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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I am planning a tour around Australia starting in May 2007 for about 4 months , using sealed and dirt roads. I was thinking of shipping my 1150r with some more appropriate tyres on it , or would i be better off buying a more off road orientated bike ?. Any ideas most welcome.
Originally posted by tor1150r: I am riding an R1150R as well and have often wondered about this. The R is (and please don't flame me for this) an 1150GS in a 'tux' (and of course, with less travel-by about 2" among other things).
There are 2 manufacturers who offer 'dual-sport(y)' tires for this bike.
Avon Distanzias and Pirelli MT60R
The only reason I suggested the Annekeys over road tyres is that the Annekey is a off road tyre[T66 ] with a dual sport tread pattern , and the heavier carcase will be able to stand up to the pounding better than the light , flexible carcase on a road tyre like the Pilot Power.
There isnt much difference in the amount of grip between the Annekeys, Trailwings or Tourances that I've run on my F650 GS , and the Powers on the VFR, but the Annekeys have a slight edge off road.
And if you wonder why I take the Veefeer off road it is because the Beemer has been the most unreliable bike I have ever owned , and BMW Australia hasnt had the parts needed to fix it , and SHIPS THE PARTS SURFACE, so it takes 12/16 w2eeks to get them.
BMW have abandoned the Airheads completly, but this market is well served buy independants-and what they dont have Moto Bins can get out over the weekend- order Friday and you have it Tuesday.
My mate has a K 1100 and he has the same experience as me - he uses a home based Mechanic who doesnt even bother asking BMW if the have the parts- he just orders everything he doest have direct from a specialist in Germany and has them within a week.
At my last attempt I couldnt get a oil filter or a throttle cable for the GS in Adelaide , and the cables were on back order from Germany , due in in about 10 weeks.
While I was in the parts dept a crash repairer was getting the same message on parts for a routine front end ding on a new Mini - 16 weeks ex Germany, so I dont think things are much better for any of BMWs other prodects.
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