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 have just put some Mechelin Anakee 2's on my Strom 1000. They handle much better than the old Bridgestone Trailwings. I just got back from the pyrenees and they were great, its also claimed that they allegedly last 29% longer than similar tyres. But that we will wait and see...
My friend has them on his GS and he also works in the tyre trade, says he wouldn't use any other tyre.
I had to get a new boot for the rear so i ended up getting a set of Heidenau's and see how they work out,I was kind of hoping that with all of our wizards of knowledge and stats here in the hub that someone may have stumbled across a new tyre compairison stats.I cannot seem to find any charts of milage compairisons based on average riders and i may have missed a post made here in the hub.I tried doing a search here but nothing had what i was looking for
Tyres is a bit of a mystery ,some guys get a lot of miles out of one brand and others don't ,however a good long range tyre if you want a pure road tyre is the Metzeler ME 880.
A dual sport high miler is the Metzeler Tourance .
But they are a little more expensive than the rest so the cost per mile may be not so good .I've got Annakee 2s on my bike at the moment and wouldn't really say they were particularly long lasting ,but I did get them for a good price so I'm happy .Going to try Distanzias next as my son gets good mileage out of them on his DRZ .
Look into the Heidenau tyres. I just rode 27,000 km on my Heidenau scout front. For an idea, thats from Bolivia to USA. From Arizona to NJ and then NJ to Montana. I replaced it as I was replacing my Pirelli rear but the front still had cupping and could've done 30,000 km easy. I've seen the Heidenau rears as well, and they look NIIIIICE! A great dual sport rear. It was fitted on a few BMWs actually. Check em out! Affordable tyres too.
Hi, i was looking for a rear tyre that would give me at least 5500 miles and be capable on trails. I am hard on tyres and only get around 3000 miles from my beloved TCK80 and Tourance on my XT660Z. I went for the Heidenau K60 Scout which has now done 4000 miles and looks like it will just last another 1.5K to get me home. It is good offroad but not as grippy as i would like on the cols chasing sports bikes. plenty of people get far higher milage from them but this is my honest assessment. Andy
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Originally Posted by dave08
I use Metzler tourance on my GSA and get good milage, but i wouldn't recommend the new tourance exp.
+1 for the Metzeler Tourance but NOT the Exp.
We rode 2up from Varanasi India to Innsbruk Austria, approx 18,000kms on the one set of Metzeler Tourances. We strongly recommend them, especially for the likes of the GS. It's an all around great tyre.
Well here is a update,I went with the Heidenau scout tires and well i have been to every country in the Americas starting from Vancouver Canada,the tires are now in need of replacement but this is the important information running at an average of 28psi frnt and 30psi rear combinded weight of rider and gear at aprox. 400lbs my milage for the tires are 29,000 kms. run on Paved gravel and some 600 miles of seriously bad Mountain passes in Guatemala.
Never in my life have i had such fantastic life from a tire,they are loud they are not the best in mud increadible for rough rock and gravel terain as well as on paved roads.They are not all that good in the rain my R1200GSA lights them up on straightaways and caution had to be used in corners but i am a very agressive rider one might say so if i were to give a star rating for the Heidenau Scout Tires
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