Motor Cycle Parts Explained – Parts You Might Not Have realised Are InsideMay 13, 2021
A motor cycle, also known as a motorcycle, cycle, or moped, is a three or four-wheeled motorized vehicle. Motorcycle style varies greatly from style to function, for example: cruiser, long distance travel, touring, sport-utility, and racing. The motorcyclist’s style is determined by the type of riding they wish to do: sport/riding, touring, performance, utility, or touring. Each of these categories of motorbikes has its own unique style that appeals to different people. Motorcycle history extends back several decades and there are many different models and manufacturers of motorbikes. In recent years, however, there has been a trend towards the increased use of lighter weight motorbikes that tend to be more compact in size and with higher torque for off-roading on rough or unpaved surfaces.
Motorcycles have three major components: the frame, the motor, the drive train, and the suspension. The frame is what supports and holds the motor and other accessories together. Many times, the frame is referred to as the “nosecone.” The frame is made of various materials such as steel, aluminum, and fiberglass. The most durable is steel, however, because of its ability to withstand severe impacts and still maintain good shape after years of constant use.
The axle is what connects the frame to the rest of the motor. The axle is made of a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, and magnesium. The choice of axle depends on the type of motor and the desired style of riding, for example, touring, performance, utility, or sports.
The motor itself is the source of power and it sits in the rear wheel hub. The transmission mounts are at the front and rear axels on both sides of the bike. The engine uses gasoline, oil, or the alternative methanol and is usually powered by the rider’s kick-energys. A carburetor completes the assembly of the motor. In modern motorbikes with a twist, there is the option of an electric start which utilizes a cable connected to the battery for starting and running the engine.
The frame members 7 are bolted to the frame and held in place by rear axle plates. The rear axle plates are made from either steel or aluminum and are fitted in either horizontal or vertical positions. These plates are also fitted with channels along their length in order to channel the pressure between the rear axle and the frame.
The motor-cycle frame comprises the majority of the motor itself. The front fork is fitted into the forks, which are fitted into the forks of the rear axle. The brake system is fitted onto the front forks. The chain is run from the sprocket that is fixed into a chain-drive sprocket set up in the front, or a directly drive sprocket if you have a two-speed motorcycle.