Top Dead Center 2: Racing and Wrenching with Cycle World's Kevin Cameron

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Cameron,” writes Dean Adams on SuperbikePlanet.com, “is easily one of the most well read and well known motojourno scribes on the planet. His column--TDC--is read with interest each month by everyone who fancies himself a serious mover or shaker or even serious enthusiast. From Marlboro Roberts mechanics in Europe to a quiet woodworker in LaCrosse Wisconsin, all read his columns in Cycle World and Motorcycle International, addicted to the imagery.” Enthusiasts, aficionados, and addicts ...

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Overview

Cameron,” writes Dean Adams on SuperbikePlanet.com, “is easily one of the most well read and well known motojourno scribes on the planet. His column--TDC--is read with interest each month by everyone who fancies himself a serious mover or shaker or even serious enthusiast. From Marlboro Roberts mechanics in Europe to a quiet woodworker in LaCrosse Wisconsin, all read his columns in Cycle World and Motorcycle International, addicted to the imagery.” Enthusiasts, aficionados, and addicts alike will find something to celebrate and plenty to simply enjoy in this second collection of the incomparable Kevin Cameron’s articles and columns from Cycle and Cycle World magazines. Sometimes technical, sometimes philosophical, always entertaining, the pieces are arranged thematically, and Cameron provides a brief introduction putting each into context. In the wide world of motorcycle writing, there is no one quite like Kevin Cameron--and nothing quite like the opportunity this book offers for joining him on a long, entertaining, enlightening ride.

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“Enthusiasts, aficionados and addicts alike will find something to celebrate and plenty to simply enjoy in this second collection of the incomparable Kevin Cameron’s articles and columns from Cycle and Cycle World magazines. In the wide world of motorcycle writing, there is no one quite like Kevin Cameron – and nothing quite like the opportunity this book offers for joining him on a long, entertaining, enlightening ride.” -CycleWorld

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760336083
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 712,626
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Cameron is one of the premier motorcycle writers. His feature stories and monthly column have been appearing in the industry's largest-circulation magazine, Cycle World, for more than 20 years. Kevin lives in Gill, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Part 1       Memorable Machines

                 The Honda CR-72: The Past as Future, October 1974

                 Cosworth-Norton Technical Analysis, January 1980

                 Bimota Tesi 1D, Superbike Annual 1991

                 Honda NR750, January 1992

                 Britten V-1100, June 1992

                 Bimota BB500, August 1996

                 Voxan Boxer, March 2000

                                                                                                          

Part 2       Timeless Technology

                 All about Transmissions, May 1978

                 The Ignition Process, May 1979

                 Chassis and Suspension, Part 1, March 1983

                 Chassis and Suspension, Part 2, April 1983

                 Chassis and Suspension, Part 3, January 1984

                 Chassis and Suspension, Part 4, May 1984

                 TDC: Rods, November 1984

                 TDC: Pistons, December 1984

                 Tires: The Basic Vocabulary, Part 1, March 1984

                 Tires: The Basic Vocabulary, Part 2, April 1984

                 Tires: The Basic Vocabulary, Part 3, June 1984

                 Cars & Bikes & Planes: Anti-Lock Braking, November 1988

                 Two-Wheel Steering, February 1992

                 TDC: The MPG Papers, May 1995

                 TDC: The “Be” or Not to “Be”, July 1999

                 TDC: A Short History of Chassis Flex, June 2004

Part 3       Gearhead Geniuses

                 Morbidelli: On the Cutting Edge of Two-Stroke Technology, March 1978

                 Buell: The Other American Maker, July 1985

                 Silent Hero: Erv Kanemoto, April 1990

                 Soichiro Honda: 1906–1991, November 1991

                 TDC: Oily Harry, September 1992

                 Quitting School: Rex McCandless and the Featherbed, April 1996

                 Creative Power: Glenn Curtiss, April 2002

                 Back to the Future: Norman Hossack, July 2004

                 Forging a Future: Michael Czysz, August 2006

Part 4       Racing Revealed

                 The Racer as Tourist, March 1980

                 TD1: A Personal Remembrance, July 1984

                 Championship Moto Guzzi, March 1988

                 Breaking Away: Doug Chandler, January 1991

                 Forever Young: Gary Nixon, November 1992

                 Ago: Giacomo Agostini and MV Augusta, May 1994

                 History at Speed: 20 years of Honda Superbikes, May 2000

                 Behind the Barrier: John Kocinski, September 2000

                 Farewell, 500s, January 2002

                 Grip, Gripe, Grip, March 2005

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