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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Hi I have looked through many tyre reports, mostly people say that the tourance are the 'best' but which last the longest? Im not talking about TKC's or other knobbies, just road tyres. I will be on Tar almost the whole time, and I don't see that pure road tyres are any worse on the type of dirt roads that you atempt with non-knobbies than tourance's.
don't go for bridgestone bt45 rear has done 3000-3500 miles at about 36psi on my kle and only has about 1mm of tread left before the legal limit of 1mm whether this last 1mm will wear slower because of the slight flat on it i don't know
edit: they give alot of grip but not enough to make up for the wear rate, also it may have been part of a bad batch which had softer compounds as my mate has had 2 set of these on his last 2 bikes and they have barely worn
I got a pretty huge mileage out of my Mitas Explorer tyres. Rode from Kualar Lumpur but changed the tyre in Iran somwhere. Had a couple of punctures which turned out to be just my own inner tube patches failing again and not nails etc. Still had a fair bit of tread left so think they would have got me most of the way home.
Hi Guys thanks thats just what I was after. I ride a Africa twin, 90 90 21". 130 80 17" or basically anything 21 and 17 that lasts along time, the ME88's sound just the job. I will look in to them. I am riding UK down to Oz would like to do it on one set, maybe carry a rear with me half way.
We went Europe-Sydney 2up on Vstrom650, changed first set of Michelin Anakees in Greece (and got another set to carry) then changed again in Bangkok, some 14000kms later, and there was still life left in them, so carried used ones from there. The next set was finished in Australia, after about 16000kms, and only 2000 before Sydney, so while we were out of money, actually put the used ones back on, and even though they were destroyed after that, they got us there. 2 sets of Anakees-> ~32.000kms. Also seemed to wear at about the same pace front and rear, which was a bit surprising, but nice. I used 0,2-0,5 bar higher pressures than recommended.
Pretty good grip also dry/wet, not far behind the ME Z6 I had before. Didnt do much offroading with Anakees, I dont think they´d excel. And zero punctures during the whole trip, so they are tough. I rate them about just as high as ME Tourances.
We get about 25,000 km out of a set of Tourances, with both front and rear wearing at the same rate. That's on an F650GS and an R100GS.
My Dad runs ME88's on his R100RT but only gets 10 to 15,000 km out of them. It may be that there are different versions of the ME88s in different sizes because I too have heard that the ME88s last a long time (on the order of 30,000 km). YMMV!
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