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.'
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just a question: how many of you carry along a spare or two? I've occasionally kept the old tires when I bought new ones, as backups (unless the old ones were completely spent). I have a few odds and ends floating around and am considering bringing along either a complete second set (high mileage street oriented), or another rear (Karoo, currently running TKC80's), or even a complete second set of Karoos (was given a nearly new set). Or... I can skip the tires and depend on luck. Obviously I'm not talking about travel in developed areas where tires are everywhere. I'm considering the Vlad-Mongolia-'stans-Turkey route, and don't expect much selection... So (sorry for the long post): bring along a spare rear, spare set, or trust the gods?
IMHO carrying tyres it a PITA.
I would do almost anything to avoid it. For the journey you have planed say around 6000 miles you could choose a tyre that would last, you may have to compromise at bit with your choice. Depends on what bike you are using but I am not sure the TCK will make it but a Pirelli MT90 AT should last the distance and a bit more, it’s a tough tyre.
I'll be on a KLR, expect around 14K Km before hitting Istanbul, with the most interesting part (read: good rubber would help), being in the middle. If I rode something like Pirelli's or Avon's, they would make the distance, but would be pretty smooth the whole way, as opposed to maybe bringing a spare rear and switching out (street/knobby) halfway...
yeah, in terms of minimal kit and not having to search for expendables, I'm leaning toward bringing a spare (rear) TKC80. The only hassle is that there isn't any quick on/off place to strap it to, just the usual spiderweb of straps and ropes (This is where road stops and luggage searches get to be a pain!)
Why not use Heindenau K60's? A great 50:50 tyre that lasts whilst providing good on and off road grip (and cheap too). I'm on my third set now, averaging around 10,000 miles from a rear, more from a front. Beats having to carry spare TKC's...
In my experience, it's the front tire that either makes riding under difficult conditions fun or not. With difficult, I mean mud. Stones, gravel, that kind of stuff you do not really need nobblies for.
Sand dunes are another story altogether of course.
But, back to mud: having a road tire on the rear and a motocross tire on the front you'll still have a lot of control and make relatively good speed.
So, my advice is, start out with 'road oriented' nobblies, like Michelin T63, or others, and bring a new front motocross tire for the difficult mud parts. The T63 rear lasts 10 000 kms pushing it a bit.
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