Off Road Driving Manual

Author: Vince Cobley
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857333739
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This extensively illustrated step-by-step manual, written by two renowned experts, is aimed at all drivers wishing to learn to drive safely and successfully off-road, whether for the occasional trip across a field or to prepare for an off-road expedition in a remote part of the world. The down-to-earth text, supported by numerous graphics and illustrations, will appeal equally to those with no previous off-road driving experience as well as those wishing to develop existing skills to a higher level.

4WD Driving Skills

Author: Vic Widman
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 9780643066243
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

"This comprehensive and practical guide concentrates on the essential skills of four wheel driving for every type of off-road terrain as well as sealed and unsealed roads. It explains what makes a four wheel drive vehicle different, tells how to approach challenging situations and show what to do if things go wrong"--Cover verso.

How to Ride Off Road Motorcycles

Author: Gary LaPlante
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781610585521
Release Date: 2012-08-13
Genre: Transportation

Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set. How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles schools the reader in all the skills necessary to ride safely and quickly off-road. Chapters cover the basics, such as body position, turning, braking, and throttle control, then proceed to advanced techniques, such as sliding, jumps, wheelies, hill-climbing, and more. If you've ever wanted to try dirt riding or if you're an experienced rider looking to sharpen your skill set, How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is a perfect riding coach.

Zimbabwe

Author: Paul Murray
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781784770167
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: Travel

Zimbabwe Travel Guide - Travel tips and holiday advice including Harare hotels and restaurants, Victoria Falls highlights, national parks, safaris and reserves. Also features suggested itineraries and routes, wildlife tracking, Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Gonarezhou National Park, ancient history in Great Zimbabwe and Khami.

Road and Off Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Author: Gianpiero Mastinu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849333224
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Science

Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road vehicles. The authors of the individual chapters, both from automotive industry and universities, address basic issues, but also include references to significant papers for further reading. Thus the handbook is devoted both to the beginner, wishing to acquire basic knowledge on a specific topic, and to the experienced engineer or scientist, wishing to have up-to-date information on a particular subject. It can also be used as a textbook for master courses at universities. The handbook begins with a short history of road and off-road vehicle dynamics followed by detailed, state-of-the-art chapters on modeling, analysis and optimization in vehicle system dynamics, vehicle concepts and aerodynamics, pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road, modeling vehicle subsystems, vehicle dynamics and active safety, man-vehicle interaction, intelligent vehicle systems, and road accident reconstruction and passive safety. Provides extensive coverage of modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques Surveys all vehicle subsystems from a vehicle dynamics point of view Focuses on pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road Discusses intelligent vehicle systems technologies and active safety Considers safety factors and accident reconstruction procedures Includes chapters written by leading experts from all over the world This text provides an applicable source of information for all people interested in a deeper understanding of road vehicle dynamics and related problems.

Jeep CJ 1972 1986

Author: Michael Hanssen
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613253427
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Transportation

Identifying the Jeep CJ series vehicles as the most popular off-road vehicles of all time may actually qualify as an understatement. They really are that popular. The CJ series arguably started after World War II with the CJ-2A being introduced to the masses, and while the early CJs have their share of enthusiasts, the largest group of enthusiasts began their love affair with the AMC-powered Jeep CJ-5s beginning in 1972. Joined by the longer-wheelbase CJ-7 models introduced in 1976, the CJ models were wildly popular through their discontinuation in 1986, when the Wrangler was introduced. These were the only models originally equipped with V-8 engines in any meaningful way. This era combined the ruggedness of the early Jeeps with some of the advancements and horsepower of a more modern era; it makes a platform that is both fun to own and to modify. Jeep guru Michael Hanssen covers all of the systems that can be upgraded to improve your Jeep's performance. Upgrades include suspension components such as springs, shocks, and steering modifications; driveline components including differentials, transmissions, transfer cases, and axles; engine upgrades including engine swaps; wheel and tire upgrades; aftermarket accessories; and armor such as skid plates, bumpers, brake upgrades, and more. Whether you are looking to get into serious off-roading or just want to make your classic CJ a little more fun, this book will be a valuable tool in your shop or library. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Radio Control Car Manual

Author: Matt Benfield
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 1844254704
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The book describes the types of radio-control cars from choosing between pre-built and kits, on-road and off-road, cars and trucks, gas(nitro) and electric power. It then goes on to explain the tips behind building a car, assembly techniques and tools, setting up brakes, suspension and throttle, painting and detailing, applying decals and then leading on to show the best ways of maintaining a car from basic maintenance, checking for wear, adjustments, repairs, replacement parts and cleaning. It also explains how to improve their performance from engine modifications, electronic speed controllers, up-rating motors and batteries, changing chassis and suspension settings, gear ratios and lightweight components for those who want to. Having achieved the building of the car, the book shows driving techniques from how the controls work, cornering, braking, jumping, racing techniques, channel settings for racing with other cars and finally designing and building a track from layout concepts to design and construction suggestions.

Total Dirt Rider Manual

Author: Pete Peterson
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781681880822
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Many motorcyclists got their start on a dirt bike, and many more have learned the joy and freedom of trail riding and adventure touring. Affordable, easy to ride and fun, dirt bikes are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and build riding skills. This book covers riding and wrenching basics, as well as more advanced X-games style tricks. The Total Dirt Rider Manual, from Pete Peterson and the Editors of Dirt Rider magazine, is your all-inclusive guide to dirt bike riding. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift! Gear: From how to buy the best bike to evaluating a used ride; suit up for style safety, and comfort. Also learn how to adapt your gear to a wide range of riding conditions. Riding: Dirt riding is not just a great form of outdoor recreation, it’s a sport in its own right, and this book has the information you need to enjoy a casual day on the trails or to compete year round. Wrenching: Dirt Rider is renowned for its “Dr. Dirt” feature, which breaks down repairs from the everyday to the highly specialized into simple, step-by-step tutorials. This book features the best of those, allowing any rider to become their own mechanic and save money. Suspension: A bike’s suspension is vital, expensive to fix, and tricky to diagnose. If there’s one thing off-road riders crave, it’s the ability and know-how to do this maintenance themselves. This special section delivers with clear, detailed but quick-to-grasp, tips from America’s top race-bike mechanics; this section alone could save a rider thousands of dollars. Whether you enjoy trail-riding and exploring the backcountry, aspiring to motocross stardom, wondering how they do those amazing freestyle flips, this book is packed with hands-on, off-road tips and tricks to get you there – and keep you moving.

Emergency Response Guidebook

Author: U.S. Department of Transportation,
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781510726208
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Reference

If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? Questions like these and more are answered in the 2016 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

The Desert Plunge

Author: Philip Shane
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9789948161851
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A detailed guide book of offroad driving in the desert. Tips and practical advise on what to do before considering taking the plunge into the beautiful sport of off road driving. Checklists and detailed graphic descriptions on driving techniques with a predominant sense of safety in order to enjoy the sport. A must have guide for anyone considering a venture into the outdoors with their 4x4.

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures

Author: Rune Elvik
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781848552500
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Reference

The second edition of the "Handbook of Road Safety Measures" (previously published in 2004) gives state-of-the-art summaries of current knowledge regarding the effects of 128 road safety measures. It covers all areas of road safety including: traffic control; vehicle inspection; driver training; publicity campaigns; police enforcement; and, general policy instruments. With many original chapters revised and several new ones added, extra topics covered in this edition include: post-accident care; DUI legislation and enforcement; environmental zones; and speed cameras.

Daring to Drive

Author: Manal al-Sharif
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476793023
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties, she was a computer security engineer, one of a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.