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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/
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Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Just to make it clear - The topic of the video is "How to travel as cheap as possible" So please, do not attack me with commends how much better are the big and expensive motorcycles. I am not BMW or rich riders hater. I respect all riding styles and every body is free to choose the way he or she will travel.
Toby 750 (3 months ago)
ridehardstayhard ??
ridehardstayhard (4 months ago)
Toby 750 Zz
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Chris, I will definitely enjoy this trip!
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I know that motorcycle(Jawa) very well, because I use to ride it in my country, but it is far far away from what we need today
Chris Lambert (4 months ago)
I think the trend for andventure riding, especially with the BMW class machines, is really a new version of the touring motor bike especially since Europe opened up and the world got smaller mixed with the abundance of fresh tarmac. I remember in the 1980's when we rode Lambretta's and Vespas all around the country, there was a club who would only use 50cc Vespas and turn up everywhere. They would have to leave 2,3,4 days earlier to get there and the same comming home with all the road restrictions and breakdowns. Big respect to them for that. Like you saw Pavlin, you can do it on anything and it is more possible with a fatter wallet. Enjoy the UK we have good roads and scenery for bikes just watch the potholes as winter was bad.
tristess Kartoffel (7 days ago)
Thank you fore you're tips....good channel!
A1 Pest Service (14 days ago)
Love your tips and help, cheap way for travel is get your parents to pay for it, or so my son tells me 😂
Mehmet Seyhan (23 days ago)
Planned to travel by my bike to Hungary. Even I was born in Germany and live in Romania as a Turkish citizen heard that need visa for Schengen countries. So I went to Hungary embassy. Impossible that I can get visa. They asked for all countries that I will travel real hotel reservation and last 3 months salary transaction bank account. I don't have those because I quit job. So the biggest issue is unfortunately visa. Thank you for all your cool advises. I wish one day we will meet somewhere on the road Pavel.
Shredder1952 (24 days ago)
Good common sense tips. Thanks, Pavlin.
Aasim S (28 days ago)
Great video,great advice keep smiling 🙂
stephen M (1 month ago)
good info again ....... well done . you should come and talk at HORIZONES UNLIMITED MEETINGS .....
johnny mars (1 month ago)
60k subscribers? You should monetize your YT videos and buy that new Ducati Panegale you dreamed about....
Motorcycle Adventures (1 month ago)
My goal is to see the world. This Ducati never been in my list.
Zbysław Witta (1 month ago)
I love your videos :D Do not ever stop recording :)
Motorcycle Adventures (1 month ago)
I won't! It is opposite, I have plans to make more!
zielony600 (1 month ago)
Thank you for idea to go on Island of Man :)
Motorcycle Adventures (1 month ago)
You are welcome anytime!
Fred Freddy (2 months ago)
It's "...to make as cheaply as possible". Adverbs are our driends.
How is it with camping in Germany and France? It seems like there are not many places to do wild camping and the parks and private paid campgrounds can be more expensive than hostels or budget Airbnb rooms.
Motorcycle Adventures (3 months ago)
No free camping in France and Germany. The camping usually cost about 15-20 euro per night.
The best motorcycle is what u feel most confortable to ride and what u need.can be anything really dont matter the price ;)
Motorcycle Adventures (3 months ago)
If you cannot afford anything else, why not?
Motorcycle Adventures ,in fact that means u can be on a scooter.dont matter ;)
Motorcycle Adventures (3 months ago)
For some people the price really matter...
Olivier Rassi (3 months ago)
I must say, this is one of the few videos I found so far that are really helpful and contain so many good tips. Everyone likes different things, but this video is about how to travel cheap. Thanks for all the tips. New maybe you should make a video "How to travel expensive", so everybody is happy.
Motorcycle Adventures (3 months ago)
Good point, thanks!
Random Rides (3 months ago)
Thank you 😁
Bob Lenderman (3 months ago)
Excellent tips as always! In hindsight I should have planned ahead better on my first long trip (about 4000km) instead of riding all day till near sunset then finding a place to stay.
