I learned on a KLR so the 30 kilo jump in weight that came with the AT wasn’t too bad. But you’re right. Most guys that own heavy ADV bikes treat them like an expensive SUV that they’re too scared to take off road. >>1618107
Princeton, NJ until I’m done with grad school. Out opportunities are a little limited but I’ll pop up to PA, upstate NY, NH, VT, ME, and Canada from time to time. If I get the CRF250L I plan on knocking out the TAT.
For tools I just have the usual metric stuff, nothing special. Maybe some extra heavy duty tire spoons since the Heidenau K60 tires I’m running have a concentration camp-tier walls.
When it comes to out gear I think of motocamping on a big torquey bike like the AT be a step between backpacking and car camping. Weight is an issue but you have room to play around.
I run standard sprockets since the AT is torquey enough already. The only thing I’ve done besides crash protection and boxes is get a more comfortable and grippy seat and K&N air filters. Oh and added an ECU in anticipation of getting a new exhaust and headers.