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.
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08 KLR650 for sale in Ecuador or Columbia late July $3000 ono
Ok, I have an 08 KLR650 with 34,000 miles on the clock for sale in Ecuador or Columbia in late July. I would like $3000 but as I have to sell it I am open to offers. The bike is regestered in California, the paper work is no problem, I bought the bike in Chile and have had no problems border crossing with it.
I am currently in Peru so the bike will have a further 4000 miles or so on it when I come to sell. My flight is early August from Columbia so I need it sold by then. The luggage system is Carabou and is 35 l per side.
I had written the following to a potential buyer in an email so have attached it.
The ferrings are quite damaged and very scratched. The tank is scratched. The mechanics of the bike are very sound but the asthetics are quite rough.
Handle bars and forks are straight, they have never been bent or repaired. Wheels are in good condition, no big dents and no buckles. Bearings are all in good condition, they were all checked in Rio, Brasil. Drive Chain and both sprokets were replaced in Rio, I can´t remeber the brand but it was the same brand that the shop used on their R1s and R6s. By the time I get to Ecuador the rear tyre will need replacing but the front will still have a bit on it. There is no twisting of the frame or the rear subframe, both are in excellent condition. The rear shock and shock assembly are all in excellent condition. The gear box I have not seen inside but it has never missed a beat, I have no reason to suspect any problems in there. I have not had the right side of the engine off as I have not needed to, I´m sure everything is fine in there. I have had the top of the engine and the left side cover of the engine off. The top came off to change the shimms. I did this my self and he current clearances are 20/1000mm for the two intake valves and 25/1000 and 23.5/1000mm for the two exhaust valves. Everything inside the engine looking form the top was in excellent condition.
I had to replace the ballancer chain system because the Kawa doo-hickey is crap and gave out on me. I put in a new ballancer chain sproket and new ballancer chain and a new upgraded spring. This newly installed system has been going well for over 6,000 miles now. The cam chain and sprokets are all in really good condition, Cam chain has more than half its life left so at least another 30,000 miles. Auto cam chain tensioner system is working perfectly.
The carbourator has given me no problems at all even at altitude. The two other bikes I have travelling with are a 2001 and 2002 KLR650. They have been having many problems with their carbs especially but not necessarly at altitude. I have had none of those problems. At the start of the trip I installed an inline fuel filter which has visiablly saved much gunk from entering the carby and the engine.
Brake and clutch leaver are original and undamaged. Mirrors are also orriginal and undamaged. Everytime I have put the bike down I have basically been stopped. The previous owner did the dammage to the ferring. The luggage boxes are 100% water proof still and locking mechanisms are in very good condition, HOWEVER the boxes are very very scratched. It does not affect their strength at all but they are visiablly very scratched. They have been used to prop up the bike to change tyres and tubes etc. They are very strong and can support the entire weight of the bike.
I have tried to think of all that I can, if you have more questions regarding the mechaincs or anything else please let me know and I will answer accordingly. email me for photos.
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