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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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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Tricky stuff... windshields. You should be carefull that you don't end up with a screen that keeps you out of the wind, but into the turbulance. The noise is terrible.
Did you think about the little spoiler from Touratec? I heared very good things about it from diferent sides, so I ordered one through "Bert Duursma Motoren" in Apeldoorn. (He imports touratech stuff so you don't need to order through iternet)
From a airodynamics-expert I understud that the problem usually is the diferance between moving and non-moving air... when they collide (and they do just around your head) it's noisy, and by creating a third airflow (in between) this effect is nutralized. It sounds reasonable...
So... what I mean to say... be carefull you don't end up from the rain into the drip...
I saw your pictures from the Morocco trip. Personally I wouldn't do anything to spoil the looks of that beautiful Transalp of yours. I hadn't ever seen one of those before, or I wouldn't have bought the KLR.
After 55000km (in 18 months) my Transalp isn't burning no oil what so ever. The only thing I needed to replace (besides the regular oilfilter, airfilter and so...) was the clutch cable and a couple of fuses.
I did have a problem with the alarm and humidity but I got a new one under garantee and my dealer bought that one back since I didn't trust it any more. Sucks a bit to be stuck on the road because your alarm can't be turned off...
About your milage... yeah sounds like it might be a bit higher then it says. From wich year is the bike?
John, I like the looks of my bike too. But I also like to ride a lot. And I am risking chronic neck pains if I keep riding like this. I'd rather spoil the looks a bit, but at least be sure that I will always will be able to ride happy.
Don't worry too much. These bikes have proven themselves. A Transalp has often over 100.000km on the clock and then they are still running and OK. Every older bike will consume some oil after a time.
Just take good care of it. I give it a small review (oil, general checkup) every 6000km. A major one is done every 24000km (oil, oil filter, air filter if needed, spark plugs and anything else if needed).
I can ride about 24000km with an original Honda chain and sprockets. The brake pads last about 20000km in the front, 25000 in the back. I use T66 Michelin tires when on sealed roads. The front one lasts about 22000km, the back one 15000km.
I am actually thinking of putting 200.000km on the clock of this bike. I should get there in about 3 years from now if I keep the pace up.
I got the screen-spoiler and it work good. It is ajustable, but even on the lowest position it made a big big diferance.
The construction however is pittyfull, it's attached to the windscreen with a kind of luggage-strap... (the instruction-sheet even say's it's wise to remove it when riding off-road... yeah, right.. duh). I will ajust it and put some screw's in it.
I do think it will fit a transalp, if you want you can try mine.
I have just been looking at your web site. nice photos!!
I have been to morroco twice always in land rover, but I am thinking of going with my transalp in february!!
How is the TA on sand?? is it possible to cross the erg chebbi with such a heavy bike??
have you done the piste from m´hamid (tagounite) to merzouga?? amazing isn't it??
After a long time of just being happy with the low standard screen of Honda on my Transalp I finally got a higher one.
I bought the MRA Touring Vario screen and I love it.
I am 1,8m tall and use a Nolan System helmet.
Winbuffering is very good. Might a bit more noice, but I always ride with earplugs, so no problem there for me.
The only thing they didn't think about at MRA is that when you ride with the front open the helmet is a bit higher. So then you start catching wind. But still doable.
I always have to slow down when I notice how fast I am riding. Over the years you devellop a 'feeling' to what kind of wind / noice goes with wich speed. This feeling is no more... Not that I mind. The comfort is way better now :-)
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