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Motorcycling For Dummies

Published 04-28-2008

A practical guide that gets you geared up with proper riding techniques, safety gear, indispensable items for long trips, and handling characteristics of various motorcycle types 

Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know, and that’s where this informative motorcycle guide written in plain English comes in. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you’re new to riding or an experienced motorcyclist. 

You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routine maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, you’ll learn more about motorcycling organizations and how to fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this hands-on resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: 

  • Buy a new or used bike 
  • Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants 
  • Get proper training and learn essential riding skills 
  • Insure your bike 
  • Pass even the toughest licensing test 
  • Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more 
  • Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events 
  • Deal with dangers on the road 
  • Customize your bike to improve both style and performance 

This comprehensive guide concludes with a motorcycling glossary, a guide to motorcycling laws by state, and an appendix with plenty of online resources. Complete with lists of can’t-miss biking events, legendary motorcyclists, and must-see motorcycling movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.” 

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