar Evensen, Norway

"This is a great booklet. I like very much! I've thought about doing something like this for the GL1000, but like a fool I’m giving away free advice on my website! Anyway, it's a very impressive piece."
Randall Washington, Proprietor
Randakk’s Cycle Shakk
North Carolina

"Excellent booklet, well done Mike, worth every penny."
Peter Heal, United Kingdom

"Thank you very much for your excellent books. I got them yesterday and in the evening I just took a quick look - but it ended up well over hour! Your style of writing and explaining things was really so good. You really know the CBX, and how to do the tasks proper way."
Anna Kervinen, Finland

"Mike, your carb cleaning how-to manual and your advice just saved me over $750! The carbs are back on, the idle circuit is set and the CBX runs better than new! Thanks again Mike and I owe you one."
Mario Rovira

"Mike Nixon...has authored a series of books that have been getting wonderful reviews covering specialized areas of CBX maintenance and repair such as cleaning your carbs, adjusting your valves and servicing the charging system. Check it out!"
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And don't forget there are many more booklets to choose from:

Adjusting the CBX Valves
Jjust $27.95!
The valve adjustment booklet is another CBX instructional booklet. Valve adjustment may seem pretty simple, but there are some important steps, and this booklet, Adjusting the CBX Valves, covers the whole valve adjustment process. Included is how to use the factory shim tools, how to do the job without having a box full of valve shims, and even the adjustment of the often troublesome cam chains. Also included is dealing with the CBX's tendancy to have poor valve sealing, and what to do about it during the valve adjustment. Everything is laid out step by step. Like the carburetor book, this is an 8 1/2" by 11" booklet, runs to 30 pages, and contains more than 80 clear, to-the-point illustrations, most of them close-ups. Also included are line drawings of critical areas. And, except for the index marks on the crankshaft, all the steps are equally applicable to the CBX's smaller cousins, the early 80s DOHC CB750, CB900/1000 and CB1100 Honda Fours. Just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Servicing the CBX Charging System
Just $27.95!
The CBX charging booklet is a very special book. Servicing the CBX Charging System offers a close-up look at testing the CBX charging system. A bit more technical than the others, but like the rest, systematic and laid out in everyday terms. This book includes testing for bad wires and connectors, and checking common failure points in the system such as the rotor and brushes. There is also quite a bit about the use of the digial VOM and other special equipment, some of which you can make yourself. Also included are simple drawings of the charging system, and an easy-to-follow 3-Step Troubleshooting flowchart. Like the others, this is an 8 1/2" by 11" booklet, running to about 30 pages, and contains over 100 clear illustrations, many of them close-ups. And, except for the location of the alternator rotor, all the steps are equally applicable to the very similarly-equipped early DOHC CB750, CB900/1000 and CB1100 Honda Fours, as well as the SOHC CB650. For the Honda SOHC Fours, check out another booklet I have available. Don't just throw parts at the problem until it's fixed. Do it right. All this for just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Servicing the CBX Pro-Link Shock
Just $24.95!
Servicing the CBX Pro-Link Shock shows you how to remove and replace the CBX Pro-Link model shock's seal, which is the only correct way to change the shock damping fluid for a refreshed action, or just to stop a leak. This job is a lot easier than you think! But beware, neither the manual nor any of the many Internet sources address this job correctly. Also, you should be aware that one or two specialized tools are needed. Get the booklet and gain the confidence to do this job and to do it right. As usual, this is an 8 1/2" by 11" booklet, running to not quite 20 pages, and contains over 60 clear illustrations, many of them close-ups. The Honda GL500 uses the same exact seal and internals, so the booklet is exactly appropriate for that model also. And, the basic technique (if not the seal part number and fluid level specification) of servicing this shock is equally applicable to the other Honda models that used this same shock design. This includes the early VF series V-Fours, (all the earliest Interceptors, plus the VF700/750S Sabre and VF1100S Sabre). Go here for a "teaster" of what is in this booklet. Just $24.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page, and here is a "white paper" on this shock design, a freebie for you and a very different piece than the how-to book. More theoretical.

