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Top 10 Most Useful Items for Long Motorcycle Trip
 
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Top Ten Most Useful items for Long Motorcycle Travel The most common questions I received these days were – Did I pack my gear and am I ready to go? The short answer is “Yes”. I will post detailed video about it, but today guys I am going to talk about the most useful items for long motorcycle trip. The most useful items! Sounds interesting, is in it? I am not going to talk about the obvious things like: GPS, paper maps, compass, tools, zip ties, dog tape and many more. I will show you different items, a different way to prepare your luggage. Most of the staff, you already have at home or you can easily find in the local stores. What exactly? Can you guess? I can bet on 100$ dollars that you will be not even close. I will surprise you again and will show you that the most useful items (for me of course) are not what you expect. 1. Cable lock 2. Baggage net 3. Disk lock holder 4. Zip pants 5. Belt bag 6. Laundry wash and body wash. 7. Camping multi tool 8. Hiking headlight 9. Medical gloves 10. Ear plugs So guys all of these items I always carry with me, it doesn’t matter where or how long the trip will be. I would like to read, in the commend section below about yours most useful items. Links Amazon (Affiliate) Note: Affiliate link mean, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you buying the product, then why not? Cable Lock: http://amzn.to/2uFLKo0 Baggage net: http://amzn.to/2tcOpkt Disc lock holder: http://amzn.to/2u742Nx Zip Pants: http://amzn.to/2tCWYEG Belt bag: http://amzn.to/2tcnNjK Laundry Wash: http://amzn.to/2uzASai Body Wash: http://amzn.to/2uFZmiV Camping Tool: http://amzn.to/2tnpL4Z Hiking Headlight: http://amzn.to/2tn63q7 Ear Plugs: http://amzn.to/2vzgsLY Recommended motorcycle gear (Affiliate): https://www.amazon.com/shop/motorcycleadventures Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/single-payment-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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What to do when the Adventure go Wrong? - Part 1
 
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What we have to do when the Adventure go wrong? That was interesting title. Your curious to know what exactly is happened? Calm down, nothing serious at the moment. I am going to tell you some funny and some not so funny stories from my trips. A few broken down situations, extreme heat, high elevation, food poisoning, lost passport, burned clutch and one broken leg in the middle of Sahara desert. I will try to give you some useful advises, what we have to do when something go wrong. This video is going to be long, but stay with me to the end, because you never know what is going to happens on your next Adventure. Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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How to choose the right tires for long motorcycle trip?
 
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Everything you need to know about the motorcycle touring tires. To buy the right tires for long motorcycle trip sounds like really difficult task. There are so many different opinions about it: street, dual sport or knobby. In this video I will talk about the most popular options and give you some very practical advices how to choose the right tires. Today we have so many different experts and sellers will try to convince you that their tires are much better than others or that will have a better traction and last longer. First and very important is to understand that there are no universal tires. Every choice is a compromise. For example, 100% street tire will work great on the asphalt, but very poor off road and absolutely useless in the mud. On the other hand knobby tires will be perfect on the motocross track, but terrible on the street. Because of that, during the years, the big companies started to produce different variations: sport, touring, adventure, dual sport or any kind of creative names to make us believe that their tires are the best. But best for one, could be the worst for another. It is very subjective and depends from many different factors: - The weight of your bike - The type roads you going to ride - Your riding style - The mileage you plan to make during your trip - The temperatures in your time schedule Each one of these factors could help your tire to last longer or destroy it faster. Let have a look to one of the most popular options: Number one – road tires or touring tires They will be maybe 90% road and 10% off road orientated. Examples are Continental road attack or Michelin Pilot. The reason of that is because they will have much larger surface are in contact with the road. The block will be much wider and the channels will be not that deep. And because of that the bike will be more stable when you ride on the high speed or when cornering for example. Because of the large surface area they provide much longer mileage. These tires are perfect for long trips in which you will stay 90% of the time on the asphalt. Ok, what the rest 10% will give you? Nothing, it is just good marketing strategy to sell the model easier and get to those small percent of possible buyers who might want to try some off road terrains. Number two – Adventure tires They will be 80% - 20%, 70%-30% or even 60%-40% road - off road orientated. Some examples are Mitas 07and Heidenau K60 scout. Here we can see a much different structure. The blocks are not that big and they have wider channels between. Also they have this large central line, which helps to have longer millage compare to some of the competitors. These tires will provide good traction on the pavement, but also decent grip when you ride off road. That basically means that you can ride on road, but also in some light off road section, like gravel, smooth dirt roads, some rocky terrains, but no mud or hard off road. You can, but it’s really depends from your riding skills and from the weight of your motorcycle. There are very good option for those who plan a long trip, but with possible off road sections. Number three – Dual sport or more aggressive tires. They are usually 50%-50% or even 40%-60% road - off road orientated. The good examples will be Continental TKC 80 or Metzeler Karroo 3. Here we can see that the blocks are smaller and the channels are wider and the centre line does not exist. Also the sharp edges here will dig into the soft ground and will hold your bike much better. The larger gap, between the blocks, will aloud the tire to self clean from the mud while you ride. Of course all of this coming with the curtain price. On the road this tires will be more flexible and a little tricky on the corners, especially when you worn it out. Another one down side is that they finish pretty quick. I really like TKC 80 and use in almost all of my trips, because they give me the confidence I need on and off road, but I have to confess that the mileage they provide is not much. You have to keep in mind that if you ride heavy dual sport bike, like GS 1200 or Super Tenere and you ride mostly highways, they will finish even quicker. These tires will be perfect solution if you plan a trip with a lot of off road mileage and you want to have a better as possible traction on it. Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Personal consultations: http://rtw-adventures.com/personal-consultation-everything-you-need-to-know-1.html Motorcycle gear recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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How to pack for a Long Motorcycle trip? What to take?
 
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Long motorcycle trip - what you really need? How to pack it, when you are going to a long motorcycle trip? The key word here is long. We all know how to pack when we talk about one week trip, but when you plan to ride for more than a month, the situations is different, really, I am not sure and I try to convince you that you need exactly the same. I already told you in one of the previous videos, the weight matter. The last think you would like to have on a long motorcycle trip is heavy bike. Every person is different and everybody have different priorities. I am not going to change you, but I will tell you what I do. When I pack, I always make very simple list: Camping gear: - tent - mattress - sleeping back - pillow - towels - cooking staff - other, like tooth paste, brush and so on Riding gear: - helmet - jacket - pants - boots - gloves x 2 - shirts x 3 Other clothes: - walking shoos - pants - under ware, pants, socks - thongs Tools: - basic tools - tire set - spare parts Camera equipment: - cameras - charges and cables Medical kit And that is basically everything. When you follow the list, it’s almost impossible to forget important things. Believe me is more than enough. What we need and what we must to have are two different things. Even if you load your bike with 50 extra, you will always need more. My advice is: Pack as light is possible, you will be amazed, how easy the life is going. Links from Amazon (Affiliate) Note: Affiliate link mean, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you buying the product, then why not? Tent: http://amzn.to/2ioQpEp Self inflating mattress: http://amzn.to/2ioTowj Sleeping bag: http://amzn.to/2iLJ3an Cooking stove: http://amzn.to/2ieRDSb More motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
Views: 47962 Motorcycle Adventures
Top 3 Reasons to Buy Proper Motorcycle Boots!
 
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Do I need Motorcycle Boots? The simple answer is YES! Let’s talk about the motorcycle boots, are they really necessary? If you ever asked yourself this question stay with me and I will give you three, very good reasons to buy it.People never stop to surprise me with these strange questions. Are the boots really necessary? Can I ride my motorcycle with my hiking shoes? Guys you can ride your bike with anything you want, even with thongs. Regarding to the law, the only must have protection is the helmet and not in all countries. Some riders will say that they are necessary only if you ride off road, really! What about if you slide on the street and your 300kg bike lie on you? Or even worse a crash hit you from the side! I have even seen videos in Youtube , from riders talking how bad the boots are and so on. For me all of this is absolutely nonsense! Any protection is better than no protection, it’s so simple. The boots are part of your motorcycle gear and you should wear it every time. The right question should be, what boots to buy? Enough preaching, let’s go to the top three reasons to buy it. N: 1 Safety Nothing is more important than safety. Many people thought exactly the opposite and finally they learned the hard way, by spending month after month in front of the television, thinking about their capital mistake. Don’t play the same game, because sooner or later you will lose. The second reason is that they are suitable for any weather. Yes, correct any weather. You can use it in the winter, but in the summer as well. Here some of you might say, hold on a minute, it was you who complained from boots, boiling feet and so on. In the summer is too hot with boots. Really, have you ever try to ride GS 1200, the boxer without boots in the summer? If you ever did you will know what I am talking about. Of course you have to be careful what you buying. Breathable materials are what you need. Gortex, Sympatex or whatever name you like. The third reason is longevity. Because you going to use it in any kind of weather cold, hot in the rain as well. You will wear it for many hours, sometimes days without taking it off. When you add all the dust, mud, petrol, oil and other substances and don’t think that you will find a shoe to have the same longevity. It doesn't matter how much you going to pay for it, it will be one of the best investments you have ever made. Remember even the cheapest motorcycle gear protect much more than the most beautiful air. Recommended motorcycle gear: http://rtw-adventures.com/motorcycle-gear-1.html Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
Views: 21562 Motorcycle Adventures
Motorcycle Chain Maintenance - What Should I do?
 
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How often I have lube my chain? In this video I will talk about motorcycle chain maintenance. There are so many, very informative videos in Youtube and actually you don’t need another one. I am not going to teach you how to do it, because it is very simple procedure and everybody could do it, even your kids. What I will do, is to show you a different point of view. To push you to see the full picture instead of watching one very small point and spending so much energy and money on it. The reason to make this video is a commend from one of my subscribers: Seriously underrated channel. You make great and enjoyable video contents which helps me a lot as a new-ish rider. Thank you my friend! I am glad that you find it useful! If you are willing and able, perhaps you can make a video on cleaning the chain? I've seen many videos/posts online but they contradict each other. Some say use WD 40 to clean the chain and some say don't, etc. Since you are quite experienced, maybe you can provide a better explanation about it. Thank you very much for this commend. Yes, I will try to give you a better explanation. As I promised I will show you a different prospective, a different way to see the full picture. I will start with the most obvious, the chain need to be lubricated. That’s correct, but with what and how often is the question everybody ask! There are actually three ways to do it: 1. Use engine oil or some kind of grease. I will never recommend to do it, because the engine oil and the grease collect a lot of dust and sand and the chain become like a sand paper. Especially if you ride off road. Yes, it might be very cheap, but as a result you will wear your sprockets and chain itself much faster. It will last longer if you just leave it without any care. 2. Use a proper chain lubricant, once per 500km and cleaned with chain cleaner once per 3,000 or more km. I like this method and I think that this is more than enough, but will talk about it later on. About the WD 40 to use or no, I can’t really tell you because I don’t have personal experience with it. It will be useful to checks the substances it’s made from and see if they can or can’t harm the O rings of your chain. 3. It is the oiler. Many of you love it, because, once you install it you don’t need to do anything. It is not exactly like that, but will discuss it later. Links from Amazon: Profi Dry Lube: http://amzn.to/2tD930P Motul chain cleaner: http://amzn.to/2taXCwh Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/zhelevp/pins/ Tumblr: http://mymotorcycleadventures.tumblr.com/
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Motorcycle Trip - How to Travel Cheap? - 10 Proven Tips!
 
