Synopses & Reviews
From the first concept to the final bolt, from dream to reality, assemble your next chassis with tips from professional bike builder Tim Remus. Remus covers frame design and construction material, triple trees and fork tubes, shock absorbers, brake components, wheels and tires, and electronics. Hands-on sections cover drive-train alignment, how to make sure the frame is square and true, and how to go from bare frame to rolling chassis with engine installed. Plus pros and cons of various frame designs.
Before choosing sheet metal or suspension components, a motorcycle builder must first make critical frame decisions. Whether the rider opts for hard-tail, soft-tail, or twin shock, the choice affects the bike's cost, appearance, and use.
In his third and final book on building V-twin motorcycles, author Tim Remus discusses the pros and cons of various frame designs, the right frame for the reader's use and budget, and the best equipment for the type of frame chosen. Photos illustrate the latest offerings from the aftermarket and how builders are using and equipping the latest frame designs.
Chapters address topics such as frame design and construction material, triple trees and fork tubes, shock absorbers, brake components, wheels and tires, and motorcycle electronics. Hands-on sections teach the reader about drive-train alignment, squaring the frame, and going from a bare frame to a rolling chassis with an installed engine.
About the Author
Timothy Remus is author of more than 30 how to books. His titles range from How to Build a Cheap Chopper, to Advanced Airbrush Art. During his 20 years as an author, Tim has worked with everyone from bike designer Arlen Ness to kustom painter Jon Kosmoski, and metal fabricators like Ron Covell, Steve Davis, Rob Roehl and Craig Naff. Tim is owner of Wolfgang Publications, based in Stillwater, Minnesota.