The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles

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Penguin, 2008 - Transportation - 420 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 buyerÂ's guide featuring photos and write-ups of the latest street, sport, and dirt bikes.
• Revised edition with new color insert
• Foreword by Jay Leno
  

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User Review  - Ralph L Angelo Jr. - Goodreads

This is a good book for anyone who is seeking to learn about motorcycling. I recommend this as well as many other books (Such as my own "Help! They're all out to get me! The motorcyclists guide to ... Read full review

Contents

Biker Basics
1
A Brief History of Bikes
13
The Resurrected Motorcycle Market
24
Street Squid or Dirt Donk? Types of Motorcycles
27
So You Want to Buy a Bike?
43
Anatomy of a Motorcycle
57
Start Your Engines
73
Buying Your First Bike
85
Riding Reading and Reacting
166
Steering Through Sticky Situations
171
Riding OffRoad
205
Part W Living with a Motorcycle
217
Part k Living with a Motorcycle
228
Repair
235
Creative Customizing and Collecting
251
The Motorcycling Community
267

What to Look For
94
Insider Tips on Buying a Bike
101
Trading Bikes
107
Getting the Gear
109
What to Wear
114
This
122
On the Road
127
Learning to Ride
141
Rules of the Road
157
Touring and Rallies
279
Motorcycle Road Racing
295
Appendixes
307
B Bikers Buying Guide to Used Bikes
373
Resources
383
Cycle Babble Glossary
399
Index
409
Future Classics? 263
410
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Motorcyclist(tm) Magazine is the world's largest streetbike publication.
Darwin Holmstrom is the original author of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Motorcycles (with Motorcyclist Magazine).
Simon Green is a regular writer and photographer for several international motorcycle magazines.

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