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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Arguably it has more electronics, as it is a common rail diesel, whereas the TD5 is a unit injector type engine. I drove one almost a year ago and was highly impressed by the tractability of the engine. The anti-stall allowed it to climb a 45 slope with no feet on the pedals and backwards!!! But I feel that Landrover have effectively rolled over and shown Toyota/Nissan their soft belly in submission ;-) The 300Tdi production has stopped I believe, so there is no longer a Landrover for the developing world. I got quite excited about rumours of a new Defender 14 months ago or so, only to find it consisted of a transit engine and a new bonnet <BG>
I would have one if I lived in the UK, but for Africa.... No. For expedition use, I would be a bit worried. Our electricians here can diagnose a 1HZ engined cruiser with diagnostics consisting of an interior bulb on a bit of wire, but a durotorque (?) would have them well stumped. I am not a luddite as we also have electronic CAT equipment and Renault trucks, but only because we have good dealer backup/diagnostics and parts access. Overlanding is a bit different. Eventually I reckon bush fitters will adapt as more modern vehicles penetrate African markets, and it is happening to an extent, but I would probably be looking for as recent a Tdi300 as possible if I was in UK and looking for an overland vehicle. I guess Diesel Jim or other Landrover guys would be better placed to tell you if there are any issues with the 2.4 cropping up.
the 2.4 has a lot of electronics, although probably not much more than the Td5. but as it's so new there isn't much in the way of aftermarket electronic diagnostic kit available for the like of us general unwashed public to buy.
For the Td5, you can get a Nanocom unit, which plugs into the diagnostic socket and pretty much does all that the dealer can do, and you can upload different ECU maps to the engine (if you have them in the first place), so that pretty much makes the Td5 as easy to work on as a 200/300 with a lot more power.
For road use, yeah, the 2.4 is nice, but why they went smaller with the engine i don't know! should have gone to 2.8 or 3.0
a few of the people on some of the LR forums i frequent have the new 2.4 and swear by them (time will tell if they start swearing at them! LOL!) and use them off road a lot.
Maybe the Defender replacement will be a telcoline pickup mated with an Indica.... Rudyard Kipling would be spinning in his grave <BG>
Joking apart Tata are doing REALLY well in Ghana, so we bought 7 of their 407 light trucks... When we checked them we found one had a bloody great crack in the turbo housing which had been welded up!!! Brand new vehicle. Then all 7 had to have the starter motors replaced.
"When I first opened the bonnet and noticed an in-built light and switch for the engine bay, I should of realized what I was to come." - Tata pickup owner on carsurvey.org!!
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