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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I'm new to this site and new to the kle500 , i love the bike but the side stand terrifies me !!it always looks as if me bikes going to roll off and hit the bottom. has anyone fitted a centre stand to a 2005 model? If ye have where did ye get it and do you have to remove the side stand? Oh and how much was it? Cheers .. ANO..
hi i have the stand fitted on my bike the side stand is not touched u have to take pegs off and put bracket behind the foot pegs.
it is the best add on to put on bike cleaning,doing the chain or any working on bike is made easy plus i got my side stand shortend by 1/2 inch as i was sick of not been able to put it down without leaning over other side
it is easy to put on centre stand as well
hope this helps
Petre, Check out voleurs thread - KLE 05 with accessories. You will see photo guide to fitting centre stand. It is easy to fit, the only problem I encountered was putting both springs on but it can be done. Side stand remains in place. It may take you a few attempts to master putting bike on centre stand as it is not located on balance point of bike, situated slightly to rear.
I have raising kit on my bike. Easy to remove tie rods (dog bones) and replace. Greatest difficulty I had was removing bolt close to exhaust. I got around the problem by lying bike on ground, just a leverage thing.
Same principal to lower rear of bike
(the Motech one) fit an 07 model?
motech site says 91-05 model, I have called them and they cannot copnfirm if it will fit my bike. I have called kawasaki, they couldn't tell me if there was any difference between the 05 and 07.
any help would be much appreciated.
All the issues modern bike owners have because of no centre stand is really a pain in the _ss. I would rather my KLE be a few kgs heavier and have the convenience of a centre stand than all the aggravation experienced by not having one. MY KLE has probably cost me 3 times the price of an aftermarket centre stand from damage caused by the bike repeatedly falling off the side stand on various occasions. A mid-sized dual-purpose bike with a centre stand will definitely get vote next purchase if I can actually one.
MY KLE has probably cost me 3 times the price of an aftermarket centre stand from damage caused by the bike repeatedly falling off the side stand on various occasions.
Those kick stands are a real design flaw. The guy who sold me my KLE's five-year-old daughter pulled the bike over on top of herself the day before I bought it. She was fine - bike less so. Then, the day I bought it, I stopped on the way home and - voila - dropped it. Since then I have dropped it once more for luck.
Those Mototech centre stands aren't great IMO. I only use mine when I'm working on the bike - and even then I usually tie the front brake lever. It takes very little to pitch it off the stand.
Don't know if this has happened to anyone else but my first Mototech centre stand broke after about 6 months. Mototech replaced it for me no questions.
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