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!
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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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they're a great bike. The engine's built by Yamaha, so is pretty reliable. They're not a very popular bike in the UK as not many people relate the name MZ and trail bikes! A shame really, as it's a very underrated bike.
We took one in last week that was 2 years old, had a genuine 7,000 miles on the clock, was in mint condition and it came in at 1,300 GBP. I just wish I had the spare dosh as I'd have bought it there and then. Needless to say it was bought the same day!
I had a german couple stop by on their RTW trip this summer. They got parts in canada at a yamaha shop because here in canada and the usa this motor is used in a 4 wheeler. So come on by if you get to the states.
Alec just posted a pic of his MZ. I recognized the custom aluminum tank. Met Alec at the 05 Colorado HU Meeting... Ray from Kamloops (DR650) and I (KLR) had wondered how the MZ made out over the past year. Following through Alec's posts, it looks like things went well. Great to hear ....You'll see part of Alec's rubber-gloved hand in the attached pic as he was half way through changing the MZ's oil...Ain't the HUBB great!!
South Africa has a few of them. One is in my shop. It's a 2004 and still a virgin with 0km (showroom demo) from the importer MotoZulu / Thomas in Port Shepstone.
Will probably start to hire it out as soon as I got rid of some of my older bikes.
Very nice bike. I used to have a Mastiff which was eventually converted to Baghira wheels. I did not really enjoy the stiff handling and hard tire sidewalls of the wide 17" road tires although the grip was excellent. Never dared to try the Mastiff on dirt feeling too sorry for the beautiful polished rims.
The Mastiff (geometrically identical with Baghira HR except shorter swingarm, same forks) handled and performed very well on dirt roads.
Some of the best brakes ever put onto a semi - offroad.
Bit heavier than my personal favourite Suzuki DR 650 SE
Yes, it is a good bike for overlanding, a bit tall, uncomfortable seat(will have to 'have a second go at it'!), could be lighter, but still not a bad weight in comparison to some. Can't be too bad, I travelled 30,000 miles last year in the Americas'. Odo' now reads 50,000 miles. Handling is superb, it is a far better bike than I am a rider!
You asked if I had any difficulties, :-
Sidestand welded four times, possibly due to being strapped down many times on ferries, planes and in containers.
White Power rear shock leaked at 42,000 miles - repaired in Buenos Aires.
One back wheel bearing failed at 43,000 miles.
Oil consumption worsened - rebore and new valve guide rubbers sorted this upon return to UK this year.
Had to renew rear caliper this year.
Spares :- Pattern sprockets were available in South America, but Yamaha dealers in USA were less than helpful on this issue!
Oil filters available everywhere.
Rear pads available in South America, but no front pads.
Good fuel consumption - up to 70 mpg.
Yes Alec I made it home to Canada. Heck of a desert west of Colorado to Salt Lake City. Dr650 never missed a beat despite my best intentions of seizing it in the heat. This year I got down to Oregon. The engine is not burning oil at all! Hence my Hubb name! This is my first newbie post. Sorry for busting in on this thread but I don't have the posts to message you. Nice to see your bike again. No dents! Regards Ray (Dr650 dreadnought)
Hows it going, i new it was your bike as soon as i saw the umbrella handle sticking out the back, but it needs the christmas tinsel back down the front forks. Hope your well mate. Skip ( Pete from Christmas in Ushuaia last year)
Great to hear from you and to know your still travelling, I see from you profile that Russia may be on the agenda - would make a great trip. I'm thinking of heading that way in about five years time when I retire and have a bit more cash!!!!!!!
I'am back in the country untill christmas, came back a couple of months ago. I put the old Tenere into retirement and heading to Australia some time in Jan. I've been in touch with a bike shop in Perth and have a new Suzuki on order. Is it really a year since we were all in Ushuaia, a lot of miles have been covered and a lot has happened since then. What are you up to any plans....
All the best Pete
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