Technical Instruction of Motor Cycles
Appendix I, Cyclist Training (Provisional), 1914
All motor cyclists must be capable of executing simple repairs to their machines.
They will be instructed on:…
i. Identifying the different parts of the cycle by name.
ii. Lubricating the various parts of their machines.
iii. Repairing and mounting tyres.
iv. Adjusting brakes.
v. Shortening, repairing and mounting driving chains.
vi. Adjusting and tightening bearings.
vii. Adjusting and cleaning of a carburettor.
viii. Adjusting and cleaning of a magneto.
ix. Adjusting and cleaning of belts.
x. Cleaning, lighting and maintaining acetylene lamps.
xi. Manipulation of the gas and air levels, so as to obtain the best running, with minimum petrol consumption.
xii. The theory of a petrol engine, action of the "gears" and "timing wheels"; but these portions of the machine should only be dealt with by a qualified mechanic.