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.'
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I bought tyres from the sole (at the time) TKC importer in Turkey in Antalya and had them sent by bus to BMW Istanbul which was on my route.
BMW Istanbul had Tourances etc but not TKC's then.
I fitted new in Istanbul and carried others from there-
Very difficult to find tyres for regular European mid/large cc bikes in these places though maybe the bigger Turkish cities might be ok but I didn't go to any. I'd suggest fitting something hard wearing like Mitas E-07 or similar and also make sure you carry inner tubes as those are also pretty difficult to find.
2,5 years ago there certainly didnt seem to be many tyres available for big bikes between Eastern Turkey and Thailand. Even in Thailand & Malaysia you can find them, but its not like in Europe or Oz. Also if you go to Indonesia, they´ll be rare.
But then I didnt really have to start seaching for them, as I was carrying spares. Could be possible in some big cities (but still a pain to try to locate them, I believe).
Bought Mitas tyre in E Turkey (from dealer in Istanbul, had it sent).
Iran: big bikes are banned, so no tyres available.
Pakistan: if you are stuck in one of the big cities try to find the mechanic that looks after the few big cop bikes. He *might* be able to find you one, if you are stuck.
India: I've read of reports of some tyres being available in Delhi and Goa.
Nepal: you may or may not find a tyre in Ktm. But, if you made it here you might as well wait until you land in Bkk, there are lots of tyre shops there.
Delhi, Kaulson Racing ...... GO !!!!!!!!!!!! For KRP I just turned up and got an India made rear (£30) for my X Challenge off the shelf, with some notice he can get pretty much anything.
Had no problems getting tyres in south Turkey, they had to be shipped from Istanbul to the local bike shop but got there in a couple of days
Coming from the other direction I only saw a set of Tubeless tryre for a big-bike ( R1150GS) in Shillong in NE India, I could hardly believe it !
Accross the Himalayas forget it, same India.
SEA was OK as Malaysia has a large and pretty strong BMW club and tyres aren't "too" difficult to get, say a 2 day wailt.
I just changed my Hindeneau K60's after an amazing 15,000km of very hard riding to Lahore and I waited 5 days for a DHL shipment from home ( Oz ). I've not gotten more than 10,000km from ANY tyre before and I eblieve them as good as the TKC's in the heavy-going, so would recommend them.
Other option of carrying sounds good and I did this accross Oz, but it made the tail-heavy and was a pain in the cross-winds, plus weight etc. plus changing tools for tubeless.
So conclusion is no, I didn't see anything other than what suits Honda 50cc to 125cc bikes from Thailand to Lahore ( Shillong excepted).
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