Motorcycling For Dummies

  • Filename: motorcycling-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 1118068424
  • Release Date: 2011-04-20
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Bill Kresnak
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.”

How to Ride Off Road Motorcycles

  • Filename: how-to-ride-off-road-motorcycles.
  • ISBN: 9780760342732
  • Release Date: 2012-08-13
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Gary LaPlante
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International



"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.

Car Hacks and Mods For Dummies

  • Filename: car-hacks-and-mods-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118085400
  • Release Date: 2011-05-09
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: David Vespremi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



So you want to turn your Yugo into a Viper? Sorry--you need a certified magician. But if you want to turn your sedate sedan into a mean machine or your used car lot deal into a powerful, purring set of wheels, you’ve come to the right place. Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you turbo-charged up about modifying your car and guide you smoothly through: Choosing a car to mod Considering warranties, legal, and safety issues Hacking the ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust performance-enhancing factors like fuel injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and more Replacing your ECU with a plug and play system such as the APEXi Power FC or the AEM EMS system Putting on the brakes (the faster you go, the faster you’ll need to stop) Setting up your car for better handling and cornering Written by David Vespremi, automotive expert, frequent guest on national car-related TV shows, track driving instructor and self-proclaimed modder, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you into the ECU and under the hood and gives you the keys to: Choosing new wheels, including everything from the basics to dubs and spinners Putting your car on a diet, because lighter means faster Basic power bolt-ons and more expensive power adders Installing roll bars and cages to enhance safety Adding aero add-ons, including front “chin” spoilers, real spoilers, side skirts, and canards Detailing, down to the best cleaners and waxes and cleaning under the hood Using OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshooting Getting advice from general Internet sites and specific message boards and forums for your car’s make or model, whether it’s a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadster Whether you want to compete at drag strips or on road courses or simply accelerate faster on an interstate ramp, if you want to improve your car’s performance, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies is just the boost you need.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Motorcycles

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-motorcycles.
  • ISBN: 1592577040
  • Release Date: 2008-01
  • Number of pages: 420
  • Author: Editors of Motorcyclist Magazine
  • Publisher: Penguin



The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles, Fourth Edition, is the most complete book on motorcycles, covering everything from how to choose and maintain a motorcycle and how to buy appropriate gear, to how to ride safely, and how to make the most out of trips on the open road.

Proficient Motorcycling

  • Filename: proficient-motorcycling.
  • ISBN: PSU:000064917641
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: David L. Hough
  • Publisher: BowTie Press



This updated edition of the world's best introduction to safe street-riding techniques now marries color imagery and contemporary road scenes with Hough's clear instructive writing.

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • Filename: zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance.
  • ISBN: 9781448114146
  • Release Date: 2011-11-30
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Robert Pirsig
  • Publisher: Random House



Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems

  • Filename: how-to-tune-and-modify-motorcycle-engine-management-systems.
  • ISBN: 9780760340738
  • Release Date: 2012-04-29
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Tracy Martin
  • Publisher: MotorBooks International



From electronic ignition to electronic fuel injection, slipper clutches to traction control, today’s motorcycles are made up of much more than an engine, frame, and two wheels. And, just as the bikes themselves have changed, so have the tools with which we tune them. How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems addresses all of a modern motorcycle’s engine-control systems and tells you how to get the most out of today’s bikes. Topics covered include: How fuel injection works Aftermarket fuel injection systems Open-loop and closed-loop EFI systems Fuel injection products and services Tuning and troubleshooting Getting more power from your motorcycle engine Diagnostic tools Electronic throttle control (ETC) Knock control systems Modern fuels Interactive computer-controlled exhaust systems

The One Percenter Code

  • Filename: the-one-percenter-code.
  • ISBN: 9780760342725
  • Release Date: 2012-04-23
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Dave Nichols
  • Publisher: Motorbooks



DIVIn The One Percenter Code, best-selling Motorbooks author and editor of Easyriders magazine Dave Nichols takes up where he left off in One Percenter: The Legend of The Outlaw Bikers. Nichols takes readers inside the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs and pulls back the secretive curtain on the biker lifestyle. He explores the concept of brotherhood, ultimately arriving at a new definition of family and community in the process. Being a member of a one percenter motorcycle club requires extreme discipline; in this book, Nichols shows us what that life offers in return./div Nichols delves into the one percenter code of conduct and honor and finds something that is sorely lacking in modern society. In this book, he shows us how we can apply those values in our own lives. The world of the outlaw biker has its own rough-hewn rules of order, and The One Percenter Code acts as a guidebook to that truth-, honor-, and brotherhood-based world.

The Total Motorcycling Manual Cycle World

  • Filename: the-total-motorcycling-manual-cycle-world.
  • ISBN: 1616286075
  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Mark Lindemann
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen



Whether you’re a daily commuter, a weekend touring rider, or an off-road dirt fiend, this comprehensive guide from the experts at Cycle World magazine has the tried-and-true tips and tricks you need. Covers buying the right bike, riding safely, touring on two wheels, and maintaining and repairing your bike. Every motorcyclist, from the weekend joyrider to the everyday commuter to the aspiring racetrack pro needs this book. In 291 insider hits, experts from Cycle World magazine cover: Gear: Including how to buy the best bike possible, evaluate a used ride, suit up for style and safety, and adapt your gear to a wide range of riding conditions. Riding: Make the most ofany situation, from navigating dangerous city streets and enjoying desert off-roading to holding your own on competitive tracks around the world (amps and pro-racer tips included!). Have fun, ride like a pro, and keep the rubber side down. Repair & Maintenance : Tips for how to become your own repair shop—and how to avoid getting ripped off when you do need a mechanic. Also includes on-the-fly repairs, emergency fixes, and pro tips for maintenance routines to keep your bike running for years to come. Selected chapters include: -Learn Motorcycle Anatomy -Know Why That Bike’s For Sale -Cool Off with Cheap Tricks -Become a Better Rider in 12 Steps -Know Your Streetbikes -Break in an Engine

