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've been lurking for some time now. Finally got up the courage to register. I ride a Ninja 650R and a Yamaha TTR 230. Looking to maybe sell my TTR for a dual sport, or keep it and just get myself a dualsport. Since I'm in California, I cant just take my TTR out on the roads here. So, I am considering a DRZ 250, sat on a few and know already I'm going to have to do some kind of lowering or seat shaving or some good old fashioned leg pulling before I take it out. I am planning a 2 week adventure in Baja for September. Can't wait!
Welcome to the site Vroomer. That's a nice part of the world you're in.
Don't rush to get a big heavy dual sport bike think nice light road legal trail bike. Try the XT250 or Kawasaki super sherpa they've got nice low seats straight out of the box. I love my XT250 it does everything I want from trail a bike.
In Baja you can ride your non California legal bike on the roads there ... as long as you have head and tail lights. (bring your registration for the bike) I think your TTR230 has lights, no? I did 1500 miles of mostly dirt on my green sticker only XR250R. Fantastic. Only as far as Mulege' but lots of great trails.
Also check out the Kawasaki KLX250S (the new one, came out in '08 I believe). Super Sherpa looks good too, but heavier than your TTR, but maybe better on road and for carrying stuff? Try them all!
A more expensive option might be the Yamaha WR250R (street legal) expensive but a good performer.
Lots of ways to lower bikes:
Lowering links (like Kouba links or others can bring it down about 2 inches)
Trimmed down seat (last option)
raise fork tubes in triple clamps.
Two weeks in Baja should be awesome. Hopefully you are going with someone who knows the good routes. There are many options. Watch out for Pre-Runners. (buggies)
I was away for a bit, but now I'm back.
Anyway I've decided on the KLX 250. I will need to lower it some. I put my TTR up for sale, God I can't wait for it to sell. Although it will be a sad day to see it go. But, can't get the new bike until I sell the old.
I've been riding in Baja since I was about 10 I am familiar with a lot of the trails especially up around the southern San Felipe area. My Dad lives there and I try to go every couple of months, or when ever SCORE has a race. I am missing this years 500 though. Too bad.
Well first Welcome to the site from Sunny England Hehe
Originally Posted by Vroomer
Hi there, I cant just take my TTR out on the roads here.
Sorry I cant help with this question but can only assume it is State law!!
I know when i was posted to Seattle, 2nd Bn 75th Airborne Rangers I rode a Rangers bike for him, (he didnt fancey the ride) to Ft Bragg N Carolina & got stopped by the old bill
I just explained I was English Solder on attachment to bragg from Ft lewis they just let me go never did get told off or get a ticket aparently as i was passing through I was ok???
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