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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Hi fellow KLE dudes, Hows about some input regarding what tyres you use and why? I will have to change mine soon (oem trailmax-3500mles), i do more on than off road..(if you disallow my 4" graveled 100mtre drive) It seems that this subject has been touched on but not dicussed in depth, with quite a few makes and models? of tyre available for our beloved kle, it makes sense to have your thoughts yes!
Ps ,yes this is posted elsware sorry moderator man/lady
mine's done 7000miles and still going strong...tot of changing to tubeless when it's time to change tyres though...anyone have any idea whether dats possible?
Hell! there doing good? Mine not so .... I don't think you can have tube less tyres on the kle unless you change the wheels to cast, but tube less tyres with a tube, different story I stand corrected if not possible
goin to get mine serviced by a (cheaper) local mechanic next week i'll let you all know how i get on
Hi all, I've had my KLE since last summer and have since taken it from 2000 miles all the way up to 30000 miles now.
The original dunlops were shot by 8500. replaced them with bt45's great road tyre, 7500 from rear and 19300 from front .
I then put an Avon distanza on the rear and that has done 14000 miles, and has been replaced with the same again.
So for my regular commute I will use bt45 front for good grip and distanza rear for good mileage. Obviously a missmatch that works well for me.
I may try a distanza front after the winter.
HI All, Just had the bike serviced by my "one man band mechanic"...brill job less than a ton, inc fresh front ferodo pads ( wow it brakes now!) what i wanted to say was, he sugested avon distanzer tyres as well
The sintered pads give more bite, but could cause early brake disc wear.
But your life is more important then a brake disc and so its worth the upgrade, Stainless steel brake lines on the front should help sharpen those brakes up.
They made a big difference on previous bikes ive owned.
Hi Royi'll get some braided hoses fitted at 8 or 12000 service
BTW i fitted the mud flap you sent me this w end gone, magic job, cheers
nowhere near the amount of crud on the engine or bash plate now matey...
Just had the rear replaced just short of 5k mles.. had some left but with winter upon us thought better of it, as the front was good for another 4/5k i put another trailmax on the back (keep em matched) when there both shot i'll put a pair of distonas on
I have also had Pirelli Scorpion MT90 S fitment fitted to my KLE and handling seems fine, unfortunately weather has not been good so cant push them to hard, they do seem to be a lot better for road use than the original fitment though watch out for price variations as one shop quoted me £160 fitted to lose wheels and I eventually got them fitted for £106 ,
I think the main difference was the £160 was with new tubes but as mine had only seen 4000 miles with no punctures I was happy not to part with the extra cash.
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