Motorcycle Adventures (3 months ago)
Thanks Bob!
Freeyourhate1 (4 months ago)
I like most of your videos, I agree on most of what you say, although I already knew it all due to my long trips lived experience on the roads alone since I was 20 years old. I admire the fact that you're honest and that you like to share your road riding experience and whatever it may concern but especially the down to earth humor that comes with it, you remind me a good old friend of mine from Bulgaria whose name is Niko, I wonder where the heck he is right now.. On the other hand, I can't say the same for your motorcycles reviews though, since saying..It's great and nice doesn't do justice to the in depth technical aspect of a Motorcycle.. I have been riding any sorts of motorcycles ( I mean any sort of motorcycles ! ) And scooters as from the age of 14 regardless of the weather. Unfortunately, I can't share any of it since I seem to be destined to ride always alone, I must emphasize that I don't like to ride with a group of bikers ..I'm fine to travel alone also because if you wait for others to join you, you may hardly ever reach your goals in life. Don't think about it too much, just do it! Get out there and discover your inner self immersed in the nature and the elements, everything is alive and interconnected so whenever you feel scared, stop the bike and become acquainted with the surrounding nature and even talk to it and to yourself, sleep outdoors get that courage back and carry on son ! As an endurance solo rider, yes ' Solo ' rider because it's also difficult to find a good mate to ride with due to the time and the money that a long motorcycle trip involves, depending on your destination naturally. I would strongly suggest to keep yourself light, fit and fast ( My cruising speed has always been within the region of 140 to 160 kph where allowed as it can get boring at much lower speed especially on your own) If you're on a budget, avoid motorways ( if you can..) Avoid expensive ferries, I personally don't see the need to go to any European northern rainy and depressing countries, apart from this stop by a local market instead of a wasting your time and money in a Supermarket.. Hence, try no to eat too much and especially no dead meats of any kinds which will only harm your body, no salty foods and definitely no sugary drinks, like fruit juices or whatever drink that may contain excessive sugar or salt, eat real fruits instead and bring along with you any kind of nuts and dried fruits, no alcohol and NO DRUGS ever ! Most importantly, get to know your motorcycle, learn how to fix it yourself, learn to speak at least 3 or more languages including English naturally ! Learn to do minor repairs at least as far as the exterior of the bike is concerned, like replacing the oil, filter and or repairing a flat tire or else then be a good observant, be vigilant and always alert..! Take your due rest time and do it all over again tomorrow :) I hope I can be out there again soon, in the meantime, I can only wish you guys happy trails !
Stephen Miller (4 months ago)
I don't like hostels , I prefer to pay for camping or wild camping in the campsites you have privacy and you can pick a quiet spot to put your tent and sleep good .
JustThaor (4 months ago)
Of course I can blame thieves!
Ronbo Fett (4 months ago)
I've always wanted to take a bike around the Med, through Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt all the way up to the Ferry terminal in Morocco, back over to Spain then home (France). Due to Syria's struggle, this dream is on hold for the moment. One day...
Avg Murican (4 months ago)
I love this guy. No nonsense, straightforward truths, right between the eyes.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Wow...thanks!
