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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after many weeks of asking and waiting for answers, giving the possibilty to explain themselves, say sorry...no reaction!
Long story short:
some months ago I was in El Salvador, looking for a chain and sprockets. Co-incidences led me to Motorider. First, everything looked fine, people were nice, we talked about an issue that my KTM had, started to look for the cause.
They assumed it was the head gasket, took the engine out, we ordered parts in the States. I told them to order everything that could possibly be needed as it takes very long to get them and I did not want to do that kind of operation again.
After some weeks we could finally work again, of course there was always something else that had to be done first, even though Mario said that ADVers always come first (which I do not take for granted, but if you are told, on this day they will start working on it and then, after some hours, you are told that they will start next monday...). Only good thing was that I could live for free in an abandoned office building that was attached to the shop, like indoor-camping. We replaced most gaskets, the valve seat was obviously done by an external company , put everything back together, (but first they managed to let the engine fall on the ground from about 45cm of hight!!) only to see that the engine was still spitting, but now additionally with blue smoke coming out of the left mufler and a clutch that sounded horrible. They wanted to tell me that it was normal with the sound and that I should ride some hundred kilometers in order to give everything the chance to fall into place.
After some days I returned and the symptoms were still the same. They offered me to either not charge me or do the whole thing again.
As my intention was to have everything working correctly and not to fill oil every hundred km, I said" ok, I hate the idea of losing even more time, but let`s do it".
No need to say that it got even more complicated to get the parts (this time even piston rings), but this is another story about KTM which could fill several pages...
After an eternity the day had come and they said I should take it for a spin. After some hundred meters I lost my battery! After a speedbump it had fallen out, only held by the cables! It was not properly installed!
The symptoms were still the same. What should I do?I had already lost a lot of time, had already booked a plane in order to get back to my sister´s wedding, from San Jose/Costa Rica.
When I came back from Germany after 7 weeks, the battery was dead. Jumped it, went to KTM Costa Rica (Santa Ana)and showed them the problem.
Here they worked in a totally different way, with a system! Step by step they checked the different options. The rear cylinder did not work, only started at a certain idle. The compression of the rear cylinder was very low. The valve seat was very bad, had to be ground. When we changed the oil we found a shim on the magnetic drain plug!
The flap valve in the rear carburetor was bend!
Now the engine backfires a little now but other than that the symptoms are gone.
One should think that this would have happened much earlier, but first Motorider had to take out and apart the engine twice, I lost about 6 weeks in El Salvador, another one in Costa Rica.
Now in Panama the battery did not work. The one pole was lose inside of the battery. Guess how this happened! Motorider blames everything on others, says that the valve seat has been done by professionals! that the shim must have been there from before, that they have only cleaned the carbs, that the problem is that others have worked on the bike before (what should KTM Costa Rica say then?!)...they did not even react to the battery issue.
I do not like to talk in a negative way about others and there were times when I thought I had been in good hands, the people were nice and helpful...but the result was just not satisfying, not at all. Waste of money and time and very disappointing: the total lack of reaction and of taking responsibilty!
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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