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Motorcycle Turbocharging, Supercharging and Nitrous Oxide: A Complete Guide to Forced Induction and Its Use on Modern Motorcycle Engines (Tech Series) Paperback – 1 Sep 1997

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Whitehorse Press (1 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884313078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884313073
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,647,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This supersonic tome describes the methods of boosting the power of motorcycle engines by getting more fuel-air mixture into the cylinders. It will give you a thorough understanding of the principles involved and the practical matters of putting those principles to work. Included are helpful tips on which equipment to buy, how to use it, and most important, how to prevent self-destruction! Many helpful charts and diagrams help you understand just what's important and how things work. If you are planning to apply turbocharging, supercharging, or nitrous oxide injection to a motorcycle, you'll find this authoritative book to be a valuable and money-saving aid.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DOA on 18 Jan. 2008
Format: Paperback
I am writing this having spent the last 2 hours skimming through this book so maybe I missed something but I have to say that, as a (very) basic introduction to all of the subjects covered in the title, this book is ideal. However, an introduction to the subjects is all that the book is good for and could have been as easily written to apply to cars as well as bikes, with a few slightly helpful if obvious tips to actually target the book at bike riders.
To qualify this, my particular reason for buying this book was to look into turbocharging a bike. However, looking on the internet at one turbo manufacturers website, I learnt more from three pages of text than you would ever learn from this book on the subject sadly.

Basically, I would say that if you are serious about applying any of the technologies that the book covers, look elsewhere as this will not cover enough detail for you. However, if you are looking for a basic introduction to these technologies, look no further (but dont expect too much!).
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Amazon.com: 10 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent summary of the present market. 28 July 1998
By E. Gadbois - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I chose motorcycle superchargers and turbochargers as a research project for small aircraft engines as my topic. This is about the only book I know of that compares each type for its efficientcy and application. Manufacturer addresses and phone numbers are included which was most valuable to me.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great book for anyone looking for high horsepower 3 Nov. 1998
By Paul Woodman(pdubu@hotmail.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There is lots of good theory and guidance. The subject matter while aimed at motorcycles is applicable to any two or four stroke engine. From Ram tuning basics to turbocharger selection, the tools used to help determine are easy to understand and use. A lot easier than going back through my old rodding mags. Perfect for those looking to get the most from engines without a lot of direct aftermarket support.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nitrous information lacking 29 July 2000
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought the book to do a paper on nitrous oxide racing in motorcycles. The nitrous chapter was very small and seemed to refer to one company too much. The other two chapters were much better. Why did the author not cover nitrous and turbos or superchargers?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent 28 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Just echoing the other reviews. The subject coverage is great, the information is almost all applicable to more than just motorcycles, and the directory of contacts is invaluable.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I Found it really good.....more than i expect.. 5 Feb. 2000
By Pablo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Hi. note that im from argentina and my english is not to good but im really happy whits this book, its tecnical but easy to understand, with a lot of practical examples. You could really start to enjoy what suprcharger, turbocharger and nitrous oxide works.. Thanks, Pablo Ibargoyen, Paraguay 555, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Argentina, ibargoyj@infovia.com.ar
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