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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I'm just curious to know what would be considered normal touring fuel consumption, for this bike...Mine was pretty bad until recently but after major carb service it's improved a little...anyway thanks to anyone who can help!
Wow...20 km/l would be fantastic...I usually take it quite easy and hardly take the bike into the city, but I'm getting worried about the bike doing about 14-15 km/l, which is still better than the 12km/l it was doing before cleaning out the carbs and changing the air filter..! Any hints you could give me on what else it could be? thanks!
just to give thanks for all the answers...looks like I'll have to take a look at the needle jets, since I doubt they've ever been changed...while I'm at it I guess I'll change the floats too..!
Thanks also for the metric measurements..I would have been at a complete loss comverting from US or Imperial gallons....actually here in Italy we tend to use both km/l and litres per 100 km indifferently ...personally I prefer km/l though.
Am in Argentina, having ridden from the States to the Yukon and then south to Ushuasia and now north to Iguazu Falls. I am trying to figure out the fastest way to Manaus. I am riding an 1983 R80ST, same motor and gearing as the GS. I have never run out of gas. I can count on 280 miles with the 8 gallon GS tank, around 35 mpg. That is great, plus I can burn any octane gasoline. I have messed with jetting ,rebuilding carbs, airfilters, yada yada. Very little change. The mileage only gets better when I slow down. The better question is what is your total fuel range. This model bike, in reasonable tune will get what it gets depending on weight, windshield and driving habits. I think it is easier in the end to adjust to your bike`s range'and think before you pass the next gas station. It helps to have a liter of stove gas for dire emergencies, so buy a stove that uses gas. It also helps to understand you reserve system and use it properly. On a trip like this at 200 miles it is time for gas or planning. Most everyine along the road has 10 L of gas stashed.
Hi all....Just to give some thanks..since I've found that the situation is considerably better. Now After replacing the needles and needle jets the bike does about 16.5 km /l , which compared to the average 14 that it was doing before is still an improvement.I use the bike mainly for commuting , about 40 km each day and part of this in urban traffic. I'm waiting for some holidays so I can try it out over a longer journey, since I'm sure it'll do even better.
The other things that seem to have helped (apart from cleaning out the carbs) were new floats and valves (engine ran much smoother), but the needles and jets (40 minutes of fiddling and 12 euros) were the best thing I could have done.
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