This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
STRONGRAK


both optimized for a particular weight/rid- ing style and built to a price point. While you may get lucky on both counts, more often than not the opposite is true, and you should plan on upgrading the components and/or internals for the kind of dual-sport- ing you want to do. There are two ways to get fuel capacity—


stock tank size and auxiliary fuel tanks. BMW’s “Adventure” models come with large tanks that are beautifully integrated into the bike’s design. Unfortunately they can be a little bulky, and you are always car- rying that size/capacity around whether you need it or not. Alternatively you can carry an auxiliary fuel tank(s) that can be plumbed into the stock system a la Iron Butt riders, or carried as separates. With plumbing, the downside is added installa- tion complexity and a cobby look and feel. With separates the downside is you have to stop the bike and manually refill the tank. On the plus side, you don’t need to take them with when you don’t need them, which makes the bike lighter and slimmer under normal use. Obviously, there is no “best” dual-sport


bike for everyone. The bottom line is they are all compromises. The question you need to ask is which compromise best fits your individual needs and desires. Of course, if you’re like me, the real answer is “more than one.”


www.throttlerocker.com


For - R1200RT, K1200GT, K1300GT, K1600GT & GTL 812-382-4339


Order online at strongbilt.com www.strongbilt.com


www.redverz.com


Lee Parks (162125) has been riding and rac- ing motorcycles for well over 33 years. He has been the editor of both consumer and trade motorcycle magazines, manufacturers his own line of motorcycle gloves and is a WERA national endurance champion. His riding skills book Total Control has sold over 100,000 copies in five languages around the world. Lee’s Total Control Training company manages—and is the curriculum vendor for—the California Motorcyclist Safety Pro- gram as well as several large military con- tracts. If you have a question you’d like to him to answer in this column, send him an email at lee@totalcontroltraining.net.


March 2016 BMW OWNERS NEWS 93


www.ayresadventures.com


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124