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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hello,ý am a spanýsh boy tryýng to go around the world wýth my honda transalp. ýt ýs from 2005. Now ý am ýn capadoccýa,turkey and ý am travellýng to ýran,pakýstan,ýndýa,nepal,bangladesh; and after that ý wýll see.
my problem ýs that my transalp has about 13700 km so ý wýll have to make the revýsýons of 18000 and 24000 km ýn these countrýes. fýrst of all,ý thýnk there are somethýng as honda dealers there,but do you know ýf they can do that revýsýon?they have the pýeces ý wýll need:fýlters,oýl,...? or ýs better to buy them ýn turkey? or ýs there any other solutýon? anyone knows whých are the thýngs they have to check at 18000 and 24000km?
and ýf you know any other good place to repaýr my býke there (apart from rawalpýndý), tell me,please
it is always worth to visit 'the doctor' in Teheran, if your passing iran. dont know his exact adress but you will find him in the motorcycle part of teheran. his famous there, if he cannot help you, nobody can there..
(ask for the doctor, or doctors alley)
I would stretch the oil change intervals to 10000 km and change the filter only every other time. Modern oils (even cheap ones) and modern engines are so much better these days. I will not carry an air filter, either: it can be cleaned sufficiently well with compressed air. I use the saved space to carry things that are more likely to break, like a clutch cable, brake pads, etc.
If you learn how to adjust valve clearances yourself you will be able to service your bike yourself and learn something about it, which will come in usefull when it breaks down and there is no mechanic around.
I might add that the Transalp is a very low stress engine that is quite tolerant to long service intervals. You should have no problem getting from Istanbul to Bangkok with minimal service. Get everything done in Turkey and you should only need an oil change or two on the way to Bangkok.
Like Simon said, Istanbul is your best bet for service and parts, you can contact the Turkey community for specifics. Ankara is very limited for parts and the dealers there have to order everything from Istanbul. If you can, have things done in Istanbul.
You should also have your tires replaced in Istanbul as well as you won't be able to find these easily along the way.
Best of luck, you have one of the most reliable overland bikes around...
as written above,
to find spare parts : your best chance will be before iran and pakistan (in turkey for example). there are no big bikes in iran/pakistan almost, if you re very lucky, you may find spares, otherwise order by the internet.
to repair : you will find usefull and quite experienced people in tehran, after it s more rare.
search on the site, for other travellers experiences of repair in tehran, there s NOURIANI Company for bmw, they can help you to find the bike district in tehran.
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