The Racing Motorcycle - A Technical Guide for Constructors



Volume 2 Contents


Section 1.     Overview                            Page 
               1.1 Introduction                     11 
               1.2 Getting started                  19 
               1.3 Strength and stiffness           37 
               1.4 Materials terminology            47 
 
Section 2.     Making a steel chassis 
               2.1 Introduction to steel            63 
               2.2 Steel tube                       75 
               2.3 Steel for spindles and fitments  91 
               2.4 Bending and preparing tube      101 
               2.5 Gas welding notes               119 
               2.6 Making a steel frame            141 

Section 3.     Aluminium alloy fabrications 
               3.1 Aluminium alloys                159 
               3.2 Alloy selection                 171 
               3.3 Non-structural fabrications     193 
               3.4 Structural fabrications         219 
               3.5 Anodising and other finishes    233 

Section 4.     Making exhausts 
               4.1 Exhaust overview                239 
               4.2 Making simple exhausts          251 
               4.3 More difficult exhausts         273 

Section 5.     Other materials 
               5.1 Aluminium casting alloys        287 
               5.2 Magnesium alloys                307 
               5.3 Titanium alloys                 321 
               5.4 Fibre reinforced plastics       339 
               5.5 Other materials                 365 

Section 6.     Reducing structural failures 
               6.1 Stress concentration            381 
               6.2 Minimising fatigue failures     397 

Section 7.     Structural stiffness 
               7.1 Introduction to stiffness       415 
               7.2 Measuring stiffness             431 
               7.3 Stiffness, size and section     441 

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