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Top 10 Tips to make it as cheap as possible! Hello riders from around the world, I hope that you are well! Many of you asked me how I can afford to travel so much with my motorcycle? In this video I will give you 10 tips to make it as cheap as possible. As usual, many people include some experience riders will advice you that it’s expensive hobby and you need to be rich man to afford it. As you know I never fully agree with anything before I really test it. The price if the trip depends from the destination and from your personal preferences. Let’s go straight to the tips: N: 1 – Buy affordable motorcycle. I said affordable, not exactly cheap, because I still believe that the truth is somewhere between the words top expensive and super cheap. Ok, but someone might say: “The topic is how to travel cheap, the price of the motorcycle itself it doesn’t matter!” Sounds like not exactly on the place, but let me explain to you with more details: - When you have expensive bike you will definitely expensive gear. For example: hard cases, tank bag, windscreen, better seat, tires, spare parts and many more. For new models all of that stuff is overpriced. - The maintenance of that bike will be double price, because in many cases you will need a proper garage to do it and they charge about 100$ per hour. - Most of the new and expensive motorcycle use only premium petrol, which usually about 10% expensive. - From the security point of view in many places around the world you will need garage or paid parking. You cannot just leave it on the street even if you have disc lock or chain. - Because of the fancy bike you have many of the prices will be higher for you. You will looks like bored millionaire and you cannot blame the people that they will want a piece of you. On the other hand when you have just a normal looking motorcycle the people will know that you are adventurer and will automatically change their mind. You might disagree with this statement, but it doesn’t matter this is the simple human behaviour. N: 2 - If you want to travel cheap you will need a tent. It will be your mobile tent and could save you hundreds of dollars. N: 3 – Travel as light as possible. I said this many times, but I will say it again – The weight is always matter! N: 4 – Reduce the speed. I don’t have to tell you that when you ride fast your motorcycle consume more petrol. Fast speed also eats the tires much faster than you can even imagine. Again it is not much, but when you add it to the first few points it become a noticeable price. N: 5 – Buy the food from supermarkets. Is really depends from your budget, but f you want to do it as cheaper as possible this will help you a lot. The prices in the restaurants and the shops are usually very different N: 6 – Use hostels instead of hotels. Even in the hostels you can have a private room, if this is what you looking for, but over there you will be able to cook your food and this will reduce the price significantly N: 7 – Always stop riding before sunset. This will help you to have enough time to find a proper place to sleep. In the middle of the night, after all day riding, you will be happy to pay any price just to have bed to sleep. I am talking from my own experience. N: 8 – Plan a head. The logistic is something very important. Plan everything ahead. I really respect the people who travel without any preparations, but I prefer to be ready. By doing your route in advance you can minimize the km and time you need to spend on the road. N: 9 – Prepare the bike before the trip. Do everything before the trip. Change the tires, oils, filters, bearings, cables, basically you have to change everything what is possible to fail during the trip. N: 10 – Think out of the box. Be creative and try to find new solutions for every possible problem you might need to face. Remember: The bike is just a tool, the travel is what really matters! Many of you asked me: what gear I use and where they can find it? I have created this Amazon shop to make it easy for you. Note: The links I am going to provide are Affiliate. An affiliate link means, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and it doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you are going to buy the product anyway, then why not? Motorcycle Adventures Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/motorcycleadventures Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/single-payment-1.html Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
Views: 35695 Motorcycle Adventures
Motorcycle Trips - 5 Important Things Nobody Ever Tells You (Must watch!)
 
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5 important things that you have to know before you on a trip? 1. When you get home you will remember the trip, not the bike you rode there. The bike is just a tool, the travel is what really matter. How many of you even know that I am riding Yamaha XT 660 Z, 2008? Not that many. Most of you never heard about this brand and model. What they know is my face and some of my trips. 2. The gear is just a gear: It is there to help you to complete the trip, not to make you better rider? Do not even think that because you have paid for expensive jacket or golden helmet this will make your trip better! I am not saying that you have to go with only cheap stuff, no absolutely not, buy whatever you can afford. What I am trying to say is that the experience you going to have on your journey depend from many other circumstances and even the best gear cannot guarantee that! 3. You will have some really bad moments. I am not talking about accidents or break down situations. That is obvious I am talking about something more touchable. - You miss your family and friends so much. You will ask yourself – what I am doing here. Why I came into the end of the world, what I am looking here? - There will be some days when you will doubt about everything. Moments when nothing goes the way you have planned to be. When the whole world will be against you! - You will want to quit, but you won’t have this chance, because you will be so far away… 4. People don’t care about your trips. Many of you still believe that if they go on adventure trip they will be noticed. They think that all of your friends and their friends and everybody around the world care about your journey! Well, I am here to disappoint you and let you know that except your family members no one really care about you. People are too busy to live their lives and what is interesting and important for you might not be the same for them 5. To complete any trip you have to sacrifice a lot of things. - Internet access. There will be many moments, even days without it. Some people are not ready for that and they could have a real panic. - You have to forget about the nice dinner and TV every night. - You might not have access to shower every day. It could easily become a week. If this is not a problem for you as well, than all good. Ok, this was funny, but there are some serious things: - Your relation, family kids. Yes, if you think that your family will love that – you are wrong! –they will miss you and worry so much about you this is painful! - Your work. One way or another it will be affected. Even if you have somebody to replace you the results are not going to be the same. The same story with your Income sources. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn & Brake Systems. Buy it now and safe 10%: https://go.referralcandy.com/share/VN84CSF Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Honda Africa Twin -Test & Review
 
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The Best Adventure Motorcycles, Honda Africa Twin - Test ride & Review. In this video I am going to test and review the new Honda Africa Twin 2017. I have a chance to ride this wonderful machine and I am very happy with. It has everything and adventure motorcycle should have. Powerful engine, 1000cc, 98 H.P, super brakes, very good suspension, perfect design and a long adventure history. This bike is definitely something you have to look if you have plans to up grate from GS 800, Yamaha XT or another 650 segment. The price is above 12,000 euro in Europe. It is not cheap, but it is still the cheapest in the category. Take your time and enjoy the ride with me. Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Top 5 Reasons to ride Small Motorcycle on a Long Adventure trip
 
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Why to ride Small bike on a long Adventure trip? Motorcycle touring. Most of the experience riders, will advice you that on the long trip you need to have big adventure bike, something like BMW 1200 or Yamaha Super Tenere. You will need powerful engine and enough luggage capacity. Big petrol tank is absolutely necessary and there is nothing better than driveshaft. In this video I will try to convince you that on the long motorcycle tip it’s much better to ride a small and light bike. Stay with me! N: 1 – The price of the trip. To travel the world you need a motorcycle: Big adventure bikes, like BMW 1200GS, KTM 1290 or Yamaha Super Tenere will cost you not less than 15,000 euro. When you include your gear and the hard cases you can go up to 18,000 euro. This will be just to have the bike, than will comes tyres, oils, maintenance taxes and insurance. With the big boys the costs will be 30-40 up to 50% higher than a small and cheap bike. Spending so much money will not guarantee that you will have better adventure, it’s only guarantee that you will spend much more before you even start the trip. N: 2 – The Weight The weigh always matter. If you are looking for adventure, soon or later you will leave the asphalt roads and go deep into the off road world. It’s just the matter of time to realize that the lighter you are the better chances to stay straight you have. To learn that the big and heavy engine is useless on the dirt. To find out that it’s much easier to lift 200 instead of 300 kilograms. You can make it once, twice or ten times, but you cannot do it all day round. You have to skip some parts of the road or you will need help. More you travel lighter you will become. N: 3 - Constant instead of top speed. You don’t need to be super good in the calculations to see that on the long motorcycle trip it’s much better to have a constant instead of top speed. You might disagree with me and tell me that you prefer big bike, but you will ride it slow. Really, why you need a big bike then? I have seen many guys to ride small bikes fast, but I have never seen the opposite way. When you ride fast you have to be concentrated on the ride. By doing so, you cannot really look around and enjoy the ride. You can miss important thing or information signs. You increase the chances to make an accident or to avoid somebody else mistake. Reduce the speed if you want to see the world. N: 4 – Good reason to take less luggage. With small and light bike, you probably will go to soft luggage, which is right if you ask me, and this will automatically reduce the number of the items you taking with you. You don’t need to double or triple everything. You will ride on Earth not on Mars. Leave the kitchen sink and the toilet seat at home, they are too heavy. Yes, but on the long trip you need more staff! Really! Guys, I always taking the same staff and it doesn’t matter how long is the trip, one week or one month. N: 5 - Safety. I will split this on two categories: - Personal safety. With small and light bike it’s much easy to ride in the traffic and do some not so legal manoeuvres. Easy to move it when the engine is not working. Easy to ride on and off road and lift it, if you have to. More likely to stay unhurt if you fell down and stuck under the bike. Easy to cross a river or ride on the sand, especially if you are alone. By having this easy control you are increasing the chances to finish the trip without any problems. - Bike safety. So guys, the definition of Adventure is exciting or unusual experience that usually involving some risks. You can do it with any bike. Instead of spending 20,000 euro for new and fancy bike, spend 5 or 7,000 and the rest use to travel the world. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn & Brake Systems. Buy it now and safe 10%: https://go.referralcandy.com/share/VN84CSF Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
Views: 771437 Motorcycle Adventures
Yamaha XT 660 Z Tenere - Long term (100,000km) Test & Review
 
