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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one man operation...George Dimos
address K A feburary 184
tel 06510 79335 note the first 0 will change to a 2 in 2003
cost...he worked on my bike a whole day and asked 77 euros
has the basic parts,can get anything else overnighted from Athens.
He really knows the Adventure well...and gets to the heart of the problem...super well organized shop..great guy.
Mister Giovanni is an old Enduro Rider with lot of skill... not too mutch words but very effective. There is also Mr. Erri that is a little more comunicative... the whole family rides enduro Bikes and they had founded and run the local Motor Club and Racing Team...
Pietro (aka Badwolf)
Pietro Tosetti (KTM EGS 640 Adventure R 2001 "PRIS") &
Patrizia Coari (Honda Dominator 650 "Brontolo")
Milano - GFC 23 & 24 - EChM 499 <A HREF="http://www.pitpat.it
A</A> volte un atteggiamento rigido e' conseguenza di una paralisi.
KTM Dealer in Togo. They are located about 3 to 4 kilometers east of the Ghana border on the coastal road. They carry a good range of spares and accessories and some tires. I dealt with Michelle - a 3 time Dakar competitor.
Turns out there's a KTM dealer in Lusaka Zambia as well! At the moment, they cater mostly to the scrambler/enduro crowd and the rapidly growing MX bunch, but maybe if more RTW or trans-Africa bikes were seen in Lusaka they'd start stocking LC4 and Adventure bits as well.
As it is, they have on hand some useful basics that might work out(air filters, brake pads, cables, some apparel, levers, twist grips, tyres, spokes etc) but again the parts might not fit the larger bikes. If you're really in a fix, though, hey can order what you need from South Africa.
The owners (Julie and Ray) have been riding KTMs for over 20 years, and have trained a local mechanic to fix them. I think they're moving out of their garage soon to the MX track South of Lusaka on the road to Livingstone.
Contact them at (260)-96-757-757. Give them a ring and maybe you'll decide to explore the waterfalls and wilderness of Zambia rather than just flying through it like most riders do on their way to somewhere else. There are miles of underexplored areas of this country...come have a look.
tel 0034 972221063
fax 0034 972223095 firstname.lastname@example.org www.basoli.com
Cost- good, i orderded a lot of spares there, got mich deserts for 117 euros, sahara 3 for 83euros,(both rears)
The blokes on the counter speak next to no english but are friendly and willing, also a very good english speaking mechanic in their workshop.
The shop is hard to miss with a big orange KTM sign on the highway (Barcelona road) about 1.5 KM from the centre heading south on the left.
Its on route 43 next to the intersection with 13 under the bridges.
The owner, mechanic, salesman, all around good guy is Nobuya Yamashika. He really knows LC4 and LC8 engines, WP suspension, and electrics. His little shop is immaculate, his prices more than fair, and is one of the few KTM dealers in all of Japan who has any sort of stock on hand. He speaks no english, but no worries. Highly recommended.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius - William Blake
Dennis Irvine Superbike Centre (Always go here now).
164/168 Hoburn Street, Aberdeen, Scotland. www.disuperbikes.co.uk
Tel: 01224 590077, Fax: 01224 590095.
Dennis is helpful and his mechanic's young but knows his stuff.
Jim Aim Motorcycles
147 Swan Street, Sible Hedingham, Nr Halstead, Essex. CO9 3PT.
Tel: 01787 460671. Fax: 01787 462570.
Helpful and friendly. (Also Husaberg).
Surprised not to see-
Bracken Motorcycle Workshop.
330 St James Road, London, SE1 5JX. www.bracken.co.uk
Tel: 02072 321814, Fax: 02072 3194438
Not so friendly, but in London to be expected. They are THE KTM place in UK. And Touratech.
I have a brief update on the KTM Lusaka dealership posted by Hunter Nielson some 18 months ago, run by Julie and Ray Wilson.
They still cater mainly for the MX crowd, but the mechanic, Charles, performed a very thorough service on my 640 Adventure. Julie threw in lots of sandwiches & drinks while we worked on the bike, and when I accidentally snapped a crucial banjo bolt for my oil filter, they were kind enough to send their daughter Abi to chauffeur me around the various auto spares stores in Lusaka for several hours trying to find a replacement.
They are moving to new premises in the next two weeks, for which the contact details are as follows:
Julie and Ray Wilson
Ph: +260 96 757 757
The new address is about 10kms before you reach the city on the road from Livingstone.
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