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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Reliability - Honda
Engine - Ducati power and noise
Exhaust - Loud and safe
Seat - A sheep
Parts & Support - BMW & rescue book
Ease of Maint - KTM 640 Adventure
Electrics - Anything Japanese
Economy - Any big single
Suspension - KTM 640 Adv
Range - KTM etc
Dropability - KTM etc
Headlights - KTM + HID
Oh man, Jerome - you and your loud piped Adventure. =P
Well for one the KTM's electrics are Japanese so thats not an issue. As for parts I don't think you can beat Honda. Especially for something really common in the XR series.
Engine - you want power? Try the Suzuki DL1000 engine in their V-Strom.
Ease of maintenece - I think this might be some British sense of humor that is lost on me? Lets see if I recall the oil change procedure on the KTM 640 Adventure - take off the bash plate (5 bolts) and undo 2 bolts at the bottom of the engine to drain oil. Use Very Thin Arm to undo the 2 little bolts on the front frame tube. If not in possesion of a VTA then borrow somebody's or if nobody around, take off the tank. Watch oil splurt out of the bottom front frame tube until it stops. Remove the front frame tube oil filter with some sort of wrench or tool since nobody can get their hands in there no matter how VTA! Now on to oil filter #2 which is conveniently hidden behind the rear brake pedal. Once you've managed to get the pedal mostly out of your way, proceed to undo this banjo bolt remembering the correct order of the tubes and copper gaskets that hold this contraption in place. More bolts for the oil filter cap... and finally reach in there with your VTA and pull out the oil filter. Surely after we get clean oil filters back in there and get the contraption back together, we can just fill it up with oil and be on our merry way? Hahahah! Kronreif and Trunkenpolz have more "Adventures" in store for us! After filling the engine with oil (carefully measured!) now we fill up the front frame pipe! Make sure you carry a tube thin enough and long enough to fit between your fairing the the front engine pipe at the top fill hole. Now poke a hole in your oil container's cap and fit that tube in there. We will now attempt to fill that pipe up with oil passing through an impossibly thin tube at a very slow rate without losing our patience and using German swear words.
Should I describe the wonderful access to the valve cover bolts for quick and easy checking of the valves?
Hey, enjoy yourself in Central America Jerome!
who's tall and has VTA's to go along with his KTM 640 Adventure
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius - William Blake
I do the service on my 02mod Adv myselfe.. Changing oil and filters, adjusting valves, and cleaning (and oiling) airfilter takes about two houers. Thats not to bad is it? Think the Ktm dont deserve that bad rep. do they??
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