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Yamaha XT 660 Z - 2008. Long term test and review. Detailed information about the modifications: Forks are from Yamaha YZ 450. I changed the springs with stiffer. Triple clamp form the same model. I used the original stem, press it to the new clamp. Modification for the lock. Some changes and a spacer required on the top screw. Excel wheel from Yamaha YZ. New brake rotor (disc) 320mm, to replace the stock two. Spacer required. New brake line, I thing was just a standard 110mm. Front fender from KTM 990 Adventure, some modification required to fit. Replace the stock 22mm with 28mm bars. Hand guards from Acerbis. Cut the tale, just left the metal holder and rip off all plastic parts. Mounted the indicators on the frame. New stop light, small, bought it from motorcycle goods store. New Exhaust SM Racing, 5 kg lighter. Power commander fit under the seat. Change the seat, better foam and leveled. Side covers from Honda XR. High front screen, I am 185sm. Brake pedal I changed with one from Suzuki DR. I toke the front part from the DR and rear with mount from the Tenere and welded together. I made from two - one pedal. Gear shift from Touratech. Keep in mind that it need some modifications to fit properly. It was hit the frame every time when I was put on 1st gear, but it depends of the position you mounted. Bash plate I made myself. I couldn't find the one I need it. Bigger pegs, I bought cheap from Ebay - 10 $, made in China, work perfectly. In the result of all the changes I made the bike become about 180kg (about 15-20 kg lighter). The front become a bit harder, but I like the feeling. I still have plans to change the rear shock and the rear wheel, but.... I spent almost 100,000km without doing it. I hope this information will help somebody! Don't forget - Ride safe! Links from Amazon (Affiliate) Note: Affiliate link mean, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you buying the product, then why not? Exhausts: Dominator: http://amzn.to/2inFtCJ Scorpion: http://amzn.to/2inKhIp GPR: http://amzn.to/2iPpfU2 Other parts: Brake disc rotor 320mm: http://amzn.to/2iscssP Renthal crossbar pad: http://amzn.to/2jEsf5C KYB Stiffer springs 52kg : http://amzn.to/2jEmuVs Acerbis Handguards: http://amzn.to/2jf5itj High windscreen Puig: http://amzn.to/2jfFpZH More motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycl... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcyclea... G +: https://plus.google.com/1144137689826...
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Motorcycle trip to Ireland & Scotland - What is really happened? - Update
 
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Just to let you know what is really happened.
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The Best Adventure Motorcycle - How to Choose?
 
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How to choose the right motorcycle for Adventure ride? In this video I am going to talk about the ultimate adventure motorcycle. Is it really exist? How to choose, what to be careful and many more. Stay with me and promise to do my best to help you! Well, the people traveling with almost everything. From scooters Vespa to the high end BMW R1200 GS Adventure. Sjaack Luccasen did it with Yamaha R1, Doug’s did it with his Harley, so theoretically you can do it with any bike. The choice you have to make is depend from many circumstances: - Budget - Visual preferences - How many km per day. - Tip of riding - Terrains you going to ride - Weather conditions and many more… So, how to choose the right motorcycle? Which one is the ultimate adventure machine? Bike, ready to go anywhere any time. To be with nice design, strong engine, very good off road possibilities, enough luggage capacity and affordable price. Well, my friends I will disappoint you again! This motorcycle doesn’t exist! As usual now the resistance will attack me – you are not right, GS 1200 Adventure is the bike! Yes, I will agree with that statement. It is great bike, but there is only two problems with it. 1. It is bloody expensive! I have to sell my kidneys to have it. 2. It is too big and heavy! What about if you are 1.65 and weigh 70kg? The bike, with the luggage, will weight almost 3 times more. KTM 1190 Adventure – outstanding machine. I would love to have it. But again, too expensive and very tall. For me is fine, I am about 6 foots, but the price is killing me. The new Africa Twin – woooow, this my dreaming machine, but the Christmas is gone and now what? Nothing, I will wait for the next and will ask the universe to help me. Hold don guys, it is not so bad! The ultimate adventure bike, what is mean? Motorcycle ergonomics: http://cycle-ergo.com. You can change the parameters and see how you will look at any bike. Affiliate link from Amazon. Note: Affiliate link mean, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you buying the product, then why not? Building the Ultimate Adventure Motorcycle: http://amzn.to/2kyjn5u Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Sidi Adventure 2 - The Best Motorcycle Touring Boots!
 
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Quality, functionality, comfort and safety at the same time! The best motorcycle touring boots Sidi Adventure 2. After I used the boots for more than a month in all types of weather I believe that now I am ready to make a detailed review. The model is not really new and already very well known, but with Sidi Adventure 2 the company mad some really good changes. Now the gortex membrane is almost 3 Inches higher and the material of the boots is microfiber. My opinion is that these are the best motorcycle touring boots which we can find on the market today. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Low or High Fender? Which is Better for Adventure Trips?
 
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Watch this before you decide to change your fender. What is better, low or high fender? I am sure that many of you have got this question once in a while! In this video I will discuss the pros and the cons of both options. As you already know I never talk without having my personal experience. The reason I am telling you this is because you might think that I don’t know what is to have high fender, because my bike at the moment is with low fender. That is true, I have low fender and this is already enough to know my opinion, but let me tell you what I think with more details. The first reason for most of the riders is to have this Dakar or Adventure looking motorcycle. I perfectly understand this and it might look cool on the dirt bikes, but it is not the same for big adventure bikes. So far I haven’t seen a heavy adventure motorcycle with high fender to look good, but it might be just me. The reason of that is because the bikes are too big and the fenders looks like added on photo shop. For me they look much better with low fender. The second reason is because when you ride in a muddy conditions the mud actually will stick between the fender and the tire and you cannot move. This is true, but I have a question for you: How many heavy adventure motorcycles you have seen in such a bad muddy conditions? How many of you will be brave enough to go and ride there? Let’s be honest and confess that the low fender is going to be the last problem that you might have if you need to ride there. The size and the weight of the bike is something you need to consider, not the fender. In the worst scenario if you really need to ride there, you can remove it and install it later again. That’s it two pros, if we can call the Dakar vision pro. Let’s go to see the cons now: N: 1 - The sail effect On the high speed or side wind the high fender is like a sail. The wind will actually move the whole bike, especially if the bike is less than 200kg. I have experienced this many times and this was the main reason to remove it. N: 2 - Water blasting Leaving the bottom part of the bike completely uncovered will cause a lot of problem on the long term. First will be the rust and later more serious problems. You can see that on my bike the rele regulator is mounted exactly here, which is means that the water will blasting the regulator all the time. N: 3 – Brake lines routing In my situation it’s okay, because I have one brake line, but the stock were two, supported to the low fender, but if you want to install high fender you need to find another solution or just leave it like that, which might cause a problem in the long term. N: 4 – Installing problems Not on every bike, not on every fender, but this is what it was with mine. Keep in mind that I bought a fender which one suppose to match perfectly or this what the company that sold the fender said. Unfortunately it was not exactly like that and I need to add some washers here under need and even cut the end a bit to be able to turn the handle bar without touching the frame. N: 5 – The cost The cheaper or so call universal options will as I said looks like added in photoshop. If you need something specific for the model then you need to pay at least 100 dollars just for the fender and then more for some mounting solutions. You might need to completely change the brake lines. At the end I will give you one piece of advice and I really hope that you will listen. Before you even start with some adventure modifications think twice. Be honest with yourself. Sometimes is better to change the whole bike instead of trying to make the impossible. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com /cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Kawasaki Versys 300 - Test Ride & Review
 
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Kawasaki Versys 300, 2018 - Test Ride & Review. In this episode of the best lightweight touring motorcycles I will test the new Kawasaki Versys 300. It is a very well made little motorcycle. The engine is only 300 cc, but it is a parallel twin and deliver 40 H.P. It comes with 41 mm forks, 19 Inch in the front and 17 Inch on the rear. The seat high is 84sm and it is definitely not for really short riders. I test it for about 1 hour and I was surprised how well the engine is made. It pulls on almost every gear, it doesn't really matter with what speed. What I don't like was the high number of the rpm on the highway. I was riding with 120 km/h on more than 9,000 rpm. Yes, the clock is for 15,000, but I still believe that this is too much. Anyway the new Kawasaki Versys 300 could be one very nice option for many of you. Recommended motorcycle gear: https://www.amazon.com/shop/motorcycleadventures Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Top 5 Mistakes you might make when you ride a motorcycle in hot weather
 
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Motorcycle Trip in Hot weather. Top 5 mistakes and how to avoid it? We all know how to ride when the weather is cold. Winter gear, dress on layers, warm underware, heated grips and we are good to go. That’s right, but what about the hot days, 40C or more? I will repeat - over 40C, not 30, 35 or 38 – over 40C. In this video I will talk about the 5 common mistake most of the riders do and off course I am going to tell you how to avoid it, stay with me. The problem on the long trips is the constant weather change. It is very common, if you travel from Europe to Africa or Asia for example, in some regions to be 15C perfect for riding with your warm linings on, but after few days it might jump over 40 or even 46C. If you never ride on that temperature before, you probably will make one of the following mistakes: Mistake N: 1 – Wrong gear. To carry two sets of jackets and pants is not the best decision you can take. Riding gear as you know is heavy and bulky. To have an extra summer jacket and pants sounds good, but actually it’s not. It will take 50% of the luggage space and the when you wear it on the super hot days you will be surprised how useless it is. Yes, correct – it is useless. When the temperature is over 40C and you ride with summer mesh jacket you will dehydrate yourself much faster than you can imagine. This hot air flow will dry you like small fish, especially if you planed many km for that day. To undress the jacket and ride only on t-shirt is even worse. You will burn like a chicken and in the case of accident even a simple sliding on the road will guarantee serious injuries or death. The solution is normal four seasons breathable gear. Of course remove the linings. Soak the t-shirt with water, close all ventilation pockets and even the Velcro straps around your wrists. Close the vents on the pants as well. Full face helmet visor fully closed. This procedure will give you 30 min comfort and after that you have to repeat it again. It might sound like a crazy idea for you, but I have done it many times and it’s really works. Mistake N: 2 – Not having camel bag. To have enough water and to be able to drink it all the time is absolutely must. In Asia I was drinking more than 10l of water per day. For more than week I never go to the toilet. Which is means that I don’t have enough water? Actually I was drinking every 15 or 20 min. while I ride. Can you imagine what is going to be without the camel back? And please don’t tell me that with simple water bottle is the same. No it is not and you can learn it now or the hard way later on the trip. Recommended motorcycle gear (Affiliate): https://www.amazon.com/shop/motorcycleadventures Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/single-payment-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Tools and Spare Parts for Long Motorcycle Trip - What you really need?
 
