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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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DRZ400s what kind of Klm or miles would you expect from motor
What kind of Klm or miles would you expect from DRZ400s motor. I am looking at a DRZ400S it has 23.000k or 14.000 miles on it I think I can get the bike at a good price is that to many kilometers for a travel bike? I think the Klm has been mainly road.
How do you think the DRZ motors compare to KLR an DR motors as riders have got very good miles out of those motors.
Depends entirely on how it's been looked after. I'd be disappointed if my DR-Z400S lasted less than 60,000 miles, yet I know people who can ruin one in 6,000 miles. At 14,000 you should be fine, so look at other tell-tale signs that the bike has / has not been looked after, such as pitted forks, rusted rims, etc.
With regular oil changes (~4000km) and air filter cleanings . . . a long time. 60,000km should be no problem at all.
If the motor is not burning oil . . . run synthetic. Not for it's heat resistance, which is considerably better because it's REALLY hard to overheat a stock DRZ, but for it's tremendous shear resistance - it's the transmission gears which destroy the long-chain polymers that make up oil (and which protect the engine).
Thank you for your help I am looking at a DRZ400s with 23,000k or 14,000 miles. I think I can get it at a good price as they are not as popular in Australia as the e models. I think the DRZ400s will be a great bike for overseas travel my wife will ride XT250 so I don't see any point in getting anything bigger. I also have aDRZ400e which means I can use the 28lt Safari tank and other bits and pieces.
I have K7 400S with about 42000 km. There has been no issues, except common stator coil failure at about 20000 km. Valves were well in specs at 30000 km but will need adjustment now.
It is excellent bike for slow backroad travel, although quite tiring on long trasit & pavement days.
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