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Item Number: 0760313318
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Softcover: Approx. 256 pages
Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
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Sportbikes are among the most frequently modified motorcycles on the road. One of the pleasures of owning a sportbike is the variety of do-it-yourself projects available to enhance the feel, look, performance, and longevity of these incredible complex machines.

From standard maintenance, such as oil changes and chain replacement, to more complex projects such as fuel injection tuning or clutch replacement, there's an endless supply of weekend projects to be done.

Evans Brasfield is a noted motorcycle journalist and a former editor at Motorcycle Cruiser and Sport Rider magazines. He combines his mechanical knowledge and talent with step-by-step photography to lead sportbike owners through 101 projects crucial to the survival and peak performance of their bike.

If you've ever been frustrated by doing it yourself, or if you are sick of dropping thousands of dollars at your local shop, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects is one tool you'll always keep handy in your garage.

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: GENERAL MAINTENANCE
  • Preride check
  • Adjust controls to fit rider
  • Checking vital fluids
  • Rolling gear look-over
  • Adjusting clutch and throttle free play
  • Replacing throttle cables
  • General lubrication
  • Oil change
  • Chain adjustment
  • Chain and sprocket replacement
  • Spark plug check and replacement
  • Headlight/turn-signal replacement and adjustment
  • Chassis fastener retorque
  • Winterizing a motorcycle
SECTION TWO: BRAKES
  • Brake pad change
  • Hydraulic fluid change
  • Caliper rebuild
  • Rebuilding the master cylinder
  • Stainless-steel brake line installation
  • Aftermarket disc installation
  • Checking disc runout and thickness
  • Installing an aftermarket brake system
SECTION THREE: WHEELS and TIRES
  • Flat fix
  • Removing wheels
  • Choosing the right tire
  • Tire pressure
  • Tire change
  • Valve stem replacement
  • Wheel balancing
  • Checking tire diameter for ride height adjustment
  • Wheel runout check
  • Wheel bearing replacement
  • Wheel straightening
  • Wheel widening
  • Aftermarket wheel installation
  • Installing oversized wheels
SECTION FOUR: SUSPENSION
  • Measure and set sag
  • Adjusting preload
  • Adjusting damping settings
  • Adjusting ride height
  • Installing fork springs
  • Changing fork oil
  • Tuning fork performance with oil height
  • Installing cartridge emulators
  • Installing cartridge fork valves
  • Replacing fork seals
  • Installing an aftermarket shock
  • Lubing swingarm pivot and suspension linkage
  • Changing shock spring
  • Shock rebuild and gold valve installation
  • Lowering for drag racing
SECTION FIVE: CHASSIS
  • Steering head maintenance and adjustment
  • Installing aftermarket triple clamps
  • Installing an aftermarket top triple clamp
  • Installing superbike bars
  • Installing clip-ons
  • Installing steering damper
  • Installing extended swingarm
  • Swingarm pivot bearing replacement
  • Installing rearsets
  • Safety wiring
SECTION SIX: CARBURETION, EFI, EXHAUST, IGNITION, and ENGINE
  • Installing a full exhaust system
  • Installing a slip-on exhaust system
  • Cleaning/replacing air filter
  • Installing velocity stacks
  • Installing R1/R6 slide stops
  • Installing R1 Ram-Air box
  • Synchronizing carburetors and EFI throttle bodies
  • Installing a jet kit
  • Dyno Tuning CV carburetors
  • Setting float bowl height
  • Shimming needles
  • EFI tuning with Power Commander
  • EFI tuning with Teka
  • EFI tuning with Yoshimura EMS
  • Installing a timing advancer
  • Installing an aftermarket ignition module
  • Understanding plug temperatures
  • Derestricting EFI Suzukis and ZX-12s
  • Shift light/digital gear indicator
  • Installing quick shifter
  • Installing a tether kill switch
  • Installing a dry nitrous system
  • Installing a wet nitrous system
  • Engine break-in
  • Compression and leakdown testing
  • Coolant check and change
  • Valve adjustment
  • Adjusting cam timing
  • Installing manual timing chain tensioner
  • Clutch replacement
  • Installing a Factory pro shift star
  • Engine freshen up
SECTION SEVEN: CRASH PROTECTION
  • Bodywork repair
  • Removing broken fasteners
  • Installing frame protectors
  • Installing billet engine covers
  • Installing Shark Guard
  • Installing a fender eliminator
  • Replacing stock turn signals
  • Installing race bodywork
APPENDIX: BUYER'S GUIDE

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