Sabrina E (4 months ago)
I want to travel from Austria to Albania this summer. As you did a similar trip lately - how high is the chance that someone will steal the bike there? I own a sv650 (2017). Is it necessary to use paid parking? Thanks for all the hints! They will be helpful in summer ;)
Andrei Bogorodski (4 months ago)
Can I add a few tips? :) 1. Cheap motorcycle = cheap maintenance, 1200 BMW and VersysX 300 are both adventure, both capable of traveling all day long, but the VersysX 300 will cost you 1/4th in everything of that of the 1200 BMW. (and yes its just as fun). 2. Being an adventure rider is all about the adventure, if you are too scared of adventure, don't do it then, get a cheap flight and a nice hotel instead. Going on a motorcycle tour is not for everyone, in fact most people wont enjoy it at all, ask yourself: Can you eat cold canned food? Can you drink hot water during a hot day? Can you sleep in an unknown and scary area like dark forests? Can you survive for 20 or 30 days without a shower? Can you survive wearing the same underwear for 2 weeks? If its all about YES, then you can enjoy the adventurer life, if not, every "NO" on the least = more money! 3. Before adventuring to an unknow country or cross continents, do some adventuring in YOUR country, you will be amazed how many places you never knew about just because there is no asphalt road leading to them and there is no hotel next to them. Sleep under the clear sky, eat whatever there is in your backpack, and mostly just enjoy the ride, do that for a week or so, my guess that after a week you will know if that is for you or not, and some other cool things, like that your motorcycle seat is the destroyer of butts, the nemesis of the spine, the angle of death himself have fun :D
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Valid points, thanks for adding!
Pan Ashigaru (4 months ago)
What motorcycle is that?
Pan Ashigaru (4 months ago)
Thanks, would you recoment a Aprilia Pegaso 650 for this kind of trips?
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Yamaha xt 660 z
Lukasz Jaskulski (4 months ago)
Pavlin you know that you add 600 km to Cherbourg ferry.Much closer to Calais.Ferry takes long time,18 hours I think.I did that on my bike last June.for such a long journey you want a cabin to sleep which cost another 70 euro.Maybe better to ride to Liverpool and take boat to Isle of Man,You will save a lot of time
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
No, actually I will arrive in Rosslare, 180km South from Dublin.
Lukasz Jaskulski (4 months ago)
Motorcycle Adventures You will arrive in my city of Cork.Take 2 hours to visit town of Cobh 20 min from Cork.You will have 250 km to Dublin with 2 tolls cist you total of 2 Euro.So cheap.If you need some work on your bike check out Leehonda garage,just in case.enjoy your trip
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
The main reason I am going to France is because I want to ride Sommeiller and see Omaha Beach. Actually I will take it from Roscoff. From Cherbourg they have line on Sunday. I will not take cabin, it cost me 73 euro.
Arkadius64 (4 months ago)
Great tips man! And one more thing "Why I always press the thumb up before I watch your video?"
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Because you know that I am a serious guy and I will never upload bu...t!!!
GourGovindaMath (4 months ago)
Hello what model yamaha do you have thanks??
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Yamaha XT660Z
Price of up keep on bike and availability of parts too. Cheap lodging for environment. Yes lighter the better less stuff less time wasted. I love roadside markets and roach coaches. Put good tires on so you don't need to carry them. Take the road less traveled. Ask about road conditions ahead. In case of bridges or roads being impassable or bug migrations.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Good points, thanks for adding!
Longboarding en Español (4 months ago)
You are right my friend. Greetings from mexico by the way. I'm a different kind of rider. My bike is a ktm 1090 adventure r... Expensive but all my gear is cheap. And I'm into true adventure. Not fancy hotels. I agree with you in many ways. Your advice is excellent. Keep up with the good videos
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thank you very much for watching and always ride safe!
Amith Arun (4 months ago)
I just saw one video of you and became a subscriber. Great advice and good logic 😉
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thank you! I wish that everybody was like you...
olegssav (4 months ago)
Hi Pavlin! When do you plan to come to Ireland?
olegssav (4 months ago)
I will contact you through Instagram with my details, in case you will need some help or tips. Will be glad to meet you for a pint of ale or two ;)
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I will be there around 15th-20th June
Max Ratti (4 months ago)
Take also a look at the SWM Superdual X In Italy is sold for a bit more than 7k € But it's a 1cylinder engine
UndergroundSudoeste (4 months ago)
Hello Pavlin, thanks for the good informations! Cheers from Brazil!
