Honda Enthusiasts Guide: Honda Motorcycles 1959-1985 (Paperback)
Enthusiasts Guide - Honda Motorcycles 1959 to 1985, is designed to aid the non-professional motorcycle collector in sorting through the pros and cons of buying and restoring a particular Honda motorcycle.
For each of these models author Doug Mitchel provides four to six paragraphs describing the bike in general terms including any yearly changes that Honda made to the bike during the time the model was in production. This year-by-year information includes both major mechanical changes to the engine or fork, as well as the simple changes that were often made to the paint color or graphics.
Bullet points for each model include: The relative cost to acquire this particular model and the value when finished. The cost and availability
of parts (some are easy to find, others are impossible). The complexity of the machine, and the relative difficulty in doing a complete restoration.
A more general section at the back of the book includes an interview with Roger Smith, an experienced and well-known restoration expert. The Q&A includes his guidance on things like picking a bike to restore, finding the best parts, how long a typical restoration takes, and which part of the restoration might best be farmed out to third-party experts with special skills.
Enthusiasts Guide - Honda Motorcycles 1959 to 1985 uses 144 pages, over 350 color photos to bring you over 25 years worth of details on a wide range of Honda motorcycles.