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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Hi all. I've been off here for a while, me and the missus have just moved to Australia. Naturally I went straight for a bike to get me round this place. I purchased a very tidy TTR600 (2003) for the job. I plan on doing as much off road as possible, but during the week its gonna get me to work and back. I wanted to ask about their lack of cush drive rubbers. I had an XT before and it was smooth onthe road, but the TTR is grabby and not smooth. Will this negatively affect the bike? Heard the gear box wont last as long. Is this true? I've seen pics on Horrizons of people doing round the world trips on these, so surely they last well?
hi are you using knobblies or street tyres ? , knobblies act as a cush drive on the road to some extent ( road tyres can be too grippy) ,chain in good condition and adjusted correctly? you have the tt600r kick start version? ,the later tt600re version electric start came with a cush drive rear wheel YAMAHA TT600RE 2004 REAR WHEEL-Genuine Spares/Spare Parts
you might be able to pick one up from a bike breaker? hope this helps steve
Hi Bandit, I have done a thousand miles or so on a TTR 600R. I haven't found it grabby at all and wonder if you're just a little too harsh on clutch release. No criticism here, only pondering. All my previous experience has been on an old Guzzi with cush drive and shaft of course. The heavy flywheel effect means that skillful and gentle gear changes are needed, this comes with practice. Maybe it's just down to your present skill gained on a different bike?
I mean that in a little while you'll possibly not notice any snatchiness and wonder what the problem was. That's my theory. Lindsay.
You may be right, as I've not ever owned a bike without cush drives. I've found that minor adjustments, like having the clutch cable in the right position have made a big difference in smoothness. I will persevere
Ive had a breakthrough! I found out that the rear preload was way too soft. Much like a bicycle with rear suspension thats too soft, when you pedal, half of the power bounces you up and down. That was happeneing on my TTR. Cranked up the preload so when I sit on it it sags a little and hold firm. Now when I accelerated the bike pulls smooth and no chain slap. Pity though, the chain has slapped the chain guard/roller to bits
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