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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Cannot comment on the best tyre as I am in same position with first set still on the bike. i have just over 2,500 miles on the clock and the back tyre is looking well worn, maybe another 1,000 miles if I am lucky. I am surprised at the limited life of the rear as I do not give the tyres a hard life and regularly check pressure. Is it normal to get such a poor distance out of the rear tyre?
Would also be interested in which tyre provides good grip and long life.
on my fazer a back last about 4,000 miles thast with a michelin battle aces and medium compound i think the tyers witch come on new bikes are always sort compound so they worm up really easy so they stick to the road witch makes the bike handle better so there a better first inperson when you first get on bike if i was you i would get a med to hard compound tyer they will last you about 6 or 7000 on the kle with is gr8 if your on a low in come like me (student)
I ve got the Avon Distanzias last month. Unfortunately I came off the bike 2 days ago in a round about in France.
The road was wet, I did not go very fast, but the rear wheel lost grip and slided away.
So I can't recommend the Distanzias in wet conditions.
I suppose the stock tire coming with the bike was Dunlop trailmax (correct me if I'm wrong). They lasted 8000 miles. I was rather unsatisfied with its dry/wet performance. It was always slippery with it and cornering was not as fun as it should be. Now I am on enduro 3 with 9100 miles on them. They probably won't last any longer but I enjoyed the ride EXCEPT for its noise on tarmac and the vibration it delivers to the topcase. If you are not riding dirt, stay away from enduro 3.
Thanks, you're probably right maybe there was an oil slick on the road?
I'm fine and the bike is hardly damaged. I've got the SW-Motech crash bars on, which protected the bike well. Only problem is they are now closer on this side. I just hope the crash bars are bent and not the frame
I was quite satisfied with the Trailmax, but the rear lasted only 3K miles / front 6K miles. That's why I wouldn't go for it anymore.
hi thanks for all your feedback
thinking of the avons as the local bike shop said about them just before i asked you guys
the trailmax rear looks like a slick but the bike shop said still a little tread left
but it looks shot to me and only got 3070 miles out of it
Any info on stiffer fork springs ,any one fitted ,worth it or not
I fitted progressive fork springs a few months ago and it was a huge improvement.
It gets stiffer at the front and the handling is much better.
I've got Wirth springs (got them for about 50 quid new on Ebay), but I think it doesn't matter which ones you use?
I also raised the rear a little bit which was an improvement for handling and clearance.
Due to this I don't even have the problem with the side stand anymore (not safe standing).
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