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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Mainly because it was requested by Noel, but it was going to come anyway...
Just literally finished unpacking the troopy after a short trip to Mali for Christmas and New Year. It was really about showing my parents Dogon country and the trip was amazing. The vehicle was seriously loaded. There was no attempt to skimp on festive cheer or comforts, we intended to Bush camp almost every night, and we didn't intend to suffer!
The airbag suspension (firestone ride rite kit) performed really well. I was able to put it on a harsh setting to reduce body sway on the asphalt and then drop down the pressures alongwith tyre pressures to deal with corrugated pistes (and sometimes no pistes) and stony tracks. About 5 days in I got under for a good check of everything and found the r/h bag was chafing on a brakeline connection. Now this I should have sorted/realised before, and the bag was worn about half through the rubber! I repositioned the brakeline and the bag didn't leak or fail at all - despite some massive impacts and the weight steadily increasing due to handicraft purchases by my partner and my mum!!! - good wine in Ouagadougou didn't help either. I will probably change the bag sometime just to be safe, but no rush as if it was going to pop then it would have done by now. All in all I am well impressed. Other kit that performed really well was:
National Luna 40L Fridge - bloody marvellous!
Dutch Oven - used every night for meals and after for baking the next days bread.
Chinese camping chairs and table - with hot coals under the seats on the 31st 'cause it was so cold!
Clipper Battery status meter - worked really well, telling me amp hour used, state of charge etc.
Lightforce driving lights - very good!
Got a face with the name now! Sound like an excelent trip. Actually from the entire trip through Africa, i liked north west best, i.e. Mauri, Mali, Niger. In general the Sahel area! So authentic and so much freedom!
So the air bellows were good. I would have to go back to standard springs before I could put on the air bellow though! No point in putting bellows on springs which are already very heavy duty. But I will considder it even more serious now. What type Firestone Ride Rite did you fit ? What model number? I was looking at the Double convoluted 224C (min 2.8"/max 8.75"/ride 6.00"-7.00"/Dia max 8")
About the battery monitoring.. Where did you get the Clipper from and howmuch dit it cost? I found it here at marine shops but very expensive, more than Euro 200,- !!
sorry for delayed response! Yeah the airbags I would recommend - airbag part number 6957 (the bag itself) I think... I sourced mine in South Africa, so if you want to go this route let me know as I reckon 300 euros or so it cost - compared to new springs quite a bargain!
The clipper I got here: http://www.marinescene.co.uk/product...attery-manager
Okay it is not super cheap, but it is really good to know (especially if like me you are running fridge/accessories of a standard cranking battery) what is going on with the battery. Also lets you measure what the various gadgets draw... very interesting.
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