The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel: Tips, Technology, Advanced Techniques

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Whitehorse Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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This book is written to help motorcyclists prepare themselves and their motorcycle for travelling long distances over extended periods. Whether you are getting ready for a weekend trip beyond your home turf, or for a transcontinental odyssey lasting several years, Coyners book details the fundamentals for riding in comfort, safety, and convenience. In three major sections, the book covers trip planning, rider preparation, and outfitting the motorcycle. An appropriate level of planning for a long motorcycle trip can help you maximise enjoyment and minimise irritating annoyances on the road. Coyner lays out the steps for planning a worry-free trip. A successful trip should start with the rider physically and mentally prepared. On the road, having good riding gear can make a dramatic difference in comfort and safety as the weather changes from dry to wet, and from hot to cold. Coyner describes the important aspects of personal preparation and describes the major kinds of riding gear and how they work to control body temperature and moisture. As motorcycle technology has evolved, so have after market accessories, which are made to address virtually every special need. Coyner shows you step-by-step how electrical modifications can be made, and provides specific sections on high-performance lighting and on being conspicuous, GPS and other cockpit instruments, entertainment and communication devices, cameras and camcorders, ergonomic enhancements, suspension improvements, luggage and storage additions, and trailers.

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a quick read, good info

User Review  - maxklondike -

I am planning my first bike trip, though I travel long distances by car often. Coyner focuses on the bike and packing as it pertains to bike travel. His explanations are clear and suggestions well ... Read full review

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User Review  - rocket3 -

Good book to get you started in motorcycling. If you have been riding for a few years, not much value. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Dale Coyner is the owner of Open Road Outfitters, a motorcycle accessory shop in Sterling, Virginia.  He is a member of the Governor's Motorcycle Advisory Council for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the author/photographer of Motorcycle Journeys Through the Appalachians, a popular guide for enthusiasts planning trips through the region.

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