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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Based upon my research, I've determined that a KLR is the best bike for my travelling needs. With a price of only $4999, I see no reason not to buy it brand new and avoid any mistakes the previous owner might have made.
Please let me know your hints/tips/suggestions for how best to treat a new KLR to get the most out of it.
Break it in right, then thrash it. There are a lot of accesories available, but what is necessary for you depends on what you plan on doing with it. I've thrashed mine good with a minimum of modifications and have had few if any problems with it.
[This message has been edited by Kurt (edited 11 February 2004).]
Mr. Toad: Do tell how you got that deal! Around here, no dealers carry KLR's in stock. They seem to be pushing the Suzuki DRZ400S instead. Thus, they have to order a KLR. I doubt they'll budge much on price since they aren't trying to clear any out.
I plan to get a magnetic drain plug from Dual Star, replace the air filter, and change the oil after 100 miles. I'd like to do as much as I can to break the engine in properly to (hopefully) reduce problems down the line. Any other recommendations? How about using a wetting agent in the radiator?
[This message has been edited by Frank Conley (edited 13 February 2004).]
Actually that price was advertised on Craigslist, a local website, and in the local "CityBike" rag. I did not haggle at all, and when I failed at locateing a leftover 2003 the other dealers who had all had "low price guarantees" could not match it. That price was before tax and license of course...
I wish i had known, but to do it again i would warm the bike up in the dealer lot, then change the oil immediately. I've heard all sorts of stories of stuff found in the oil first change, and even tuny aluminum filings melt and cover the transmission gears etc. I might also to do it again ignore the dealer break-in advice and really get on it the first 20 miles as advised elsewhere, but then that's a whole other and contraversial topic...at this point I'm stuck with complteing the Kawasaki break-in protocol. Good Luck!
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