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Old 05-04-2005, 02:07 PM   #21
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A quick addendum to the above: In Keith Code's "A Twist of the Wrist II" there is a lot of good material and a few techniques that many might question, but his discussion of the seven "survival reactions" and his "two step" are more than worth the price of admission. Maybe the worst book ever published on motorcycle riding is Pat Hahn's "Ride Hard, Ride Smart." It is a complete waste of time and I really wonder whether he's ever really ridden a motorcycle.



Lastly, while this book doesn't discuss riding techniques, it gives you all of the information you'll need to set your bike for the street or track. Truly one of the best motorcycle books ever put on the market is "101 Sportbike Performance Projects" by Evans Brasfield (ISBN # 076031331. Sorry to be so windy, but I do have an image to maintain. Cheers, Jack



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Old 05-04-2005, 02:08 PM   #22
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I agree with all of your reading recommendations. The only one I haven't read is the Lee Parks book. I would be very interested in hearing more about why you prefer Pridmore's school to Code's, particularly given the great Body Steering/No Body Steering Debate.
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:19 PM   #23
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You should have tempted me with the RD-my dream bike as a young lad.
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:23 PM   #24
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The Lee Parks book is a good read. Unlike many "high performance" books, Mr. Parks makes a lot of sense at real world street speeds. BTW, the Deer Park gloves he has are fantastic. @ $109 some of the best gear I have.
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:50 PM   #25
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Yeah, my buddy with the Katoom just sent his back to the shop for some needed hop-up stuff. Good luck. Even with all the bells and whistles, it still only as fast as a decent running modern 250 mx 2 stroke.



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Old 05-04-2005, 03:08 PM   #26
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They still can be had Buzz. Here's one for you

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...sPageName=WDVW

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Old 05-04-2005, 04:30 PM   #27
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Fogging the neighborhood during the summer sounds like a blast but family and friends are already giving me the raised eyebrow look with three bikes in the garage.
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:39 PM   #28
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I agree. In fact, I'd go even older for the track bike. I see F2's, F3's and YZF600's for sale around here from $2-3000. It would a whole lot easier on the pocketbook to toss one of those down the track than my new naked bike.
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:43 PM   #29
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They're even worse when you have to fix them. My brother and I are, for some reason, being assaulted by broken four-strokes lately. Cam chain wear is taking it's toll.



Modern day 4-stroke MX bikes are requiring substantially more expensive maintenance than the old 2-strokes. The new 250's are requiring full top-end rebuilds, with valve and camchain replacement every season. This comes as quite a shock from those of us who grew up with a simple piston replacement requirement on 2-strokes.
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:44 PM   #30
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Nows the time to take the bull by the horns, and fill your garage with a large group of "eclectic" motorcycles to show the family that you truly don't give a f*ck what they think! Hey I crossed that Rubicon years ago. Either that or you could just give me that Ducati that you've been trying to off, and make some room in the garage. VWW
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