The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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I have an '89 Defender (modded with 300 Tdi) and with the original wheels/hubs. I want to fit tubeless tyres with a width of 6.5 inches. I don't want to fit Wolf rims as they are thicker and thereby heavier (the current tyres , XZY's are already heavy enough), you also need longer studs which means changing all the hubs. My question is - is there a 6.5 wide wheel out there which will fit the shorter stud (pre defender) hubs, which will also take tubeless tyres. I have been given some information, some of which does not seem to add up, so would welcome any hard facts on this matter.
Yes mate there are wheels out there to fit your needs, the only thing I can`t gaurentee is that they are tubless, the older 130s, rapiers, ambulances, etc all had 6.5 rims, the same as your 5.5s but in 6.5s, my Camel has 3 of these, and I need to chase another 3 up, I`ve also got a set of wolf rims in the shed but don`t want to go down that route for the weight reason as well, if you come accross a good supply of em let me know. I`m hoping to get some from a sodbury sort out some time.
While I agree about the disadvantages of Wolf rims, the extra weight isn´t huge as a percentage of the total unsprung weight of wheel, tyre and axle. On the other hand, the extra strength of the Wolf rim can be a big advantage (plus it has a wide offset if you´re going for wider/taller tyres).
They last a long time, don´t develop fatigue cracks, are proof against the wildest tyre-changing techniques, and allow you to use your spare wheel as a high-lift jack stand without denting it.
The need for longer studs on older vehicles is a pain, though!
As for the older type wheel studs, I ran them on my old 110 with wolf wheels, and the nuts do sit proud of the studs by a thread or two, certainly not ideal, but it did get through an MOT, how I don`t know, you can get away with it, but it certainly ai`nt ideal, but I have never heard of any problems with doing it from other people either.
As for the offset, I`m pretty sure the wolf is pretty offset neutral where as the older style 130 rims has the exta inch in positive offset, I`ll measure them up tomorrow.
Point taken on the weight/strenght ratio, personal preference I spose, whats another 20 odd kgs spread over 5 or 6 wheels, when my truck weights in at around 2400 kgs empty anyway.
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