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The Total Motorcycling Manual (Cycle World): 291 Skills You Need
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The Total Motorcycling Manual (Cycle World): 291 Skills You Need

by Mark Lindemann, Ben Spies (Foreword by)
 

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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

Overview

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 291 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 ofany 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.

Selected chapters include:
-Learn Motorcycle Anatomy
-Know Why That Bike’s For Sale
-Cool Off with Cheap Tricks
-Become a Better Rider in 12 Steps
-Know Your Streetbikes
-Break in an Engine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616286071
Publisher:
Weldon Owen
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
757,411
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Lindemann was an Associate Editor at the late, great Cycle magazine between 1982 and 1987, and has been in the motorcycle industry ever since. Proficient on both streetbikes and dirtbikes, his notes show he’s ridden over 750 machines on four continents, of which only a handful have actively tried to kill him. In 2012 he was the recipient of Cycle World’s prestigious Joe Parkhurst Award for embodying the spirit of the sport. In addition to his efforts at Cycle, his work has appeared in Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Supercycle, Garage, and Outrider Journal. Career highlights include outrunning a low-flying aircraft at Bonneville, a citation for riding at 134 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone, and being stitched together by a veterinarian after a streetbike crash. His garage is filled with more tools than should be allowed by law. Compared to his former fearless self, today he rides about as fast as an advancing tectonic plate.

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