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 had some bridgestone mud duellers for 60000 miles+ and sold the car with them. Mainly they were on an unladen series 111 landy 2 1/4 petrol so not huge amounts of power to wear them out but I was still impressed. These were in 7.50 R16 on lwb rims with tubes, everyday driver in the UK with greenlaning and muddy weekend trials. Prior to that I had a CJ7 Jeep 4.2l 3sp, 3" lift and 33*12.5*R15 Yokohama Mud Diggers which looked cool but for clayey mud there was too much flotation/ too little weight for them to dig properly. The little landy made mud almost boring, so little fuss did it make of driving through everything!!!
Anyone remember possibly a Top Gear from a while ago with Clarkson stuck on someones big estate surrounded by posh 4*4 stuff all stuck. The estates game keeper drove past, around then uphill past them, parked up to see if they needed a hand in a swb ser11/111? Made everone laugh, was 20years older than the whizz bang stuff they were in!
This in reality was just another illustration that heavy posh 4*4s on road biased too-fat tyres won't get far in the mud despite fancy electronics!
Thats great any info is awesome i have been reading the 4x4 mags in the uk
and there is so much different apinion but i think to get in contact with
someone who has done it or spent sometime there is the best way......
There is a brand over here in the uk called insa turbo and these are becoming popular and seems to do the job.
Any more info is greatly appreciated.....Many Thank's and drive safe
In EA I used Michelin XZLs, however when I had to replace them in Nairobi I went with locally produced Firestone Stallion's. Local tour ops go for Firestone Translugs which are similar to Michelin XZYs (due to their longevity) however I wanted the MTs for the black cotton soil.
With reference to the BFG muds mentioned above, note the originals (Km) have a different tread pattern to the newer KM2's.
I think you will struggle to find KM2s in Eastern/central Africa yet, supply to the UK has been limited. I would not buy Insa Turbo's for overland use as they are (stated above) remoulds/retreads, most people in the UK buy them for general offroad use, pay and plays etc, but I would have reservations about taking them somewhere where replacements could be hard to find.
Copper STT's perform well, there was some debate over their sidewall strength a while back, not sure if things have changed?
Mich XZL's - excellent mud tire. In 750 size so should find plenty of replacements in Africa (even if its a different tread pattern). If you want a set of these, the ex-MOD places are the place to source them from.
I now that BF GOODRIDGE'S ALL TERRAIN are the king's ....
I am not so convinced, seen a few blow outs on them. In Northern Kenya the gravel is almost like flint and seen them make long cuts right through the side walls. Still believe BFG MT's are the way to go, they have a tougher sidewall and the compound is a lot harder and tougher than the AT's. Did 76000 km's on them up the east side of Africa and down the west, not even one flat.
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