Sportbike Performance Handbook, 2nd Edition

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Sportbike Performance Handbook, 2nd Edition
Sportbike Performance Handbook, 2nd Edition
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Performance: It's what sportbike riders crave. And motorcycle shops and mailorder houses around the world are happy to deliver. But too much of a good thing can be dangerous: a horsepower-hungry rider can blow a lot of dough on the promise of bolt-on speed equipment and unwittingly end up with a loud, cantakerous motorcycle that is a high-side waiting to happen.

High-performance fans rejoice — Kevin Cameron has your answer. In this new edition of the Sportbike Performance Handbook, the Cycle World columnist and performance guru explains the concepts that define power and speed. Via the insightful, intelligent writing his readers have come to expect, Cameron gives you the knowledge that will allow you to make the smart decisions that will deliver better performance on the street or at the track.

Component by component, in minute detail, Cameron describes the screts of speed. You'll find insight on fuel injection tuning, suspension modification, five-angle valve jobs, data acquisition, and a new-to-this-edition chapter on how electronics are making motorcycles faster and easier to ride.

More than 150 illustrations — many of them the author's own meticulous sketches — and 120,000 -plus words of Cameron's insight combine to create an incredibly comprehensive volume of high-performance information.

One of the classic texts of the motorcycle performance world, Sportbike Performance Handbook is your key to building the perfect two-wheeled weapon.

  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Author: Kevin Cameron
  • Pages: 192 - Over 150 color and b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-7603-3183-5
Table of Contents
Table of Contents:
  • Planning Power
  • Fitting the Bike
  • How Engines Work
  • Choosing a Type of Engine
  • Dyno Tuning
  • Carburetion
  • Exhaust Pipes
  • Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
  • Transmission, Clutch, and Final Drive
  • Ignition
  • The Electronic Motorcycle
  • Turbocharging, Supercharging, and Nitrous Oxide
  • How Suspension Works
  • Chassis
  • Tires
  • Wheels
  • Brakes
  • Oil
  • Fuels
  • Weight Reduction
  • Upgrading Yourself
  • Horsepower Junkie's Glossary
  • Performance Math
  • Suggested Reading
  • Index
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