Motorcycle Handling and Chassis Design: The Art and Science

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Tony Foale, 2006 - Motorcycles - 546 pages
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Very nice book to understand the dynamics of a motorcycle. I think only book in the world for understanding motorcycle.

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Amazing book.
This is a book that you won't out grow. It's all here. All the stuff you wanted to know and a tremendous amount of information that you thought you understood but really didn't.. don't build a bike without reading this first

Contents

2 Tyres
2-1
3 Geometric considerations
3-1
4 Balance and steering
4-1
5 Aerodynamics
5-1
6 Suspension principles
6-1
7 Front suspension
7-1
8 Rear suspension
8-1
9 Squat and dive
9-1
16 Practical frame building
16-1
17 Feel
17-1
18 Future developments
18-1
A1 Rake and trail experiments
18-17
A2 Glossary of terms
18-25
A3 Units conversion
18-29
A4 Gyroscopic effects
18-31
A5 Basic Physics of motorcycles
18-35

10 Structural considerations
10-1
11 Vibration and engine mounting
11-1
12 Braking
12-1
13 Materials
13-1
14 Stability control
14-1
15 Performance measurement
15-1
A6 Analysis of mechanisms
18-49
A7 CoG and mass distribution
18-51
A8 Typical data
18-57
A9 Case study
18-65
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