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April 18, 2004, 06:02 PM

Good thread name for questions for newbs (like me) who want to read about riding too, and hopefully get a little help from it.
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April 18, 2004, 06:04 PM

First off, should I just get Twist of the Wrist II (TOTW2), or should I get both?

Also, fellow newbs, this website has some info from Keith Code, the author of TOTW2 and apparantly a Superbike expert.

http://www.superbikeschool.com/us/keiths_corner/
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April 18, 2004, 06:35 PM

I only have TOTW 2. I think that it covers most all the basics. I have never read the first one though.

You need to come out to a noob ride. This will help you alot too. Gut for now just read the book you will learn alot from it. I know i did.


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April 19, 2004, 08:59 AM

Sport riding technique and Total Control are both better than Twist IMO. I picked up TC a week ago and it's already helped with a problem that's been nagging me for a long time. (My rights suck compared to my lefts where I have no fear. Figured out I was tensing my outside arm due to an example he gave. Forced it to relax against the tank and problem solved.)

TC is more advanced than Twist which might be why it's my favorite.

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April 19, 2004, 09:16 AM

Quote:
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Sport riding technique and Total Control are both better than Twist IMO.
Agreed.
Sport Riding Techniques is an awsome book.
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April 19, 2004, 10:47 AM

Books are for nerds!

Actually, any of them will help you out. I've only ever read TOTW2, but have heard really good things about SRT. Important thing to remember, is that you're not going to understand much, if any, of the book at first. Read through it anyway, then go ride. After a few rides some little thing you read will click, then go back and read that part of the book again. Too much in any of these books to absorb all at once, but if you read a little, practice what you read, practice some more, read it again...you get the picture.
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April 19, 2004, 08:43 PM

sounds good so far.
I'm bidding on it on Ebay.
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April 22, 2004, 04:20 PM

Proficient Motorcycling is also a good beginner book.
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I would also recommend Sport Riding Techniques. For those of you wishing to do your own maintenance (and even if you aren't), improve your knowledge with The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance. You can find both books at http://www.whitehorsepress.com/. Enjoy.


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