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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Last trip to Djanet & Tam - XT600 3AJ MT21 both ends, rear sidewall construction weak, loads of punctures, and damaged sidewalls. Swapped to desert rear, with some cutting to make fit, no more probs (but too late by then anyhow) Front MT 21 fine.
Just changed tyres Mitas E07 on 650GS and Dakar after 13000km on roads in Oz. There was plenty left on them. We rode 95% on sealed roads but I think they will handle gravel roads OK. They were recommended by the tyre dealer in preference to Tourance which I had asked for. He had both makes in the shop so it made no difference to him.
Did 4700km mostly on tarmac in Morroco.
Looks like they have another 1000-1300 km left.
They felt a bit stiff to handle. I read that you have to get used to the curve-handling as the sides are a bit stiff. I never got fully used to it. Felt a bit uncomfortably.
Tested them in sand (in Merzouga). Dont have much to compare with, but I wished I had more traction when I was there.
Probably great for dirt and gravel, but since I did mainly tarmac I dont think it was not the rigth tire for me. I also think it wears a bit to fast.....
Next trip (North & West Africa)I,ll try Michelin Sirac as I do mostly tarmac. Hope they dont wear as fast.
Last trip Trans-Africa 1988 XT600 Tenere
Front: Pirelli MT21 18000km
Rear Pirelli MT21 (12000km), alternating with Brdgestone Trailwing (6000km +) for on-road
Verdict - Although I rode cautiously, I can't think of a time when I felt let down by the Pirelli's.
Ran original dunlops to Morocco - Mauritania border - literally squeeded 10000kms out of them. Front still had a little life, rear was done 2500kms before. Nothing great to report, had some TKC80's on my XR600R in london, awesome tyre for grip on the road, was a little fast wearing but that may be due to screaming around tar roads.
Fitted Michelin Desert 140/80 rear and Michelin T63 front 90/90. Excellent combination, both great in desert and sand. Both but in particular the T63 had impressive grip on dry tarmac for dirt tyre.
Lasted about 13000kms till cameroon.
Fitted Michelin Desert rear 140/80 and front 90/90 due to mud. Fantastic grip on slippery muddy tracks, front tyre really impressed me.
However absolutely useless on wet tarmac, be careful. Not much tarmac down west coast to namibia so were the right choice for me and loved them. okay on dry tarmac, but only okay. Done 8000kms since fitting, both still have life but front seems to be wearing quicker than the T63, although it was much, much better than T63 in mud and slippery tracks. Deserts have fantastic offroad grip.
When back on all the tarmac will probably look into some TKC80's
Pirelli MT 60: nothing special to recommend, good in all weather conditions on paved roads, scary on gravel in dry conditions, awful durability
Michelin Sirac: very good durability, resist on wearing, altogether good choice for travellers, dangerous on loose gravel and cornering
Dunlop Trailmax: similar as Siracs, but better on gravel and worse in durability, also to recommend as regular everyday tyre
Michelin T63: fantastic tyre in all conditions, not so good in mud but quite ok, probably one of the best allaround tyres for serious use on different terrains; very noisy and fast wearing. Altogether my favorite tyre, very good expiriences in Romania offroad this year.
i am using dunlop 606s front and rear.never been on sand.gravel, fireroads do ok i guess. knobbly pattern. but on tarmac phenomenol. in wet tarmac fantasic. was so suprised that i quit taking out my cbr1000f in the rain(i ride 200kms everyday)if it rains its the 3aj with the dunlop knobbies.any1 have any experience on em?done bout 5k ikms / still has bout 2k tread left is my guess.
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