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I've been riding for about 6 months and I love it almost more than my member. I would really like to learn everything that I can about bikes. I'm working at the experience side but as for book knowledge I am at an impass.

I go to the university of Florida. 10 different libraries on campus and there might be 10 books on motorcycles between all of them. And some are repeats...

So since I am going to have to buy these books I was wondering if yall could recommend some of the better books.

Twist I&II
Is all that's on my must have list currently what other books do you recommend for not only racing theory but mechanics, maintenance, and tuning?
 

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Sport riding techniques and total control are my favorites
 

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I subscribe to "What you can't get from a book, real life experience"...It's really good and has served me well, it's also more fun than reading some book. :D
 

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what other books do you recommend for not only racing theory but mechanics, maintenance, and tuning?
In the case of service, experience is best so picking a bike that you can get parts for cheaply and don't mind screwing up is a good idea if you're just starting out in the grease-monkey realm. You'll need the service manual for that particular bike.

I've been watching for a good anything on suspension tuning but haven't been happy with anything I've seen to date :(
 

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I've been watching for a good anything on suspension tuning but haven't been happy with anything I've seen to date :(
It's kinda tough unless you get a lot of track time. Most of the guides I've seen have been pretty much for setting sag, and a general explanation of what everything does.

I heard one of the MotoGP riders (Hayden, IIRC) wasn't too good at providing feedback to tune his suspensions, so they took him to a track, and adjusted one setting at a time. Go full stiff, send him out for a few laps, then go full soft, and send him back out. I think it would be awesome to have access to a track for long enough to do that.
 

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A friend just got back from a day with NESBA and said the guy next to him had his done by the track-side techies. Apparently it was night-and-day and they did an extensive amount, whatever that means. One cool take-away was a sheet with the init settings and the new settings so they could be played with some.
 
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