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What tools and parts you really need? Are you ready for your next trip? In this video I am going to talk about the tools and spare parts. They are very important part of your luggage and you have to select it very carefully. Don’t worry, it is not difficult and you don’t need to be mechanical guru to do it. Many of you guys, take way too much. To start your trip with 10 or 15kg only for tools and spare parts is not the right decision. Even if you have half of your garage loaded, you still can miss or need something. It is impossible to predict, what will going to be, what tools or part you might need. The best way to minimize the tolls and the parts is to make a proper preparation before you go: Inspect the motorcycle very carefully. The time you going to spend for preparation, before the trip, will eliminate 90% of the possible fails during the trip. Yes, 90 %. So guys, the tools and parts you need will be for this unknown or risky 10%. Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Motorcycle trip to Ireland & Scotland - How I ended in a ditch - Update
 
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I stopped the bike. Turned off the engine and the camera. Put it on side stand ang get off. I didn't see the ditch and felt in. On the way down I tried to hold myself to the bike and it comes with me.
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Motorcycle Riding Gear - Soft Luggage - Test and Review
 
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Motorcycle Gear Review - Soft Luggage - Test and Review In this video I am going to review a motorcycle soft luggage. Just to let you know that I am not sponsored from that company and I do not get any money for this video. First time when I saw, this bag, was in 2015. I was riding in Kyrgyzstan and met a group of Polish rides with very light Suzuki DR 400. All the bikes were with this tip of luggage. Compare to my saddle bags, these were very light, practical and good looking. I really like it and decided to by the same for me. The bags are made very well, actually they are made from riders for riders. The quality is very good and the functionality is more than great. I highly recommend this company to each one of you. It is a perfect solution for on and off road riding. The company name is 21 Brothers. The link I will share with you is not affiliate and I do not get any money from it: http://www.21brothers.eu/21brothers.eu/strona_glowna.html Theirs contact e-mail is: [email protected] If you tell them that you heard about the luggage from me (Pavlin) or from my channel (Motorcycle Adventures) they will make you discount. More motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can find in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Top 10 Things You need to take on a Motorcycle Trip - Seriously!
 
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The most important things which I have in my motorcycle bags. In this video I am going to talk about the most useful item for long motorcycle trip. Many of you guys think that on long trip you will need a lot of staff. Is it really like that? The truth is that it doesn’t matter how long the trip, the luggage is always the same. Just keep in mind that the things you might need and the things you should have are two different things. N: 1 - Rain Gear I really believe that the most useful Item on the long trip is the rain gear. Some of you will disagree with me, but soon or later you will realized that even the most expensive gear start to leak after couple of hours. N: 2 – Clothes You don’t need that much clothes. 3-4 t-shirts, zip pants, walking shoes and flip flops are more than enough. N: 3 – Spare Parts N: 4 – Camping Gear N: 5 – First Aid Kit N: 6 – GPS and Maps N: 7 – Charges and Cables N: 8 – Spare Key N: 9 – Disc Lock N: 10 – Spare Visor or Goggles As you know I travel very light, but it doesn’t mean that you have to be the same. Stickers Motorcycle Adventures: http://rtw-adventures.com/motorcycle-adventures-sticker-1.html If you would like to support me by Patreon, simply click on the link below. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you find my videos useful, then why not? The world will be much better place if we just help, instead of hate each other! https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/zhelevp/pins/ Tumblr: http://mymotorcycleadventures.tumblr.com/
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Top 10 tips to stay Warm and Dry on a Long Motorcycle Trip!
 
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How to stay Warm and Dry on a Long Motorcycle Trip? We all know how great is to ride in the nice sunny day, but it is a different story when it’s cold or when it’s raining. In this video I will give you 10 practical tips If you go on the long motorcycle trip it is almost guaranteed that there will be some really cold days, maybe rain, or both at the same time. You have to face the reality and confess that there are some negatives of riding motorcycle. 1. Rain gear. It is so obvious, buy a decent rain gear. It doesn’t matter how good and how expensive is your riding gear. There is no 100% waterproof. It could be after 5 minutes or after 5 hours, but it will start leaking. Choose a model with two parts – top and bottom. The full body suits are nice, but it is very difficult to wear it, especially on the road. 2. Wear it on time. Yes, correct, wear it on time. The rain never start just like that from no were. You will feel it, see it and even smell it a long before it starts. Do not believe that it could be just few drops and your gear will survive. If it’s not will be too late. If you soak your gear, will be useless to have the rain coat on the top. It will make everything worst – the water will penetrate your gear and will come inside. 3. Synthetic materials. Use only synthetic materials. They do not hold the water and dry quick. Probably you have heard the phrase: “ Cotton kills” – correct, with cotton clothes you can put yourself in real troubles. 4. Dress on layers. Layers are the key. On the hot days – just t-shirt. When it become cold add another with long leaves on the top. If it’s not enough switcher on the top. It is very handy, especially when you have to cross the mountains. On the picks is cold, but after few km hot again. When you have layers you can easily fix this. 5. Nice size wind shield. Sounds not on the place, but believe me it is. It protect not only from the wind, but also from the rain. It is the same with the hand guards. If you have both you will notice a significant difference, especially when it’s not raining hard. You will be almost un touch. When you don’t need to stop all the wind with your chest will be much easier to keep your body warm. 6. Medical gloves. I told you about it in the previous video, but I will do it again. You can wear it under your gloves and they will keep your hands dry and warm. Cost nothing, but will make big difference. 7. Rain boot covers. Do not forget to buy one. The boots are the same as the riding gear. It will be a matter of time to start leaking. With the covers you just double secure the situation. 8. Pin lock If your helmet come with pin lock great, If not you can buy an universal and mounted on your visor. You will be so thankful when it starts raining. 9. Wind stopper. Buy a nice full face wind stopper. Small and light like this are fine, but when the weather change you will need something like this. It will help you in the cold, but also on the raining days. As you can see it completely cover my head, my neck and part of my chest. Once you zip your jacket you will feel a big difference. 10. Waterproof bags Bags like this you can find in almost any motorcycle or hiking gear shops. They are cheap, but will keep all of your stuff dry. It doesn’t matter do you have soft bags or hard cases you can use it in both. They will also help you to have some order. For example you can have big size for the clothes and small for socks, under ware, electronics and so on. Many of you asked me: what gear I use and where they can find it? I have created this Amazon shop to make it easy for you. Note: The links I am going to provide are Affiliate. An affiliate link means, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and it doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you are going to buy the product anyway, then why not? Motorcycle Adventures Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/motorcycleadventures Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/single-payment-1.html Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Top 5 Things You Should Know Before You Go on a Motorcycle Trip!
 
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If you are looking for information or motivation you just came to the right place! Check the rest of the videos in the channel and don't forget to subscribe!
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What we have to do when the Adventure go wrong? - Part 2
 
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How to react when the Adventure go wrong? That was interesting title. Your curious to know what exactly is happened? Calm down, nothing serious at the moment. I am going to tell you some funny and some not so funny stories from my trips. A few broken down situations, extreme heat, high elevation, food poisoning, lost passport, burned clutch and one broken leg in the middle of Sahara desert. I will try to give you some useful advises, what we have to do when something go wrong. This video is going to be long, but stay with me to the end, because you never know what is going to happens on your next Adventure. This is my friend (with the broken leg) Facebook, if somebody want to contact him for more details: https://www.facebook.com/dimitar.anastasov.31?pnref=friends.search Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Top 10 Accessories you Should Have on a Long Motorcycle Trip
 
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What you must have on a long motorcycle trip? Motorcycle touring. Hello Riders, if you still wondering what to take with you, what are the necessary items that you going to need, you came to the right place. In this video I am going to talk about the top 10 accessories you should have on a motorcycle trip. 1. Tank bag Many riders don’t have it, but for me, this is the most useful bag you can have on a trip. Inside I keep only the important things. Usually the staff which I use all the time like my GPS, camera, maps and some cables. Some of my friends said that they don’t need it, because they have top case. That’s ok, but on the long trip, especially if you have some rough terrains or off road, the top case could cause you many problems. From unexpected shakings and vibrations to bended or even broken subframe. 2. Heated grips About it I am sure that that everybody will agree with me. Once you have it will be difficult to travel without it in the future. Yes, if you live in a hot area is different story, but if you have plans to ride the world, you will definitely need it. 3. 12 V mini USB socket This small items usually cost nothing, compare to the rest of the accessories, but they are very important to keep your electronic devices working. There are thousands of models on the market, the brand or the shape it doesn’t really matter, whatever you like. I will recommend to have at least two in your luggage. They weight nothing, but it’s easy to forget or lose it. 4. Bluetooth Well, to have this device it’s such a pleasure. I never really connect my phone or lessen radio, but it’s priceless for communication with your riding friend or pylon. When you have your Bluetooth it’s like a whole new world. The only problem with these devices is that you get addicted it will be very hard to travel without after that. 5. Volt meter I highly recommend having one of these. It will give you the chance constantly to monitoring the condition of your alternator and battery. In the case of possible fails you will know it earlier and you could prevent it. 6. Thermometer When you travel with motorcycle, the weather is something very important. When you have it on your bike, you will know what clothes you need in the curtain temperature. For example under 18 degrees you need to have your warm linings. Above 25, you need to take off the long sleeves and many like that. Two degrees up or down make a huge difference in your riding comfort. 7. Pin lock This basically its anti-fog lens, attached inside of your visor. If your helmet have it great, if not you can by universal and mounted. Riding with a fogged up helmet visor can be really annoying and dangerous. You will understand it first time when you have to ride on cold days or in the rain. Get one of these and you will never regret. 8. Camel back When you ride motorcycle, your body consume double more water. It’s very important to drink enough, especially if it’s hot. Some of you will disagree and will say that simple bottle will be the same, but it’s not really like that. With camel bag you will have water all the time and this will give you possibility to drink water even while you ride. With bottle it’s different story. Sometimes, you have ride many hours without stopping, traffic, bad weather, not proper place to stop or many similar circumstances. It’s very easy to dehydrate yourself without even notice it. 9. Air compressor or pump. As you know sometimes the shit just happens. Air compressor or just simple pump could safe your ass in many situations. Always keep one with you. You don’t need to learn it the hard way. 10. Visor cleaner When you are a long ride, especially I the summer you smash a lot of flies and mosquitoes with your helmet. Theoretically you can clean your visor with anything, even with water. That’s right, but sometimes I skip it because I don’t have water at the moment. The visor cleaner has alcohol in and clean much better. It’s usually comes in small bottles and you can keep it even in your pocket. Stickers Motorcycle Adventures: http://rtw-adventures.com/motorcycle-adventures-sticker-1.html If you would like to support me by Patreon, simply click on the link below. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you find my videos useful, then why not? The world will be much better place if we just help, instead of hate each other! https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/zhelevp/pins/ Tumblr: http://mymotorcycleadventures.tumblr.com/
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Long Motorcycle Trip - Hard vs Soft Luggage - Which is better?
 
