Vintage British Street Bike Collection Service Manual

What’s in your toolbox? If love classic British twins, you need to get yourself a copy of the Clymer Collection Series – British Street Bike Service Manual. An updated reprint of the manual we first put out when these bikes were the latest and greatest, it covers BSA 500 cc and 650 cc unit twins from 1963-1972, Norton 750 cc and 850 cc twins from 1969-1975, and Triumph 500 cc, 650 cc, and 750 cc twins from 1963-1979. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM “factory” manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically for the first time user. The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.


Like every Clymer Manual, the Vintage British Street Bike Service Manual covers maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on all of these, now vintage and collectible, British motorcycles. Inside you’ll find information on BSA unit twins, Norton twins including Commando, and Triumph parallel twin powered motorcycles. From the basics, like changing the oil and fluids, to valve adjustments, to complete engine overhaul, you can do it with help from Clymer. More detailed than the OEM, and written for the average Joe, if you are going to delve into resurrecting a barn find or British basket case, you’ll want as much information as possible, and this book has it.

No matter if your plan is to perform a full restoration, just make an old bike run and rideable, or you want to build a custom cafe racer or chopper, the Clymer British Street Bike Collection is the perfect place to start.

BSA unit twin

Models covered

BSA 500 & 650 cc Unit Twins (1963-1972)

Norton 750 & 850 cc Commando (1969-1975)

Triumph 500, 650 & 750 cc Twins (1963-1979)

Norton Commando

Included inside

  • Specifications and General Information
  • Service hints
  • Lubrication and Maintenance
  • Tune-up and Decarbonization
  • Chain Adjustment and Inspection
  • Winter storage
  • Troubleshooting Poor Running and Hard Starting
  • Clutch and Transmission
  • Suspension and Brakes
  • Electrical Charging and Ignition System
  • Amal Carburetor Overhaul and Adjustment
  • Engine Disassembly, Overhaul, and Reassembly
  • Tires and Wheels
  • Sidecar Setup
  • Wiring diagrams


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