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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Having googled for days for a valve repair patch, I stumbled over Tyrepliers in Australia and placed an order imediately.
This is what I got in the mail today:
For tubed tyres, it is one of the most complete kits I have ever seen. It contains:
-18 patches of three different sizes
-90 deg valve extension
-Chalk (once you have used it, you won't turn back)
-2 valve stems
-Valve removal tool
-2 small internal radial tyre boot patches to repair tears in the tyre carcas (it is in the box, and on the picture - but not listed in the contents)
-2 tubes of glue
It remains to see if the patches and glue is any good, but they do look that they will do the job. Also, I see from the homepage that Arctic Trucks is one of their distributors - good enough for them = good enough for me (if you've seen the Top Gear show where they drive a Toyota to the magnetic north pole, then you know Arctic Trucks)
If there is anything I would have liked to add, it would have been two small bias tyre boot patches, one large radial tyre boot patch, a bias tyre boot patch, a multi purpose patch, plus one more tube of glue/cement. But this kit should get you through as is!
With my tyre irons, soap, WD40, spoke wrench, Gaffa tape, electric pump, third hand and a spare tube - I must say my tyre repair kit is pretty complete - and it makes me feel fuzzy and warm all over. Never needed a bead breaker.
Anything else I should add to my kit?
And, if you know of a better or more complete kit for tubed tyres, please post Also, if you have any insight into the quality of this brand, then please share.
I've seen even more complete kits than the one above, and they are all from Tyrepliers
Tyrepliers have tons of other kits and gear, also for tubeless, cars, trucks...
Yes, tools, glue and gummiworms to repair a hole in the tire. Otherwise you won´t go anywhere with a repaired tube, if the hole in the tire is any bigger than a nail diameter.
Oh, and where´s the grater for the tube?
Dont think id bother trying to repair a valve stem id reach straight for the sare tube. You have one on the dust cap already but I like a proper valve core removal tool. Gaffer tape saved my ass twice in mongolia and siberia when both rim tapes disintegrated. You might consider a valve stem puller, sometimes they can be a PITA, especially with new HD tubes. Some peole use rim protectors but I think they're a bloody nuisance. Talcum powder is useful to reduce friction and heat. Never heard of the stitching tool or narrow roller until i was in siberia, ideal when you're trying to get good patch adhesion. I use WD40 for lube. Might be useful to consider a backup in case inflator fails, i had a hand pump, which sucked, and a couple of co2 cartridges, which came in useful. Gloves if you can stand them, I tended to sling mine when it cam time to reinstalling the tube and locating the valve stem.
Having said all that, when things go tits up the adventure has a habit of really getting good.
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