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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-Reduce air-pressure. 20 PSI.
-Clean your tyres
-Brake carefully and early. Use rear brake more then you are used to.
-Accelerate carefully, weight backwards
-Lean forwards in bends
-Keep your feets on the pegs
Bugger me that was ýnterestýng. Slýpped lýterally out of Erzerum towards Cat and Býngol. Snow and ýce on the road stopped the trucks and a few jacknýfed. Kept goýng týll I had no tractýon and the snow started agaýn, 40ks all I managed. Turned around wýthout fallýng over and slýpped and slýd back down the hýlls to Erzurum and took the maýn road to whatever the town ýs whos name I cant remember 200ks west. Stýll cold and snow all the way but ýts not snowýng here. Probably dýdnt help havýng 36psý ýn the tyres. Thanks Alýbaba.
Well done! I think snow riding has huge potential and probably deserves a forum of its own! I've done a bit in London - it always brings the festive spirit out in the couriers - the big problem here isn't traction, because the snow hardly gets a chance to settle, but snow sticking to your visor. What a shame BMW don't sell heated visors any more.
Well, done!! Glad you made it!
Yes snowriding is fun, but it's best when you are prepared.
Snow sticking on the visor is bad, but it's not to difficult to build a heated visor if you like.
When I drive slow I open the visor and when I drive fast the snow blows off. Eeeehh, that's the plan, when it doesn't work I wipe the snow away with a rubberwiper on the thumb of my glove but it might be hard to find gloves like that in Turkey..
Well Alibaba my snow riding is improving, it would be better without 100kgs of gear on the bike mind you! I lowerred the tyre pressures..much better. I have had to cross two passes of 2200m both ice and snow bound. It is impossible to ride on the road proper due to the thick layer of ice..not to mention trucks sliding hoplessley down the hills. I found if I rode on the verge in the soft snow I could manage walking pace without too much trouble...just be careful of culvits! I almost ended up of the side upside down when i rode across one under the snow, a bit to far to right I think!
When its gusty quite hard to stop the bike wanting to slide across the road..freezing snow meant I rode without visor or glasses..mm that culvit!
Head on down to the mediterranean coast via k-maras to Mersin then follow it back up around to Istanbul. A couple of weeks of warm heaven with no snow... be sure to stop in kas. great place...
I used to ride off road year round in Michigan, including snow and ice. Its easy, just stud up your tires. Get knobbies, a power drill and a bunch of sheetmetal screws and go to work. you cant have too many studs, especially in back. With marginally studded tires, traction is about like mud. More studs gets better and faster. Have fun.
I just crossed the Pamirs in Tajikistan and a few passes in Kyrgystan during an unseasonably cold late October. There were 7 or 8 passes over 3000m, the highest at 4655m, and a total of 60km of ice and snow (mostly ice). After lowering my tyre pressure (road tyres) and falling off 20 or 30 times I discovered that winding rope around both front and back tyres works a treat! I had much more traction and much less sideways sliding movement, which is the main problem on ice. And with a motorbike you can weave your way between the jacknifed trucks! Had a problem with the brake pads freezing to the disk, solved by pouring hot tea on them.
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