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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Hi guys , I use syntetic oil in my KLR but I am worry that I may not found full syntetic oil in Central or South America , is it safe for the engine to switch back to regular oil if I change oil filter during the oil change.
To receive the current engine oil certifications (DOT and / or API) an oil must be mixable with any other certified engine oil.
Means you can happily pour API SF semisynthetic together with SJ synthetic. Don't be shy to mix 10W40 with 15W50 or 10W50.
It's not recommended to mix multigrade with single grade oil (i.e. 10W50 with 30W) but it does not mean you can. It's just that you should not expect the mixture to be any better than the worse of the mixture partners. (This is a general rule for mixing different engine oils)
You can mix single grades to get to other viscosities: 1l 10W + 1l 30W = 2l 20W. (Not just engine oils. This is very important for people who love to fiddle with their forks!!!)
Even if you just change the oil and not the filter it's fine.
If you change back to synthetic oil you should change the oil filter, see above about oil mixtures.
Always change the filter together with the oil if you can afford it or drain old oil from the filter before filling.
You shouldn't have any trouble finding either type of oil in Central and South America. Motorcycles are the cheapest form of transportation, so they're highly popular in poorer countries, i.e. Latin America. Which also means that there's lots of motorcycle engine oil available. I never had any problem finding synthetic oil for my KLR anywhere from Mexico to Argentina.
On a side note, I've always used a reusable stainless steel oil filter on my KLR. Highly superior to a paper filter for various reasons, it also has the added advantage of never having to look for an oil filter agian. Athough finding oil isn't a problem, finding the right filter can be. Dual-Star sells them for $65, but it's well worth the investment.
While you're there, I also can't recommend too highly the sub-frame upgrade kit and the monster tubes. Please do yourself a huge favor and at least order these last two products. I personally wouldn't leave home without them, especially if I were travelling south of the border.
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