How to Ride Off Road Motorcycles

Author: Gary LaPlante
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760342733
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles gives first-time riders all the information they need to know to get started in this exciting sport. Author Gary LaPlante takes riders through a step-by-step lesson plan that details the basic and advanced techniques to safely navigate the trails"--Provided by publisher.

Adventure Riding Techniques

Author: Robert Wicks
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781844255726
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every motorcycle adventure presents new challenges – terrain, weather, geography, mechanical issues, survival and navigation. Adventure Riding Techniques is designed to act as the essential and definitive guide to all the specialist skills one would need for off road adventure riding. It is designed to fill the reader with the confidence needed to undertake a long distance adventure ride, whatever the conditions. The book delivers a practical approach to adventure bike basics, riding techniques, crossing different types of terrain (everything from rivers and mud to rocks and deep sand), riding positions and strategies for survival. A long distance motorcycle journey is a significant undertaking and giving the reader insight into vital techniques and skills is this book’s unique difference. Specialists in the field will be used to demonstrate techniques and provide insightful information for aspiring adventure riders.

The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling

Author: Carl Adams
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
ISBN: 9781884313714
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is written to help adventuresome motorcyclists buy, ride, and enjoy dual sport motorcycles, those versatile machines that are equally at home on the street and in the dirt. It is organized into four sections covering motorcycle selection, setup, riding technique, and specialized activities such as off-road touring and rallies. Several chapters include exercises designed to improve riding and impart new skills. Over 250 full-color photographs illustrate the many options for gear, clothing, and aftermarket accessories which can add comfort, safety, and convenience to any motorcycle adventure. The book also contains many references and sources to orient enthusiasts to the sometimes overwhelming sea of information that is available. New riders will benefit from the clear explanations of dual sport gear, accessories, and techniques, while experienced riders coming to dual sport from a street riding background will find chapters covering advanced dirt riding skills, GPS navigation, and preparing for multi-day trips. Riders at all levels will gain a broader perspective of the dual sport experience, from which they can begin their journey to new motorcycle adventures.

Four Stroke Motocross and Off Road Performance Handbook

Author: Eric Gorr
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760340005
Format: PDF, Mobi
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DIVThis thorough how-to manual helps the off-road motorcycle enthusiast get the most out of their machine. This one-stop reference covers everything from basic maintenance to performance modifications, including: • Engine rebuilding• Transmission rebuilding• Clutch repair and rebuilding• Big-bore kits• Cam kits and valve timing and tuning• Tuning stock suspension• Suspension revalving and kits• Jetting and tuning carburetors• Tuning electronic fuel injection• Wheels, tires, and brakes• Chains and sprockets• Cooling systems • Electrical systems/div

Total Dirt Rider Manual

Author: Pete Peterson
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 1681880822
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many motorcyclists got their start on a dirt bike, and many more have learned the joy and freedom of trail riding and adventure touring. Affordable, easy to ride and fun, dirt bikes are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and build riding skills. This book covers riding and wrenching basics, as well as more advanced X-games style tricks. The Total Dirt Rider Manual, from Pete Peterson and the Editors of Dirt Rider magazine, is your all-inclusive guide to dirt bike riding. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift! Gear: From how to buy the best bike to evaluating a used ride; suit up for style safety, and comfort. Also learn how to adapt your gear to a wide range of riding conditions. Riding: Dirt riding is not just a great form of outdoor recreation, it’s a sport in its own right, and this book has the information you need to enjoy a casual day on the trails or to compete year round. Wrenching: Dirt Rider is renowned for its “Dr. Dirt” feature, which breaks down repairs from the everyday to the highly specialized into simple, step-by-step tutorials. This book features the best of those, allowing any rider to become their own mechanic and save money. Suspension: A bike’s suspension is vital, expensive to fix, and tricky to diagnose. If there’s one thing off-road riders crave, it’s the ability and know-how to do this maintenance themselves. This special section delivers with clear, detailed but quick-to-grasp, tips from America’s top race-bike mechanics; this section alone could save a rider thousands of dollars. Whether you enjoy trail-riding and exploring the backcountry, aspiring to motocross stardom, wondering how they do those amazing freestyle flips, this book is packed with hands-on, off-road tips and tricks to get you there – and keep you moving.

Dirt Rider s Motocross Riding Tips

Author: Dirt Rider Magazine Editor
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760313152
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dirt Rider magazine publishes monthly one-page riding technique features. Emap magazines survey their readers every month, and the survey results show that bike tests rank first and riding techniques second. Dirt Rider presents these tip features by showing a well-known pro rider going step-by-step through a difficult obstacle. This book features the last five years of these motocross riding techniques in one volume.

Riding in the Zone

Author: Ken Condon
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
ISBN: 9781884313769
Format: PDF, Docs
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Riding motorcycles is fun but Ken Condon maintains there is a state of being beyond the simple pleasure of rolling down the road, this book was written to help other riders find that state of being. It's the experience of being physically and mentally present in the moment, where every sense is sharply attuned to the ride. Your mind becomes silent to the chatter of daily life and everyday problems seem to dissolve, you feel a deeper appreciation for life. Your body responds to this state of being with precise, fluid movements, you feel in balance, your muscles are relaxed, and it seems as though every input you make is an expression of mastery. This is "the Zone." Condon has identified all the factors that affect entering the Zone and addresses each one individually, from the development of awareness and mental skills to mastering physical control of the motorcycle. At the end of each chapter are drills designed to transform the book's ideas into solid riding skills. A companion DVD is included to demonstrate each concept and technique.

Total Control

Author: Lee Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760343446
Format: PDF
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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

Motocross Fitness

Author: Rodney Womack Cscs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781450537971
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The 3rd edition of Motocross Fitness: The Ultimate Home Training Guide for Motocross Athletes has 189 pages of photos and exercise descriptions specifically designed for the demands of motocross racers. This new, updated 3rd edition of Motocross Fitness has exercises and workouts for beginners as well as experienced motocross athletes, and it is appropriate for all fitness and skill levels. This book includes sample weekly workouts designed for those who want to train at home with little or no special equipment. Included in Motocross Fitness are: 10+ types of pushups; neck exercises to protect against injury; exercises to strengthen your midsection and lower back; exercises that will increase strength, flexibility, and endurance; workouts to increase endurance without long distance running; unconventional exercises and workouts to eliminate boredom; mental preparation; and workouts you can do anywhere at any time. Motocross Fitness is a complete guide for motocross athletes who want to maximize their fitness and racing potential.