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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[FONT='Times New Roman','serif']I'll be heading from Bellingham, Washington to Prudhoe Bay in June on my F650GS. Its partly to see Alaska to the top and partly a shakedown ride for October trip to Tierra del Fuego. Looking for ride partners for both trips - pm me in interested.[/FONT]
[FONT='Times New Roman','serif']The 650 is new to me (other bike is an RT - strictly pavement). [/FONT]
[FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Looking for advice from those who have gone before on which tires to put on the F650 for Alaska trip - and later for Latin America trip.[/FONT]
[FONT='Times New Roman','serif']I've narrowed it down to either Metzeler Tourance, for milage or Continental TKC-80, for grip. But, since I've not been up the Dalton Hwy before, not sure which is more appropriate. What's your advice?[/FONT]
[FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Thanks,[/FONT]
[FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Tom
I got fantastic miles out of mine (15,000 odd kms rear and 20,000 front - admittedly was shot to pieces and missing entire knobbles by then)
I'd be embarrassed to admit getting that many miles on a set of tires.
For your long trip, go for the high-mileage tires (tourances). Put a set on in so. California or Arizona - Change in Medellin if necessary (and going to Colombia - recommended - say hi to Tibero there - former Ride West employee). They may even get you to Peru depending on how you are riding (I sort of wandered around a lot). I only put a set of knobs on for doing some off-roading in Bolivia - and took them off soon as I hit Argentina - still lots of mileage on them.
For Prudhoe - I recommend using tourances there as well - except if you want - change to knobs for the ride north from Fairbanks. Ship some (partially worn even) to fairbanks in advance. Essentially you're doing paved road for nearly the entire distance - except for the 800 from Fairbanks to Prudhoe and back. You'd just be wearing out TKC80s for no reason.
I'd be embarrassed to admit getting that many miles on a set of tires.
I should defend myself by saying that that was the first set of tires I had after getting my license, and getting your panniers down on a 300kg bike (with gear) when you have 3 days experience on a GS 500 and 2 on a CG125 is not possible for 99.9% of the biking population....
Let me assure you that there are no chicken strips on any of my tires (8 total) these days.
I also hold the local record for distance covered mid-air on a pizza hut moped, proudest day of my life!
Why not combine the two. I'll get up to Alaska on the tires I have - good for another 2-3 thousand miles. Then put TKCs on for the gravel up and back from Prudhoe Bay then put new Tourances on for the ride home and save the TKCs for Chile. Sounds like a good idea, best of all worlds.
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