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.
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I'm a fan.
Very easy to get hold of, and easy to put in. And it's water soluble, unlike its predecessors.
Did a 6600 mile trip without any problems at all.
I have had a tyre change since and got them to use the same 'untrasealed' tubes again - no hassels (the rear in Madrid and the front in the UK).
Granted, I haven't done any hectic off roading, but am happy knowing that my tyres are a but more puncture resistant this way.
The only negative I can think of - if punctures force you to throw a tube away, you'll have to buy more ultraseal.
I had a similar product (tyre milk) filled in my tubes, ran for over 16000 km before the first "puncture". On trying to repair, discovered 4 other punctures, which the sealant had taken care of, and which had opened up while trying to fix a patch. I feel that too little sealant had been placed in the tube (by the tyre shop), else even this visit to the repair shop could have been avoided. The front tyre, almost 20000km old, and due for replacement soon, has not had a single puncture.
There are no problems with wheel balance (my bike does not do much more than 80 mph, usually cruise around 65mph).
Am using tyre slime now (chosen as I get to fill the qty, not the shop owner, also one of the few available in India). No flats so far
Repairing punctures on the roadside at night is NOT FUN, something I could definitely do without on a 1000km trip.
easily available in the UK are slime, goop, ultraseal and punturseal, all variations on the same theme. not sure which ones but some of them guarantee the repair for the life of the tyre (or all of them?)
prices vary a lot, if they come with a guarantee then slime and goop look like great value. i know ultraseal is about £25 stirling for a bottle to do any sized 2 tyres
just as an update, i got a slow puncture in my triumph sprint a few months ago, put punctureseal in it and pulled a wire out of the tyre and it sealed. its since saved the tyre from 2 more punctures, that i know about. one of them was a 2" nail
Whilst I'm sure Ultraseal and similar products work well to seal punctures instantly, I had a bad experience with corrosion. Granted, I experienced no punctures that I knew of in 15,000kms, but when it came time to change my tyres, the Ultraseal had badly corroded my aluminium rims, with a great deal of pitting evident.
Obviously this would not be relevent with tubes, the case in point was the tubeless rims on my BM 1100 GS.
This sounds like a product sold in the U.S. called 'Slime'.
Actually it's not. I've used Slime and it did not work very well, so it took a lot to convince me to try Ultaseal. But I am glad I did. It made a big difference on my last trip, as well as stopping me from getting stuck in the middle of nowhere, I got better tyre life. So now it's in all my bikes and my Landy.
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