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What to chose Hard or Soft luggage? I have one very interested topic to discuss. To have expensive hard pannier system or simple saddle bags? Forever battle between hard and soft luggage. Stay with me and I will tell you what I think . So, which one is better? Nice hard cases system or cheap saddle bags. I am so glad that you expect me to tell you the magic formula, but I will disappoint you and will tell you that it’s not exist. It is all depend of many circumstances: Riding alone or with pylon? How long the trip will be? Road or Off road? How much luggage you will have? Where the bike will stay? and many more… As I said at the beginning I don’t have universal answer for you, but I will tell you what I think: I prefer soft luggage. Saddle bags or big waterproof bag whatever suit better for the trip I planned. I am pretty sure now, some of you guys will disagree with my statement and will attack me with some very strong arguments, but that's me and who am I to tell you what to do? Links from Amazon (Affiliate) Note: Affiliate link mean, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you buying the product, then why not? Soft Luggage: Giant Loop: http://amzn.to/2j3UptX Wolfman: http://amzn.to/2i9wdGV Hard Cases : Givi: http://amzn.to/2jelyrx SW – Motech: http://amzn.to/2jqFA1q More motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Motorcycle Touring - 5 Tips to Make You a Better Adventurer!
 
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Convert every motorcycle trip to a real Adventure! All right, I am sure that you already know how to travel, but when one system work good it doesn’t mean that it cannot be improve it! In this video I will give you 5 very practical tips, how to polish your travel skills and convert any trip to a real adventure, stay with me! Welcome back in the channel guys! If you ask them people what is the best way to travel you will receive 10 different answers, right! What is interesting is that they all will be right! Now, instead of telling you the standard motorcycle advices, I will give you the 5 tips I promised and I can guarantee that they will help you much more than you can even imagine. Tip N: 1 – Step out of your comfort zone. By saying this I mean that if you really want to convert the trip to a real adventure you need to leave your comfort zone and plan something different. Otherwise it will be the standard thing that 90% of the riders do. I am not saying that it is not right, but they just miss the most interesting part of the trips! You should include some activities that you have never done it before. Push yourself, test your limits, jump into the unknown territories and enjoy every moment there. All of this will help you to appreciate what you already have and make you even better person. A… and don’t worry some much about the safety, because it is only an illusion! Tip N: 2 – Stop comparing with others. I should have started with this because it is so important! You have to understand one simple truth: There will be always someone better, bigger and richer than you! Stop comparing and enjoy the trip! You are unique person and you can make your unique trips! I have one very simple question for you: Do you think that I enjoy my trips less than a person with 20,000 dollars motorcycle and 2,000 dollars gear? There is no guarantee that the money you are going to spend for motorcycle or gear will help you to make better trips! Stop buying start riding! Tip N: 3 – Open your mind. Yes, exactly, open your mind and accept the reality! Do not even think that you know everything. Be like kids, be like sponge – absorb everything! Let the locals guide you be ready for new challenges! Every person will give you something, regardless of the nationality, religion or skin color! Be like the pilgrims, be adventurer, not just another spoiled boy! Tip N: 4 – Be flexible. Be creative be ready to change the entire plan if necessary. Do not ruin the whole trip because of the simple accident or problem. When something like this happens you will have the great opportunity to make from a simple trip a real adventure! You have to welcome all the obstacles and enjoy the time you need to complete them. Remember – if everything is safe and secure where the adventure will be? Tip N: 5 – Do not regret or complain! I am sure that you heard me saying many times: It is what it is! I really like this phrase! It says nothing and everything at the same time! The worst you can do is to regret for what you have done or complain from the current situation. It is not going to help you or your riding friends! This is not a company quarter meeting or annual balance, this is an adventure trip! Do not expect everything to be strict and clear, because it is impossible! Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Motorcycle trip to Ireland & Scotland - All good, just broken wind screen - Update
 
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I am ok, the bike is unbeatable, just the wind screen is broken. I am in Belfast, waiting the ferry to Scotland.
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Rev'it! Poseidon GTX  - Real Test and Review
 
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The Best Motorcycle Riding Gear In this video I am going to review my new gear Rev’it Poseidon GTX. Jacket and pants. I bought it about a month ago and I am telling you guys it’s a perfect solution for riding on and off road. The quality is very good, the design as well and off course is waterproof. The material is Gore-Tex, breathable, durable and comfortable. It is a four season motorcycle gear. Thanks to the big ventilation pockets (7 on the jacket and 4 on the pants), it could be use even in very hot days. I spent two days riding on the temperatures from 5 to 10 degrees C . With the warm lining in I have no problem at all. I look forward to test it in the hot days. It is not cheap, but believes me it worth every single cent. I can highly recommend this gear to each one of you. It doesn’t matter where you live, or what style of riding you have, it will work just perfect. Affiliate Links Amazon: Note: Affiliate link mean, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you buying the product, then why not? Jacket: http://amzn.to/2n2ZkuP Pants: http://amzn.to/2nhjfIK More motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Royal Enfield Himalayan 2016 - Detailed long term review
 
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After rode it more than 4,000km on the most extreme terrains you can imagine now I can share my thoughts about Royal Enfield Himalayan.
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Long Motorcycle Trip - "Organized" or Minimalist?
 
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What is the best way to pack for long distance trip? Some experience riders said that on long trips we have to be organized. For that purpose we need a lot of stuff and the right luggage option. So far everyone will agree with me, but is it possible to be organized and minimalist at the same time? All right in one of my trips I met a young couple traveling with big adventure bike. They had so much luggage that when you look the bike from behind it was like a small car. When I asked them why they have so much the answer was that because they will be on the road for while and they need everything to be organized. So they showed me the hard cases inside. They were spited to different compartments the same with their top box, which was huge by the way. They have got the cases and bags on the top of the cases and small bags on the top of the bags. Then different crash bars bags, tools box and so on… When I ask them how long you are going to travel they said – two weeks. So then I asked: How much luggage you are going to take if you travel for two months? Without even think they said: Well about the same stuff! So guys with few words it doesn’t matter how long is the trip 3 days or 2 months you will need the same stuff. Except some very important things like money or medical pills if you need it of course. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Motorcycle Handguards. Three Very Good Reasons to Buy it!
 
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How Important Are The Hand Guards? Well I think that they are one of the most underestimated adventure items. Many people are happy to spent tons of money for useless things, but usually miss the importance of the proper hand guards. In this video I will give you three very good reasons to buy it, stay with me! How important they actually are? As I said already I believe that they are some of the most important adventure items after maybe the engine guard. Most of the new adventure motorcycle today are coming with very simple, plastic hand guards, which is mean that they will survive maximum one drop. If you really want to see the world you will need something more serious. As I promise in the beginning I will give you three very good reasons to buy it. Number one It is obvious to protect your hands from the weather conditions. In a combination with heated grips they will make a significant difference in your riding comfort. Also they will keep your hands dry much longer in the rainy days. The plastic hand guards will do exactly the same job, but until you drop it. This is actually the second good reason to buy it to protect your clutch and brake levers. I will suggest changing it as soon as possible. Yes, good, quality models are not cheap, but for sure you will appreciate it next time when you drop the bike. When it happened and you stuck in the middle of nowhere without clutch lever you will be happy to pay any price. The third reason is the one almost everyone miss is that in the case of direct impact, with car or any other vehicle they will protect your hands. Thanks to the two mounting points they actually provide this secure shield and will keep your hands protected. The model I use now is from Barkbusters. They actually partly sponsored my next trip sending me the guards for the Kawasaki KLR, the one that I will ride in Australia and also for my bike. Thank you very much guys! The reason I agree for this video is because I really like they products and I believe that this guards are one of the best on the market today. Until now I have the guards from Acerbis, but to design the model I need I had to combine two models. I wanted this strong aluminum protection, but also good wind protection. The guards from Barkbusters are already designed with this in mind. Another one of the benefits of this model is the space I have inside. With my old model it was limited, but here now, because of this curvy shape I have more than enough. The mounting system is designed really well and they provide all the necessary hardware. It is very simple to be installed on any bike. Also the build quality is very good and with few words I can highly recommend this product to each and every one of you. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Motorcycle Riding Gear - Do I really need it?
 
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How important is the riding gear? Let’s see, you just bought your motorcycle, spent so much on it and now you wondering – how important is the gear, do I really have to buy all of that staff? Helmet, jacket, pants, boots, gloves and many more… If you ever ask yourself this question, stay with me and I will give you the answer! Do I really need to have all of that gear to ride my motorcycle? Guys, you don’t have to! You can ride your motorcycle with anything, even naked, as I said in one of my previous video. With the same result you can jump to swim in the ocean full with sharks, you can try to fight with grizzly bear or to take the meal on the tiger. It doesn’t matter how good or bad person you are. What kind if skills you have or what exactly you are thinking at the moment. The result will be always the same – you will be really badly hurt, or even die. Motorcycle riding is a dangerous hobby. You can have a good luck and survive without any problems for many years, but it will be a matter of time to realized that you are not Batman, Mr, America or Spiderman. You are just human, like all of us and because of that you have brain, bones, skin, internal organs and they need to be protected. In the case of serious accident , even with full gear on, the chances to stay untouched are very small, can you imagine what will be without it? - Crashing without helmet even on a very low speed will finish in 90% of the cases with dead. You can’t control your body or take a safe position, because it’s happens so fast and lows of the gravity always work, it doesn’t matter do you like it or not! - Sliding on the road with 100km per hour, without proper gear will guarantee you the loss of minimum 50sm of your skin. And this will hurt a lot, much more of the price you going to pay for the jacket and pants. - If you break your leg, because you refuse to buy motorcycle boots will help you to understand how important they are. As I said before, you look better in motorcycle boots then in crutches. - Losing the skin of your hands, because you don’t want to wear gloves will put you in very uncomfortable situation in the next few months, maybe until the end of your life. So guy with few words – Yes, You should buy and wear your motorcycle gear all the time. Even the cheapest Chinese gear protect more than the most beautiful air. Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/zhelevp/pins/ Tumblr: http://mymotorcycleadventures.tumblr.com/
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Long Motorcycle Trip - How to choose the riding gear?
 
