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Motorcycle Rider Basics (Paperback)

by Frank Gates (Author)
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Six years and 75,000 miles ago I bought a Harley and re-entered the world of motorcycles at the age of 55, and I have been having a blast ever since! I also have made every beginner mistake in the book. Wait a minute, what book? There is no beginner mistake book. Well, there is now and I wish I would have had it six years go.

I wrote this book so you can cash in on my experiences and save yourself time, money and hassle. Crammed with beginner mistakes, tips, how-to's and resources, it has what every new or re-entry rider needs to know about riding and gear. It's got all of the stuff they didn't tell you about selecting a starter bike, minimizing risk, riding safety, using the `friction zone', going where you look, buying the right gear the first time and many more basic rider topics. It is easy to read, well organized and laced with a little off-beat humor to make it fun.

The single best thing I did when I started riding was to go through the MSF Basic Rider course. The next best thing I could have done would have been buying this book. Reading this book can minimize your learning curve and enable you to start really enjoying your motorcycle today.

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Writing this book was easy for me because it is all about the mistakes I have made since I started riding six years ago. Everybody makes these same mistakes going through the rider learning curve. How to go where you look, using the friction zone to control your bike, what is the right riding gear and how to get it for the best price and many more beginner topics are covered in detail.

This is not written like a technical textbook. It is simply me guiding you through all of the stuff that everyone forgot to tell you about when you started riding. It took me six years to learn this stuff the hard way and now you can have me looking over your shoulder, guiding you with the info you need, to move from just riding your bike, to really enjoying the ride.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: WordCutter (June 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981851908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981851907
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1,568,679 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motorcycle Rider Basics is essential for any newbie rider, August 14, 2008
By Samuel Bennett (Huntington, New York) - See all my reviews
For a long time I contemplated purchasing a bike (my dream Harley) and getting on the road, but really felt that I was much too inexperienced and unknowledgeable. So, I bought this book to see if it may sway me in one direction or the other (before I went out and spent a huge chunk of change on a bike that I could possibly lay down in the first few minutes). After reading this book I knew what I needed EXACTLY - it gave me complete insider knowledge - the basics--on anything and everything from helmet info to what gear is needed from head to toe. Not only did I get a better understanding of what gear I needed, but where to buy it and how to prioritize safety (always at number one). I took the recommended course and practiced, practiced, practiced in a parking lot near my house. I feel like this book gave me what I needed to start riding. It was easy and simple and not some big complicated wordy book- it was completely real. The author seems to just be another guy on the road- very down to earth and real-he gives it to you like it is- very honest-he doesn't "fluff" anything. It gave me what I needed and that was that. I wouldn't have started riding without this book. I highly recommend this for anybody interesting in the basics of riding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative..., July 24, 2008
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This book was beyond what I expected. Excellent work. I would recommend to all levels of riders...
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