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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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.'
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Sahara Travel ForumTopics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
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I'm travelling in the Libyan sands.
Who can recommend a good sand tyres (like Michelin XS)? Got to fit the standard Discovery, eg 700x16.
PS I started this topic under "Discovery Roof Racks" but the sand tyre correspondence has grown.
(Also I've got a roof-rack now, too!)
Tyres have got a lot better since the XS came out 30 years ago and I am happy not to use them anymore - go for a normal AT pattern (like BFG) - you may not believe me but they work just fine at 1 bar in the dunes, are quieter and behave normally in the wet - plus of course they come in Discovery sizes and tubeless - another good idea - see: http://www.sahara-overland.com/updates/part2.htm
------------------ Author of Sahara Overland and the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, among other things
Thanks for your invaluable sand tyre advice -Still confused on tyres-and-tube choices.
My Land Rover Discovery handbook tells me I can't use tubes with tubeless wheels?
I thought all wheels were wheels?
Tubeless rims have a ridge or lip to located the mounted tyre (oys what make taking them off so hard) - when tubes are fitted this can rub on the lip - theoretically - and cause punctures.
But using tubes on a very damaged tubeless tyre is an approved get-you-home measure (but one you wont find in the makers manuals.
So you may have to change to tubeless rims - a good idea even for the desert, IMHO
Theoretically, that's correct. Practically, although Discovery steel rims are designed for tubeless tyres,I've been driving on them with inner tubes fitted for over three years and never had a problem. I suppose the inner surface of the tyre has a greater effect on the condition of the tubes. I'm now changing to Wolf rims and hope they are going to be just as good, only stronger.
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