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What is the right gear for motorcycle travel? There are plenty of motorcycle gear companies and brands on the market today. Actually when you go to the shop like “ Louis “ or “ Polo” in Germany you are facing thousand of models, colors, materials and so on. You are going there to buy the gear, but you get totally confused. It is much easier when you have a planed budget to spend, then your choice is limited to few models. On the other hand, when you really like to buy the right one, you have to know exactly what you want or to ask in the shop. Most of the guys there are very well informed, but some of them never rode a bike. So, how they sup oust to tell me, when they don’t know. I am not telling you that everybody from those shops is doom, but there are, as I said thousand of models, do you think that they test them all? Links from Amazon (Affiliate) Note: Affiliate link mean, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you buying the product, then why not? Motorcycle Jacket Pharao: http://amzn.to/2ijQFjR Motorcycle Pants Pharao: http://amzn.to/2ijEnYK Motorcycle summer Jacket Pharao: http://amzn.to/2ijP0KW Motorcycle summer Pants Pharao: http://amzn.to/2iKDFoo Raining gear: http://amzn.to/2ijKpZl Sidi Adventure Motorcycle Boots: http://amzn.to/2ijXTEj Gaerne Motorcycle Boots: http://amzn.to/2jzK2uT More motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/zhelevp/pins/ Tumblr: http://mymotorcycleadventures.tumblr.com/
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Chain or Drive Shaft - Which is Better for Motorcycle Adventure Trips?
 
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The easiest way to make the right choice! First of all I want to tell you that each one of the system is good for the purpose it is designed. For example the drive shaft great for long travels on the nice asphalt roads, but it has some limitations when it comes to the off road terrains. The chain is good for any roads, but it requires more maintenance and wears much quicker. So these are the obvious things and I am not going to talk about it. Long adventure trip, what exactly this mean for you? For some people could be to travel around the world in some of the most difficult terrains for another to make short trips around their hometown. Some riders love off road, some hate it. The first and very important step is to know what exactly you want. You have to understand that my or anyone’s opinion it doesn’t matter, because at the end you are going to ride that bike and you will have the positives or the negativities of the choice you have made! Pavlin, the video suppose to be about the chain or drive shaft, don’t you forget? Why you are talking about the bike choice again? Because guys the bike choice will determine what you will have chain or drive shaft! Still confused, let me clarify this for you: If you love to have this massive big adventure bike with possibilities to load a lot of luggage and drive it with 160km on the highways and maybe to be able to cross some gravel sections the drive shaft is what you need. On the other hand if you are looking for real off road experience and as more as possible dirt roads, then the chain will be a perfect solution. Here of course I will expect many commend from drive shaft owners to explain that it is not a problem to ride in any terrains, to show me pictures with their bikes off road and many more, but I am sure that they will get the idea. For those who cannot I will explain a bit longer. The idea of the off road riding is to have as light as possible motorcycle, with good suspension and the right wheel combination. So far everyone will agree with me. You will also confirm that 21 inch front wheel is better for such a terrains, right? So far so god, now I want you to show me big adventure motorcycle, with good suspension, 21 inch front wheel and drive shaft, can you? I honestly never seen such a combination, it might exist, but it will be very rare. The drive shafts are usually coming with 17 or 19 inch front wheels. So if you are one of those guys who want to ride heavy adventure motorcycle with 160km on the high way, load a lot of luggage, but still go on some dirt roads I will advice to take KTM 1290 Adventure R instead of BMW GS 1200 Adventure, which is mean that you need chain, not drive shaft. And just to make it even more clearly I will let you know that 21 inch front wheel and the less kg on the rear side, because of the chain you will be able to ride much faster and safer on the bad, bumpy or dirt roads compare to the drive shaft. The reason of that is because when you stand on the pegs the only weight on the rear will be the bike and the weight itself. Actually when you riding the rear will jump like a goat on all side absorbing the bumps and the lighter it is the easier for you is going to be. Another one, also very important moment to consider is the possibility to fix it in the case of break down. Chains and sprockets you can find almost everywhere, you can even have it with you, but it is not the same with drive shafts. For me it is absolutely clear that I don’t need anything else than simple chain. Yes, I still have to maintain it and change it more often and what? To spray it once per 500km, clean it once per 2,000km and change it every 20,000km is not a problem for me, I even make it with pleasure. The important is to have the right combination when I hit the bad roads, but that’s me your preferences could be totally different and completely understand and respect that. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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8 Tips to Get Maximum Fuel Efficiency From Any Motorcycle!
 
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Top tips to save petrol on a motorcycle trip. Did you ever ask yourself why the motorcycles use so much petrol? I guess not, but you would like to learn how to save some money from petrol, don’t you? In this video I will give you 8 proven tips how to get maximum fuel efficiency from any motorcycle, stay with me! Welcome back guys, as you know that everybody try to save money one way or another. I personally believe that the money spend for petrol to travel around the world are maybe one of the best investments, but it doesn’t mean that I am happy to pay more then I should. Did you ever ask yourself why the motorcycles use so much petrol? I mean why the motorcycles use about the same amount of petrol like a normal size car? Let’s see an average car like VW Polo. It is 1350kg and use around 4.8 – 5l per 100km. Fair enough, but one motorcycle, like my Yamaha for example is about 200kg and use 4.5-5l per 100km, why? Even with me on the top, I am 100kg + 200 for the bike 300kg all together, it is still 4 times lighter, why? Because of the aerodynamic shape. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Motorcycle Comfort! Simple Ways to Improve it?
 
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How to adjust the motorcycle for long adventure trips? The common understanding is that to have a comfort on your trips you need big and heavy motorcycle like GS 1200 or Honda Goldwing. Okay, but what if we don’t like, don’t need or don’t have such a machines? In this video I will tell you how to make some very basic, budget adjustments that will help you much more than you can imagine.Before I start with the trips I want to define the phrase ‘Riding Comfort’. It is actually a combination of many factors. For example Honda Goldwing will be number one for long highway miles, but what about the city traffic? 150cc is great around the city, but terrible on the long distance, is in it? With these examples I want to move your attention from narrow focus and again help you to see the whole picture. The tips I am going to show you now are more or less universal and will work on almost every motorcycle and trip, with some small exceptions of course. With that being said, let’s do it. The very first thing is the seat. Choose as flat as possible not so soft seat. Not really hard, but definitely not soft. Find a proper seat, or build your own, as I did. It is made from a special foam, hard enough to provide stability and comfort at the same time. Don’t ask me where to buy it this foam, because we live in different countries, just Google it. It is a foam for motorcycle seats, not for armchairs or sofas. I even bought this synthetic mesh from India and I am going to put it on my seat, but is not so easy to find a place to do it here in Germany. In India it cost me couple of dollars here they ask for 50 euro, just to stretch it and nail it. I might buy tacker and make it, it would be cheaper. Forget about these curvy shapes. They are great for short rides, but terrible on the long distance. When you have this nice curvy shape your body will always slide on the exactly the same position and because of that you will press exactly the same spots for many hours and this will be really painful after couple of hours. Before you even start telling me about the nice and ergonomic seats I would like you to see from a different point of view. A nice wide and ergonomic seat will be great on the asphalt, but it is not going to work on bad or dirt roads, why? Because over there you have to stand on the pegs and if the seat is to wide it is not going to be comfortable. So these seats are great on the big cruisers like Harley Davidson, but now we are talking for something different, aren’t we? Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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The best way to prepare your body for a Long Motorcycle Trip - Real, Proven Advice
 
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How to prepare yourself for long ride? - Top Secret Advice! It is obvious that you will need to prepare yourself, especially your body, no doubt, but what is the best way to do it? Let see the options: N: 1 - Running Running is a great way to get back on shape, to lose some weight and maybe fix your high cholesterol or blood pressure problems. Ancient Greeks said: If you are sick run to cure yourself, if you are in good health run to avoid sickness. When you are nervous run, to prevent depression run, to lose weight run, to get some strength run…actually for every problem you might have or to prevent every future problems they recommend running. That’s ok, but is it going to help you on long trips? I don’t think so. N: 2 Cycling Some riders will advice you that to prepare your body, especially your ass, you have to ride your bicycle as more as possible. The main argument is that because both have seats, it will help you to prepare your ass for the long riding days. I cannot agree with that statement. Motorcycle and bicycle seat are absolutely different. The position you have on the bicycle and motorcycle are also different. When you ride your bicycle you move all the time, because you have to pedalling, on the motorcycle you stay still. The points where your ass touching the seat are totally different. Yes, to improve your overall health the cycling is great, but do not expect to help you on the long trips. N: 3 – Fitness Going to the gym will make you strong and you can survive to ride 12-14 hours per day without any problem. Yes, it definitely will make you strong, but how much of that power you will need when you ride your motorcycle? If you are totally exhausted after few hours ride it’s not because you don’t have enough muscles, it is because you don’t have a proper riding technique. Fitness is not going to help you on the long trips. In fact, I know some really great riders who never been in the gym. One of my friends even told me that if we need to run we had to be born horses! Stickers Motorcycle Adventures: http://rtw-adventures.com/motorcycle-adventures-sticker-1.html If you would like to support me by Patreon, simply click on the link below. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you find my videos useful, then why not? The world will be much better place if we just help, instead of hate each other! https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Personal consultations: http://rtw-adventures.com/personal-consultation-everything-you-need-to-know-1.html Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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Motorcycle Crash Bars, Crash Protectors – Are they really worth it?
 
