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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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As I was parking up the XT 600 today, the sidestand failed and we both fell in a heap. I wasn't hurt, but I was bloody annoyed. I've never had a sidestand snap, and when I looked at the broken bits I was unimpressed by the quality of it. The stand has snapped adjacent to the weld between the frame fitting and the (light) tubular section. A conversation with Yamaha led to the advice that I take the bike to a dealer so that they could assess the damage "in the context of the machine". I suppose they wanted to see the bike and work out whether it had been abused - gosh, I might even have gone off road, or attempted to ride round the world, carrying luggage (the audacity of it). If Yamaha want to boast about their tough adventure machine, they could at least fit a decent stand. I have ordered a spare as I need to use the bike. I could try another approach to Yamaha - but to be honest, by the time I go to the dealer (35 miles) wait a week or two for a decision, then go back for my new stand (if I get one), the whole exercise isn't worthwhile.
I accept that the 19000mile bike is three year old and out of warranty, but I still think that this is unacceptable. The point of this post (apart from letting me blow off steam) is to suggest that you have a look at your sidestands. (Now I'm going away to calm down - thanks for listening). When I work out how to get my photos smaller than 40k I'll post them.
Hi I am sure I saw some new XT side stands on e bay a few days ago I bought one a while back for about £10.
The stand on my XT 3AJ is fine even after 18 years the newer TTR has had 2 new stands so I am guessing they dont build them like they used to.
Thanks Bolla - but I've got on and ordered on from a local dealer (non Yamaha) just to get it done with. Had another conversation with Yamaha but the customer service people are stuck to the company line that I have to take the bike and bits to a dealer for a decision. They won't accept photos and the stand returned to them. Like I said , it isn't worth all the hassle. It's not what I expected from an XT.
To the bike's credit the only other damage is scuff marks on the bar end weight and the clutch lever.
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