What Are Tire Warmers Supposed To Do Anyway?
The idea behind using a tire warmer is a little more complex than meets the eye. Not so much because the warmer is a confusing piece of equipment, but because the tires they heat are.
Road Racing World - May 2004
Warm Thy Rubbers
It doesn't matter if you're a slow-mo-Joe or a hot-shoe-go-faster, warm tires are your friend.
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Chicken Hawk Racing
After starting Chicken Hawk Racing in his aartment in New York City, founder David Podolsky now operates the company from a 100-year-old building in Red Hook, New York.
Roadracing World - November 2009
Dynamic Riding: Sportbike Athletics
Riding a motorcycle is not like flying a plane or driving a car. In a plane or car you are strapped into the seat and only able to operate the controls; your body movement and force have no effect.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - August 2008
Learning Fuel Mapping
Most people who like motorcycles also like performance; motorcycles are the kings of acceleration. It is not surprising that after the purchase of a new ride the first thing to go is the stock exhaust pipe.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - February 2008
The Quick Shift
Race bikes get the good stuff. Sometimes that means better components like more advanced suspension with more adjustability or a higher state of tune such as motors that have had special fuel maps made for a specific exhaust system. Then there's the "Trick Bits." These are parts that most stock bikes simply don't come with at all such as quick shifters.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - January 2008
The Chicken Hawk Racing team and I have been preparing for the AMA Sports Grand Championships by hitting local races; our Ducati 1098S race bike and I have been improving our form race by race.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - December 2007
Geared for Speed
For racers and track day riders who visit different tracks, often the overall gearing of the motorcycle doesn't suit the course. Many times it is too "tall," meaning the motorcycle can't achieve its top speed on the track because you will run out of room before you can reach your maximum mph.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - November 2007
To look at what a slipper clutch is let's start with engine braking and what happens without a slipper clutch. When you roll off the gas the bike slows down. Friction from the moving parts, like the chain and wheel bearings, has a drag affect, but the slowing engine also provides a braking force to the rear wheel through the crank/sprocket/chain.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - October 2007
Rear tires come in a variety of sizes. How can you decide which one is right for you and your bike? For some street riders the decision can be infl uenced by the bigger is better mentality which is a bit more fashion than function, but for racing purposes we only want to go fast.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - September 2007
Change of Pace
Team Chicken Hawk Racing made a last minute change to campaign the new Ducati 1098S instead of the 999R, the set-up of which has been well documented in this column.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - July 2007
Fuel of Power
VP Fuels has been concocting racing gas for more than 25 years. Starting with drag racing, the company is now strong in all forms of motorsports - from cars to motorcycles, motocross to road racing. VP just introduced U 4.2, a new fuel that's getting a lot of attention due to its performance and price.
2Wheel Tuner Magazine - June 2007