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Motorcycle Books Authored by Walter F. Kern

By Walter F. Kern

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The following is a list of published books by Walter F. Kern:

Normal Secrets: A Search for Identity, Growth, Love, and Motorcycles - a memoir by Walter F. Kern
This memoir is a departure from the motorcycle themes of my previous four books. I grew up in Normal, Illinois, but had lived in New Jersey for more than 30 years when my father died at the age of 84. I was 54 at the time and soon learned that family secrets had been kept from me. Strange deaths, tragedies, indiscretions, and relationships lay in my past, totally hidden. It took me seven years to uncover these secrets from personal interviews, genealogical studies, public records, and cutting-edge scientific work done by worldwide experts. Along the way, I trace my own life path from wanting to be a mechanic to gaining a master's degree at MIT and working at a famous research laboratory. I also tell my own 50-year love story. The secrets are now known, and I thought it was time at the age of 79 that I should write this memoir to tell you all about my Normal Secrets. This memoir of Normal Secrets will amaze you and make you wonder if your family might be keeping secrets from you, too. Paperback and Kindle editions (Audible edition soon)
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50 Wild Motorcycle Tales is my first Audible audiobook. It was released in 2015 and is available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Click the picture to the right to hear a sample narration from the book.

50 Wild Motorcycle Tales: An Anthology of Motorcycle Stories by Walter F. Kern
This book is an anthology of 50 motorcycle tales based on user submissions of original motorcycle stories I received on the Motorcycle Views Website. I wrote five of the stories. The other authors are motorcyclists from all walks of life. They tell their own personal stories of what happened to them as the rode their motorcycles. You'll find humor, risk-taking, adventure, poetry, rhyming verse, 2-up excursions, world travelers, stupid tricks on bikes, lessons learned, winter riding perils, hazards while riding, and stories told by returning riders. Paperback, Kindle, and Audible Editions.
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Getting Started Riding a Motorcycle by Walter F. Kern
This book provides introductory motorcycling information for new riders to help push them into being safer riders. It's also intended for returning riders who have been away from motorcycling for many years. Paperback and Kindle Editions.
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I now have two of my books available as Audible audiobooks. The latest, Motorcycle Kick-Starts, was released on March 10, 2016 and is available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Click the picture to the right to hear a sample narration from the book.

Motorcycle Kick-Starts: Getting Started, Stories, Tips, and How-Tos by Walter F. Kern
This book gives a condensed view of motorcycling for new and returning riders. It's designed to whet your appetite for more while sticking to basic motorcycle information without overpowering you with details. The book is based on articles Walter F. Kern published on the Motorcycle Views Website. The book starts out telling you what motorcycles are and showing you how you might learn to become an active, safe rider. Then ten short motorcycle stories, written by actual motorcyclists, are presented. These stories allow you to observe some unusual things that happen to people who ride motorcycles. Between stories, some practical advice about motorcycles is given in the form of ten motorcycle How-Tos and ten motorcycle Tips that you will need to know to become a proficient rider. Paperback, Kindle, and Audible Editions.
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Motorcycle Haiku Poetry: An Anthology of Haiku Poems About Motorcycles by Walter F. Kern
This book is an anthology of motorcycle haiku poems. These poems were submitted to the Motorcycle Views Website over a 10-year period. The authors are motorcyclists from all walks of life. They have created short 3-line, 17-syllable haiku poems that reflect their love of riding motorcycles. Each poem has been paired up either with a motorcycle picture or a motorcycle tattoo. Each bike or tattoo picture is described, and then linked together to the poem. Some safety or riding tips and philosophy may also be included in the narrative. Paperback and Kindle Editions.
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