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Motorcycle Crash Protectors – How to choose the right model? Let’s talk about the motorcycle crash bars – do they really worth it? Well, the answer is yes and no! It’s really depends from the bike and from the accident. I don’t have a simple answer for you, but I can tell you what I think, stay with me! The usual advice will be – if you plan to travel the world, you definitely will need it. In the case of accident they will protect your bike from serious damages. That statement could be truth, but also could be totally wrong. There are few types of motorcycle crash bars: Sliders – they are usually recommended for sport bikes. They are massive metal cylinders, or another shape, mounted to the frame or to the engine and idea behind is that if you slide down they will keep the important parts of your motorcycle untouched. The second type, much bigger then sliders and they are made from bended pipes. Designed to protect the engine, the radiator or cylinder heads. There are many different options, sizes and models. The most famous is on GS 1200 boxers. The third type, more likely to be used on adventure bikes. They are design to protect the engine, but also the sides of your motorcycle. You can find many videos and picture evidences that they really work. There hundreds of brand and models on the market so you can choose the one you like the most. There is another one type, in last few years become more popular; mostly after the new GS 1200 Adventure was launched. It’s combination between the bottom and the top part. The idea is to protect your motorcycle from any crash. You can see it now on new Honda Africa Twin and on KTM adventure as well. Stickers Motorcycle Adventures: http://rtw-adventures.com/motorcycle-adventures-sticker-1.html If you would like to support me by Patreon, simply click on the link below. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you find my videos useful, then why not? The world will be much better place if we just help, instead of hate each other! https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Personal consultations: http://rtw-adventures.com/personal-consultation-everything-you-need-to-know-1.html Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB
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How good is Royal Enfield Himalayan on highways?
 
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Is it Royal Enfield Himalayan good for highways? This is a good question.
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How to Cross International Borders with Motorcycle? The easiest way!
 
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Top 10 Tips How to cross international borders. Motorcycle touring. For many of you guys, crossing a border and ride in different country sounds like mission impossible. You worry about so many things, passports, visas, documents, language barrier and many more…Well I am here to tell you that there is nothing to worry about 1. Preparation I will use again my favourite phrase – the preparation is the key of success. Yes, guys, the time you going spend before the trip, will help you during the trip. It’s never been so easy. We have internet, Google, Youtube, Facebook motorcycle forums and many more 2. Documents In some countries yon will need visa. Your passport must have minimum 6 month valid period to be able to receive it. Do not forget that you take your driver license and the title of your motorcycle. 3. Motorcycle and luggage Your motorcycle has to look as normal safe vehicle. Make sure that you have lights, indicators and there are no leaks of oil or petrol. Pack your luggage carefully. 4. Behaviour You have to behave as normal and respectful person. Some of you guys saw me many times to overtake or split the lanes on the border, but I never do it in front of the border police eyes. They have seen almost anything you can imagine. To be arrogant or noisy will not help you at all. They have rights to hold you as longer they decide and even not let you to go in. Be flexible and respond regarding the situation. 5. Corruption In some countries this is still a problem or I would say it’s like tradition. We have a word for this in Bulgaria – it doesn't matter how expensive are the cigarettes we will smoke and it doesn't matter how cheap is the petrol we will steal. Some things cannot be change, don’t even try. It will be like mission impossible and will cost you a lot of waiting hours at the border 6. Customs regime. In Europe is easy, no borders. You just fly from country to country without any problems. Only the information signs change their language, but outside of Europe is different story. In most of the borders you have to fill a form for preliminary import. It is basically declaration from you that entering into the country with a curtain motorcycle, brand, model, year of production, VIN number and so on. You have to sign it and you are free to go. Of course you will receive a copy which one you have to keep until you leave the country, with the same bike. Important!!! You cannot leave the country without the bike!!! Do not even try, you will be arrested. . 7. Money In most of the borders the amount you can carry in cash, without declare it is 10,000 Dollars. If you have more than that make sure that you tell the border police. If not and they found it later, they have the full right to confiscate it. In some countries they might ask to see and check your cash, because they are looking for fake notes. Don’t worry it is a standard practise and they will not steal your money. 8. Insurance In Europe you don’t need anything else then your green card. The rest of the countries has different regulations. For Russia for example you cannot receive Visa without insurance, but in many other countries they will ask you to make it on the border. It’s usually cost between 10 and 30 dollars for one month period. 9. Weapons As you can guess you are not allowed to carry any firearms, but you can have a knife. In Germany for example you can carry a knife only if it’s less than 12 sm and it is foldable blade. Just keep that in mind. I have heard about the cases where the riders kept signal pistol and crossed many borders without any problems, but I never tried. 10. Alcohol and cigarettes and drugs You are allowed to carry only one litter alcohol and ten packs of cigarettes per person. If you are group and some of the members do not have you can split it and take more. Dima, for example always keep the important handmade alcohol in a petrol can and the border police never asked what is this. I don’t need to remind you that to carry drugs through the borders is forbidden. Stickers Motorcycle Adventures: http://rtw-adventures.com/motorcycle-adventures-sticker-1.html If you would like to support me by Patreon, simply click on the link below. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you find my videos useful, then why not? The world will be much better place if we just help, instead of hate each other! https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Motorcycle gear, recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/zhelevp/pins/ Tumblr: http://mymotorcycleadventures.tumblr.com/
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Motorcycle Adventures - What Keeps Me Motivated?
 
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How everything started? What is my motivation? This video will be different. I am not going to give the normal motorcycle advices. In the following few minutes I will tell you what motivates me to keep doing what I do. It is obvious that I ride motorcycle and travel with it because I love it. I have one very clear goal to visit each one of 195 countries around the world. I had this idea about 15 years ago and since then I never ever stopped. Many people need some encouragement or motivation, but not me. I was living my life with this idea in my mind and it was everything I need. I have this Youtube channel from 2008, but never use the way I do it now. About 3 years ago I decided to share my experience with the idea to help you to make your trips much easier than me. Even today I have no explanation why I did it. It was ok to be behind the camera, but never planned to stay in front of the camera. Popularity and fame is something I never interested. One of the first videos I have made was for the modifications I have made on my bike. Many people asked and instead of telling to everyone the same again and again I decided to make one video and that’s it. The response of that video was very good and somehow it pushed me to make another one and another one… In 2017 on the way to Mongolia for the first time I decide to make a different than the standard motorcycle travel videos, to make it with more documentary style. More like a source of information, not really like adventure movie. I did it and again the response was great! More and more people were saying that this is great information and I was happy. It was the perfect combination for me, to do what I love and even help others. So this is how I get started. Just to let you know that in the last 20 years I work with people. I knew that if I have the chance to talk face to face I can convince almost everyone in what I believe, but I didn’t know that I have the power and the skills to educate and even motivate people and what was more interesting for me was that I can make it from distance. This is what I found out when I start to work with the channel. Now, 3 years later and almost 500 videos in the channel I receive at least 10 e-mails per week from people who just want to thank me for the time and efforts I put into my channel. For some the videos are informative, for some they are great motivation and many people said that they are even inspired. To be honest this is much more than I even expected! The best of everything was that I can earn some money until I do it without selling myself to some stupid sponsor deals. I can choose the companies I really like. The income I was receiving were the perfect opportunity to travel even more and share more knowledge with you guys. As the result of that more and more people coming to my channel and more and more people say thank you every day. Which of course leads to more information from my side and this is how wheels is rolling. So because of each and every one of you I have the chance to travel even more, you are my motivation, thank you very much! Also I want to say thank you for the first 100 people who already bought my new book ‘The next level of adventures’ this is a great help! Please do not forget to give me your feedbacks or just write a review in Amazon. So guys if I have to describe it a bit different I will say that my goal is like the motorcycle I need to travel, my goad is like the destination I need to follow, my motivation is like the engine to keep moving and you are the petrol inside of my tank! Each one of the elements is absolutely necessary to complete the mission! Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Lower or Higher Petrol Tank - Which is Better for Motorcycle Adventure Trips?
 
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Is it the lower petrol tank better for off road riding? Few years ago some of the most famous brands like BMW, KTM and even Honda move the petrol tanks under the seat. The idea behind is to have low centre of gravity and provide better stability. It looks great on papers, but the reality is something different. In this video I will share my thoughts about it. As I said I the beginning of the video the idea to put the tank under the seat is to have lower centre of gravity, but I have experienced something very strange. Let me explain you with more details: With the standard petrol tank position here on the top the heavier parts of the bike are the engine, the petrol tank and me on the top, right? Let’s say that the centre of gravity, or maybe is better to say the low centre of mass is somewhere here. With lower tank it’s maybe a bit lower, let’s say here. This actually will help for better handling, especially on the low speed manoeuvres and turns. When I have the normal riding position, seating it’s definitely noticeable, but when I stand on the pegs it’s different story. Here guys as I said I have to explain you the way I understand it, but I will ask the people with better knowledge on this topic, to leave their commend below and help everyone to understand what actually is happens. So when I stand on the pegs I actually move my mass from the seat to the pegs, so now we have only two heavy points, one here, where the tank is and one here on the bottom. This actually create something like contra weight or lever system, or at least this is how I name it, and help me to have a better control and allowed me to move easier and use the weight in my favour. With the lower tank all of this is different. When I don’t have the weight on the top I actually feel the handlebar much heavier and I need more pressure to switch the position or to follow the desired trajectory. As I said guys it might be just me, that’s why I am asking you now, if you have experienced something similar, just let me know. Another one aspect to consider is that when you move the weight from the top to a lower position you actually moving the centre of mass as well. Now instead of staying under the engine, where it is on 90% of the bikes it goes somewhere here. This will create more force on the rear side of the bike, especially on the swing arm, the shock and the wheel. By adding a heavy hard cases you actually make it even worst asking the suspension to work even harder and move the mass even further back. To correct the negative effect of all of this the factory needs to install much better shock absorber, maybe longer swing arm and definitely stronger subframe. So far I don’t think that anyone did it. The next big con to have the tank under the seat is that when you travel and have your saddle bag or duffle bags on the top it’s not so easy to refill the tank. Also I have seen this few times when you ride in the muddy or dusty conditions all open the cap guess what will happens. Especially with KTM 690. I am sure all the owners of the model know what I am talking about. Again you can tell me that I am wrong, that this is just my thoughts that there are no evidences, but so far 95% of the dirt bikes, even the trail bikes, where the low centre of gravity is critical have the standard position of the petrol tanks. To support my theory I have to remind you that even BMW switched from the tank under the seat on the GS 800 to the standard position on the new GS 850, which is not promoted as the best off road machine in this segment. KTM 690 was converted to KTM 790 and now the tank is on the top. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Top 5 Things You Should Never do on a Long Motorcycle Trip!
 
