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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I've broken 7 spokes in my front wheel. After the first 3, I replaced all of them. Then replaced 4 more. It's always the disk side at the hub. The last one popped while I was sitting at a stoplight. Anyone else had this trouble?
There seems to be a problem with several wheels, almost apearing during the first 1000-6000km. Heard that some peopel were in serious troubbles after a pokes broke on the motorway. Best will be to ask on
yes! there are more.....
i found in germany 5 people with spokes ruptures, even with a broken leg when he hit the tarmac
these problems are from 2000/2001
myself had the same experiance on the highway with a blow out tire in the front, i dont have to tell you wat this means.my bike is from 2002 with 6000 km.
for me the problem is the bore holes in the hub, they are not in line with the spokes and rim, and they all braek on the place they leave the hub.
this is a safety item, and must have the highest priority for ktm, but there are NO service bulletins with the dealers.
KTM shame on you!!!!!!!!! must people get killed????
i wrote a letter to KTM 2 weeks ago, till now no reply.
Just to add my two penneth, the same front tyre blow out routine happened to me a week or so ago while travelling through Iran. A spoke snapped on nice flat tarmac for no apparent reason at 100 kph and mashed the innertube. It was the third spoke to go in three months and 10'000ks but the only one to hole the tube. It was a very scary moment and not one i wish to repeat.
Anyone any suggestions on remedial action on the bike or suggestions on getting together as a group and lobbying KTM to get them to sort it??!!
Safety-'wiring' the spokes is good enduro-practice. However, the wheel might get more rigid and thus LESS 'strong'. To stop the spokes from flopping around you can tie-wrap the crossings and this does not make the wheel less flexible. The age old enduro-practice was wrapping electricians tape around the crossings, but tie-wraps are far easier and quicker. The disadvantage they have in respect to tape is that the cut ends can be quite sharp and will cut your knuckles when washing the bike. I still use tape. Nowadays it's available in several colours so you can colour-match or -mismatch it.
Oh, to be complete: on the front wheel you only need to tape the ones on the disc side. If your bike has twin disc, well, you'll have to do all.
On the back it depends on wether your bike has a transmission-damper. With one, agian only the disc-side needs to be taped. If not, well, once again out of luck.
You'll need only 2" of tape per crossing and
start the tape in such a way that the end will be be with the direction the wheel turns on the outsine of the wheel. Less ends get flapping that way.
Pulling the tape is better then cutting it. For some strange but practice proven reason, the pulled ends stick better.
KTM wants to know what the spokes are torqued to. I don't have a torque wrench for the spokes. Talked to my dealer, funny thing they don't have one either! Love the bike, but this spoke thing is becoming a pain. How many spares do I bring on a ride?
I got a call from my dealer today. The spare spokes I ordered had come in. Then the service department called and said KTM is shipping me a new front wheel, should be in ina few days. They said they hadn't had any other complaints, but sent me a wheel. I guess I'll put the new one on and see what happens. A response in 2 weeks, not bed. I'll keep you posted.
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