Important advisory: The factory seals for these shocks are no longer available from any Honda related outlet anywhere in the world. I am looking into having them reproduced, but in the meantime no one has them. Consider this before purchasing this booklet.

Servicing the CBX Ignition System
Just $27.95!
The ignition troubleshooting booklet is a handy one. Servicing the CBX Ignition System takes you step by step through finding the cause for a no-spark condition. It begins with common but very important and often overlooked visual and voltage checks, then proceeds through a simple three-step technique for accurately pinpointing the cause of the trouble. Not as technical as the charging booklet, but similarly systematic in approach. And like the others, this is an 8 1/2" by 11" booklet, runs to 25 pages, and contains scores of clear, to-the-point illustrations, most of them close-ups. Also included are line drawings for better understanding. And, all these steps are equally applicable to the identical ignition system on the early 80s DOHC CB750, CB900/1000 and CB1100 Honda fours, as well as the SOHC CB650, and later GL500 and GL650, and in fact, 95 percent of the Honda road bikes made between 1979 and 1990. All of these machines use the same electronic ignition system. For a book on souping up the point ignition on Honda SOHC Fours, try another book. Just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Tuning Up the Honda SOHC 750 Four
Reduced! Just $27.95!
The first in a series of Honda SOHC Four booklets, Tuning Up the Honda SOHC 750 Four covers step by step how a professional tech would do a complete scheduled maintenance service on the venerable old 1969~1976 Honda 750 (the 77/78 model is not included), from axle to axle. Besides the best technique for valve adjustment, you'll also find the factory's own recommendation for optimum ignition system performance, the proper way to adjust the cam chain, correctly servicing and adjusting the drive chain, chassis maintenance, and adjusting the carburetors. This is a very comprehensive booklet, over 40 pages and more than 150 clear illustrations, many of them close-ups. And, some of the steps, such as servicing the ignition system, apply equally to Honda's smaller vintage SOHC fours. Another booklet is available for blueprinting the Honda SOHC Four ignition system. Check it out. Coming soon: An update to include the 77/78 model! All of this for just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Click here for a sample page, and here for a short "teaser."

Cleaning the Honda SOHC 750 Carburetor
Reduced! Just $27.95!
Like the similar CBX book, Cleaning the Honda SOHC 750 Carburetor takes the reader step by step through cleaning a set of vintage 1969~1978 Honda 750 Four carburetors. That's right, both early and late SOHC models. The carbs are taken completely apart, and comparisons are made between the early and late style carburetors. A specifications table is included. Also trouble areas to look for, how to adjust the float level, calibrating the choke linkage, and bench synchronizing the throttles. It's an 8 1/2" by 11", 30-page booklet, containing over 100 clear illustrations, most of them close-ups. Just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Click here for a sample page. Contact me for more information.

