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Motorcycling For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Bill Kresnak
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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. 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 male or female, new to riding or an experienced vet.

This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable 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

Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”

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From the Back Cover

Insider tips for new and veteran riders

The fun and easy way to become a safe, savvy motorcyclist

Whether you're new to motorcycling or an experienced rider, this fun, informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! From selecting the right bike and performing routine maintenance to developing safe riding habits and fitting in with the biker crowd whether you're male or female, you'll command the road. Plus, you get advanced riding techniques, travel tips for long-distance rides, and even advice on getting your kids on a bike.

Discover how to:

  • Buy a new or used bike

  • Select the proper riding gear

  • Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events

  • Deal with dangers on the road

  • Customize your motorcycle

About the Author

Bill Kresnak is a popular motojournalist with more than 35 years' experience riding all types of motorcycles. He is government affairs editor at American Motorcyclist magazine, a publication of the American Motorcyclist Association.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5397 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470245875
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YK0KT8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I'm not Dummy Enough June 14, 2008
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By the third mention of Angelina Jolie riding a motorcycle in Chapter 1 to justify the "coolness"of motorcycling the book has already started to go downhill. With the exception of a few chapters (buying a first bike: what you should know & keeping your bike in tiptop shape) I have found most of the other chapters read so far (which in fairness is only about half) to be total fluff and of little value. Worst off, some of the valuable chapters seem to have little added value when compared to the FREE DMV material. Unless you really have to know the "Ten Must-See Motorcycling Movies" save some money, use the internet when you have questions and take an intro level rider training course.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the title fool you December 4, 2012
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If you already know how to ride great it has info for you too! To unlearn mistakes someone else told you cause they were wrong on what someone else told them. I'm a truck driver and hhave to driver for everyone else to. People in cars pay no attention theese days! So when you ride your scoot you should be more alert than a truck driver. At any given second you can loose your life. I recomend this book. Try some of the skills they show you and you will be a safer and bettter rider! If you feel this book isn't for you cause your cool, wait untill you taste asphalt
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars motorcycling for dummies March 16, 2013
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Loved the book. Written well with a wide reader base in mind. entertaining and informative.
recommended for people who want to ride, can ride or know people who ride.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information March 2, 2012
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This book is well organized and well written. It touches on almost every aspect of riding and owning a motorcycle. My only complaint is that I hope for more information on learning to ride a motorcycle and this author directs only to take the local state approved riding classes. Other than that, it answers all my questions and is a great reference to go back to for information.

I recommend this book to any new motorcyclist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as gift it is what you think it is March 7, 2014
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I bought this as a gift for a friend who is getting into motorcycles. He said that the book was pretty basic, but good for a beginner. Which makes sense because the book is motorcycling for dummies and the for dummies series is basically just a for beginners series. Anyway, if you want something more technical this isn't it, but for the basics this is good enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scooter now motorcycle later! December 5, 2013
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I took a motorcycle safety class and the instructor recommended this book. I have read other books for dummies and thought they were complete waste of time, I am very skeptical about a book for dummies. I found this book very informative and educational without being presumptuous or condescending to a non motorcycle person. I have a scooter now but I want a motorcycle!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book August 16, 2013
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A lot of information. Would have liked more illustrations. I also thought the repair information was not detailed enough for a novice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a great read! June 5, 2013
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I'm about To Re-Enter the Two-wheeled World After Being Away From Riding For More Than Twenty-Five Years. This Book Is A Definite Asset. A Great Refresher!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price and prompt service!
The headline says it all! Very quick delivery and 1/2 the price as expected.
Published 19 days ago by Viking Doug
1.0 out of 5 stars Not so good.
Maybe I wasn't as dum as I thought, but this is a very basic book. Useful information could be summarized on about 4 pages. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gary L. Osburn
1.0 out of 5 stars Dumb!
This book is hard to read! It's full of stupid koolaid drinker advice. You can't be a "biker" without wearing thousands in name brand (read Harley) gear. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoop!
This is just what I was looking for, and it filled the bill. I am a novice, and this is chalked full of great info. Not to mention the quality was just as described. Thanks!
Published 19 months ago by BlueFires456
4.0 out of 5 stars Dummies
arrived quickly and in great condition. It helped in combination with the Clymer manual for my bike. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sandi Dresden
5.0 out of 5 stars We never graduate.
The more you learn about riding the better prepared you are to ride. Practice, practice, practice and then read some more.
Published 22 months ago by Robert Gagne
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book.
Good info for beginners. From riding to insurance to buying your first bike to clothes, very well written book in the "for dummies fashon" of books.
Published on December 26, 2012 by Mike Grentus
4.0 out of 5 stars not bad reading
when it comes to staying alive on the superslab you read everything you can. yea there's alot of books out there and most are not reading or they just keep repeating them selfs. Read more
Published on December 7, 2012 by Richard D. Will
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