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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Bodger FixWhat they don't show you in the repair manual - tales of duct tape, bailing wire and WD 40.
Bodge, Bush Mechanics, farmers fix, patch, temporary repair, or whatever your definition, tell us YOUR best story of a bodge that got you home!
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KTM 690 Teaspoon shift lever fix: In Turkey my shift lever spring broke. I noticed a teaspoon on the ground and it worked for the next 1000 km until I could replace it in Georgia.
KTM 690 Automatic decompression slop fix: In Russia, the screw that holds weight that activates the automatic decompression came loose. This in turn widened out the hole in the weight so there was slop. It would pull on the shaft and make a small copper clip fail. Using a few different files, I "machined" a washer to fit inside the weight that was just thick enough to take the slop out without hindering the movement. This lasted 8,000 km to Sakhalin island where I replaced the weight with a new piece.
BMW 650 chain adjustment fix.. with KTM wrench: On the start of the BAM, my friend's BMW 650 Dakar broke the piece that allows the rear tire/chain tension to be adjusted. The best thing we could fix it with was the KTM wrench I had. This lasted 8000 km to Vladivostock. From there, the bike was shipped back to Europe and he replaced the wrench with a stock piece.
Regulator Rectifier from 95 kawasaki in KTM 690: In Tajikistan, my RR went out on my 690. The only replacement I could find was from a 95 Kawasaki street bike. It even bolted up with longer bolts. In a situation like this, any 3 wire input RR will work. It was used and cost me $40. I still have this RR in my bike 30,000 km later. I have a spare but haven't felt the need to fix what is not broken.
Suspension bolt fix on KTM 690: In Spain, we noticed my suspension was buggered from the lower bolt coming out of the lower shock point. On the 690, the top bolt is the same so we pulled that out and went looking for a replacement. We found a bolt that had the right threads and almost the right collar. With a think washer and a hacksaw, we had a bolt that matched. Since the head was to big to fit on the lower part, this was installed on the top. The top bolt is still installed 50,000 km later. The lower suspension links were replaced just in case.
My bike wasn't charging in Bangkok last week. Turns out I had a burnt coil on the stator. There are 18 coils. 6 per phase. I simply removed the coil that had the fault to "ground" and soldered the leads. Bike now charging at 14.1 volts.
Not my pic, but this is what it looked like when I pulled it out.
Riding into Cambodia, I heard a loud bang-skid sound. My skid plate fell off because the aluminum mounting bracket broke. With access to a drill press, hacksaw, grinder and a vice.. I made these some nice brackets to fix her.
I couldn't find a spacer that was 10mm ID and 20mm OD but they had a shitload of washers that were correct size. So a 120mm long bolt, 5 washers on each side and I was back in business. The distance from the center line of the big bolt to center line of the small bolt is about 32mm... I think
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