Replacing the Honda SOHC 750 Head Gasket
Reduced! Just $27.95!
Head gasket leaking oil? This is a common maintenance need on all the older Honda SOHC fours, but especially the venerable CB750. Replacing the Honda SOHC 750 Head Gasket takes you step-by-step through replacing the head gasket. You'll learn about the correct tools and procedures and how to inspect for wear of associated parts. There are even some tips on making the head gasket last longer than usual. All of this as it relates to this important task. And don't think that this booklet is simply about the head gasket. It also contains valuable tips on checking for engine oil leaks of any kind, potential problem areas in the top end of this engine, the use of special tools such as the factory Honda piston ring compressors, the proper use of sealants, measuring the critical engine parts that are apart when the head gasket is replaced, proper bolt torquing procedures, and the correct way to adjust the cam chain -- even how to repair stripped threads! Consider this one a top end rebuild book. The focus of this booklet is the very methodical approach. Fully half of this 8 1/2" by 11", 40-page booklet is devoted to careful inspection and reassembly. Over 140 clear illustrations, most of them close-ups. And as usual, the book is just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Replacing the Honda SOHC 750 Cam Chain
Reduced! Just $27.95!
One of the ways you can tell when the SOHC engine needs a new cam chain is when there is a gradual loss of power over a long time (due to cam timing drift). Replacing the Honda SOHC 750 Cam Chain shows you how to check the cam chain, and then proceeds with the step-by-step replacement of this important part. You'll learn about the correct tools and procedures, and how to inspect for wear of associated parts, all of this as it relates to this important task. And don't think that this booklet is simply about the cam chain. Since the the cases must be separated to do this job, this book also contains valuable tips on how to properly split the engine cases, inspecting the transmission, checking the oil pump, potential problem areas such as the alternator wiring and transmission linkage, the proper use of sealants, determining the wear of critical engine parts, the importance of the neutral switch, proper bolt torquing procedures, avoiding common assembly mistakes, and how to repair stripped threads. There's even a concise tutorial on how the transmission works! Consider this one a bottom end rebuild book. The focus of this booklet is the very methodical approach. Fully half of this 8 1/2" by 11", 40-page booklet is devoted to inspection and reassembly. Over 140 clear illustrations, most of them close-ups. And as usual, the book is just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Cleaning the Honda CX500 Carburetor
Reduced! Just $29.95!
Third edition, expanded to over 35 pages. Now includes o-ring replacement! With the recent addition of how to replace the casting (body) o-rings, this is more a rebuild book than one just on cleaning. It show graphically how to clean and properly assemble the carburetors on the CX500, CX650, GL500, GL650, and 1978~1983 CB/CM 400/450, all of whose carburetors use the same basic casting. The differences lie only in machining and jetting. Please note: The later 450, the CMX450 Rebel, has very different carburetors so is not covered in this booklet. You'll find professional techniques, instruction in the use of a few simple special tools, little-known trouble-saving tips and timesavers, basic carburetor repair methods, and such helps as how to do away with the pesky air cut valve circuit. As usual this is an 8 1/2" by 11", 35-page booklet, devoted to inspection, cleaning, and reassembly, and is chock full of the by-now-trademark step-by-step illustrations, more than 130 of them, most of them close-ups. Don't overlook the CBX, DOHC Four, and SOHC Four carb rebuild books if you are interested in those, as well. The book is just $29.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Optimizing the Honda SOHC Four Ignition System
Just $27.95!
This booklet is for those who wish to get the most out of the stock Honda SOHC ignition system. It's a good system, it just needs some careful setting up. Applicable for all the early Honda points ignition Fours, the book starts out with checking over the maintenance areas, progresses on to sourcing the best buy in high performance ignition coils, installing them, blueprinting the mechanical advancer, modifying (double-springing) the points assemblies, and the proper dwell and adjustment of the ignition components. As usual this is an 8 1/2" by 11", 35-page booklet, devoted to inspection, cleaning, and reassembly, and is chock full of step-by-step illustrations, more than 130 of them, most of them close-ups. Don't forget there is a SOHC Tune-Up book also. Just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Cleaning the Honda V4 Carburetor
Just $27.95!
This one's on cleaning and overhauling the popular Honda VF700/750/1100 carburetors. How to remove and replace. How to properly completely disassemble these delicate units without breaking any parts, and how to reassemble. The best tools and procedures. Problem areas. How to tell when all the circuits are clean. Circuit identification, the choke system, the fast idle system, float needles, leaking o-rings, telling front cylinders from rear, setting the floats, leak testing. Inspecting, cleaning, reassembly -- it's all there. Even how to preemptively reseal the engine's coolant system pipes. As usual this is an 8 1/2" by 11", 35-page booklet, chock full of step-by-step illustrations, more than 110 of them, most of them close-ups. Just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Servicing the Honda SOHC Four Charging System
Just $24.95!
This one's on getting the Honda SOHC 350 Four, 500/550 Four, and 750 Four charging systems working properly. No mystery, just methodical instruction from a factory trained tech who was there when these bikes were new, and worked on them every day in busy metro LA area authorized Honda dealerships. Known problem areas, factory issues, wiring repair, repairing the fuse box, testing the keyswitch, adjusting the regulator, and much more, including the best multimeter technique. Don't overlook the other charging system book, for the Honda CBX. The SOHC 750 book is an 8 1/2" by 11", 27-page booklet, chock full of step-by-step illustrations, more than 110 of them, most of them close-ups. Just $24.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Cleaning the Honda DOHC Four Carburetor
Just $27.95!
Here's a booklet on cleaning and completely overhauling, including o-ring replacement, the popular Honda DOHC 750, 900, 1000, 1100 Four carburetors. Circuit identification, the correct way to ensure passages are clear, cleaning the pressed-in idle jets in the earlier models, and more. Included is instruction for both kinds of carbs used on these bikes, the early 3-jet models and the later 2-jet carbs. And, this booklet also addresses the vacuum piston (CV) carbureted Honda CB650 SOHC. Inspecting, cleaing, reassembly, it's all there. Check out my other carb books also, on the Honda CBX, CX500, SOHC 750, and the Honda V4s. This is an 8 1/2" by 11", 40-page booklet, chock full of step-by-step illustrations, more than 140 of them, and most of them close-ups. Just $27.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Rebuilding the Honda GL1000 Carburetor
Just $29.95!
This 48-page, 200 illustrations booklet covers completely disassembling, inspecting, cleaing, minor repairs and reassembly. Telling the jets apart, especially the air bleed jets. How to stop that sludge formation on the carb slides. The correct way to install parts. Getting all those bushings and cotter pins back in correctly. How to tell the four carburetor castings from each other. Flushing each circuit. Where to get rebuild gaskets and seals. Everything you need to know to do an expert job on the venerable old Wing carburetor set. Check out my other carb books also, on the Honda CBX, CX500, SOHC 750, and the Honda V4s. Just $29.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information.

