This is a workshop guide to strip-down, rebuild, maintenance and repair of two-stroke motorcycle engines. Author Dave Boothroyd covers the principles and practice of two-stroke engine work, examining a wide range of marques and road, racing and trail motorcycles. With over 450 colour photographs, this new book covers: the chrological development of two-stroke engines and workshop procedures for each era; the examination of each major engine component in turn, including cylinder head, piston, piston rings, crankcase, flywheel, bearings, inlet manifold, clutch, gearbox and primary drive, and, finally, racing motorcycles and tuning engines for best performance; diagsing problems and workshop safety.
Dave Boothroyd has always been fascinated by the workings of engines, in particular with two-stroke motorcycles and their engines. He bought his first motorcycle at fifteen and since then has rarely passed a week without riding one. After attending university and qualifying as a teacher, he introduced motorcycle engineering to schools before moving on to teach college students and apprentices in the north of England.