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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Not sure about those tyres you mention but I have just decided to fit some of these to my Yamaha XT600E - Trellesport
Apparently, these tyres are used by both the Swedish Army and the British Army. They are a 50% Road 50% Offroad tyre and both front and rear are very reasonably priced - Front £36 Rear £49 which seems good value.
I was told about these tyres by my son who is in the T.A (3 PWRR).
With regard to the Continental TKC80's I know that the Long Way Round /Down team insisted on using these to the utter consternation of their main sponsor!
Its a Dutch company, but the link is to the England writing page, innit!
I got a stack of tyres for seriously good money: you can pay by C.Card or Paypal, and delivery time was quick.
As for the tyres, do consider Hieidenau K62s. Ludicrously cheap for a road going knobbly and allegedly quite good off-road. Margus, on this site has ridden them on his bike, on and off road and is pleased, IIRR. A bit iffy in the wet, but what knobbly types aren't?
I bought a set for my GS, as well as TKCs. Never ghot a chance to try them as the bike got written off before the old tyres were up.
If you live anywhere near S-west london, I know a independant motorcycle shop that fits tyres too: chgeaper than a tyre shop and balances too: wimbledon motorcycles.
Hi, Got my last set of tkc a few weeks ago, got them from roundandblack who are an ebay seller. You can call them direct on 01582 600788 Spoke to them on a morning and received them the next morning you cant get it better than that and the price wasn’t bad either,
YES indeed indeed, they are one of the same (Trelleborgs and Trellesports that is)
Had them put on last week ready for the good weather. They look nice and I have spoken to a few people who use them all of whom rate them highly. If it's good enough for our brave lads in Iraq and Afganistan then it's good enough for me too...
look under road tyres and a set of TKC80s for a 130/80/17 is £54.99 and a 90/90/21 is £45.99 and cost of shipping to Norn Iron was £5 so i take it to london would be the same. But can any one tell me what the S and T type of tyre are? whats the difference as there is a price difference of near a tenner in the front and a tenner in the rear???
But can any one tell me what the S and T type of tyre are? whats the difference as there is a price difference of near a tenner in the front and a tenner in the rear???
Depends on where it occurs in the sequence of letters/numbers.
But it could be the speed rating? T will be somewhat faster 190km/h S= 180 km/h .. unless the T is for Tube .. there could also be two numbers - like 68 .. that is the load rating .. you should be able to look this up on the manufacture web site ..
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