Motorcycling For Dummies

Author: Bill Kresnak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068427

Category: Transportation

Page: 364

View: 6283


Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, butto get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know.From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to findinggreat places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you onthe road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female,new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared upand ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting theright bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routingmaintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop saferiding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with thebiker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advancedriding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, andeven helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover howto: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to bootsand pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, andmore Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations,people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives awhole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028642581

Category: Transportation

Page: 428

View: 959


Covers everything from how to choose and maintain a motorcycle and how to buy appropriate gear to how to ride safely, and how to make the most out of trips on the open road. It also discusses motorcycle history and the timeless motorcycle mystique.

Motorcycling for Dummies

Author: Bill Kresnak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470245875

Category: Motorcycles

Page: 342

View: 4503


A guide to buying a new or used bike, selecting the proper riding gear, getting involved in motorcycle clubs and events, dealing with dangers on the road, and customizing your motorcycle.

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles

Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

Author: Gary LaPlante

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610585526

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 5938


Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set. How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles schools the reader in all the skills necessary to ride safely and quickly off-road. Chapters cover the basics, such as body position, turning, braking, and throttle control, then proceed to advanced techniques, such as sliding, jumps, wheelies, hill-climbing, and more. If you've ever wanted to try dirt riding or if you're an experienced rider looking to sharpen your skill set, How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is a perfect riding coach.

The Women's Guide to Motorcycling

Everything a Woman Needs to Know About Bikes, Equipment, Riding, and Safety

Author: Lynda Lahman

Publisher: Lumina Media

ISBN: 1620082101

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 4376


Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of motorcycle owners are women and that close to 25 percent of motorcycle riders are women. While it’s still a male-dominated field, the number of female bikers has increased by more than 25 percent in just five years, showing that women have a strong presence on two wheels. In The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling, author Lynda Lahman, herself a motorcycle owner and rider, provides a comprehensive look at motorcycling techniques, street smarts, and safety concerns while addressing female-specific challenges as well as issues that all bikers face from a female point of view. INSIDE The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling Anecdotes from female motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, and owners, including the author’s own story Women as a growing presence among riders, including notable names of the past and present Motorcycle skills from basic to advanced, appropriate for bikers of all levels of experience and expertise The physical and mental aspects of riding Considerations for choosing a bike, such as seat height and weight distribution, and female-appropriate gear A primer on proper maintenance and dealing with mechanical problems Different types of riding, such as sport, racing, touring, long distance, and off road Getting more out of the sport through involvement in clubs, forums, charity events, and mentoring new riders

The Total Motorcycling Manual

Author: Mark Lindemann,Editors of Cycle World

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992625481

Category: Motorcycles

Page: 256

View: 1589


Filled with practical, hands-on-hints for everyone from weekend road-trippers to serious track-racing aficionados, this manual breaks down what you need to know.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values

Author: Robert M. Pirsig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061907995

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 5562


Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Motorcycle Owner's Manual

Author: Hugo Wilson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789416155

Category: Transportation

Page: 112

View: 856


Every motorcycle owner can now save money on those regular maintenance jobs with this step-by-step guide to general maintenance covering all types of machines, from scooters to superbikes. Superb photos show in stages how to successfully complete all basic repair and maintenance tasks. Full-color illustrations.

Maximum Control

Mastering Your Heavyweight Bike

Author: Pat Hahn

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760336741

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9965


This is the first how-to guide for riding a big bike, with clear information on differences in equipment and handling, steering, positioning, powering up, braking and carrying a passenger.

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Mark Zimmerman

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760357625

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 7197


Popular motorcycle journalist and author Mark Zimmerman brings a comfortable, conversational tone to his easy-to-understand explanations of how motorcycles work and how to maintain them and fix them when they don't. This practical tutorial covers all brands and styles of bikes, making it a perfect companion to the owner's service manual whether you need to use the step-by-step instructions for basic maintenance techniques to wrench on your bike yourself or just want to learn enough to become an informed customer at your local motorcycle service department. This book includes more than 500 color photos and a thorough index to make it an especially user-friendly reference for home motorcycle mechanics of all skill levels.

