foundation of any custom or scratch-built motorcycle is the frame. The length, the look and the handling are all determined by the chassis. In ten chapters author Timothy Remus presents an overview of frame dimension & design, a buyer’s guide of the most popular frames on the market, and the analysis of the best forks, shocks, brakes, wheels & tires.
Shops tours take the reader into the shop of Arlen Ness and MC Specialties where frames are fabricated and then assembled. Side-bars cover the pros and cons of mild steel vs. chrome-moly, the nuts & bolts of motorcycle assembly, speedometers (electric or mechanical), powder-coating and drive-line ratios. Part Buyer’s Guide and part Assembly Manual, this book is filled with info useful and necessary to anyone planning to build a V-twin motorcycle from scratch