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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We are about to tour the the top of the South Island New Zealand just after Christmas, my question is will We (being the Wife and me) Be able to ride the Molesworth on a VFR 800 or will it ground out on the fairing, as we are going with friends Triumph Tiger, also would I have to up my rear tyre pressure to accomodate 3 Givi = 1 e460 & 2 e360 litre, and the wife.
I did this on a borrowed Dominator (thanks again Mike) fitted with trail tyres, about four years ago. As far as can remember the track has a loose surface and is very rough in places. It was December and extremely hot. I would say it would be a nightmare on a VFR. You could probably do it, but it would not be pleasurable. The 'Dommy' was ideal.
I have travelled this route many times and it is possible to take the VFR, but I can assure you,you would not enjoy the experience, and your wife would be unlikely to thank you.The Molesworth road is controlled by the Dept. of Conservation, and open to the public for only 1 month of the year (Jan. I think ). The rest of the year it is used only by the large sheep and cattle stations in the valley, and maintained accordingly. After heavy rains there are washouts and mud, and during the dry,lots of loose gravel and dust from all the 4x4's converging in the area during the 'open month'. A toll is also payable,($15/bike I think).
I have always found this route quite boring, it basiclly just follows one long valley with scree slops on either side.
Why not use the Inland Kaikoura route turning off just south of Kaikoura? This road is nearly all sealed and very scenic.Another alterative would be the Rainbow road from St.Arnaud-Hamner Springs, much more scenic, better road surface but still prone to deterioration after heavy rain.
The dillema you face with tyre pressure on the VFR is that the more pressure you run (to avoid fracture punctures) the less traction on loose gravel you have, due to the profile of the tyre.
Which ever route you choose,take it slowly and enjoy!
I did it last year with a friend who was riding his TL1000 Suzuki. He was OK with the road, but the rocks cut a big hole in his back tyre about 2/3 the way thru. But at the moment the road is closed due to fire risk to the point may well be moot. Two up would be a lot harder.
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