Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel 2nd Ed -by Dale Coyner
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Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel: Tips, Technology, Advanced Techniques 2nd Edition by Dale Coyner
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, Coyner’s 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. This newest edition has been completely updated to reflect current information and the newest trends in mobile technology, as they relate to motorcycle touring. 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 conspicuity, GPS and other cockpit instruments, entertainment and communication devices, cameras and camcorders, ergonomic enhancements, suspension improvements, luggage and storage additions, and trailers.
Dale Coyner is an avid, experienced motorcyclist and the owner of Open Road Outfitters (www.openroadoutfitters.com), a motorcycle accessory shop in Sterling, Virginia specialising in the sale and installation of motorcycle trailers, lighting, and electronics. In 2006, Dale was appointed to the Governor's Motorcycle Advisory Council for the Commonwealth of Virginia to promote motorcycle tourism, safety, and economic development. Dale speaks frequently at rallies and motorcycle club meetings on motorcycle travel and related technical topics.