Rozlan Abd Majid (4 months ago)
Very logical
PRUIKKI RACING (4 months ago)
Really good tips,i can use all 10 of them :D 10/10 xD haha.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I am glad that the video helps!
eberbacher007 (4 months ago)
Basic rule about tents from a German perspective. If you ride north,west or south, take a tent with you. If you travel east, leave the tents at home, because you can usually find hotel for 15-20€s a night. When campgrounds are 6-10€s, even in Poland and cheap hotels are 15-25€s, the price difference is just negligible. In contrast if you are in France in the summer and hotels cost 70-120€s, a campground for 10€s is a much more sensible option if you don´t have unlimited money
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Very true. Thanks for adding!
Chris York (4 months ago)
I like to test the water a bit. I took a relatively low km old used bike a couple of borders away to a country that developed differently than my own. It can really reinforce things you have heard or read.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True
DonPedro (4 months ago)
I'm glad I met you on youtube. Some of your tips I already implemented by myself but all the rest will help in planning the future tours. Thanks a lot ;-)
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Harri (4 months ago)
i was on a motorcycle trip right now. 9 days, 1.200 Euro. spent lot's of money on food and hotels. 200 Euro gas, 200 Euro Ferry, 40 Euro Highway-Tolls.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Yes, the food and hotels are the main costs.
Cuong Dang (4 months ago)
Agreed with "don't focus much to the bike. Enjoy the trips"
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True
karl eintracht (4 months ago)
I love your suggestions and tips. I had forgotten that travelling is about the trip and not the bike. Thanks for helping me to re-focus my attention to what is important. Also I agree 100% with your "keep smiling" approach to travel, it really does make a difference.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Karl! Keep riding!
Sean Paul Alejandro (4 months ago)
Great information again ... very helpful tips ... but where can I get a snap tent like you have? I have snapped my fingers many times and nothing happens with my tents.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
This is very special super adventure model. You will have it for free after few long trips...
Ian Kelsey (4 months ago)
Shame you're going to avoid riding through England, you'll miss some beautiful countryside like the Lake district and Yorkshire dales. Hope you enjoy your trip though
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I know, but I cannot have everything at the same time. I will do it next year.
Kurd YPG (4 months ago)
you are beast bro
Kurd YPG (4 months ago)
Motorcycle Adventures yes u are
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Am I?
osimnod (4 months ago)
You've imparted some of the best advice for aspiring and veteran adventure riders to consider and take to heart.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks man! Just wanted to help...
Javier Lobo (4 months ago)
Very nice video/ tips! Specially #3... don´t carry many useless things (in a trip or in life)!!! hehehe! Thanks for your materials... greetings to Germany from México! ;) "V"
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Javier!
momobadilak (4 months ago)
I love these advice videos -- I'll watch them all no matter how much you repeat some of the advice from previous videos - there's always good nuggets in there. I like the advice here about tires - on my recent trip to Death Valley California ~2300 miles - I didn't check my tire pressure until about half way and my rear tire is now severely cupped (!) -- what a dumb mistake. Also, I learned from the trip that taking hard bags onto gravel roads is a no-no -- if you fall (like I did, at a low speed) they can break easily, for example the latch!. thankfully I brought a full role of duck tape. Speaking about long trips and off road - would love to hear more advice and stories about riding off-pavement on this channel - not extreme riding - just gravel, sand, forest roads and what experience you had and how you prepared for the next off-road adventure. cheers!
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I am glad that you found the channel useful, this was the original idea. You learned a lot of things the hard way, but... Nice video idea. I will make it when I get back.
R-EM (4 months ago)
Hi, when you come to Ireland make sure to visit Kerry its very nice and different.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
It is located down in the South West Ireland. I am not going that far. I would love to, but I cannot have everything at the same time. Good reason to go again!
Harald Glass (4 months ago)
Your are BORE! stuck-up, to boot
Richard shill (4 months ago)
If your coming back to eastern England on your trip, make sure you ride the Yorkshire dales (butter tub pass) plus the Yorkshire moors. You'll have to trust me it's stunning roads. Some fantastic advice as usual.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I might change my route a bit and ride there...thanks!
