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Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling

Everything You Need to Buy, Ride and Enjoy the World's Most Versatile Motorcycles

By Carl Adams

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Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Other Information: 250 colour & b/w illus
Published In: United States, 01 April 2009
This book is written to help adventuresome motorcyclists buy, ride, and enjoy dual sport motorcycles, those versatile machines that are equally at home on the street and in the dirt. It is organised into four sections covering motorcycle selection, set-up, riding skills, and specialised activities such as off-road touring and rallies. Several chapters include exercises designed to improve riding technique and impart new skills. Over 250 full-colour photographs illustrate the many options for gear, clothing, and after-market accessories which can add comfort, safety, and convenience to any motorcycle adventure. The book also contains many references and sources to orient enthusiasts to the sometimes overwhelming sea of information that is available. New riders will benefit from the clear explanations of dual sport gear, accessories, and techniques, while experienced riders coming to dual sport from a street riding background will find chapters covering advanced dirt riding skills, GPS navigation, and preparing for multi-day trips. All terms are explained and riding techniques are described in detail. Riders at all levels will gain a broader perspective of the dual sport experience, from which they can begin their journey to new motorcycle adventures.

Table of Contents

Choosing a Dual Sport -- The Dual Sport Experience; The Dual Sport Line-up; Matching a Dual Sport to Your Needs. Riding Gear and Set-up -- Personal Riding Gear; Set-up and Accessories; All About Tyres; Suspension Tuning. Riding, Maintenance, and Trailside Repair -- Put Your Mind in Gear; Basic Riding Techniques; Advanced Riding Techniques; Maintenance and Trailside Repairs. Increasing Your Enjoyment -- Organised Activities; Exploring and Navigation; Trips and Touring. Appendix -- Dual Sport Organisations and Resources.

EAN: 9781884313714
ISBN: 188431371X
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
Dimensions: 26.52 x 20.78 x 1.3 centimetres (0.73 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Carl Adams has been riding dual sport motorcycles for over 45 years, including a period of enduro racing in the 70s. More recently he has served as an officer (in various capacities) of an active dual sport riding club in Reno, Nevada. This book grew out of a training program Carl developed for club members who wanted to improve their riding skills and knowledge of the sport. The book has been expanded greatly beyond those origins.


- As roads become more crowded and the speed capabilities of everyday motorcycles approach those of the fastest racing machines, the desire to enjoy the simple pleasures of gathering a group of friends for an off-road adventure gets more appealing all the time. You may know of trails in your area and be aware of events you might enter, but the unknowns could be holding you back. Carl Adams has done us all a great favor by creating an encyclopedic look at dual-sporting; -Everything you need to buy, ride and enjoy the world's most versatile motorcycles- to paraphrase the book's cover. Malcolm Smith wrote the foreword, and you can't ask for a higher recommendation than that. This book contains so many nuggets of wisdom, you'll be at least a year ahead of the game by the last page.- - Motorcycle Consumer News -Today's dual sport rider faces many bewildering choices for machines and gear. Navigating those waters is tough and trusted advice can help riders make the most of their time and money. (Adams) thrifty no-nonsense perspective is refreshing and sound. . . .I give it four out of four cylinders.- - Editor Victor Wanchena, Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly

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