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- 1% ER (ONE PERCENTER) OUTLAW BIKER look up translate image
- A biker who's beliefs and/or actions are outside (or not accepted by) the common public.
- 13 look up translate image
- 13th letter stands for Motorcycles or Marajauna.
- 2 SECOND RULE look up translate image
- The minimum gap or distance between two vehicles travelling in the same direction. As the vehicle in front of you passes a particular mark on the road or sign along the road, count two seconds and your vehicle should pass the same mark or sign. If road conditions are poor, the gap should be extended to three seconds or more. If you are following less than two seconds, there is not sufficient time to react to emergency evasive manoeuvres to avoid the possibility of hitting the vehicle in front. When...(more)
- ABS look up translate image
- 1. Anti-lock braking system. System that senses when a tire is about to loose traction during braking and decreases braking force, preventing tire lock up. 2. The ABS detects when a wheel is not turning and releases pressure to the brake on that wheel, preventing a skid. 3. A component added to the braking system that detects wheel lock up. The system then modulates the brakes at that point with the idea of stopping you faster than you could yourself.
- ACCELERATOR PUMP look up translate image
- Extra pump in the carburetor to temporarily increase the amount of fuel delivered to the air stream.
- AERODYNAMICS look up translate image
- In motorcycle context, good aerodynamics means that the motorcycle is designed to have as little resistance from the air as possible. This is essential to achieve great speeds. The manufacturers often make use of wind tunnels during the development of a new motorcycle.
- AFFA look up translate image
- Angels Forever Forever Angels
- AFTERMARKET look up translate image
- The sector of the market that sells parts and accessories other than OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer... ie, Honda, BMW, Suzuki, Harley-Davidson, etc.)
- AIR look up translate image
- 80% nitrogen, 19% oxygen, some carbonic gas and minor trace elements.
- AIR COOLING look up translate image
- The direct removal of heat from an engine by the passage of air over it. The engine's surface area is increased by adding fins.
- AIR FILTER look up translate image
- Air entering the carburettor is filtered to remove dirt. Filters are made of paper, fabric, oiled gauze or oiled plastic foam.
- AIR FUEL RATIO look up translate image
- Proportions in which air and fuel are mixed to form a combustible gas.
- AIR INTAKE VALVES look up translate image
- Reed Valves
- AIR LOCK look up translate image
- Similar to vapor lock, a pocket or air develops that blocks the normal flow of a fluid, such as in a hydraulic brake line. Common in two stroke engines when the oil injection system is allowed to run dry.
- AIR SPRINGS look up translate image
- Suspension system using compressed air instead of coil springs. The air is contained in a rubber bag or cylinder.
- AIR/FUEL RATIO look up translate image
- The proportions in which air and fuel are mixed to form a gas which will burn.
- AIRHEADS look up translate image
- A term for older, air-cooled BMW Boxer Twins.
- AIRTEX look up translate image
- Mesh-like, highly tear-resistant Dynafil polyamide weave.
- ALLOY look up translate image
- A solid or homogenous solution that is a mixture of two or more metals to create a combined metal with better characteristics for a specific purpose.
- ALTERNATOR look up translate image
- Modern replacement for the dynamo generator, producing large quantities of alternating current to run the electrical systems of a motorcycle.
- AMA look up translate image
- American Motorcycle Association.
- AMMETER look up translate image
- Gauge that measures amps in electrical current.
- ANALOG GAUGES look up translate image
- Shows information in a continuous forum, often a dial; often considered the opposite of digital gauges. Old school gauges.
- ANCH'S OR ANCHOR look up translate image
- ANODIZING look up translate image
- A technique used to coat the surface of a metal with an oxide layer. It may be used to increase corrosion resistance, increase wear resistance, allow dyeing or prepare the surface for other processes and coatings including paint. Anodization changes the microscopic texture of the surface and can change the crystal structure of the metal near the surface. The process derives its name from the fact that the part to be treated forms the anode portion of an electrical circuit in this electrolytic process.
