Learn How To:
• Wire your motorcycle
• Install a huge rear tyre
• Buy the best frame for your project
• Choose fork, wheels, shocks, brakes
• Determine the best combination of: rake, stretch and trail
The foundation of any custom or scratch built-motorcycle is the frame. The length, the look and the handling are all determined by the chassis. In ten chapters this book presents an overview of frame dimension and design, a buyer's guide of the most popular frames on the market, and analysis of the best forks, shocks, brakes, wheels and tyres.
Shop Tours take the reader into the shop of Arlen Ness and M-C Specialties where frames are fabricated and then assembled. Side-bars cover: The pros and cons of mild steel vs. chrome-moly, the nuts and bolts of motorcycle assembly, speedometers - electric or mechanical, powder coating and five line-ratios. Part Buyer's Guide and part Assembly Manual, this book is filled with information useful and necessary to anyone planning to build a V-twin motorcycle from scratch.