Ehtesham Qureshi (4 months ago)
thanks for wise advise
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
You are welcome anytime!
RachelAnne (4 months ago)
Hi Pavlin, another thing with the speed is when you travel faster it is more fatiguing so you cannot travel as far.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Very true, thanks for adding!
Alberto Medina Wallace (4 months ago)
As always great video!!! Solid advice from a pro.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Alberto!
Saul Torres (4 months ago)
Great video. I like "afordable" as long it takes you where you you need and you want. Very well common sense.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks man!
BIKERMETOO (4 months ago)
Always good advice.... cannot replace EXPERIENCE...thanks for sharing
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Ardei (4 months ago)
Your videos always prove me that I did the best choice buying my Suzuki GN125. In my opinion, it's one of the most affordable, reliable and light bikes if you don't mind riding an 125cc.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Whatever suit to you and your riding style.
Gerardo Musano (4 months ago)
Great video and great questions and answers like always .On where to sleep you could say ask people on the road if they can give you a place to sleep for free.This helps alot on a World trip .
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True, the local help is priceless...
Pavlin, great tips as always. You are encouraging me for longer trips. My wife will not be happy! :)
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Well, there is no perfect world...
Uk tramp (4 months ago)
Good solid advice, everyone travels in different ways and boils down to their own financial circumstance. Adventure riding for me is all about the adventure rather than the luxury. It is nice to experience a little luxury on any trip as a treat. By travelling the way you are suggesting allows for a little luxury with the money that you will save daily on the trip.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Well said, thanks!
Linc, New Zealand (4 months ago)
thanks mate, excellent video
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
You are welcome anytime!
Cal 20 Sailor (4 months ago)
I agree with you almost totally. I have owned a Triumph Bonneville 650, a Kawasaki GPz550 Ninja, a Honda CB700SC Nighthawk, a Kawasaki KLR650, and a Yamaha XJ600 Seca II, all bought used and the most I ever paid for any one of them was $2,500, and the only problems I ever had were a few flat tires which I fixed by the side of the road. (Actually, I did have more problems with the Triumph, which is why I only kept it for a few months...) I always camped in my tent and cooked on a dual-fuel gasoline backpacking stove, everything packed into a duffle and soft saddlebags, with a night's stay in a cheap motel with a laundromat and a diner every 4-5 days so I could get cleaned up, and then it was back to camping. Other than my bikes my most expensive piece of equipment was my Aerostitch two-piece Goretex riding suit and an electric vest, which I bought so I could keep riding no matter the weather. And I was able to put tens of thousands of miles under my tires over the years traveling around the American West, from Mexico deep into British Columbia, from the Pacific Coast Highway to the Rocky Mountains. I wouldn't have done it any other way, and if I ever get a chance to do it again I'll do it the same. The only part I disagree slightly with you is that I never did any detailed planning. Instead, I started with a destination in mind, but then left each day's ride up to what I had decided while looking at the map and reading guidebooks the evening before, and then I still left room to change plans during the day's ride. When my vacation was half over, I'd started heading back home, but still do my planning the same...which led to some long 12 to 14-hour, 750-mile rides on the last day trying to get home in time to get to work the next day. But I eventually learned not to do that anymore, LOL... Thanks for sharing your adventures with us so I could relive some of my own.
Rozlan Abd Majid (4 months ago)
The best bike in the world is not a BMs nor big capacity. It's the Honda cub. They're sold by the million of units. Put a snorkel,it can ride underwater and uses used cooking oil as lubricant. Throw the bike down from 3 storey high. The engine can kick start to life ! That's my friend is awesome. The next generation of very popular bike is the Yamaha LC mopes. A little cheap mods, and it will go 200kmph !!! Currently now , it's the most popular bike in the Asian market. Anywhere U go in South East Asia, there's an LC
Rozlan Abd Majid (4 months ago)
Get smaller bike if you're below 100kg. You go further. Small bikes these days are high tech. They're fuel efficient and goes faster
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks for taking time and watching the video. The route I have is just base and it could be changed anytime I want, bit it gives me the idea what I have to face and how much more I have to ride. Also it is good way to calculate the total price of the trip. All the best! Pavlin
The Happy One (4 months ago)
Keep doing the things your way ... do not bother to much with every comment .All the best :-)
The Happy One (4 months ago)
Pravilno, suglasen sum ! Na dobur put i po-malko spukani gumi :-)
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I won't...the most important is ride, no matter how or with what!
