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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I live in Kyrgyzstan and bought a 2008 KLR. It came from the States and had 3200 mile showing. I believe the bike had more miles on it when I bought it. This is my second summer with the bike and it now has over 12000 miles on it. I have done nothing but put one set of tires on and feed it good oil every 1500 to 3000 miles. It does vibrate, not excessively, and has started to use more oil. With highway speeds after 500 mile, in one day, it took one liter. There is a sticker that says the doo was done.
It is getting cold and I will not be able to ride. I know I need to adjust the valves but what else might I look at doing? Don't mind working on the bike when I cannot ride but hate working on it when I should be riding it!
What about bearings? fork seals? or the big questions, doing the 685cc up grade? Also, what would be the good in an after market exhaust?
Thanks for any and all advice. One major problem is getting parts. I must order everything. Yes, I can get stuff here that will work but good quality is hard to find here.
I owned a KLR 2008 model too. It has 60,000km now since bought in October 2008. To date, I have done a valve check (all within limits), change spark plug, flush and replaced coolant but no bearing change or doo hickey. Yes, the bike does eat up lubrication oil a bit depending on my speed along the highway. Other than that the bike works flawlessly. However, in Malaysia where I lived, the KLR is not a popular dual-purpose bike may be we do not go off road often. Just my opinion that is.
As for spare parts, I do not know how to help you out from here. The KLR is manufactured in Thailand and Malaysia has a big market for Kawasaki bikes. By far, it is the cheapest bike in Malaysia. So, parts not a big problem here.
Thanks Amzah for sharing your information. Wow! 60,000 km! That is very impressive for as little repairs you have had to put into it. Keep on Keeping on. I believe mine has more miles on it than is shown. Me thinkest the odometer was turned back, or a different one put in.
I have a 2008 KLR with 80,000 km. No problems at all. It does burn some oil at highway speeds, but not excessive. I have never done the Doo, and I have never heard of a 2008 or newer engine exploding from a faulty Doo, has anyone else?
The only real problem I have had is with the speedo sending unit at the front hub. I have no working speedo or odometer, not a big deal since the GPS handles these duties anyway. I really should look at getting it fixed over the winter.
Change your oil regularly, keep a close eye on the chain and sprockets. Had the valves done last year, they where long overdue. My rear shock and fork springs will be replaced this spring with new Progressive Suspension.
Good luck with your KLR, its a great bike, have fun and ride safe.
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