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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Just bought a 2006 model with 135miles on it for silly cheap money (£2300 inc luggage).
Yes it is a tad sluggish, but I have a fast bike for going fast on. it will keep up with traffic, ride over rough roads, and commute with ease.
The brakes are a bit soft, and the suspension is not up to modern offroad standards.
If you want a good value road bike, capable of going down tracks, and "an all purpose bike" great. Not as tough as a tenere admittedly.
It is a budget bike, but at a price which makes it worth a look.
You always ditch the exhaust for a produro one, and fit gpz cams
Hi Besspete, I got mine in may 07, done just under 4500miles trouble free miles in all weathers, as the others have said regarding brakes seat etc, yes this is true, but, not a reason to ignore it! they're reliable, easy to work on by most mechs (inc yourself!) so are cheap to service /insure and run ( mine does 60+ to the gallon av on all types of road) and there is quite a lot of stuff to improve them inc RTW kit ..so you pays your money ...etc,
I bought 2 one for me and one for the wife, went to the Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness meeting on them earlier in the year, travelled from nottingham UK through france , over the pyrenees to andorra, spent two days right up in the mountains as high as you could go, then travelled back to nottingham. both bikes did not miss a beat, We went with two other guys one on a BMW 1200 gs and the other on a KTM 990 adventure kept up with them (just) also had some proper trail bikes there and we kept up with them easily on any of the trails. Cruised the motorways at 80 mph, plenty for us both, only one real problem is 15 litre tank, but we got two 2 x 2 litre bottles each as a reserve but never used them, did about 2,500 miles altogether in one week. fantastic value. for pictures go to Home - forum - ride reports and pictures then humm spain 1 & 2 you will not find a better bike FOR THE MONEY
Hi, I was tempted by the KLE500 this year price was very good so purchased it, apart from the rear tyre wear rate and the seat " I am 6 foot 2" I have had no problems with it I have fitted transenduro hard luggage on it and will change the tyres to distanzia's soon.
Spares on ebay seem cheep, purchased a seat for £4 that is going to be modified and recovered to get over the lower section on the original one, see if you can get a test drive and then decide, I understand that the engine is bullet proof, went to NEC with my son on his R6 and we did make progress on the M5 so cant see a reason to not get one.
Great pictures, now I want/must go, but same as the previous post, what model are the hand/lever guards. Have they got the metal/alloy that protects the levers incase of a drop or are they just plastic handguards.
Hi Ash "n" Deb, Gr8t pic's... what i'd like to know is how you got the soft panniers on and off the bike without removing the seatjust stopped my otherhalf from getting me soft pans 4 xmas cause of this prob
hi royzx7r & Ritchie 1 make as stated , these are the plastic only ones, (no alloy bar ) they are a bit fiddly to fit as i had to drill out the inner part of the handle bar to make room for the bolts on the ends, also these do not come with the metal connectors which attach to the handlebars further in, if i do them again, i will buy the metal version, also we have oxford heated grips so had to be careful
Ted the answer to your question - Those particular oxford bags have three straps at the top the centre one is supposed to go under the seat , but we found that if you put the last strap through the hand holds of your carrier , and the other two on top, then there are two straps at the front of the bags which attach to the frame just below the side pannels, they are perfectly secure hope this helps Ash
sounds like i am going down the same road as u .
i have a fzr 600 as well as kle and have never used since got the 500
havent had chance to go to far still running in but been all round the lakes and passes round here and find the bike very usefull.
so the trusted old yamaha will have to go .
screen wise i was after one like the one on the couples who both had kle on the trip to spain it looks a lot bigger.
can u put a pic of your bike with your new screen on
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