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Tuning and modification: books - motorcycle engineering

A book on motorcycle tuning and modifications? Here are books on tuning 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines, as well as the modification of motorcycle frames and suspensions.

Two-Stroke Performance Tuning (2nd Edition)

The two-stroke engine has been developed to a degree that was not thought possible a few years ago. One of its virtues is that it is mechanically very simple, which is a contributing factor to its widespread use and varied application.
Here, engine-tuning expert A. Graham Bell takes the reader through the various modifications that can be made to a two-stroke and its components to give maximum useable power output and mechanical reliability.

Author:A. Graham Bell
Specs:272 pages, 27 x 17.5 x 2.2 cm / 10.6 x 6.9 x 0.87 in, paperback
Illustrations:188 photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2022)
Book: Two-Stroke Performance Tuning (2nd Edition)

Two-Stroke Performance Tuning (2nd Edition)

Language: English

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Motorcycle Modifying - The definitive guide

Practical advice, accompanied by photographic step-by-step procedures, on the fitting of bolt-on aftermarket parts and accessories to typical superbikes. Areas covered include exhaust systems and end cans, screens, undertrays and bodypanels, rear sets and clip-ons, steering dampers, upgrades to shocks and brake parts, engine mods and power improvers, instrumentation and lighting add-ons.

Author:Peter Gill
Specs:192 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.43 in, hardback
Illustrations:800 colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2005)
Book: Motorcycle Modifying - The definitive guide

Motorcycle Modifying - The definitive guide

Language: English

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Moto : optimiser les performances du moteur - Outillage, préparation, moteur, peinture-chromage, trucs et astuces

Cet ouvrage de la série "Technique pour tous" ne traite pas de la transformation radicale d'un moteur en mécanique de compétition, ce serait un tout autre sujet. En revanche, il indique clairement au lecteur comment révéler tout son potentiel sans qu'il soit besoin de quantité de pièces spéciales ni de modifications importantes.

Il s'agit d'un travail méthodique d'optimisation qui, grâce aux explications détaillées accompagnées de nombreux schémas et photos, est à la portée de tout amateur adroit et soigneux.

Chapitres sur l'outillage, la préparation, le moteur et la peinture-chromage. Beaucoup de trucs et astuces.

Author:François-Arsène Jolivet
Specs:144 pages, 27 x 21 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 in, hardback
Illustrations:392 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2011)
Series:Technique pour Tous
Book: Moto : optimiser les performances du moteur - Outillage, préparation, moteur, peinture-chromage, trucs et astuces

Moto : optimiser les performances du moteur - Outillage, préparation, moteur, peinture-chromage, trucs et astuces

Language: French

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Four-stroke Motocross and Off-road Performance Handbook

This thorough how-to manual helps the off-road motorcycle enthusiast get the most out of their machine. This one-stop reference covers everything from basic maintenance to performance modifications, including: engine rebuilding - transmission rebuilding - clutch repair and rebuilding - big-bore kits - cam kits and valve timing and tuning - tuning stock suspension - suspension revalving and kits - jetting and tuning carburetors - tuning electronic fuel injection - wheels, tires, and brakes - chains and sprockets - cooling systems - electrical systems.

Author:Ron Hamp
Specs:160 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.2 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:308 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2011)
Book: Four-stroke Motocross and Off-road Performance Handbook

Four-stroke Motocross and Off-road Performance Handbook

Language: English

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Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible - Dirt, Street, Track

Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by America's premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. This step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kid's, handle like a pro's.

Thede gives a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension's condition. He outlines testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you're improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you're inclined to perfect your bike's handling, he even explains the black art of chassis geometry.

Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance. The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto - promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.

Author:Paul Thede, Lee Parks
Specs:256 pages, 27 x 21 x 1.9 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.75 in, paperback
Illustrations:427 colour photographs, 107 drawings
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2010)
Book: Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible - Dirt, Street, Track

Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible - Dirt, Street, Track

Language: English

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Related titles:

High Performance Two-Stroke Engines

High Performance Two-Stroke Engines

Massimo Clarke

English | paperback | 192 p. | 2021

2-Stroke Motorcycle Engine Maintenance and Repair

Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine Maintenance and Repair

Dave Boothroyd

English | hardback | 160 p. | 2016

Der schnellaufende Zweitaktmotor - Eine Einfuhrung

Der schnellaufende Zweitaktmotor - Eine Einführung in die technischen Grundlagen

Helmut Werner Bönsch

German | paperback | 211 p. | 2016

Zweitakt-Praxis

Zweitakt-Praxis: Handbuch für kleine Zweitaktmotoren

W.A. Doernhoeffer

German | paperback | 160 p. | 2001

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