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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OK, I'm now fairly good at removing tubeless tires using the tyrepliers kit. I seem to have failed in refitting it. The problem is making the bead reseat on the rim using a small 12v compressor. I've tried using a strap as a tourniquet but eventually it broke and it didn't work anyway. I tried the old ether trick but it didn't seem to "explode" fast enough. Burnt the hair off my arm, though. The idea is to get sufficiently proficient at tire replacements in the bush and without using a tube or service station (large) compressor. Any suggestions?
The idea is to get sufficiently proficient at tire replacements in the bush and without using a tube or service station (large) compressor. Any suggestions?
Carrry a tube! A tyre can split - like a knife cut, you cannot 'patch' it well enough .. but you can put a Tee shirt, bit of plastic over the cut (inside the tyre, ensure teh edges are smooth where teh tube contacts this extra reinforcing) and then put a tube in the tyre and ride out. The tube will also 'reseat' a tyre ... no fast high volume required. It is a fail safe measure to carry a tube with tubless tyres.
Helge Pederson (not sure if i spelt that right) on his R1150GS DVD uses those little compressed air cylinders you get with puncture repair kits to reset the bead. Then uses a 12v air compressor to finish. Seems to work pretty well though not tried it myself.
Are they metal on a rubber base? I dare say they're the same as the valves on my R65 alloys, they just plug into the rim, so to fit a tube, just unplug the valve. I think the hole will be fairly large though, perhaps use an old piece of tube rubber to protect the tube from tearing around the valve.
Carrying a tube is also handy if you happen to buckle the alloy rims like i did in Turkmenistan. The air was leaking past the tubeless rim, so i had to install a tube until i could get the rim straightened.
Also handy to carry spare tubeless valve - assuming you will be running tubeless tyres and only carrying the tube as a back-up measure - I had the metal and ru bits of the valve part company at 100+ mph in Aus, very interesting...
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