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Going Small - A Guide to Lightweight Motorcycle Touring Paperback – February 10, 2012
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This would be so so as a forum post or free website but completely below the level required for a paid book.
Contacting Amazon for a refund.
I would like to see a little more about the maintenance and repair aspect of travel but people probably need to learn that for them selves anyways. This is otherwise the perfect booklet for anybody considering motorcycle travel for the first time or considering stretching out a little further than they have experienced. It is well written with no fluff and give the reader a good outline of what is needed,what is not, and what they can do with it.
This book should serve as an essential first step for anybody considering motorcycle travel, cost efficient adventure or just stepping out further than they have before on their existing bikes. It also serves as an excellent review for those who have traveled by bike already as it offer well supported advice on simplifying what we already do. It includes many points that most experienced riders already understood but have forgotten or overlooked in their enthusiasm to get out there.
This should be on every motorcyclists shelf, whether a new rider or experienced rider to whom new riders look for information.
I suppose this is a true statement, but maybe not accurate either.
I ride a heavy duty HD cruiser, I have saddle bags and a nifty sissy bar bag.
But when I got the opportunity to take my first trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (including a camping portion) the read was good because it allowed me to approach the packing and equipment selection task in a relatively organized way. I still ended up taking too much, (what I had versus what I used) but it sure helped me reduce even further what I initially planned to take, versus what I ended up taking.
Wheels down, kick stands up. Motor on.
Yes, my name is CLAY, and I'm an over-packer. This book reminded me how to do it right, and how to do it cheap. Yes, you can do both. Thank you Mr. Pain!
The book does have some useful information, but you can find 10 times more by asking it in one thread on any online forum. I learned nothing from this book. Everything I knew already. I can write a bigger, thicker book than this. I would pay 2.50$ for it, no more.
"going the extra mile" is a much better buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
lacking in substance. If you know absolutely nothing...this will work ok for you.Published 16 months ago by Kim Parish
Enjoyed the book a lot. Would have like more pictures. Easy to read and take in the information well writtenPublished 18 months ago by joecool0998
As a person new to adventure biking, and planning on taking long trips, this was very helpful. Answered a lot of my questions and provided lots of advice.Published 18 months ago by Martin
Good read. Planning a motorcycle camping trip and wanted to get a better idea of what's needed. Can't beat 99¢…Published 20 months ago by Michael
This book is pretty worthless as a guide to motorcycle touring. I would suggest looking elsewhere for good information on motorcycle travel.Published on May 31, 2014 by Dominic
Felt I had a lot in common with the writer. Good information. Would like to hear more from this guy.Published on January 21, 2014 by potatohead