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Hi does anyone know of a good motorcycle/scooter book to buy please. I need things like how to pass a test and safety.
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Hi Spellburg,
"Proficient Motorcycling" by David Hough would be a good start.
If you want a book more specifically about passing a driving test, well it would depend partly on where you live ...
Cheers, Jim.
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Thanks Jim I'm from the UK.
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Your govt's transport department must publish some sort of book of road rules. In NZ we have the "Road Code", which contains all the rules along with a study guide for your licence test and sample licence test questions. The UK equivalent of our "Road Code", together with "Proficient Motorcycling" or a similar book, would be a good start to read up ahead of an approved riding course (if there is one near you).
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Strange as this may sound, the Owner's Manual has good tips on riding and maintenance, which plays into safety.
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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has a good library of riding references, including the booklet for their Basic course.

https://msf-usa.org/library.aspx
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Check out Youtube as well, I didnt bother with any books just lots of different vids on each of the MOD's
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Dooglas wrote:
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has a good library of riding references, including the booklet for their Basic course.

https://msf-usa.org/library.aspx
That's a quite nice set of material, thanks for sharing the link!

I have to confess I read through the basic course - I'm old enough to have a motorcycle license without ever been into classes

Around here, a full motorcycle license used to come automatically as a by-product with a driving license. Luckily I've started 2-wheelers early on, I guess I was 12-13 years old when I got my first moped...

One point caught my eye: keeping the distance. Just the last summer we had a lengthy discussion with a motorcycling friend of mine, who claimed that it's fully OK to ride just behind a car bumper, as a motorcycle stops so fast. And yes, she is a very, very experienced rider..... in the end, to her utter amazement, we shared the view well document in book found via the link above.
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There is also this book:

Proficient Scootering: A Comprehensive Guide to Safe, Efficient and Enjoyable Scooter Riding by Alan Hearnshaw
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