Beginner Bike Book

Tom89

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Hi all,

I'm new to bikes and am trying to learn as much as possible. I've been watching the MCRider and Motojitsu videos on You Tube. I'd like to get a good book as well. The three I see mentioned most often are Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough, Total Control editions 1 and 2 (apparently there's a big difference) by Lee Parks. Has anyone read any of these and can make a recommendation?

-Tom
 

bsacbob

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Quite honestly the best advice is to get out and ride, find a car park or quiet place to practice slow speed turns and braking etc. when you feel comfortable try some counter steering on some straight sections of road. The best advice i was given as a kid was you have to learn to ride slow before you ride fast.

Books may teach you the theory, but ultimately muscle memory plays a big part in smooth safe riding.
 

Tom89

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I agree with you. I've already taken a couple of courses at the Honda Safety Park and try to practice as much of what I see on You Tube as possible. I'm just trying to dig a little deeper. Whenever I get into something new I tend to research it to death.
 

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FYI

FB link to the Honda Safety Park in Chiang Mai

Website here
 

Tom89

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FYI

FB link to the Honda Safety Park in Chiang Mai

Website here
Thanks, I've already take a couple of courses there.
 

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