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Learn from other riders Mistakes! Motorcycle Touring Mistakes. Some people never learn from other riders mistakes, but I will be positive as usual and I really hope that you will listen with open minds. I don’t have any goals to correct you, teach you or change you I just want to help you. N: 1 – Never ride fast. I said this so many times, but I will do it again. I don’t know why everybody wants to have these big, fast and powerful bikes, 100, 120, 150 h.p. On a long motorcycle trip you need constant not top speed. It is much better to be very strict instead of fast rider. If you ride with 100km/h and stopping once per 2 hours, you will cover more km for short period of time than if you ride with 140km/h and stop every hour. Yes, of course if you travel with 140 and stop once per two hours you will be fast, but how many of you are able to do this day after day without risking to have speed tickets, to make accident or a navigation mistake. You can make it on the German highways, because there are no speed limits, but to be honest this is the last place I want to go when I travel with my motorcycle. N: 2 – Never ride with top case. I am sure that many riders will attack me now, because they love their top cases, but as usual I will try to convince you to leave it home The top cases are great to ride in the City, to store all of your stuff, even the helmet in, but on the long trip they are pain the ass. After many riding days you will need to change some bolts on it, to fix the broken holder or subframe. If you plan off road section it’s almost guaranteed that you will break it or lose at all. N: 3 - Never load spare tires with you. They are too big and too heavy. In the best scenario they will weights about 10kg. If you have big adventure bike maybe more. Because if the shape they have you need to put it on the top of your bags, or on both sides of your hard cases or saddle bags. In both cases you will have difficult access to the stuff on it and every time when you need something you have to remove it. Also, as I said they are too heavy and you need to tight them really well, but because of the weight they will move all the time and you need to stop and re tight it again and again N: 4 – Never rely only on your smart phone GPS. Smart phones are great and we love it. In this small device you can upload 3-4 different options, like google maps, Here, City go and so on. They are much easier to use than the standard GPS or paper maps. That’s right, they are, but when they work. The batteries of the smart phones died very quick. The power from the outlets helps, but not always. Sometimes, when you use the GPS internet and phone at the same time, the 12V charger cannot really recover the battery. Maybe keep it in some level, but not fully charged. On the sunny days visibility is not good, which makes the riding more difficult. Another good reason is that the smart phones overheat pretty quickly, usually when you really need it. You can have it as a backup option, but never rely only on it. The simple, cheap GPS will work ten times better than your fancy and expensive smart phone N: 5 – Never go with loud open exhaust. It might sound cool when you ride around your neighbourhood, but you will definitely regret on the long trip. When you have to spend many days with all of that sound you will come to the conclusion which I just gave you and it’s not only for you, it will be the same for the riders behind you. Make sure that it has at least DB killer and Euro stamp on it. In many counties, especially in Europe, police might stop you, charge you some money and even not let you to ride your bike with this exhaust. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn & Brake Systems. Buy it now and safe 10%: https://go.referralcandy.com/share/VN84CSF Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Motorcycle Trip Australia Kawasaki KLR 650 on the ferry to Tasmania
 
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My motorcycle trip around Australia us going really great. I just got on the board to Tasmania
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Long Motorcycle Trip - Oversize Tank or simple Petrol Can, which one is better?
 
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Big tank or petrol can – what to choose on a long motorcycle trip? I have very interesting topic for today - oversize tank or petrol can, which one is better for a long motorcycle trip? Let’s make it clear right from the beginning, for oversize tank I will specify any tank above 20l, because it is obvious that with 10l on the motorcycle will be difficult to travel. So oversize tank or petrol can? In this video I will tell you the pros and cons of both options, stay with me! As you already know, in the last 10 years the big adventure motorcycles become very popular. GS 1200, Yamaha Super Tenere, KTM 1090, 1290, Triumph Tiger and many more…This new fashion went around the world, sprayed the message that it is almost impossible to make an adventure trip if you don’t have one of the models I just said. They went even further adding huge petrol tanks 25, 27 and even 30l to some of the models. The idea behind is that when you go to really wild and remote areas, without petrol stations around, you can have this huge 500 or 600km range and you don’t need to worry about anything. That’s right, but like many other ideas it is good only on paper, let me explain you why: First and very important, it will be very difficult today, in 2018 to find places around the world, with so many km without petrol station. Now, as usual, the resistance will attack me, no, you are not right, in Central Asia, in South America, in the African desert or Australia you can find many places like that. I was in Central Asia, 3 year ago and the longest destination without petrol station was 450km, but they were working on the new road there, which is means that there will be petrol stations. South America, I hope to go there next year, but I am sure that the reality is very similar or better. What about Africa or Australia? There are millions of people live there driving cars or ride motorcycles, do you think that they all fill their tanks once per 500 or 600km? This is unserious. What I basically trying to say is that there will be more than enough solutions to fill your tank and you don’t really need to worry about. It might be just a simple barrel and local guy, but you will find petrol. Of course the resistance never give up – what about the desert, Australian outback or somewhere in the mountains? There are no roads there, how you going to find petrol station? Guys, how many of you ride big Adventure bikes in these areas? Let’s be honest and confess that any bike above 200kg, include the luggage will be way too heavy on such a trip. How many GS 1200 Adventure owners you have meet in the desert, in the mountains or in the bush? It is absolutely nonsense! Everyone, who ever try to ride motorcycle off road, know that the weight is always matter. Did you remember the great movie Long way round, Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, with their 300kg BMW? I am sure you do. It is a great movie, great riders, but they had large support team and could have done it much easier if they have lighter bikes, especially in Siberia and Mongolia. To make the long conversation short – on the wild and remote adventure trip, without possibility to refill your tank, you should go with as lighter as possible motorcycle. The big adventure bikes with huge 30l petrol tank are nothing more than useless piece of metal. Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Personal consultations: http://rtw-adventures.com/personal-consultation-everything-you-need-to-know-1.html Motorcycle gear recommend from me, you can see in my website: http://rtw-adventures.com/moto-gear-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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How to get permission for Long Motorcycle Trip?
 
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How to ask your wife for permission? Motorcycle Riding Tips - How to get permission? We are men, we are bikers, but we all have one weak spot and we don't want to talk about it. The question is: How to receive permission for motorcycle trip from your wife? I will wait your comments! Website: http://rtw-adventures.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotorcycleADVE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/ G +: https://plus.google.com/114413768982620363412/posts?gmbpt=true&hl=en-GB Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/zhelevp/pins/ Tumblr: http://mymotorcycleadventures.tumblr.com/
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Think Twice Before You Buy Motorcycle Gear!
 
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Watch This Before You Buy Motorcycle Gear! I usually talk for top this and the best that, but in this chapter I will tell you about the worst things I have bought thinking they would be great but they wasn't, stay with me! Welcome back guys, nowadays, in the era of internet it’s so easy to buy everything you want from your home. Thanks to the smart phones you can do it anywhere anytime. Amazon even offers one click button. It is so easy and practical that we do it all the time and of course this leads to some not so clever deals. Everybody make mistakes and I am not an exception! During the years I bought some nice and of course some useless things. I did it because I was thinking that it would be a good idea, but it turns to be exactly the opposite. 1. Motorcycle seat pads. I have tried them all. Soft, hard, gel even airhoawk. The all works, but not on the way I have expect it. The worst of all was the gel pad. When I tried in the shop was so nice that I have spent 50 euro for it without even thinking and I was sure that it will help a lot, but what I found later on was exactly the opposite. After 50km I trough it away and never use it again. It could be something wrong with me, I don’t know, but without it I was able to ride 5 times more. 2. Bicycle underwear. Well… almost every second rider will swear that the bicycle pants help, but I won’t. The touching points of the bicycle and motorcycle seats are completely different. I am not going even to discuss the discomfort this elastic stretching material created on my balls. 3. Single pole tent. I bought one, because it was lighter and with better waterproof stats, but I missed the obvious things. The shape of the construction has some limitations. - First it cannot be open it unless you have soft ground to stick the pools on the ground. - It is difficult to open it when you are alone. - Because of the triangle shape the inside space is limited. - It is not recommended for windy areas. So, I sold it and bought a couple tent. A bit heavier, but much better in all of the conditions I just said. 4. Two points crash bars. I told you once about it, but I will do it again. A couple of years ago I bought crash bars for my Yamaha Tenere. Actually they were really nice design, planned to stay almost invisible and protect the radiator from side drops. They got my attention and I bought it, but when I mount it on the bike I realize that in the case of accident they will cause more damages then protection. On the top of everything the mounting plates were so fragile and on so difficult to access spot that I left it there for more than 6 months praying that I am not going to drop the bike and damage the things which I won’t if they were not there. 5. Cheap waterproof boots. I bought a pair of waterproof boots for a good price. I am not going to say anything about the brand, but I will say that it is well know company with a good reputation here in Germany. In one of my trips I have to ride on temperature more than 40 degrees C. All day I felt that my feet are boiling. Later at the evening when I removed the boots I found out why. The company made the boots water proof by adding piece of nylon between the leather and the lining. Yes, they were waterproof, but not breathable. The decision was simple, I cut the linings and finish the trip, but I will never do it again. It is good to watch some reviews and recommendations, but you have to keep in mind that what is good for one could be worst for another. As you know guys, the truth is always somewhere between. The best way to learn what you really need is to travel as more as possible. Even a simple weekend trip will give you an idea what works and what not. Most watched videos in my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlV9_TaZp4xFrC_SSKaY0ywmB9Q0VUJTS Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/support-1.html Amazon Shop (Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2OKfzd2 Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures merchandise: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Smart Turn System now offers 20 % discount and lifetime warranty for everyone who use the links below: Smart Turn System: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=680 Smart Brake Module: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=682 Ultimate Smart Bundle: https://safer-turn.com/cart/?coupon_code=PAVLIN20&add-to-cart=1024 I highly recommend their products to each and every one of you. Smart GPS Tracker: https://monimoto.co.uk/ride/6/?campaign=GPStracker Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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Adventure Motorcycle - Small or Big? What is the right size?
 
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Why I ride middleweight adventure motorcycle? In this video I will talk about forever battle between big and small adventure motorcycles. It is like never ending fight. Some people prefer to go light, some love their fat and heavy machines. It is actually personal preference what to ride. Everyone decide alone what and where t ride it. Just to let you know, that I am not GS or big adventure motorcycles hater. Absolutely not, I love all bikes and respect everybody's choice. Many of you asked me: what gear I use and where they can find it? I have created this Amazon shop to make it easy for you. Note: The links I am going to provide are Affiliate. An affiliate link means, that I will earn a small commission, if you decide to buy something and it doesn’t cost you any extra. I don’t feel as if you owe me anything, but if you are going to buy the product anyway, then why not? Motorcycle Adventures Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/motorcycleadventures Support my channel: http://rtw-adventures.com/single-payment-1.html Books: http://rtw-adventures.com/books-1.html Motorcycle Adventures custom design stickers, t-shirts and accessories: http://rtw-adventures.com/shop-1.html Website: http://rtw-adventures.com Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/motorcycleADV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtwmotorcycleadventures/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motorcycleadventures/
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