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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Interesting choice for a military vehicle, but all those bolts to get a tyre off!! yay gods, just imagine after the studs have been banged about for a few months you'd need a mile long lever to get the nuts off the studs.
Just skimming through the Hutchinson web site I think the big difference between these and your standard car manufacturer / after market alloy wheel is that they are forged. Cast alloy IMHO will always be inferior to steel or these (just need to find my anorack now). Get what you pay for and all that.
Spot on with the bolts and damage (they still look the part for posing in Tesco's car park though). Having said that I guess it's not always a good idea to look at military spec stuff and think "that must be top quality and just what I need for off road or overland trips" they have different priorities/back up etc.
I suppose stud damage is an issue with bolttogether rims. But it is the only way to have internal bead locks that can be assembled/dis-assembled in the field. My U500 has 3 piece rims with a spring steel retaining ring. It was supposed to come with thick rubber internal bead locks but MB "forgot" them at the factory. I eventually obtained them but it was impossible to install them even with the boom of a boom truck. The Goodyear truck tire place has an enormous hydraulic press, but I decided if I used that how would a Beaurepairs place in Katherine NT have changed my 2 rear tires in July? Or how would I change a wrecked tire in the middle of nowhere? So I go without bead locks and I am careful about my pressures. I debeaded the fronts once at 14 psi (as low as the CTIS computer lets it go) but I've found it has great flotation on sand at 20 in the front and 32 (computer limit in rear for CTIS system)-40 psi in the rear - safe as far debeading danger.
If one were going to play with single digit psi pressures then internal bead locks, and bolt-together rims to be able to work on them in the field, would be useful.
This side of the icelandic glacier not sure if I see the need for bead locks.
Don't assume military stuff is top spec. it is usually built to a price, usually a highly inflated price for an item that was wrongly specified in the first place so now doesn't do the job it was needed for!!
Just a quick note on air leakage on alloys. Was having that trouble with my 15 year old 4 Runner. Winter salt causes havoc with alloy. Had all wheels sand blasted and sprayed. They now look like new and don't loose a drop of air. Cost me £225 for the 5 wheels.
Having just done 30,000miles on alloys ,original 15 years old,over Tajikistan, Kazak,Uzbek ,Bam route , and this was over mountains badly graded tracks etc, my alloys have made the grade, just don't drive to fast.
Went with one steel brand new from Toyota, pin ***** in it ,this was with another alloy as extras, hopeless, tried to seal it , just could not. Alloys over steel for me.
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