- ANTI-DIVE SYSTEM look up translate image
- A front-end suspension component that reduces how much the forks compress under braking, popular with motorcycles built in 1980s.
- APERTURE look up translate image
- An opening, hole or port.
- APES OR APE HANGERS look up translate image
- 1. Handlebars that are very high, and which often raise the rider's hands above his or her shoulders. High handlebars so Biker's hands are at or above their shoulder height.. Refers to a handlebar style where the handgrips are located at a higher position, so as to enable the rider's arms to "hang" Picture "Clyde" from "Every Which Way but Loose" and you'll get a perfect understanding of the riding position.
2. Very high handlebars. Usually found on choppers.
3. A term coined at the height...(more)
- APEX look up translate image
- The vertex of tightest (middle or centre) point of a curve.
- API look up translate image
- American Petroleum Institute.
- AQUAPLANING look up translate image
- A layer of water can build up between the tyre and the road when riding in rain. This causes loss of directional control and braking ability.
- ARMACOR (GORE-TEX ARMACOR) look up translate image
- A new kind of highly tear-resistant material combining Kevlar and Cordura with the first class weather properties of GORE-TEX in a 3-layer laminate.
- ASE look up translate image
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
- ASPECT RATIO look up translate image
- The ratio of the height of the wall of a tire to the width of the tread expressed as a percentage. Section height divided by section width equals aspect ratio. If the section height is one half the section width, the aspect ratio is 50%.
- ATGATT look up translate image
- All The Gear All The Time - This refers to a safety attitude which presumes that safety gear should always be worn when riding a motorcycle regardless of temperature, distance to be ridden or peer pressures that might encourage not doing so.
- ATM look up translate image
- All Things Motorcycle
- AUTOMATIC look up translate image
- clutch Also known as a centrifugal clutch. One in which the speed of the engine determines whether or not the drive is transmitted. Found on many mopeds.
- AUTOMATIC GEARBOX look up translate image
- One in which the ratios are changed automatically in response to engine revs and road speed.
- B. F. H. look up translate image
- Big F@#$ing Hammer used to remove rusted axles, bearing cups from the frame neck etc.
- B.R.A.G. look up translate image
- Buell Riders Adventure Group.
- BAB (BORN AGAIN BIKER) look up translate image
- Someone who has recently returned to riding after a period of absence and really ought to get some advanced training" Matt the Rat
- BACK DOOR look up translate image
- The last (and most experienced) rider in a group ride.
- BACK MARKER look up translate image
- A slow rider marking the back of the pack.
- BACK WARMER look up translate image
- A girl on the back of your motorcycle.
- BACKFIRE look up translate image
- Explosion of the fuel in the intake manifold or carburetor, but often used to describe the explosion of unburned fuel in the exhaust system.
- BACKING IT IN look up translate image
- A move brought from dirt track racing where a rider approaching a corner brakes hard and causes the rear of the motorcycle to slide while counter-steering. This enables the rider to quickly go through the corner and straighten up for a fast exit.
- BAFFLE look up translate image
- Sound deadening material that sits inside a muffler and quiets the exhaust note
- BAGGER look up translate image
- A motorcycle equipped with saddlebags and other touring amenities.
- BALACLAVA look up translate image
- A head and neck "sock" with mouth and eye slits.
- BALLISTIC NYLON look up translate image
- A specific nylon developed by Dupont for the U.S. Department of Defense for use in flak jackets. Later it was replaced by Kevlar. The basket-weave construction helps add abrasion resistance as opposed to a plain weave. The name is used as a marketing tools with ballistic sounding like something "bulletproof" therefore really tough. May motorcycle apparel companies us the word "Ballistic" when describing material. In many cases the materials tear and abrasion strength does not meet a minimum standard for motorcycle apparel and the word is used only as a sales gimmick.
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