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 Motorcycle Basics
 Body / Frame / Chassis
  • Types of Frames
    • Steel Perimeter
    • Steel Trellis
    • Alloy Twin Spar
    • Alloy Monocoque
  • Determines Shape of Motorcycle
  • Determines Handling Characteristics
    • Steering Stem Angle
    • Rake / Trail
    • Swingarm Geometry
    • Frame Rigidity / Flexibility
    • Weight Distribution / Bias
 Engine - Basics
 Engine - Advanced
 Engine Top End
  • Head
  • Common Valve Arrangements
  • Ports
    • Intake
    • Exhaust
    • Flow Characteristics
  • Valvetrain
    • Valve Faces
    • Valve Seats
    • Valve Stems
    • Valve Springs
    • Valve Spring Seats
    • Valve Keepers / Cotters / "split shots"
    • Pushrods
    • Rocker Arms
    • Buckets / Tappets / Lifters
    • Valve Stem Shims
  • Camshaft
    • Lobes / Profiles / Custom Ground
 Engine Lower End
 Intake / Fuel / Exhaust
  • Air Intake
  • Fuel
    • Carburetion
    • Fuel Injection
      • How Fuel Injection Works
        • Fuel Pump
        • ECU or ECM (Engine Control Unit or Engine Control Module) - a.k.a.: "computer"
        • Fuel Injector
        • Exhaust Gas Oxygen Sensor (O2 sensor)
        • Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
        • Manifold Air Pressure sensor (MAP)
        • Manifold Air Temperature sensor (MAT)
        • Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS)
        • Camshaft Position sensor (CMPS)
        • Tachometer RPM (revolutions per minute) - engine speed
    • Fuel Tanks
    • Fuel Petcocks
      • Standard - On / Off / Reserve
      • Vacuum Operated - On / Reserve / Prime
    • Exhaust
 Electronics / Ignition
  • Ignition
  • Battery / Charging System
    • Flywheel / Rotor
    • Stator
    • Regulator / Rectifier
  • Electric Starter Motor
  • Lighting System
  • Engine Sensors
 Transmission / Clutch / Primary Drive
 Final Drive
 Wheels / Suspension / Brakes
 Other Articles
  • Tools
    • Essential Tools
    • Measurement
      • How to Read a Vernier Caliper
      • How to Read a Dial Caliper
      • How to Read a Digital Caliper
      • How to Use a Torque Wrench
  • Motorcycle Maintenance
    • Installing a Carburetor Jet Kit / Cleaning Carburetors / Synchronizing Carburetors
    • Installing new Steering Stem bearings
    • Installing new Spark Plugs / Fogging Cylinders for storage
    • Wheel Removal / Tire Mounting
    • Wheel Balancing
    • Changing Brake Pads
    • Cleaning Brake Caliper Pistons
    • Repairing Damaged Crankcase
    • ** Coming Soon: Adjusting Chain Tension
    • ** Coming Soon: Installing new Chain / Sprockets
    • ** Coming Soon: Adjusting Throttle freeplay