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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3 months ago I replaced the rear wheel bearings on my XT600 with KYOTO Bearings #6203 2RS C3 these are a SEALED bearing.
They are sealed at the Factory so contain sealed in grease and should last many thousands of miles right? wrong!!!!! I noticed that after just 1100 Kilometers (700 miles) my bike was starting to waggle is backside like a teenager at a Disco, so i decided to have a little look. to my horror the rear wheel bearings were worn.
I took the bike into Motos Alvi in the Village today as I did not have any new Bearings and hoped he may have, good old Antonio........ he did have....(OK it took him 45 minutes to find them under all the junk but they were indeed the right size) we took the wheel out, removed the bearings and i prised the sealing cap off.
Bone Dry! No Grease! Not even a Smear! the other side had grease but not much. Antonio removed the Dust caps on the New bearings and guess what? Just a Smear of Grease!!!!! we soon remedied that and put a good dollop in there of HMP graphite stuff. sealed them back up and reassembled the Bike.
Antonio was in a good mood and only charged me 15 euros including the bearings! Result!
So good people, check those Bearings, Dont trust the Factory. I was suprised at it failing so soon.... it will be going into a padded bag with a nice letter........ I will keep you posted
Thanks for the tip, Martyn, I will certainly check whether there is grease in the sealed bearings next time I get the wheels off on any of my bikes. It seems it's not only the bike manufacturers who neglect to grease the steering head and swing arm bearings of new bikes, even bearing manufacturers appear to skip the grease. I guess it's the easiest and most cost-effective strategy to sell more bearings...
When you buy new bearings, you never trust the amount of greese thats in there. You have to pop one side off, and fill it with greese, but not just put some in... you need to fill it up and turn the bearing around and then push more greese in there, keep doing so until you do not think that you can fit in any more. This then is fit for use. NEVER trust the manufactures.
I repack my bearings with a water resistant type which are normally used in boat trailer bearings or outboard motors. If you are fording rivers, the two most likely bearings to get wet are your wheel bearings. Even if they are sealed, they are not water proof and the existing grease becomes emulsified and will eventually cause the bearings to fail.
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