Motorcycle chassis set-up is a highly individual thing, honed to suit the bike, rider and circuit. So where do you start and what lies behind the discisions that are made? In this third volume of The Racing Motorcycle, engineer John Bradley, a former national winner and lap record holder, covers key areas that apply to all bikes and seeks to raise awareness of the many things involved. The first two volumes of The Racing Motorcycle (a technical guide for constructors) have been sold in more than thirty countries and have received wide acclaim from amateurs and factory teams alike.
This “guide to riding a motorbike”, written many years ago, by engineer Gaetano Cocco, was aimed at a disparate public, people who had never previously ridden such a machine, young motorcyclists with a great deal of enthusiasm, veterans and for motorcycle technical enthusiasts. A guided tour that enables even the most demanding and well-prepared readers to find that technical support and notions fundamental to knowing the motorbike and its components. Specific designs and illustrations provide an immediate view of the subject, which crops up from time to time. Today, this historic book has been given its first concrete update with the addition of three chapters devoted to, respectively, electronics applied to the two-wheel world, electric motorcycles and vehicles that oscillate between three and four wheels.
Long awaited reprint of this "How to ride a bike" guide. It is meant for anyone who has never ridden a motorcycle, for enthusiasts who would like to know more on the function and behaviour of the main parts of the motorcycle, but also for hands and centaurs with years of experience and for well-informed technical experts who have plenty of know-how in the sector. Moreover, the reader will find a complete illustration of the main components of the motorcycle and their basic functioning, lots of drawings and figures supported by technical concepts that have never been so thoroughly explained. In a word, this is a book for any two-wheeler enthusiast.
Whatever the vehicle--from classic hot rod to pick-up to chopper--a custom paint job sets it apart. But not all paint jobs are created equal, so how can you tell which style, technique, or scheme will suit the unique demands of your vehicle and budget? Before making a big investment--whether youre hiring a painter or doing the job yourself--turn to this book for a clear idea of what works and what doesnt. Drawing on years of experience running her own custom painting shop, JoAnn Bortles reviews the full array of options for paints, graphics, and effects. In an easygoing and engaging manner, and with photographs to illustrate her points, she explains the tools and techniques that apply in various paint schemes and shows what might work especially well in certain situations and for particular vehicles. Whether youre looking for inspiration, considering color combinations or graphics, or simply wondering what to look for in a local paint shop, this book will answer your questions--and help you get the custom paint job thats perfect for you.
Whether you own a custom motorcycle or a flamed-out hot rod, beautifully finished metal parts are the finishing touch that transforms a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it. Includes what required materials and tools, cost, when to use different processes, and whether to have a professional do it or tackle the project at home.