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!
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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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10lt metal fuel jerrycans seem to be readily available at most army-surplus stores in the UK, but the only place I can find 5lt items is in the USA.
Also, I would prefer tough plastic items for their lighter weight but can't find these either! Anyone with any suggestions for a UK/Europe source of metal & plastic 5lt jerrycans and plastic 10lt jerrycans? Also 10ltI need the upright variety, not short squat ones.
I am planning to mount a 5lt jerry on either side of the engine of my XT, however I have concerns that this may cause overheating. Has anyone had experience with this?
The plan is to mount them on home-made engine crash bars - one on either side. They'll be as far forward as the front wheel will allow to give me room to paddle the bike.
Back of fag packet calculations and scribbling on photos indicates that they will fit, however they will extend from the bottom of the tank to the bottom of the engine - possibly causing overheating problems when stationary or riding in a crosswind. I'm willing to at least try it out - will post results here.
Hopefully I will have a prototype ready for the HU UK meeting in June.
Found a picture from a Danish site of two plastic cans mounted on crash bars. Unfortunately you can't see them from the side so I'll write to them and ask for some more pictures.
My plan is to (also) build a holder and bolt it to the crash bars. I don't want to put them to far forward as you were saying, I think the main problem with walking the bike will be from the alu-boxes (another reason for MX boots). I'll also put some kind of lock on the holder so they can't be (easily) nicked.
Maybe you could use the small 2lt plastic petrol cans from hein gerike,a rack carrying a few of these either side would have the advantage of being more versatile to split your petrol and water.Also if you have a spill you won't puncture them all as could happen with a single can.I have two of these at present,they have rubber seals,they're very tough and come with a spout stored under the screw top.For those wanting fuel or water in their panniers they will fit into them.I'm not sure but I think they're the same ones supplied by Wunderlich and Kedo. Cheers Fish.
Still undecided as to what approach to take. 2 x 3lt containers each side of the engine would be low down and not restrict airflow to the engine, but they'd also stick out 20cm - increasing fuel consumption. I like the idea of an extra couple of litres, lightweight containers and interchangeable fuel/water (not that I would put one in the other, I mean that the same mount can be used to house either typre of fluid).
A 5lt container each side doesn't leave enough clearance for either my feet or the front wheel at full compression.
Third option is one 3lt jerry mounted either side of the engine low down, and one 3lt jerry mounted on either side of the fuel tank. However, this kind of defeats the objective of trying to get weight forward and down.
Called in at an army surplus the other day they have large and small cans they must be good for the army to use them the place is called Anchor Supplies, Peasehill Road, Steam Mill Lane Derbyshire DE5 3JG Tel 01773 570139/01773 570137, fax 01773 570537
they allso have alli boxes that would make panniers
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