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'm after a bunch of Michelin tubes for my XZY's (7.50 R16's) but nobody seems to sell them. Does anybody have any suggests for places that can sell me about 10 tubes?
Also, in the past they have usually kicked about in the back of the landy in the Michelin cardboard boxes they come supplied in. How do you guys store them? Should I just strap them together with a piece of paper inbetween each one to prevent chaffing?
Oh, and any suggestion for a tube/tyre repair kit? I know the likes of the serious overland companies do them, but I'd prefer to pay a bit less than they charge ;-)
Your local tyre repair places should be able to order whatever kit would suit you, or Google it. Should be cheaper that the overland specialists 'cos it's what the tyre trade uses. Packs of patches and bottles of adhesive etc available separately too. I'm storing things like tubes in my camper in Really Useful Boxes now; lots of sizes, strong, good lids and reasonable prices. I order my tubes (255/100x16, not an off the shelf size!) from ATS Euromaster as they are Michelin agents.
Just having a cup of Waitrose Columbian Freeze-Dried Strength 3, milk one sugar, with my lunch but I prefer Kenco Really Strong. I've got lots to do too so why the hell are we wasting time writing posts on the HUBB???
I've not had any problems getting hold of 7.50x16 tubes, although for my split rims I use commercial grade BMV tubes. Thet are about a zillion times thicker than the crappy cheap car tubes and cost well under a tenner each. Go for the best you can get, cheap tubes are crap!! (general wisdom is avoid BMVs though unless the design of your wheel means you have to have them, as mine do)
failing that try Vass limited in bedford. they are the MOD disposal agents for tyres and always have tubes as well. have a look at them for tyres too, they are very good value.
I think any independent trye fitter that does commercials will be able to get them for you.
Cheers - I've just bought 2 tyres off Vass but they couldn't supply the tubes as well. I kinda keen to pay as little as possible obviously as well ;-)
With regards to the Rema Tiptop (a brand of ice cream in NZ) any suggestions for which kit I should get. (I have been trying to get Matt Savage to sell them for ages, so please feel free to email him saying you would also buy a kit if he stocked them (sales/mattsavage/com)
Most agricultural engineers in market towns sell the TipTop kits and loose parts too. Because they deal with farmers they tend to be cheap too. I got all my stuff through a local mobile tyre fitter who does mostly commercials. Don't buy too much as the solvents and glues have a shelf life and keep it all out of the light. Don't forget to buy some valves too if you are tubeless to start with.
ps I paid £80 for 5 tubes repair kit and ann necessary tools ind 3 very good elora levers.
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