Practical Sportsbikes Workshop Wisdom


Tucked inside your copy of PS, throughout 2015 on alternate months, was an issue of Workshop Wisdom, a series of collectable pull-out guides to fixing and improving your bike. In each issue the expert team from PS guide you through the basics of your bike's workings, focusing on a different topic each issue. You can buy back issues of the mag if you missed any and also a workshop-friendly PS binder to keep them in.

Workshop Wisdom issue 1: Suspension

 

Part 1 - Suspension
By far the biggest workshop win on a '70s - '90s sportsbike comes from refurbing your bike's suspension. Forks and shocks are among the hardest working components on your bike and their performance is critical to that of many other; braking, engine, transmission, final drive and steering among them. That's why we've tackled this meaty subject in our first issue of Workshop Wisdom where we show you how to restore your damper forks, service USD cartridge forks, rebuild a shock and make you own spring compressor, with a full run-down of the tools you'll need for the job.

 
Workshop Wisdom 2: Brakes

Part 2 - Brakes
Brakes should be your prime concern whether you're building or maintaining a bike for obvious reasons. In the second issue of Workshop Wisdom we show you how to service your calipers, rebuild the mastercylinder, bleed your brakes, make hoses set-up and servicing of drum brakes and what tools you'll need for the job.

 

 
Workshop Wisdom 3: Electrics

Part 3 - Electrics
Few parts of a motorcycle strike fear into the home mechanic like the electrical system. However a few simple tools and methods make things much less scary. In this issue we show you how to check all your electrics, mend a wiring loom, convert your bike to stick coils, fit electronic ignition

  

 
Workshop Wisdom 4: Fuel systems

Part 4 - Fuel Systems
Overhaul CV carburettors, rebuild a fuel tap, restore airbox rubbers, de-rust a fuel tank - this issue's Workshop Wisdom gives you everything you need to know to put all your fuel related queries right. 

 
Workshop Wisdom 5: Bodywork

Part 5 - Bodywork
A bike’s clothes are the finishing touch of any restoration. In this issue of Workshop Wisdom we show you how to weld plastic like a pro, fill dents and scrapes, and get factory finish paintwork in your shed.

 
Workshop Wisdom 6: Fabrication

Part 6 - Fabrication
A bike’s clothes are the finishing touch of any restoration. In this issue of Workshop Wisdom we show you how to weld plastic like a pro, fill dents and scrapes, and get factory finish paintwork in your shed.

 
Workshop Wisdom binders

Workshop wisdom ring binder now on sale, only £3.99!

Store your Workshop Wisdom magazines all in one handy folder!  The Practical Sportbikes ring binder is the perfect place to keep all your workshop magazines clean and dry and to hand when you need them. Call Colleen now on 01733 468099 to order your ring binder and any previous issues of Workshop Wisdom you may have missed.

Terms & Conditions:
Phones are manned between 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday, outside of these times, leave a message and Caroline will call you back. the price stated includes postage to the UK mainland and northern Ireland, overseas postage prices can be given on request. We will aim to despatch your binder as soon as possible but please allow 28 days for delivery.