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 been looking around for a nice bike to start learning allroad/offraod riding and do some traveling on. Searching for the bike to meet my requirements i ended up looking at xt600/660's, TTR600, ktm 640's, klr's, Honda NX650,XR600/650, DRZ400, DR350, DR650.
And then i spotted the KLX650 (C not the R/A) and i wondered why i never heard of this bike... Its like a perfect allround bike in my eyes with good springs, mpg, reliable engine and best of all its cheap. I did some little search and i don't see people doing any long distance traveling on this bike. Is there something im missing out or is it just one of those bikes the masses somehow missed...?
KLX's were imported to Europe, I owned a UK spec 1994 model.
For some reason, it's the only bike I've ever owned that I didn't "gel" with?
They never really caught on, might be more popular in France than anywhere else? Having owned a DR600, if I was buy a big Jap trailie again, I'd opt for a variant of the TT600/TTR600 if trailriding or a DR650or Honda Dominator. All are aircooled & possibly easier to work on and probably have a greater choice of aftermarket parts than the KLX?
One of the issues with the KLX was that the CDI box was mounted to the inside of the rear mudguard & under full suspension compression, the wheel was known to hit the mudguard & damage the CDI box. There is a fix for it I think.
Also note that KLX's require cam removal for valve adjustment. If you're in the middle of nowhere, you might appreciate the screw & locknut adjustment of the DR/NX/TTR.
Be sure to keep an eye on your oil level on the NX. I had an XL600R, same motor as the NX. This motor runs extremely HOT, so if you ever get out of the coolness of the UK, then I'd be using GOOD synthetic oil.
This motor also uses some oil normally when run hard. Check daily, and learn the correct method of checking: Bike must be FULLY HOT to get accurate level check.
Also, the electrics (for a Honda) are not great. Battery is too small/weak for the bike, DO NOT let the battery run low, it will cost you your Stator (about $400 USD). Keep the battery strong and fresh.
Sub Frame is weak, will bend or break if overloaded and then run on rough roads. (I bent mine and have seen others break when abused)
Keep eye on wheel bearings and swingarm bearings if running in water.
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