The Motorcycle Safety Foundation S Guide To Motorcycling Excellence

Author: Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
ISBN: 1884313477
Size: 12.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is a book for the motorcyclist who wants to do it right! The most complete, authoritative book ever published on safe riding techniques and strategies. More than one million students have completed courses developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and this book is the culmination of what that leading rider training organization has learned about teaching students of all ages and experience. It is the perfect refresher for anyone who has taken an MSF course and will be an eye-opener for those who have not yet discovered them. In a clear, engaging style with detailed diagrams and extensive full-color photographs and illustrations, the book covers rider attitude, proper dress, performance, maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as basic and advanced street skills. Included are tips on how to stop quickly when necessary; avoid traffic hazards; apply evasive maneuvers; countersteer for better control; travel skillfully in a group; identify and fix mechanical problems; ride more smoothly at high and low speeds; maintain momentum in off-highway riding; and much more. A remarkable source of riding wisdom, the first edition has been a best-seller and the definitive reference for the sport. This new second edition features the latest insights from the new, updated MSF curriculum, plus all new photos and graphics that make its valuable lessons easy to follow.

Proficient Motorcycling

Author: David L. Hough
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781935484677
Size: 11.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

Lightweight Camping For Motorcycle Travel

Author: Frazier Douglass
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440176456
Size: 10.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can you pack all the camping gear and clothing needed for two people on a motorcycle? At first, it may seem impossible but it is easier than you think if you do your homework. You must learn how to acquire the right gear, how to pack it, and how to use it at your campsite. Lightweight Camping for Motorcycle Travel provides the information and suggestions you will need to buy the right clothing, tents, sleeping bags, tools, lights, cookware, and other camping gear. It describes how to set up comfortable campsites, use ropes and knots, cook great tasting meals, stay dry in stormy weather, stay warm on cool nights, and prolong the life of your gear. Once you take a few trips and master the necessary skills, you will enjoy many pleasures you could never experience in an expensive motel room. You will enjoy breathing fresh air and smelling food cooking at the campground. You will enjoy walking on scenic trails and relaxing at your campsite. In the evening, you will enjoy sitting by a warm campfire, listening to an owl, and occasionally hearing a gentle rain falling on your tent.

More Proficient Motorcycling

Author: David L. Hough
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781935484684
Size: 17.40 MB
Format: PDF
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Written as a stand-alone or follow-up to David L. Hough’s wildly successful duo, "Proficient Motorcycling" and "Street Strategies," this book contains invaluable lessons for avoiding nasty accidents. Presenting new tips and topics geared toward protecting riders from road dangers with a special focus on mental and physical preparedness. Diagrams, examples, plain talk, and Hough’s practical attitude make this one of the most accessible guides available.

Maximum Control

Author: Pat Hahn
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760336748
Size: 12.79 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Motorcycling The Right Way

Author: Ken Condon
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781620081884
Size: 15.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Expert motorcyclist and author Ken Condon knows there is a right way to hit the road and track when you’re behind the handlebars. In this new book Motorcycling the Right Way, Condon lays out a basic riding course for motorcyclists who are smart enough to acknowledge that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” In setting forth the keys to riding safely and well, Condon’s method capitalizes on reducing risks and potential crashes and increasing the rider’s ever-improving skills and situational awareness. Filled with readable, useful advice and anecdotes from the road, Motorcycling the Right Way will be welcomed by beginners and returning riders, as well as experienced riders who are interested in learning more on the journey. -Adding new tools to the rider’s bag: multitasking, sensory intelligence, self and situational awareness, risk smarts, visibility, and attitude adjustment -Improving the rider’s ability to perceive danger, size up risks, and mentally prepare for the road -Expert advice on handling the bike, cornering, traction, braking, and turning -A sobering look at crashing and handling the aftermath of an accident -Special sections on dirt riding, group rides, highway riding, nighttime riding, passengers -The right way to avoid hazards and deal with perilous obstacles and road conditions