Caring for your scooter

How to maintain & service your 49cc to 125cc twist & go scooter

This book is aimed at the rider who wants to do his or her own basic scooter maintenance and servicing without the need for in-depth mechanical knowledge, or a technical manual. It covers areas such as oil, brakes, tyres, transmission, electrics, etc, allowing the owner to address the most regularly serviced items without forking out for additional costs. Illustrated with full colour photographs throughout, and featuring clear, easy-to-follow instructions, this book is a must-have for scooter users.


With fuel costs and parking charges forever rising, it's no wonder consumers are turning towards cheaper forms of travel. Enter the twist-and-go scooter! Cheap to run, fun to ride, and ideal for those little ‘pop to the shop' trips, and also for the 16-year-old getting to school. Unfortunately, there is a downside – the cost of servicing and maintaining your machine. It costs a garage the same to service your scooter as it does a 1000cc motorcycle, because it's charged on the time taken, plus the parts required.
Here's where this invaluable book can help, by showing you how to do basic servicing and maintenance. Not only will you have the satisfaction of doing otherwise-expensive jobs yourself, you will also have learnt something along the way – and recouped the cost of this book (and a bit more besides) with your first oil change.


  • Written in clear and concise layman's terms
  • Full colour photographs throughout
  • Tackles the basics
  • Not overly technical
  • Written for both the beginner and more experienced rider
  • Not marque-specific
  • Nothing else like it on the market
  • All tasks carried out with basic tools
  • Pays for itself in one oil change!

Additional info

  • Covers the period from 1995 to the present day

About the author

An avid petrol-head, Trevor Fry has been maintaining his own mopeds, scooters and motorbikes for the last 41 years, from a Raleigh Wisp and Francis Barnett 'Snipe' to Suzuki and Honda 750s. Putting his enthusiasm for motorcycling and motorcycles to good use, Trevor worked as a supervisor in a motor-mechanics workshop for six years, maintaining both motorcycles and cars. It didn't take him long to realise that basic DIY servicing and maintenance was easily done at home, which ensured that the work had been done correctly, and increased the resale value of the bike.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845844-97-4 • eV number: eV4497 • Published: December 2011 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £7.49 / $9.99 / €8.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4095 • Paperback • 21x14.8cm • £9.99 • 80 pages • 89 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845840-95-2 • UPC: 6-36847-04095-6. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

Caring for your scooter

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