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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im leaving to dakar in 34 days (yes.... im countin them) and considering using ultraseal on my tubeless tyres. but i still havent understood one thing. lets say that you're so unlucky as to get a puncture even after using ultraseal, can you still plug the tyre or will ultraseal prevent you from doing so?
thanks for any replies guys!!
Ultraseal is water soluble and can go in a inner tube or a tubeless tyre.
Yes you can plug a tyre with ultraseal in as, once the plug is in, it is the air pressure agaisnt its 'head' that keeps it there- Any Ultraseal in the tyre will just go over it and seal any gaps if ever there still was one. Make sure all the air is out of your tyre first.
Common mistake with pluggers is the bikers reluctance to clean/file the puncture hole properly to allow sufficient room for the plug. Often, this isn't done and the plug is 'spat out'...inside the tyre...ho hummmm and down she goes again.
Take with you a proper tyre plugger kit and practice BEFORE you go (if you fit new tyres before you go ask your tyre dealership for an old one to practice on)
Down that way, look for the sign saying ' GOMME' - these are guys who will melt tyre rubber over any hole! and fix any puncture a layer at a time- interesting to watch! best know how to take off your tyre with your own tyre levers if you value your rims....
I don't know which plugs you have used GeorgeT. The beemer ones are....well let's pass....
Have a look here The Tire Plugger : Stop & Go International
Just one of the places you can get the plugger kit. I have one and it really works well but there isn't any harm in carrying an inner tube too but....
* Have you a bead breaker? / and or do you know how to break a bead?
* Do you know how to use it?
* Will you be carrying decent tyre levers? decent as in length? 40cm offer proper leverage (can get them from Ernie at Overland Solutions)
* Have you an air pump really sufficiently strong enough to re-seat the tyre?
I never came accross a working air line in NW Africa
(trick- you can have a air-line made up with identical ends to decant air from a lorry tyre- remembering to plug into the lorry tyre FIRSTthen beingquick with yours! else..... Bang!
...and finally have you actually practiced either plugging a tyre or opening one to put an inner tube in etc. before going?
It's not just about having an inner tube and sadly, punctures are not known for happening outside a garage/tyre repair shop.... unfortunately!
I have never used Ultraseal (never had a puncture, even put 18,000 km on a TKC 80 with no problems), but have always wondered what happens if you have a tyre full of sealant and you need to let air out - does it 'plug' the valve when you open it?
I am also planning a Saharan trip and would like to know what the best combo is Tubeless tyres with inner tubes, rim locks or self-tapping screws, are 'mousses' good for overlanding?.... any advice on tyre setup would be great!
get a decent set of tyre pluggers (those stop n go look good - they were out of stock when I wanted them)
inner tube (works well if you dent the rim too)
and the bigger tyre levers you can carry..
BTW there was a working air line in the last petrol station in W Sahara before the border with Mauri.(Bert has the GPS coordinates)
Just had to go behind / next to the fuel pumps to the garage they fix trucks etc. kind of recovery station.. they were helpful very pleased to help.. although other than tyre levers and parts of truck engine had nothing else -
I've got them in my CRF and I'm looking forward to getting back to tubes. It's nice to know I can't get a puncture but I'm restricted to sand until they've reached the end of their lifespan. Hence not much use for overlanding.
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