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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After viewing several threads on how riders encountered problems with their klr's, I thought it was time to post some positive news.
My 2002, klr650 was bought second hand for my round trip from calgary to Port Renfrew. It had 30,000k on it at purchase and had been well maintained (all services done on time - dealship). Engine and drive train were stock - no doohicky, exhaust, or sprocket changes. Modifications included Dual star bash plate, Renthal handle bars, tall factory windsheild, a sheet of non-skid material on the seat and gel grips. Synthetic oil was used. Previous owner had complete record of service. I have continued same.
The trip covered 3,300k in 6 days. The average speed was 90 to 100k. With over a 100 kilos of gear and rider and riding at 90 to 100k, the klr would use less than 5 liters of fuel per 100k. That's better than 56 miles per gallon.
Oil consumption of hard riding for more than 3,500k used up less than 1/2 of a liter. No oil leaks or smoke. I would say this engine at this mileage is in very good shape and expect it will last a long time without needing a re-build.
The only time I needed pass another car the klr topped 140k per hour before I let off and was in my lane. Power was no problem. You didn't need any more and wouldn't want any less.
I used bridgestone trailwings (new). Cornering was never a concern, nor was riding on the rain. I will state that you must check tire pressure on any bike and insure proper inflation. My failing to do so on my first highway shake down ride, cost me a rear tire and tube. Replaced tire (properly inflated) gave no problems.
This bike is like any other. If it is properly maintained, it is very reliable. If you buy this bike (or any other) because you figure you can abuse it and not maintain it, you will end up on the side of the road, looking rather forlorn.
As compared to any other bike, the klr is a capable, reliable long-distance ride, over any reasonable road surface. And, yes, I would choose it over many others. I put in numerous days of 600 and 700k on the stock seat with no problems. All it took was a peice of non-skid material thrown over the seat. This eliminates your sliding forward, which is 90% of the cause of discomfort. Try it. You'll be pleasently suprised. Admittedly, the condition of your butt does have something to do with the degree of comfort you will have on a bike. O.K., I've got a skinny butt that spends a fair amount of time on a mountain bike. Get your butt in shape before you ride.
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