John E (4 months ago)
Great video. Like your enthusiasm.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks John!
Eduard Durik (4 months ago)
the last advice is really importand and good one..."no one is so poor to give a smile and no one is so reach not to receive this smile"
Eduard Durik (4 months ago)
thanks, I like it as well...and the saying has got really "something".. :-)
karl eintracht (4 months ago)
Eduard Durik great bit of advice!!
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True words, tanks Eduard!
Ya Ghos (4 months ago)
Hey is a dr 600 good for long traveling ..
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Yes it is
ALEXΙΟS GREECE !!! (4 months ago)
Good advice as always my friend
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks!
Peter Holst (4 months ago)
This is your best video in a long time. You really nailed this one! Also it is nice that you wrote it all in the video description.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Peter!
Rob Pinter (4 months ago)
Pavlin, I have been thinking of you wanting to replace your motor, If your current motor has no problems but has a lot of milage, just keep riding it and monitor the oil quality, you can send a sample of the oil away and get it tested for any engine issues, if the gearbox is changing OK then why replace the motor? Buy a good 2nd hand one and keep it as a spare at home, if you need it on a trip get one of your mates to ship it to you, then change it. There tenere motor is over engineered and under powered for a 660, thus it should last much linger than 130,000km, I have seen the way you ride, and you never rev the engine hard. Just to remember to check the hub drive sprocket bearings as they get a hard time, and change the oil and filters more often than the 10,000km service interval. With the fuel injection buy a new injector or get the old one cleaned, EFI systems are very reliable now days. Check your throttle cables too see if they are still in good condition.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Rob, I am aware of all of this. I am just talking about my future plans, but I am sure that the engine will last many more km.
edi fairuz - (4 months ago)
Thanks for the nice tips Pavlin.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
You are welcome anytime!
Abderrahmane HABBAAINA (4 months ago)
Just golden piece of advice :-) Enjoy Riding Pavlin,
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks man!
Paul Fairbrass (4 months ago)
As you said pavlin, it's horse's for courses we're bikes are concerned.on our trip this summer, we're not taking a ferry to England then France. straight to France from cork. If you're stuck on your Irish trip,then myself and many others will be there to help 👍👍
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Paul! I hope I won't need any help.
Travelingman 1980 (4 months ago)
Rebuild your Yamaha, you answered your which bike question by answering my previous comment.
Travelingman 1980 (4 months ago)
Motorcycle Adventures good idea, and rebuild the rest. I drive an old car but I can fix it myself and know it back to front. Better to stay with the devil you know then the one you don't.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I will just swap the engine.
Travelingman 1980 (4 months ago)
How to travel cheap? Become a Buddhist monk!
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I will think about it.
PC PersonalCensorship (4 months ago)
Awesome suggestions ... thank you.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
You are welcome anytime!
Jason Wilson (4 months ago)
It's taken me many years of adventure riding what you summarized in a few sentences. .
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
The same for me. I said fast, but learned very slow...
Zero Biker ItalyBD (4 months ago)
Very effective
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks!
Tasos Ananiadis (4 months ago)
May I suggest another tip: If you travel with another motorcycle,i mean not alone but 2 bikes can save you money in several circumstances.Greetings from Greece man!
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
i said only ten tips, but there is much more...
IRISHROVER (4 months ago)
Just back from Ireland, so when will you be in Scotland? Where do you intend to visit in Scotland?
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I expect to be in Scotland around 20th June. I cannot tell you exactly the dates now.