Motorcycle Rider Basics

Author: Frank Wayne Gates

Publisher: Wordcutter

ISBN: 9780981851907

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 8225


Six years and 75,000 miles ago I bought a Harley and re-entered the world of motorcycles at the age of 55, and I have been having a blast ever since! I also have made every beginner mistake in the book. Wait a minute, what book? There is no beginner mistake book. Well, there is now and I wish I would have had it six years go.I wrote this book so you can cash in on my experiences and save yourself time, money and hassle. Crammed with beginner mistakes, tips, how-to¿s and resources, it has what every new or re-entry rider needs to know about riding and gear. It¿s got all of the stuff they didn¿t tell you about selecting a starter bike, minimizing risk, riding safety, using the `friction zone¿, going where you look, buying the right gear the first time and many more basic rider topics. It is easy to read, well organized and laced with a little off-beat humor to make it fun.The single best thing I did when I started riding was to go through the MSF Basic Rider course. The next best thing I could have done would have been buying this book. Reading this book can minimize your learning curve and enable you to start really enjoying your motorcycle today.

The Beginner’s Guide to Classic Motorcycle Restoration

YOUR step-by-step guide to  setting up a workshop, choosing a project, dismantling, sourcing parts, renovating & rebuilding classic motorcyles from the 1970s & 1980s

Author: Ricky Burns

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845846443

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 5931


In this book, seasoned motorcycle restorer Ricky Burns takes you through each of the stages of real-life restorations. Aimed at enthusiasts of all abilities, from the total beginner to those with experience already, the reader is shown each stage and process in step-by-step detail, along with the techniques, tricks and tips used by experts. From choosing a project, setting up a workshop, and preparing a motorcycle, to sourcing parts, dismantling, restoring and renovating, this book is the perfect guide for the classic motorcycle restorer.

Nikon D5000 For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470555769

Category: Photography

Page: 368

View: 7225


Full-color guide to everything you need to get the most out of your Nikon D5000! The Nikon D5000 packs a lot of punch into a camera that beginners will love, and now you can pack an equal amount of punch into the digital photographs you take with your new Nikon. Whether you want to understand the D5000's new exposure settings or learn photography basics such as aperture, shutter speed, and downloading photos, this book delivers. Walks you through the new Nikon D5000's features, including a 12.3 megapixel sensor, 19 auto-exposure modes, and a swivel viewfinder Shows beginners who may be new to DSLR cameras how to take good digital photographs-from using the right settings for things like sunsets, candelight, or portraits-to downloading to your computer and printing Demonstrates beginning to advanced techniques with over 200 full-color photos, giving you plenty of great ideas of what you can accomplish Offers practical tips and ideas from two expert digital photographers and authors Don't be intimidated by your new digital camera! This friendly For Dummies guide will get you up and running in no time.

Physics I Workbook For Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118825772

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 6336


This workbook, designed to accompany Holzer's Physics I for dummies, provides practice problems for the most common types of physics problems, with full explanations so you'll know where you went wrong (or right)

A Twist of the Wrist

The Motorcycle Road Racers Handbook

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985200103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 8637


Here's everything you need to successfully improve your riding whether you are a novice or veteran, cruiser to sportbike rider. This book contains the very foundation skills for any rider looking for more confidence when cornering a motorcycle. Notes and comments by Eddie Lawson. Foreword by Wayne Rainey. A world-wide best seller since it first year of publication, A Twist of the Wrist has been read and re-read by street riders, novice racers and national and world champions. Translated into more than a dozen languages the demand for translation continues. Today, riders around the globe are riding faster, safer and with more confidence thanks to the step-by-step theory contained in this book.

Physics I For Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111806755X

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 6025


Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470903247) is now being published as Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293590). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course. Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics! Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field Contains the newest teaching techniques If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject.

Motorcycle Dynamics

Author: Vittore Cossalter


ISBN: 1430308613

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 2420


The book presents the theory of motorcycle dynamics. It is a technical book for the engineer, student, or technically/mathematically inclined motorcycle enthusiast. Motorcycle Dynamics offers a wealth of information compiled from the most up-to-date research into the behavior and performance of motorcycles. The structure of the book and abundant graphs assist in understanding an exceptionally complicated subject. The book presents a large number of graphs and figures that make the understanding easy.