The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles, 5th Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2011 - Transportation - 432 pages
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The book to drive biker fans hog wild.

The most complete book on motorcycles covers everything from motorcycle maintenance and appropriate gear to safety tips, new rules and venues, recommended buys, and making the most out of trips on the open road. It also includes a completely updated buyer's guide featuring photos and write-ups of latest street, sport, and dirt bikes.

? Revised edition with more than 400 photos

? Includes new information on the newest breed of fuel alternative and three-wheel bikes


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Title Page
A Brief History of Bikes
Types of Motorcycles
So You Want to Buy a Bike?
Anatomy of a Motorcycle
Start Your Engines
Buying Your First Bike
Insider Tips on Buying a Bike
Riding OffRoad
Living with a Motorcycle
Customizing and Collecting
The Motorcycling Community
Touring and Rallies
Trikes and Electrics
Appendix A Bikers Buying Guide to New Bikes

On the Road
Learning to Ride
Rules ofthe Road
Special Situations and Emergencies
Appendix B Bikers Buying Guide to Used Bikes
Cycle Babble Glossary

Common terms and phrases

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