Total Control

Author: Lee Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760343446
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Performance Riding Techniques

Author: Andy Ibbott
Publisher: Haynes Publications
ISBN: 9781844256976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The second edition of this official Moto GP guide, aimed at racing and track day enthusiasts at all levels, has been expanded to include extra information and many new photos and quotes from today's Moto GP stars.

Smooth Riding the Pridmore Way

Author: Reg Pridmore
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
ISBN: 9781884313462
Format: PDF, Docs
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Former AMA racing champion Reg Pridmore, known worldwide for his popular CLASS Motorcycle Schools, brings his decades of experience on the track, street and classroom, to the readers of this new riding skills book. After reviewing the basics, Pridmore shows advance students how to focus on control in cornering, braking, and acceleration. A long-time proponent of the value of body-steering, Pridmore's insightful text explains how this controversial technique helped him win championships and how it can help everyday riders and budding racers become smoother, better riders. Sections on street strategies and riding gear make this a comprehensivehow-to riding skills book for anyone looking to improve their skills.

The Hill Ranch Racers

Author: Nick Ienatsch
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478764151
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Nick Has Written A Book The Readers Don't Want To End!" Mechanical Business Magazine. Only one thing matters on the Hill ranch in southeast Colorado: Work. Money's tight and if a motorcycle is burning gasoline, it better be for good reason. The family's single foray into racing ended in disaster and proved once and for all that a motorcycle is just another ranch tool to move cows, run errands or transport a kid to school. The racing world of southern California couldn't be more opposite. Motorcycles get trailered to the track and raced just for fun, then cleaned and prepared to race again the next weekend. The dirt bikes owned by the Jupiter family of Redlands, California, were never to be used as tools of any kind. They were owned for only one reason: Racing fun! A Yamaha-sponsored demo-ride program at the Pueblo County Fair near the Hill ranch uncovers enormous talent and some unfinished business, launching a string of events that brings these two disparate worlds of rural Colorado and southern California together. Motorcyclists of all ages will love Nick Ienatsch's twisting tale that highlights the joy of motorcycle riding and the beauty of racing passion.

Sportbike Suspension Tuning

Author: Andrew Trevitt
Publisher: David Bull Publishing
ISBN: 9781893618459
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Sportbikes today handle better than pure racebikes did just a few years ago. Their sophisticated, versatile suspension offers countless combinations to find the handling that's right for you. This book will help you hone and perfect your suspension for high-performance street riding and track days. Discover the right way to set spring and damping adjustments, and adjust ride height for greater steering responsiveness and traction. Suspension specialists from professional racing and the aftermarket also offer their insights on useful modifications."--Publisher description.

Riding in the Zone

Author: Ken Condon
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
ISBN: 9781884313769
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Soft Science of Roadracing Motorcycles

Author: Keith Code
Publisher: California Superbike School
ISBN: 9780965045032
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This exceptional workbook for road racer and sport rider details the process of high speed thought. Hundreds of questions aimed at solving the barriers of speed allow you to dissect your riding and pinpoint problem areas. This book elevates road racing into its proper place among the most demanding sports in the world. Here, the dynamic relationship between the rider and road is defined and ordered into a useable form. Filled with margin notes by World Champion Wayne Rainey. 6th ed.