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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EP80/90 is a superb chain lube, unfortunately it flings off rather quickly. but itis o ring compatible.
If taking a chain off a bike for any period of time, it is well worth storing it in a small bath of ep90. Being a bit anal, I toothbrush my chain with ep90 when servicing the zrx1100, at the price of o ring chains for that thing, well worth it!
I'm now back from Central-Asia tour, clocked about 23K km. I only used EP oil for chain (DID VM), total about 0,5 liters. Changed front sprocket at 15K.
I really like EP oil as chain oil. I can apply it very precisely on each chain roller gap and seal separately with a very small oil applicator bottle (the bottle was originally sourced with door lock oil from supermarket).
1) You can apply it by hand on right places with high precision (no crappy aerosol)
2) Oil is not sticking to chain -- when chain collects dust or mud, just oil it and the oil will clean all the dust away quickly (oil will attach to dust particles and then these will fly off), so the chain looks almost like new.
3) Available widely
4) Chain oiling process with small oil applicator bottle is much more therapeudic then with aerosol. I found it to be relaxing process and suddenly found that I don't hate oiling chain!
5) If you are going to a short trip, you can only take this very small bottle of oil with you, no need to carry big can of spray.
1) Biggest problem is when it is raining -- it is washed off in minutes, when raining
2) As it is not sticking to chain, it flies off more easily and gets dusty more easily
I oiled chain each day one or more times. Usually after about 200 km or more often when required. On pavement with dry weather it lasts more.
I know it's not the countries you were asking about, but there's a guy in Bishkek that sells chain lube. He has a container in the big container auto parts market west of town off of Chuy Street. 3 or 4 options (all in spray cans).
I may be way out of line, but isn't the lubing for the o-rings, not the chain itself. That's what I've always been told. And therefore it doesn't matter if it flings off so long as the o-rings have been having fun with it first.
I usually lube with oil or ATF at night so it can soak in each night.
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