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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I've been inspired... I've now got a KLE in kit form, 1001 rusty or oily pieces. I'm hoping to send the frame for blasting and powdercoating next week, but I'm not sure I'll go for as brave a colour scheme as yourself !!
In hindsight in terms of durability i think a standard flat colour would be a better choice as the colour i have chosen is 2 stage powdercoating (silver base coat and transparent red top coat) and is easily damaged as the top coat can't really key in to the smooth base coat it just chips off or cracks with a small amount of pressure
That is one good looking KLE I really like that red frame and handelbars. Can you please tell me the dimensions of the bars? I have nooticed you mounted high fron fender(which looks good on any KLE ), what cought my eye was the engine protection. Can you tell me anything about it(material, measurements, fitting,...)? Been thinking of this kind a protection for my KLE too.
Clutch cable might be ok but not sure about the throttle and choke cable your best bet would be to take the tank off and have a check and see how much slack there is, keeping in mind when you turn the bars there is less slack
Great job there, really inspiring, congratulations.
Noticed a 800GS in the picture above, how do the two bike compare to each other both on and off road ?
Well aside from the obvious the GS accelerates and brakes better and has better suspension.
On road i find the geometry of the KLE is better it turns in alot quicker and once you get used to the suspension moving it is pretty much on rails it never lets go even when your leaning so much that you grind out the pegs, brake pedal and skidplate (Trackday at mallory park). The GS on the other hand while it will easily match or better the KLE when cornering it always feels like it is pushing the front too much and doesn't feel so secure nearly tucked the front at a fast junction but somehow pulled it back.
Economy the GS wins easily although the KLE is tuned so not a big surprise
Offroad i've never had the same tyres on both so hard to compare. Slow technical stuff i would say the KLE is best its lighter and throttle is less snatchy, faster bumpier stuff the GS is better the suspension copes better and engine has more torque, the KLE is limited by its suspension it crashes about and the exhaust bottoms out easily
Personally my ideal bike would combine the looks, suspension, brakes and power of the GS with the geometry, weight, simplicity and sound of the KLE
Thanks for the reply, I am a big fan of the KLE500 although when I was looking for one last year I was seduced by the KLE650 engine and have been moding the bike to a more adventure type bike with 19" front wheel and a bit more suspension travel but not as much as the KLE500. Am off to Morocco in a week with a mate on a F800GS so it will be interesting. I rode my mates F800 and agree about the front.
I wonder if the 650 engine would go in the 500 frame, it is a pity Kawasaki doesn't do something like this, they have all the bits, KLE500, KLR650 and the KLE650.
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