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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Yamaha TechOriginally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
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My new XT600E has some Pirrelli MT21 Rallye offroad tyres fitted. I don't really want to ride on tarmac with these knobblies. I have been told that Metz Tourance tyres are my best bet the trouble is I can't find anywhere to supply the damn things! Can anyone please tell me where I can get hold of a set in the UK? Preferably somewhere that you have personally used. Most sites list them in their products but try and order them and you are told they are out of stock and hard to get hold of...
All I seem to be able to get locally is BRIDGESTONE TRAILWINGS and I have heard some terrible stories about these being fitted to XT's. My second choice is Dunlop Trailmax but again they appear hard to get hold of in my sizes - 90/90 21 and 120/90 17 (both S rated - no need for fast tyres cos I don't ever go faster than about 70Mph).
I think the Dunlop 607 would be a good choice, is is a good alround performer with excellent wet weather qualities.
Try a 130/80 17 as a option for the rear.
Stay away from the Bridgestone Deathwings if at all possible.
Pirelli supply a Scorpion AT which is quite good, they also have a ST as well but I have never tried them.
Some places to find them, I have used these without any problems.
I've got Tourances on my XT which are only really useful for occasional and hard packed trails. They are quite a road bias tyre and the hubby got 11k kms out of his before he needed to change the rear tyre but he says they always felt a bit dodgy on the XT so he's gone back to using Trail Wings.
I've got Trail Wings on my other bike - a Yamaha Tricker - and in my opinion they are better tyres for off road because the aggressive tread is much better on the tracks.
Once my Tourances are worn down a bit more, I'll be going back to Trail Wings.
Does anybody have some experience with Bridgestone Trial Wing 302?
I bought Yamaha TT600R with new TW 302, as I'm going on a 15 000 km trip this summer, would they be a good choice for Central Asia.
If yes I would then buy another pair of the same for reserve.
Bridgestone says this:
The DTC technology in the rear tyres contributes to long mileage and fine cornering grip. TW302 is the only Trail Wing pattern with DTC technology, making the TW301/302 combination one of the premium lines of Bridgestone's trail wing.
But when I look at tham they don't seem like a "long life" tire.
The problem with my bike is that dimensions are
That means that I have a very limited choice even here in Europe, probability of finding those anywhere east of Bulgary is very small.
Is it really a good idea to fit tyres a completely different size than those put on by Yamaha? My owner manual gives the following sizes:
I'm going to show myself up here by asking what these measurements represent. Depth, width etc..
You are right though, Michelin does indeed recommend fitting ANAKEES -
Can someone please kindly explain why they would do this and advise me to either take the advice or ignore it.
It is a common alternative, I a 130/80 it on a Honda Dominator and Transalp, both come with 120/90. The Dominator had both sizes listed in the manual.
I believe the reason is the 130/80 when fitted on the rim has the same or similar profile as a 120/90; the extra width (130) goes into the height making 90. That’s the theory, in practice I have never felt any difference. The 130 does look a bit larger on the bike but not by much, it may have a slightly larger foot print.
If it's recommended by the tyre manufacturer you should not have any issues re type approval or safety.
Off road, tyre size, brings in some different issues.
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