Modern Motorcycle Mechanics by J.B. Nicholson Fourth Edition 1953 Nicholson Brothers

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Dive into the world of motorcycle repair and maintenance with the Fourth Edition of Modern Motorcycle Mechanics, an essential guide for motorcycle enthusiasts, mechanics, and collectors alike, covering a broad spectrum of topics across all makes and models.

Crafted by J.B. (Bernie) Nicholson of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this book is a comprehensive source of information that has stood the test of time, providing invaluable advice and detailed procedures for the repair and maintenance of American and British motorcycles. From basic upkeep to more intricate mechanical work, Nicholson's expertise offers a deep dive into the mechanics of motorcycles, ensuring that all readers can benefit, regardless of their technical background.

Bonus: A reply from Nicholson Brothers Motors dated 1955 to the previous owner has been left for your enjoyment.

This edition, noted for its minor wear on the cover, writing on the title page, and a split in the binding (with all pages intact), remains a significant contribution to motorcycle literature. It is greatly enlarged from its predecessors, with specific chapters dedicated to certain marques, making it a must-have for anyone interested in the craft of motorcycle maintenance.


  • Author: J.B. Nicholson
  • Publisher: Nicholson Brothers
  • Year: 1953
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 674
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Good, with minor wear and noted imperfections

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive Guide: Covers repair and maintenance for all motorcycle makes and models.
  • Expert Advice: Decades of motorcycle mechanics wisdom from J.B. Nicholson.
  • Enriched Content: Expanded edition with marque-specific chapters.
  • Historical Significance: A cornerstone in motorcycle mechanics literature.

Beyond The Final Page:

Modern Motorcycle Mechanics isn't just a book; it's a lifeline for motorcycle enthusiasts, offering guidance that has changed lives and shaped the way motorcycles are maintained and repaired. It's a testament to Nicholson's legacy and a treasure for anyone passionate about motorcycles.


This vintage book shows signs of wear consistent with its age, including minor cover wear and binding issues. Please refer to the photos for a detailed look, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or additional pictures.

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