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I picked up The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles the other day and so far it's pretty good. I wanted something that touched on a little bit of everything so I can expand my general knowledge. I saw Twist of the Wrist on the shelf too, but for now I think general is what I need. I'm sure I'll add the other more specific stuff to my collection (so far the collection is the one book!) later.
 

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Twist of the Wrist II

Have gotten the Twist of the Wrist II on aduio CD last spring. It worked great for me being in the car a lot. Although it is very hard to digest all in one listening or reading. I usually listen on the way to a track day and then again during the week after to review what went right and what didn't. If you have the need for more detail then get the Twist I and the Soft Science of Motorcyle Road Raing after you read or listen to Twist II. They are both good in details and have checklist to help you find out where you are having problems, but kind of hard to get first time through. :2cents:
 

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These books are a little past beginner, but not much: Total Control, Twist of the Wrist. The teach you the basics, but they also go a little deeper. Twist of the Wrist II will go a bit farther. The Twist books are geared more for the track, but Total Control is geared more towards riding in general, with some talk about track days, etc.
 

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I know DJ has the complete idiots series on his bookshelf!!! :wink:
 

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Captain Morgan said:
These books are a little past beginner, but not much: Total Control, Twist of the Wrist. The teach you the basics, but they also go a little deeper. Twist of the Wrist II will go a bit farther. The Twist books are geared more for the track, but Total Control is geared more towards riding in general, with some talk about track days, etc.

Those are good books. TotW II is my fav.
 

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I'm currently reading Total Control, while I wait to get to get my bike on the road. I really like how it does cover the basics, then go the much further. Even covering things like fear, & the tendencies of new and older riders. Glad I picked it up. I've also picked up an issue or two of an English bike magazine called 'Ride', which has a pretty cool beginner's section, that covers things like picking the right helmet, jacket, and even how to wash your bike. Things one doesn't think of off hand.
 

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f4ilapper said:
Have gotten the Twist of the Wrist II on aduio CD last spring. It worked great for me being in the car a lot. Although it is very hard to digest all in one listening or reading. I usually listen on the way to a track day and then again during the week after to review what went right and what didn't. If you have the need for more detail then get the Twist I and the Soft Science of Motorcyle Road Raing after you read or listen to Twist II. They are both good in details and have checklist to help you find out where you are having problems, but kind of hard to get first time through. :2cents:
where did you find the audio CD of Twist of the Wrist 2??? That would be awesome for me concidering I spend a lot of time in my cage.
 

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f4ilapper said:
Have gotten the Twist of the Wrist II on aduio CD last spring. It worked great for me being in the car a lot. Although it is very hard to digest all in one listening or reading. I usually listen on the way to a track day and then again during the week after to review what went right and what didn't. If you have the need for more detail then get the Twist I and the Soft Science of Motorcyle Road Raing after you read or listen to Twist II. They are both good in details and have checklist to help you find out where you are having problems, but kind of hard to get first time through. :2cents:
I usually listen to Lollipop Lust Kill on the way to the track - the adreline produced replaces any much needed skills that a book might teach you.. That and some PCP and I feel no pain.. I don't recommend the MP method for everyone, as it takes a truly deranged individual to use this method and that I am..

I am currently reading this book and it seems pretty good..

Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track

"I havent slept in weeks; not one single wink
Every moments like an eternity
Clocks, louder every chime; speaks to me in rhyme
Tell me, is it time to let my feelings go?

Burn
Black all over
Burn
Black all over
Life is nothing but a dream to me"
 

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Read Sport Riding Techniques

Great book with lots of info for everyone. Really explains what is going on as you are travelling down the road. I found my riding really improved after reading this. Biggest thing I got out of it is about traction. I was being way too cautious and nervous. After reading the book I felt more comfortable turning and braking harder because I understood the physics of the whole thing. Still have pretty wide chicken strips but getting smaller every ride. Definately worth what you pay for it or even better a great present. :twfrox:
 
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