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!
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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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I am currently running on Cooper STTs and am very happy with them but only have about 10,000 miles on them. They seem to be wearing well so far.
I have a set of Michelin XZLs on a second vehicle and they are good once aired down but 20,000 miles from a set would be optimistic.
The best tyres by far have been Goodyear Wrangler MT/R - about 60,000 miles and no punctures at all. The only reason for not going with them this time was Goodyear had suspended imports when I needed a set so went with the Coopers - I hope the Coopers will perform as well but I'm pretty sure they won't last as long.
I would consider 235x85x16 as a more versatile size.
The tyres supplied in US are not necessarily the same spec as those supplied in Europe, so try getting some feedback on the KM2 MT in that area . I have just fitted a set 265/75r16 to a LR90 so will be interesting to see how they wear , as the old MT was a very good tyre , I had a tyre dealership and found them to be about the best and used them on my own 4x4s for years. The cooper is also a good tyre , as is Kumho . HTSH
any ideas what tyres would be vise choise for africa and would last something like 70 000km? with out major worries along the way?
We travelled 70,000km with Mickey Thomson MTZ tyres from Oz to Cape Town. Absolutely love the tyres, good in wet on tarmac, not noisy and excellent on gravel, mud, even deep snow. We had a set of 6. I rotated the tyres between 5,000-7,000km to make use of all the tyres instead of having brand new tyres at the end.
We got one slow puncture in Kyrgyzstan and I only fixed it in Nairobi with a plug.
I sold the tyres at the end of the trip to someone else. The probably had another 10,000km left. The only reason why I sold them was because I got a set of unwanted STT's from my brother for next to nothing.
I definitely prefer the Mickey Thomson to the Coopers. Better in the wet, and not as noisy.
BTW, we travelled in a Landruiser troopcarrier - our loaded weight was more than 2500kgs.
Hi - I second JoJo1's remarks, having done my trip on a set of 265/65 BFG A/Ts and had no problems apart from 2 punctures, 1 of which was my fault anyway. One caveat I would make is not to go for M/S ones unless you have to, as they are FAR noisier on the road than the A/Ts.
But I also agree the stories in the consumer complaints link look pretty chilling.......in a place like the USA one would think BFG would be getting sued left right and centre with all those failures.
yes, it can be noted that looking into internet any type of comment can be found, just about any tyre...but the fact remains guality tyres are expensive, and some dont last very well due the competition in the tyre review that force to use softer rubber compounds...
I have been interested about this one, good comments and very good performance on and off the road (mild use) as bonus no fuel consumption increase and very good performer on snow and wet roads.
235/85R16 Kumho KL78 AT
any comments, ideas or experiences?
ps. the reason why I shy away from the BFG and Cooper at this point is the price, Cooper STT was something like 250-390e/tyre!!!!! (trust me I wont be buying anything from scandinavia...if I can get the same tire from germany or england for the 1/2 price)
[QUOTE=JoJo1;361670. One of my chums has got Goodyear MTRs on his Disco 4 and they're almost worn out at 12,000!
So what is he doing wrong! I did 4 or 5 times that on mine doing a mix of road and piste. I drive hard, especially on road though in the middle of knowhere I drive to protect the tyres and car.
Over the 4 years I had them I forgot about tyres, They just worked well. I treated them with respect but I pushed them hard.
When I needed a new set for the current trip I tried everything to get a new set but to no avail (even import from America was considered) so I am on Coopers - I will report back in 30,000 miles.
Had Michelin Synchromes - wore them out and replaced with: BFG's AT's- Best choice I made- and it corrected my speedo error too!
Fitted to my Toyata Hilux D4D pickup- so far 12,000 miles and they still look like new!
running 235/85R16 on steel wheels- best compromise IMHO
Just need to remember to pay a little more attention when driving on wet tarmac...
(like Jojo1 - I would never say no to another set!!!)
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