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Motor Scooters

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-motor-scooters.
  • ISBN: 1592576397
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Bev Brinson
  • Publisher: Penguin



The standard mode of transportation for decades in Europe, motor scooter was a cult "fun" vehicle in the USA until the past two years. With oil prices soaring and the 20-to-40 set looking for alternative means of commuter (and weekend cruising) travel, motor scooter have exploded across the United States. In 2001, less than 30,000 scooters cruised U.S. roadways. In 2005, over 100,000 are road-bound, and the number is growing by double digits each year. Beginning at $1,000 and ranging up over $5,000, dozens of models of scooters are available, as are thousands of accessories. And scooter clubs meet from San Diego to Bangor, Maine. Every year, the largest gathering of motor scooters takes place in Indianapolis, speed capital of the world. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motor Scootersis the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of motor scooting.

Statistics For Dummies

  • Filename: statistics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118012062
  • Release Date: 2011-04-12
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Deborah J. Rumsey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470911082) is now being published as Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293521). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. The fun and easy way to get down to business with statistics Stymied by statistics? No fear ? this friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life. Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more. Tracks to a typical first semester statistics course Updated examples resonate with today's students Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocol Packed with practical advice and real-world problems, Statistics For Dummies gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or on-the-job performance.

Wireless Home Networking For Dummies

  • Filename: wireless-home-networking-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 1118052455
  • Release Date: 2011-02-08
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Danny Briere
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Wireless home networks are better than ever! The emergence of new industry standards has made them easier, more convenient, less expensive to own and operate. Still, you need to know what to look for (and look out for), and the expert guidance you’ll find in Wireless Home Networks For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you ensure that your wire-free life is also a hassle-free life! This user-friendly, plain-English guide delivers all of the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to plan your wireless home network, evaluate and select the equipment that will work best for you, install and configure your wireless network, and much more. You’ll find out how to share your Internet connection over your network, as well as files, printers, and other peripherals. And, you’ll learn how to avoid the “gotchas” that can creep in when you least expect them. Discover how to: Choose the right networking equipment Install and configure your wireless network Integrate Bluetooth into your network Work with servers, gateways, routers, and switches Connect audiovisual equipment to your wireless network Play wireless, multiuser computer games Establish and maintain your network’s security Troubleshoot networking problems Improve network performance Understand 802.11n Whether you’re working with Windows PCs, Mac OS X machines, or both Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 3rd Edition, makes it fast and easy to get your wireless network up and running—and keep it that way!

Motorcycle Basics Techbook

  • Filename: motorcycle-basics-techbook.
  • ISBN: 185960515X
  • Release Date: 2002-07-05
  • Number of pages: 222
  • Author: John Haynes
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated



All common engine, chassis and electrical systems fully explained and illustrated. Topics covered include engine cycles and layouts, carburettors and fuel injection, ignition systems, clutches, gearbox, engine lubrication and cooling, wheels, tires, braking systems, suspension, steering, handling, design and electrical systems.

Mastering the Ride

  • Filename: mastering-the-ride.
  • ISBN: 9781620080191
  • Release Date: 2012-07-24
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: David L. Hough
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing



Best-selling author David Hough is the anti-bad ass of motorcyclists, a serious down-to-earth master of two- (and three-) wheeled street rods who is interested in the safety and road smarts of his fellow motorcyclists. Mastering the Ride is his follow-up book to one that put him on the map, Proficient Motorcycling, and it goes one better. For motorcyclists ready to take their rides to the next level, Mastering the Ride is an exhilarating course in skills, safety, and common sense. Hough’s writing style is straightforward and conversational, never professorial, preachy, or boring. With instructional color photographs and drawings, the book covers improving the rider’s skills of speed and passing on superslabs, mountain roads, and city streets; anticipating and handling street and road hazards, from treacherous tar snakes to lane-weaving drivers; and learning the limits of sight distances, executing quick stops at sudden hazards as well as curves. The book devotes two full chapters to the skills involved in mastering cornering, with specific advice about rolling on and off the throttle, shifting, braking, countersteering, body steering and positioning, and cornering lines. In the chapter “Mastering the Art of Conspicuity,” Hough recommends riders understand and employ conspicuity, that is understanding how motorcyclists and car drivers see their surroundings and getting others to see you on the road by use of hi-viz clothing, LED lights, and other gear. The key to safety rests in increased situational awareness—the topic of the next chapter—the ability to predict how road events will unfold by thinking through the possibilities way before a potential hazard presents itself. Thanks to Hough’s direct and specific instructions to riders for what they need to know, to improve, to avoid, and to do every time they get on their bikes, this chapter and the skills it describes are nothing short of life-saving. In short, Mastering the Ride is a crash course in how not to crash—that is, after all is read and done, what every motorcyclists must avoid for his own life and the lives of others on the road. As Eric Trow, a motorcycle safety journalist and instructor states on the back cover, “Mastering the Ride should be required reading for every road-going motorcyclist and become the companion of any rider serious about advancing his or her road craft.” Voni Glaves, the record-setting million-mile BMW rider, is a long-time Hough fan who relied on Hough’s “wisdom” back in the 1970s when the author was a columnist. “The latest from David brings together his years of experience and his unique analysis to make the case for mastery in a conversational way that makes [Mastering the Ride] impossible to put down. The breadth and depth of the information…is astounding.” A section on the aging rider, including ways to compensate for older riders’ slower reaction times and readapting their skills, is included in the appendix, as is a travelogue of Hough’s road trips to some of his favorite locations. A glossary, resources section, and index complete the book.

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