Home arrow Forums



Go Back   XS11.com Forums > Idle Talk Forum > Members Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-04-2015, 02:02 AM
mwsxj1100j's Avatar
mwsxj1100j mwsxj1100j is offline
XSive
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 31
Smile Twist of the Wrist

Has anyone ever read Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist? or has seen the video? I know many of those whom subscribe to this fourm have been riding for years, but I have found that the information very useful for beginners and those whom have well worn saddles on their machines. Unfortunately I was unable to find the book at my local library but was able to find the video on the net, and I found it very useful for all styles of riding.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-04-2015, 03:13 AM
Prisoner6 Prisoner6 is offline
XS-XJ Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwsxj1100j View Post
Has anyone ever read Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist? or has seen the video? I know many of those whom subscribe to this fourm have been riding for years, but I have found that the information very useful for beginners and those whom have well worn saddles on their machines. Unfortunately I was unable to find the book at my local library but was able to find the video on the net, and I found it very useful for all styles of riding.
Yes ... to both questions!

Great info in the book, and it will make you a better rider if you apply the techniques, whether you're a beginner or a 40-year riding veteran.

Sometimes I think veteran riders are the ones who need this kind of info the most ... it seems we tend to fall into bad riding habits.

If anyone is interested, the book is available for purchase on Amazon:

A Twist of the Wrist: The Motorcycle Roadracers Handbook
__________________
Marco

Current bikes:
1979 Yamaha XS Eleven Special (SF)
1979 Honda CBX
2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

Rest in Peace, Don Glardon (DGXSER) 1966-2014
WE MISS YOU, DON

Last edited by Prisoner6; 08-04-2015 at 03:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-04-2015, 07:17 AM
je2wheeler je2wheeler is offline
Truly XSive
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Moved to NC to help my Dad
Posts: 179
A Twist of the Wrist

If you have a Kindle, even the cheapest, I carry 202 books in my back pocket.

From Amazon;
A Twist of the Wrist: The Motorcycle Road Racers Handbook
Jul 8, 1983
by Keith Code
Kindle Edition $5.99
Auto-delivered wirelessly

A Twist of the Wrist II
Kindle Edition $10.49

Paperback - A Twist of the Wrist
$14.95used & new(6 offers)
__________________
1979 XS 1100 Special - Nicknamed "MONSTER"

ATC fuse box
Braded stainless brake lines
4/2 aftermarket exhaust(temp until stock is re-chromed )
V-Max auto cam chain adjuster
Brake light modulator with reserve brake light bypass
Vetter Windjammer III faring
Tkat Fork Brace

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed; unlike the citizens of the countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms”
James Madison, The Federalists Papers
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-04-2015, 12:49 PM
DAVINCI DAVINCI is offline
XS-XJ Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Whitestone, NY
Posts: 1,042
Yup, great stuff. I recently upgraded from the VHS version to DVD. Still some corny stuff, but apply the techniques and see the difference.

another good one is

Ride like a Pro by Jerry Paladino. Intense slow maneuvers, ala Motor Officer training. A couple of hours of his drills and I need a day off whew!
__________________
Former owner, but I have NO PARTS LEFT!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-04-2015, 10:31 PM
1887's Avatar
1887 1887 is offline
XSive
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 91
Keith Code was teaching folks to ride back when tires were crap and traction was much more limited. "What does it cost to be a good rider, how much of your attention do you spend". He has some great ideas. I'd like to re-read the book if I could find it.
__________________
1980 G
Jardine Spaghetti

http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/Ug...ish/slideshow/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
books, educational, keith code

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Integrated by BBpixel ©2004-2019, jvbPlugin