- Series: Hayne's Automotive Repair Manual
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (March 10, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1563926024
- ISBN-13: 978-1563926020
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.6 x 10.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scooters,Automatic Transmission 50 to 250cc (Hayne's Automotive Repair Manual) 1st Edition
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The list of specific models covered by this book is derived from the "Data" section, where information (torque settings, bore and stroke, etc.) specific to each model is listed.
It would have been nice if time were taken to explain the operation of parts that are unique to scooters. For example, the variator (part of the CVT) is not something found on motorcycles and most cars. Chapter 6 (covering the transmission) explains how to remove and service the variator, but does not explain how it works. The addition of this information would strengthen the book considerably, as it would educate the reader as to the "why", and not just the 'how".
The content is a few years old, and more recent models are not included. This is something to keep in mind if you have a recent scooter with an unusual engine, such as a Yamaha C3, which is fuel-injected.
One thing to be aware of is this book is apparently written for a British audience (Haynes Publishing is a British company). This means that British English is used throughout, as opposed to American English. You'll see "spanner" instead of "wrench", "petrol" instead of "gasoline", "tyre" instead of "tire", "renew" instead of "replace", etc. This isn't a big deal, but may take some getting used to. Reference section 18 is about the MOT Test, which is given in England and not the U.S.A.
In all this is a very handy and useful reference. Combine this with parts diagrams for your particular scooter (obtainable online), and you should be prepared to tackle most service tasks.
Still, this is a useful volume which I'm sure will help me, as I work on my own scooter.