The definitive reference for all things suspension. Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by suspension guru Paul Thede, and best-selling author Lee Parks makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. Based on Paul Thede's wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, this step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kid's, handle like a pro.
Thede and Parks give a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension's condition. They outline testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you're improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you're inclined to perfect your bike's handling, they even explain the black art of chassis geometry. Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance.
The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.