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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My xt 600E battery seems to be on it's last legs, just got the bke (a few months ago) so not sure how old it is. On it at the moment is a SHIDO YTX9-BS 12v-8ah, is this a the standard/original battery?
Is there a more powerfull option as I use my bike mainly for green laning where there are a few un-avoidable deep puddle/on its side.. cut outs that require a GOOD strong battery to get me going again,
the OEM battery that i just changed in my 03 xt600e was a YUASA YTX9-BS. Id be happy anough with the life i got out of it. The fact i let it sit for 4-5 months without starting and charging it probably was it's downfall in the end. I replaced with a blue label brand which seems to be a relatively well known and advertised brand.
Not sure about more powerful battery options though
I've had four years out of a Varta battery on my DRZ. Seems to cope OK with the rough treatment it gets. I bought it from MDS Batteries, here's a link to what you might need. Motorcycle Batteries > Yamaha > XT 600 E
I think that Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM) batteries are supposed to be the Mutt's Nuts but am happy with the life of my £30.00 battery.
7Ah @ 10hr rate
310 Cranking Amps for 5 Seconds
9 Minute Reserve Capacity
138 x 86 x 101
12 Year design life and 6 to 10 year service life
99.9% pure lead providing minimal plate corrosion
2 to 3 times the cranking power of equivelant size battery
Spill and leak proof
Superior vibration resistance
Fully Charged out of the box
When fully charged can be stored for up to 2 years
May be installed on its sides at any angle without sacrificing performance attributes
Military grade version of the Hawker Genesis
Made in the USA
ODYSSEYTM the ultimate sealed HEAVY DUTY Battery.
Hawker ODYSSEY batteries feature an advanced absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology that results in an extremely low internal resistance. The ODYSSEY combines the ability to deep cycle with enormous cranking power. The 5 second cranking power of Odyssey batteries is double to triple that of equally sized conventional lead-acid batteries. The low internal resistance enable these batteries to be fast charged to 95% of their full capacity in just 20 minutes. They are used by the military and have endured rigorous tests that demonstrate their overall ruggedness and exceptional tolerance to mechanical abuse.
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