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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Hi, after reading Chris's book I'm seriously considering going the Japanese auction route for the landcruiser that we are looking to buy for our overland trip, Cairo -> Cape. HJ61 or HZJ77 are my preferable choices.
My one reservation is regarding parts for these vehicles, now I know that parts for landcruisers are supposed to be easy to find but does that stand for the Japanese ones as well?? Are they just different branded vehicles of african vehicles?
I know that this is no doubt a rooky question but I've been looking around on the web for info, buying books ecetera..... I thought I would just ask you folks about it.
Hi Simon, you cant get more Japanese than a Land Cruiser ;-) and there are plenty of 60s all over Af.
77s are more rare or unknown out there but have 75 innards anyway (v.common). Good luck with Jap auction. If there are any left, a decent 61 should come in at around 3000£+ we worked out once. (I'd go for an 80 for not much more amd enjoy the ride
Unfortunatley our budget doesn't quite extend far enough for the 80's, so it's still either the 61 or the 77. I do find the names and number quite confusing, need a family tree for cruisers. I suppose it's the same for most cars.
My wonder spreadsheet I've knocked together is starting to convince me against buying a Japanese import. All the costs along the way start to add up and i've seen a 1990 diesel manual models (guy hasn't got back to me about the exact model) floating around the market for less then the import cost of a car.
Anyway thanks for your opinion at least its good to know the parts are around.
Thanks Roman, had just found it made and it made lot of sense. I've actually gone and bought an HJ60 with 65K miles on the clock. Lets hope I haven't just bought a lemon. 24 volt problems here we come :-)
Hi Simon, I've gone my self to a HJ60 not long ago, so far never had a problem with the 24V system, nothing to fear.
I actually have an extra alternator to charge the extra battery and run two separate systems, 24 for the car, 12 for all other.., it works fine.
i got a land cruiser (fj45) the best 4x4 for africa i believe is toyota
i know alot of places for spare parts and mechanics too, soif you will come to egypt contact me if you need any help
Cost was £2300 with 68K on the clock, body in amazing condition. Please resist telling me I could have got it cheaper as I'm quite happy with it :-) Checked for the rust signs that Chris mentioned in his book and there is none of that. There are 3 spots but they are all small and are going to be removed soon. You can check her out here:
simon you are welcome any time ,
i checkd your new habibi (habibi= babe in arabic)
she is pretty, and she will take you where ever you want ,just treat her good ,in egypt ,i believe you can find all spare parts you want,
enjoy your habibi ;-D
P.S SORRY WHAT IS YOUR ROUTE??
the alternator on the top is a 12V and the one under (difficult to see in the pic) is the original 24v toyota. The 12V goes direct to the third battery mounted behind the passenger seat and from where there's a supply for lights/cigarette plug/etc...
Route is not finalised yet as it's still a while off.
Thanks for the pics, your spray job is SO much nicer then grey monster I have. Wish I had money to burn to get her resprayed but it just isn't going to happen. Oh well, good to see how you mounted that 12v alternator, will look into doing something similar. Great site by the way!
You must be joking, it looks fabulous in grey with the "Flash Gordon" paint job ;-). Anyway, IMO a very good deal: For a HJ61 with lots of rusty spots and 300k on the counter you could easily pay more than 7000 euro here in The Netherlands.
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