The Total Motorcycling Manual (Cycle World) 334 Skills You Need

Mark Lindemann

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Whether you’re a daily commuter, a weekend touring rider, or an off-road dirt fiend, this comprehensive guide from the experts at Cycle World magazine has the tried-and-true tips and tricks you need. Covers buying the right bike, riding safely, touring on two wheels, and maintaining and repairing your bike. Every motorcyclist, from the weekend joyrider to the everyday commuter to the aspiring racetrack pro needs this book. In over 300 insider hits, experts from Cycle World magazine cover: Gear : Including how to buy the best bike possible, evaluate a used ride, suit up for style and safety, and adapt your gear to a wide range of riding conditions. Riding : Make the most of any situation, from navigating dangerous city streets and enjoying desert off-roading to holding your own on competitive tracks around the world (amps and pro-racer tips included!). Have fun, ride like a pro, and keep the rubber side down. Repair & Maintenance : Tips for how to become your own repair shop—and how to avoid getting ripped off when you do need a mechanic. Also includes on-the-fly repairs, emergency fixes, and pro tips for maintenance routines to keep your bike running for years to come. Contents include: Choose a helmet Choose a jacket Choose the right gloves Choose your riding boots Clean a helmet Choose electric clothing Choose proper rain gear Keep your feet dry Maintain your gear Choose dirtbike riding gear Ten essentials you should have in your pockets Stay warm on a bike Stay cool on a bike Stay dry on a bike Pick racing leathers Pick your essential equipment Deal with an emergency (first aid) Ten knots every rider should know Clean your bike Clean your faceshield Pick up a bike that’s fallen over Common rider hand signals Motorcycle Vocabulary in Foreign Languages Clean your bike Theft-proof your bike Choose a lock Add lights to your bike Sell a bike Buy a used bike Drink and ride Shift without using the clutch Blend in at Sturgis Have a blast at Bike Week Get a date with an umbrella girl Ten best biker tattoos Watch a race Sneak into the pits Ride in Europe Ride in Vietnam Tape your hands for racing Adjust your lever positions Dressing for the weather Get on a bike for the first time Go riding with kids Be a good passenger Favorite motorcycle books What was the first motorcycle? When to shift Hot weather riding tips Learn from every ride Rent a motorcycle Favorite motorcycle movies Favorite motorcycle songs Best bike destinations Restart after stalling on a hill Using earplugs How to find a great road Women and bikes Choosing the right bike for a woman Take a child for a ride Carry a live pig on your bike Hide a new bike from your spouse Ride around the world Speak biker Dress like a biker Cook on your bike Eat while you ride Ride the Ironbutt Prepare roadkill Ride the Globe Of Death Ride on a tightrope Get a job at Cycle World Make a bike backfire Drag sparks off your centerstand Write a used-bike ad What to say if someone wants to borrow your bi


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