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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I have travelled many thousands of on-road and off-road km's on a BMW with tubeless tyres and suffered my fair share of punctures. Where necessary the offending wheels were fairly easily removed and, other than in one instance (where the tyre was badly holed by a stake ),the punctures fixed with plugs from BMW tool kit. This time I'm staying in my own country and plan to travel right around Australia, mainly on the black top, but on a Harley-Davidson Heritage with wire spoked wheels and tubed tyres. Harleys are b...dy heavy, sure don't balance on a centre stand like my old BM and I would like to hear from any one who has had a flat tyre out in the middle of the outback on one of these beauties and somehow got the wheel off, removed the offending tyre, replaced the tube and got the show on the road again.
Last flat tyre I remember on a Harley was in Death Valley. We just left the bike where it was and went to Las Vegas to get the support van to pick it up! Catch my drift? But seriously: the other time I just put the bike on a big stone to get the back wheel off the road I have to admit I didn´t lift it on my own and then took the wheel out. The rest is wellknown. Dirty and ugly job bur can be done. I wish you luck and no punctures on your trip, Jordi
Last year in Utah at a small gas station/motel there were two couples from New York on rented Harleys. It was very hot out and one of them heard a "pop" come from one of the bikes. They checked, one of the "Fix A Flats" had exploded in the saddle bag. Big mess!
The biggest problem of changing a tire on a harley is not the act of getting the wheel off the bike but breaking the tire bead from the rim. Once you get the bead broken then its pretty easy to change one as long as you have a couple of good tire irons and some dish soap(a must have)for lube to get it on. I always took my wheels to a tire place to get them to break the bead then do the rest myself. now if you were stuck in the middle of nowhere I dont know how you'd do it. maybe a couple of you standing on the tire may break it but I have never succeeded and I have done quite a few harley tires.
on a heritage you can fit the crash bars front and rear which as posted make it a little easier... Failing that if you can get a tree stump or some rocks to place at he corresponding end of the frame, then by pushing against the jiffy stand you can support either end off the ground. Alos as posted breaking the bead is the tricky bit ... On the heritage with tube type tyres its a little easier than the tubeless ones!!
Two pieces of wood about 200 by 25 and a medium G clamp. Said tubes and soap and youre away... Dont forget that there are more Harleys than Hondas in OZ so most people will stop!! good luck mate.
Thanks guys for your suggestions. I tried the g-glamp and 200 x 25 mm timber mentioned by Yan on my trail bike and it works just fine. I have crash bars fitted to the Harley,spare tubes, a small high pressure pump and a truck tube repair kit so things are now looking pretty good for the tour. Thanks again. Duffa
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