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Old 11-17-2005, 05:56 PM
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Just thought i'd let you know, if you are interested in learning the art of your motorcycle, i just picked up a book called "Motorcycle Design and Technology" from the book store. it esplains the dynamics, engine theory, suspension function and set up, traction and braking, and the aerodynamics of it. Just though for those of you who wanted to know how the design of bikes go into effect, this is a very good book. Anyone else read it?
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:09 PM
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I haven't heard of it 'til now but I think I will pick that one up. Seeing as how my kiddo wants to go to MMI, I think that would be a great stocking stuffer. Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:16 PM
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I haven't heard of it 'til now but I think I will pick that one up. Seeing as how my kiddo wants to go to MMI, I think that would be a great stocking stuffer. Thanks!
cool, im also considering going to MMI, ive heard alot of great things about it, how old is your son, what grade??
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:20 PM
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how old is your son, what grade??
15 and a sophomore. Get's his driver's permit Tuesday the 22nd.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:22 PM
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15 and a sophomore. Get's his driver's permit Tuesday the 22nd.
cool, im 16 and a junior, im looking for a truck right now, as soon as i get a truck i will get my liscence

ps: have fun teaching him to drive, just dont FREAK OUT on him if he makes a mistake, is he going through drivers ed?
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:28 PM
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ps: have fun teaching him to drive, just dont FREAK OUT on him if he makes a mistake, is he going through drivers ed?
Doing Driver's ED this 9 weeks. He's actually been driving since he was 12. My folks have 160 acres and run cattle. So he's been driving tractors and trucks out across the pasture for awhile. I have let him drive way out in the country quite a bit. Heck, he even knows how to back a trailer.
I hope this doesn't get me in trouble!
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:30 PM
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Racer, dude, I think we just jacked your thread. Sorry.
Now back to the book. I'm glad you posted about it. Anyone else read it?
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:05 PM
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Just thought i'd let you know, if you are interested in learning the art of your motorcycle, i just picked up a book called "Motorcycle Design and Technology" from the book store. it esplains the dynamics, engine theory, suspension function and set up, traction and braking, and the aerodynamics of it. Just though for those of you who wanted to know how the design of bikes go into effect, this is a very good book. Anyone else read it?
Author please.

That's one I don't have.
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:08 PM
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Doing Driver's ED this 9 weeks. He's actually been driving since he was 12. My folks have 160 acres and run cattle. So he's been driving tractors and trucks out across the pasture for awhile. I have let him drive way out in the country quite a bit. Heck, he even knows how to back a trailer.
I hope this doesn't get me in trouble!
I grew up doing the same stuff you described above. I don't think you have anything to worry about
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:14 AM
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The book sounds interesting. I have read many a technical article on the very same things. It really helps to have the facts and to understand how the engine works, the suspension works and so forth. Understanding how it works and what makes it work and what happens when you change something is very important.

Suspension is something that took me a while to understand. I don't know it all but I feel I have a good understanding. The front is chattering what do I do. The front is pushing out in a turn what do I do. The rear is kicking up, or packing down. How important it is to properly preload both the front and rear springs to attain a correct and balanced ride heigth and so on.

The way I look at it. Either the bike has all the Horsepower I will ever need or I can add to it pretty easy but how to make the bike to handle and work like I need is the key to putting that Hp to the ground and keeping the average speed up. One only rides straight for so long, sooner or later you have to turn and that is where proper suspension set up show ups.
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Heres the book

To all,
The book "Motorcycle Design and Technology" is authored by Gaetano Cocco. I found it at Amazon.com, just enter the title in the search block. There are actually 2 books listed by the author, one is a Motorshop Workbook publication the other is the original, it is sold by a private concern. A word of warning, there were 2 at the private seller, I ordered one of their copies and the Motorshop Workbook edition also, while I was there. You may want to hurry.

Bill

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Sounds like an interesting book!

But the permit was the hardest thing about getting a license.... the driving part was easy because the cop that I took was talking to me about girls and racing and he raced dirtbikes before he was a cop! Lucky me!
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But the permit was the hardest thing about getting a license.... the driving part was easy because the cop that I took was talking to me about girls and racing and he raced dirtbikes before he was a cop! Lucky me!
Dang Riley..you got lucky! .

I didn't go through Drivers Ed..I waited till I was 18 and just went and got my permit...had it about a month and then got my license when I was comfortable driving When I was in the car with the cop when leaving the DMV when I went to get my license..that little ride you go on thats like 5 mins long..I was doing GREAT!! Then on the way back she had me drive down a neighborhood street and make a 3 point turn...Did them plenty of times..no problems...well I went to far to the right before I cut hard to the left and ran all up on top of the curb ..I mean the whole car jerked like mad when I drove up on that steep vertical curb..

I said to myself "Ahhh crap thats it..I failed". She made a few grunting noises . I got back and she said "You passed"...WHOOOOOOO HOOOOO!!!
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