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 tried to change my rear tyre for the first time this weekend and after some tiresome work think I managed to get the job done, the only thing is that I noticed on the way into work this morning that when I'm riding and I look back at the wheel there seems to be a slight buckle, the wheel is on straight so I can only imagine that the tyre isn't, do you know of any quick fix's for this, I imagine the bead isn't sitting completely right on the wheel. Is and option to over-inflate the tyre to get it to seat properly?
I had the same problem once...and I went to a motorcycle tyre place around the corner with my tail between my legs, to ask their advice. They were really cool about it and showed me how to sort it out. Basically there is a sort of 'rim mark' around the tyre which should be pretty much evenly spaced from the rim all the way around. (I'm not sure if this is there on all tyres). On my wheel this rim mark was below the rim on one side and above the rim on the other. What you should try to do is deflate the tyre, pour dish liquid along the section that appears mis-aligned (make sure it gets between the rim and the tyre) and then pump the tyre up (overinflate it if necessary) and it should slip into place. Do this both sides. It certainly worked for me. Don't be shy with the dish liquid...but remember to wipe it off afterwards because it's as slippery as hell!
Still seem to have the problem, the part of the tyre that won't pop onto the bead is the same part of the tyre that I last put on. So when using the irons to put the tyre back on the rim the last part to get over is where the tyre won't sit properly, is there a knack to putting over the last bit??
I've done about 50 miles with it as it is, does this make a difference when trying to correct it??
hmmm, what a pain. Have you checked whether the valve is at the area where it is not sitting properly? I have had a situation where the bead got stuck on the raised bit of the tube where the valve is attached.
Another option is to lift the section of tyre which is causing the problem back out of the rim and then pop it in again.
You are right, its doing my head in, even took it out for a high speed run to force it to pop into the right place...I will try again tonight and take it out and try put it back in really carefully...its not by the valve or rim lock so its ..dunno what it is..but ya have to keep laughing and give it another go...will let you know..
When you start levering the tyre back on, push your knee onto the tyre opposite where you are levering. The idea is to push the bit of tyre under your knee flat and into the wheel well. This gives you more room to lever the tyre on and often means you can push the last bit of bead on with the heel of your hand. It also means the tyre is more evenly distributed around the rim to start with. With plenty of lubrication (get the proper stuff rather than washing up liquid if you can) It should seat itself with a bit of a bang at about 40psi. Apart from when you're in a hurry of course. It has to be said that I've seen even proffesional tyre fitters with machines struggle to get Continental TKC80 tyres seated evenly.
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