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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Due to a slight argument between my Twingo and a badly reversing Toyota Hilux in the car park today, it looks like I'm going to become a winter rider for a while. Only thing is the roads all round me have that great combination of poorly maintained tarmac with an inch or more of tractor-spread mud across the top. The standard mixed Vee Rubbers, below, just don't seem to cut it on this, so I'm thinking about changing but I'm a total newbie when it comes to tyres.
Front : 90/900 x 21'; Rear : 130/80 x 17'
So any advice would be greatfully received before I smear myself across France.
everytime i see that terra bike, the green eyed monster springs up! its a beauty!
have had similar problems with the cross city, and because of which chose not to drop my handlebars. I opted to change riding styles rather than tyres. Taking the weight off the handlebars, not touching the breaks or clutch, keeping my head up and counter steering (carefully) each corner.
that been said i did have an argument with a field that was being used as a car park the other week, although quite good at doing 'doughnuts' now.
The main problem I have is the road back up to my house, it's about 1:6 and covered in mud, the other day I practically had to waddle up the road it was so slippy. I'll be looking out for nobblier things after Christmas.
Tommy, sorry I promise not to post any more pictures, I doubt you'd want to see the other 47, would you?
I agree with Mollydog that the Conti TCK80 option is probably best for your requirement. I use Michelin SIRAC's on my XT6E but I guess these are too road orientated for you? The TCK's are mid-way between onroad and offroad tyres whereas most others (like my SIRAC's) are one or tuther. I think my Sirac's are very good allrounders but they really are 75% road 25% (mild)offroad tyres. The TCK's are nearer 50% road, 50% offroad.
I did an enduro a few years ago on an old airfield, the track crossed a couple of service roads very lap. Crap over road. Everyone was running MX tyres. I saw a faller every time I lapped. Any gas, any braking... and you're on your arse.
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