Sérgio Barbosa (4 months ago)
Could you show us how do you actually pack your bike?
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I will probably do a video on this topic. I already have one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KG--43mrf8&t=14s
jim perry (4 months ago)
What is the tattoo on your arm?
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Well, it is nothing special. It is Cobra, I did it to cover one old tattoo, which I made many years ago when I was in the army.
Michael Ksiezopolski (4 months ago)
I love long trips, expensive bikes are out of my reach, yet I found long motorcycle trips affordable. First contact with different people around the world, different cultures and beautiful views that you can enjoy are far more better than airplane trips. Bike can go where cars cannot so that is a bonus as well. Bike do not have to be new or expensive, it must be luxury for the rider and in great (sound) mechanical condition of the bike. I am running old Yamaha XJ600S Diversion and I am happy with this bike. It is modified to suit my needs but is also reliable, cheap and easy to maintain.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True. The bike is just a tool...
Henry A (4 months ago)
Good advice as always. As I learned many years ago: "Proper preparation prevents poor performance." :-)
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True
Michał G (4 months ago)
Next video - next very good job, Pavlin. Thanks.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks man!
pgod1960 (4 months ago)
Love your philosophy on bike travel. Lightweight, travel far, be friendly, be prepared.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
This is the most important advice I can give you. Thanks for watching!
Dancooper241 (4 months ago)
What is the tire model of the tires on your motorcycle?
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Continental TKC 80
Remko v.d. Wielen (4 months ago)
Wait.. What? You're coming to Holland? I wanna meet you!
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Yes, I do coming to Holland, Rotterdam. From there I will ride to Berlin. If you are somewhere on the road, ok. Drop me an e-mail: http://rtw-adventures.com/contacts-1.html
Zea Moore (4 months ago)
Bring duct tape. It can fix more then you'd think.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True
Soufiane Elamiri (4 months ago)
Very good.i think oil can last longer than the company's said, also good advice about stoping before sunset. And a lot of little great things that made big differences.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
True
Szlejer (4 months ago)
When traveling in third world countries, sleeping in a tent instead of a hotel can save you from a LOT of health related trouble... See fleas, bedbugs, other parasites and catching something nasty from a local traveler... Don't ask how I know this. :-))
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Could be.
Vlog Style (4 months ago)
I watch it over and over again to understand tent or rent, tent is only for survival
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Tent.
slaggahammar (4 months ago)
Great advices Pavlin, Greetings from northern Sweden!
John Smith (4 months ago)
When are you in Ireland? I'm planning last week of August.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I will be there after 15th June
Big Keith (4 months ago)
Great advice and a very useful summary. Thank you Pavlin. It's good to be reminded that a great adventure isn't only available to big spenders. In the preparation and planning stage, it would also be a good idea to learn how your bike works and to practise doing basic repair and maintenance. All good 👍
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Yes, valid advice, thanks for adding!
marty tarroza (4 months ago)
thanks for the tips, it really helps alot..
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
You are welcome anytime!
Andrian Cavca (4 months ago)
Big like!
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Andrian!
Emre Ozpelit (4 months ago)
Thanks for the nice tips and all very usefull reviews. Please keep your level 👍
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I will, thanks!
Andrew Varga (4 months ago)
If your going from Newcastle to Holland, there is a spare bed at my place. I live about 40 miles from Newcastle. 👍
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks!
Andrew Varga (4 months ago)
Motorcycle Adventures I’m in Redcar, it might be a bit out of your way, but the offer is there.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
I will take the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam.
Kári Gunnlaugsson (4 months ago)
Great tips. Thanks.
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks Kari!
Alex Alex (4 months ago)
What tyres do you use?
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Rear around 8-9,000. Front 15,000km.
Dancooper241 (4 months ago)
Motorcycle Adventures How long they last?
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Continental TKC 80
m4ckk13 (4 months ago)
Excellent useful video. Thankyou. Mack, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Motorcycle Adventures (4 months ago)
Thanks man!

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