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

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

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By (author) Paul Thede, By (author) Lee Parks

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  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 209mm x 269mm x 23mm | 975g
  • Publication date: 19 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0760331405
  • ISBN 13: 9780760331408
  • Illustrations note: 1000 Colour, 25 Diagrams
  • Sales rank: 27,317

Product description

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. Based on Paul Thede's wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, 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.

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Lee Parks is the author of the best-selling riding skills book Total Control. Based on his internationally renowned Total Control Advanced Riding Clinics, Total Control is considered by many to be the riding skills bible. Parks formerly edited Motorcycle Consumer News, Motorcycle Product News, and Motorcyclist magazines. He is also the owner of Lee Parks Design, a motorcycle glove and apparel manufacturer in Apple Valley, CA.Paul Thede is widely considered the ultimate motorcycle suspension guru. He is the owner and chief engineer of Race Tech, the largest motorcycle suspension modifier in the world. leeparksdesign.com, racetech.com

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By Wallace Weideman 08 Aug 2010 5

If you need to improve your bike's handling, the this is the best, I mean THE BEST book you can buy. Many colour photos and very detailed explanations. Also explains how to modify older shock to come up to today's standards. Cheers Wallace.

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