Rebuilding Vintage Honda Disc Brakes
Just $24.95!
This is a 28-page booklet with over 100 large illustrations. The booklet covers completely disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, rebuilding, and of course bleeding of late 70s through late 80s Honda disc brake systems. Special tools such as brake piston removal pliers (including sources) and professional servicing techniques. Dealing with disc brake squeal and pulsation. Just $24.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information.

Rebuilding the Honda FT500 Carburetor
Brand new! Just $24.95!
This is a 27-page booklet with over 100 large illustrations. The booklet covers completely disassembling, inspecting, cleaning, reassembling and adjusting the venerable single-cylinder Honda Ascot FT500 carburetor. Includes checking common damage areas, and proper set up. Just $24.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined shipping on multiple purchases. PayPal will automatically adjust the shipping amount when you check out. Be sure you don't click a button twice unless you mean it. Can be on your doorstep in just 3~4 days. Check or money order okay also. Contact me for more information. Here's a sample page.

Bargain Bin
Just $19.95!
Special offer. I have available a limited number of proof copies and earlier editions, at a great discount. Except for the earlier editions which have fewer pages or have been updated, these booklets offer all the same information and instruction. Same stuff, same pictures, everything. However, some have misnumbered pages, one or two of the books might have handwriting, that sort of thing. Same 8 1/2" by 11", booklets, chock full of step-by-step illustrations, same 80 to 200 illustrations as all my books. Just $19.95 plus $5.60 domestic, $19.95 Canada, $23.95 everywhere else, for fast USPS Priority Mail shipping. Combined Priority Mail Flat Rate shipping on multiple purchases. Or, in keeping with this bargain offer, you might chose Media Mail, but I'll warn you, it's unbelievably slow, and the savings isn't really comensurate. Plus, you lose the multiple book ship savings possble with Priority Flat Rate. Since availability changes occasionally, and I never know what I have on hand, there is no PayPal button for this. Email me for more information and availability.