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.'
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India's got plenty of small 80-220cc bikes, plus Royal Enfields, and they got tyres for them. For other big bikes, who knows, you even might be able to find something in the biggest cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata), but could be a nightmare trying to find them - an Indian city of +10 million people is something you want to avoid when travelling on a motorbike!!
If its realistically possible, I would carry my tyres to India. Or you can have them shipped to you, but that wont be cheap.
Contact a HU community in India - tell them EXACTLY what size or sizes
21" .. but a 2.50 a 3.00 or a 90/90 or a 80/90 ...
17 ... 150 ? 120 ?
And a load rating .. a 49 tyre will not hold up a 67 bike for too long!!!
And may be you would add some thing along the lines of
50/50 sealed/dirt relationship ..
Or even tell them what bike, and what you preferences are .. Contientail TKC80 or Metzler 88 or whatever.. give as much info as you can to teh community and they may respond with
"cannot get that tyre here .. but xxx is avalible for yyy. You could get vvv in 2 wekks from HHH "
Major cities (Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai), you should get what you need as there are quite a few bikes here. The 17" tyre should not really be a problem unless you are looking for a specific tyre. The 21" front may be a bit harder to come by (few dual sports here). You could meet a dealer here and tell him that you need the tyre shipped in case you plan to change over to offroad tyres somewhere out of the way.
As your speeds would be lower (than at home), you could also expect less tyre wear. You have not mentioned how long you intend to stay, what you base would be or how far you want to ride.
Hi there, I am planning a trip from Athens, Greece to Kathmandu, Nepal. It is around 7-8 thousands km going. I was thinking of changing my tyres in Delhi and return back. I own a Bmw Hp2 with 90/90-21 front and 140/80-17. I would prefer TKC 80, but any similar would be nice. Not intend to spend a lot time in Delhi so I would like to know if it is possible to find them. You mention something about shipping them. Why to be expensive? Do you have something in mind? (price, etc). Thanks.
If you require tyres or work to be carried out on any big bike then I can highly recommend Delhi's best kept big bike secret. Kaulson Racing Products are the largest importer of big bikes into India and I would be surprised if they cannot help you. They flew my BMW GS1150 from Delhi to Bangkok in January and had tyres to fit.
Their details are:
Vijay and Vinod Kaul
Kaulson Racing Products (KRP)
B-101 Nariana Industrial Area - Phase 1
New Delhi 110028
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