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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I am considering getting a frontrunner tank shipped to Ghana for my troopy... For 360 quid (in SA) it seems quite a bargain compared to UK or Oz prices for other brands. I would be really interested if anyone has experience of fitting one, and specifically how you fit the filler? I am imagining it means cutting a hole somewhere near the back... The troopy doesn't have a 2nd tank originally fitted, the spare tyre sits there, so that will be the next headache (kaymar prices for a rear carrier are hefty!). Would be very good to have the 258L of total diesel carying ability :-) Previous defender had a kia light truck tank behing the front seats which worked well with a little transfer pump to the main tank. I will try pretty much anything to avoid jerry cans inside or on the roof. And must add that if anyone ever needs help in Ghana then they only have to give me a shout - be it parts, workshop use or anything at all.
Where in Ghana are you based? My partner and I will drive to Ghana in June, to work in the special needs school in Kumasi. As this is our first trip I am sure we can use some help when we get down there, even if it is just a check-up!
I run a timber (and a few other things) company (Smartwood certified to FSC controlled wood standard before you ask....:-) We are based in the South West about 3.5 hours from Kumase. I don't get to travel as often as I would like due to work demands, but my g/f, Defender and myself have seen a fair bit of West Africa and a hell of a lot of Ghana (12 years here). We have massive workshops and very nice club, guest house, pool, forests etc and in the past we have hosted a few overlanders and donated a few spare parts to good causes! We just ask for a in the evening :-) feel free to pm me for email/tel. I once met a biker on the plymouth/bilbao ferry who rocked up on my doorstep 6 months later! Would recommend you stop in Mole on your way down, good place. Can't help being nosy so I checked your other posts - shipping to London I can help you with a few pointers (have done it myself).
Please bare in mind that the Troopie (HRDT long) does not exist in SA!! The Frontrunner tank is designed for the 75/78/79 pick-up's which is the only type produced in SA and they are substantially different. I have looked at these tanks and concluded that it does NOT fit under the HZJ75/78 Hardtop long body. I would give them a call and check before you buy!
"Our tank can be fitted to the 78 series but we would need to fit it here on
our premises as we need to do a few modifications that your average fitment
centre will not be able to do. We have been trying to get hold of a 78
series so that we can design a vehicle specific tank but all of them we have
seen come out with a second tank as standard."
I have emailed to try and find out exactly what modifications...(can't be that major!) Otherwise looks like trying to source in Europe an alternative - any ideas?
What I have seen from the Front runner tank is that it will interfere with the body. the pickup comes with a flat bed on a chassis which does not protrude between the chassis beams anywhere. The troopie body goes between the beams at the very end of the chassis. The tank would need to be cut on the rear back-end top. A section needs to be taken out to allow space for the body. Pretty drastic modification for a new tank!
Noel and Julian,
many thanks for your advise and help. I just confirmed a long range tank with Julian's recommended outfit who seem very good - fast response, plenty details and pictures of the tank. 175 litre tank! Adding the first tank, that's about a 1,700 km range...
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