The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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with regret I am selling my Discovery - fully prepped and equipped for off-roading, overland or expedition use. I bought this from a friend who was having to sell as he is emigrating to NZ, but due to a change in my business I need more load space, so I am looking for a LR 130 with quadtech body or similar. Details as follows:
Discovery 1, 94 L reg, 200Tdi Auto. Only 95,100 Miles and loads has been spent on kitting it out and the upkeep.
All oils/fluids recently changed and engine, gearbox, transfer box and diffs all treated with Molyslip, wheel bearings and hubs also sorted and made waterproof.
New rear propshaft fitted in Sept. Chassis and complete underside of the vehicle treated with Hammerite, also interior stripped - carpets etc, etc, and painted with Hammerite - 18 cans in all!
Mot'd recently and sailed straight through.
Engine/Performance: 200Tdi 2.5 Turbo Diesel, with uprated twisted performance intercooler with Blur Typhoon silicone hoses, K&N airfilter, power tek boost controller and some fine tuning on the fuel pump and waste gate - now produces approx 140 BHP - and no problems with running or emissions as witnessed by the MOT pass. 2 Bar boost guage and diesel oil temp fitted. Heat exhaust blanket fitted to manifold and most pipework in engine bay.
Tornado Full Bore Stainless Steel sports exhaust system.
Brakes: Full EBC vented and cross drilled discs with green 65000 series brake pads, entended steel braided brake hoses front and rear - so now stops really well.
Suspension: Scorpion Racing Extreme Kit - 2 inch lifted, uprated front 20% and rear 24%, Delphi gas shockers and gas steering damper. New castor corrected front extreme radius armsand rear trailing armswith 2inch rear lowered shock mounts and disclocation cones. New Orange Polybush kit.
Deep Water/Wading: Safari Snorkel with full wading kit, includes axle breathers, gearbox and transferbox breathers. Breathing pipe also fitted to the fuel pumpand power steering bottle. Also taped in 3/8" compreesion tape and breather to the crank case inspection cover. The breather pipes are extended up to the top of the Snorkel body. Fly and crap trap behind snorkel grill.
Protection: Southdown front steering guard 8mm galvanised steel, Southdown full front axle guard 8mm galvanised steel, southdown rear diff protector and Southdown rear Fuel Tank guard with detachable towing plate and hi-lift adaptor.Scorpion Racing Extreme front winch bumper 5mm powder coated steel with 2 x Hi-lift jack points and 2x swivel recovery eyes. Scorpion Racing Extreme rear bumper, 5mm powder coated steel with 2 x Hi-lift jack points and a swivel recovery eye. Scorion Racing Extreme rock sliders with 2 x Hi-lift jack points each. The vehicle can be jacked up/lifted on any of the protection plates or the rock sliders. Light guards back and front.
Recovery: Warn 9.5xp 6HP winch with uprated Albright solenoid and heavy duty isolator switch - Also fitted with grill mounted waterproofed winch switch, another in cabin and safety isolator switch also. 2 x remotes.
Lights and Electrics: 2 x Deep cycle Exide Maxxima 900 Dc gel batteries, National Lunar monitoring system in cab. Powder coated roof light barwith 2x55w driving lights, 2 x 55w fog lights, 2x 100w spot lights mounted on front grill and 4 x 100w spots mounted on Safety Devices Camel Trophy roof rack. Also 2x rear mounted spots/work lamps fiited to roof rack.
Roof: Safety Devices Camel Trophy Roof Rack - low level - fitted, with lamps and mentioned above, 2 areas of chequer plate fitted, with all the relevant points for fitting tools etc.
Wheels and Tyres: Currently sitting on 16" LR Freestyle Alloys, fitted with BFG Mud Terrain Tyres - look approx 75-80% tread left. 30mm Alloy wheel spacers. Tyres are fitted with staun tyre deflaters.
Security: Clifford 950 Intelligent Thatcham Cat 1 alarm/immobiliser, with rock/tilt motion sensors, perimeter sensors, remote start, anti-hijack system and remote coding. This is full programmable with a manual overide.
Other: Dog/load Guard, chequer plate rear door, chequer plate to lower flanks, 2x lockable storage bins, large homemade storage box - fits between wheel arches - with brackets to mount hi-lift and 2x tiedown rings. Warn winch sail. Fire Extinguisher. Front seat covers. Spare belts, silicone hose and various bits, bulbs and bobs.
Servicing/Parts: The truck has been regularly and religiously serviced and cared for. Loads of work and new parts have been fitted over the last year to 18 months; New rear propshaft in Sept, Turbo green pilot, Front mud flaps - Aug, New battery cables - Aug. Kenlowe fan - April. new steering shaft, new PAS pump, Cambelt, new Inj pump, Auto box reconed - all done in March. EBC pads Jan. Scorpion Racing Extreme suspension kit - Jan. Steering Box - 05, etc, etc.
Bad Bits: Not too much really - couple of scraps and dent on off side quarter.
Receipts for over £16,000 spent on this vehicle - open to viewing or inspection at any time.
Um the only problem is i live in cape town and would use the vehicle for a trip back to CT. Actually i have a mate who lives in Ilkley who would come have a look. The second thing i need to do is see if i can get a buyer for th return trip to UK.
understand your predicament, but over the next year or 18 months you shouldn't have a problem pre-arranging a buyer.
You mention your mate in Ilkley - no problem, he is welcome to come and have a look, only hitch might be that I am in Kent, SE England and Ikley is in Yorkshire, N England!!!
Forgot to mention Disco is MOT'd until Nov 2007 and Taxed until end of March 07.
Any other questions, queries, viewings or inspections do not hesitate to contact - pm, email or telephone.
this Disco really must go - I have found a 130 and need the cash.
There is also a load of goodies to be added if sold to someone here - recovery/tow rope with shackles, winch sale (stops the cable flying around should it break under pressure), spare winch cable, recovery/tree strops, loads of spare bits(belts etc), shovel for recovery and personal hygiene, some oils, ultraseal for tyres, Rema Tip-top puncture kit, torch with safety/fixing clamp, phone and gps mounts, new Warn cap, etc, etc, etc - boot of Disco will be suitably full.
This truck really is ready to go and comes with a tank of diesel, can arrange storage if you need it - if no offers within 48 hours its going up elsewhere and possibly on Eblag
Well have been a bit lazy about putting this up for sale - have had two interested parties one who took an age to come and have a look 'although very interested', then immediately said that they were looking for a truck, ie a 7.5 tonner!!!
the other made 2 offers the second of which I accepted - they then could find the money - would I be willing to hang on to the Disco for six months while they saved up??
So........ its back on the market, as I said before I would like it to go to someone who will use it for what it was built and prepped for - come-on you will not be disappointed. If no buyer will try eblag, then if still no buyer strart stripping and selling the kit.
There must be a buyer, someone looking to do a trip???????????????????
Well I have been trully lazy about shifting the Disco, but it must go and soon!!
I really do need to sort myself out with a bigger truck - probably a 130, so if anyone out there is looking for a well sorted 4x4 then here it is, of if any of you know of someone who might be interested then let me know or put them in touch - there will be a decent drink in way of a big thank you for a sale.
Mot'd till Nov and just put 6 months tax on the old girl, she is now at 95,500 miles and runs really well.
Looking for approx £4500 or poss £4000 less the winch - anyone???
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