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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Agree with Roman. When setting up my 110 I went looking for helper springs as a good way of improving the load carrying ability and a) got advised by several different companies / sources that it would be better to uprate the springs because these would work more efficient than the helper solution. b) helper springs are quite pricey when you include the retainers that need to be fitted and more than compensate for the cost of new springs.
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Currently I have the Bearmach medium duty in the rear (+1 inch or so). These are pretty close to waht I like here, and did well last year in Algeria. But now I have a roofrack + rooftent fitted, and I feel I need something a bit firmer.
I don't really want to fit the HD Bearmachs because the additional hight (=higher center of gravity), so I thought, ... .
What are the alternatives to consider? Something progresive, firmer and slightly higher then standard.
That's true, but we could say the same about you when it comes to Landcruisers. And they are much cheaper over here!
Yeah, I saw somwhere that your where looking into a TLC and are getting rid of Poland Rover.
If the TLC is cheaper I wouldn't doubt on which to buy, but they are at least twice as expensive as a disco here (the same reason why I didn't buy a 110). It's strange, but disco's are amazingly cheap here, and it's pretty all-round.
I sold Polandrover more than a year ago and am now tinkering with a HDJ80. Some vital work has been accomplished but it is still a long way to go. BTW, heavy duty springs were ordered from Scorpion Racing, just as previously for the Discovery. Trouble is, Colin is VERY liberal with deadlines, so if you decide to have them made specially to your order rather than get an off the shelf uprated set, you will have to put up with his way of doing things.
To put you further into the picture of the UK market specifics, the best English speaking Landcruiser specialist I have found is in Holland. Hardly a compliment for local mechanics.
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I have fitted Airlift airbags to the rear of my Defender, and I have found them to be excellent. I didn't bother with on-the-move inflation/deflation, just fitted them with a tyre type valve on each side, which can be inflated with any tyre pump/compressor.
They have the advantage of being easily adjustable for load/road conditions. Fitting them into the coils was dead easy - a few hours' work at most. They cost about 80GBP / pair in the UK.
The only question mark in my mind is how durable they are. I'd have thought they would chafe through very fast, but mine have done 15000km through Africa so far, and aren't yet showng any sign of wear. We'll see...
One big benefit for me is that when fully inflated, they really help to reduce the body-roll on my vehicle, but when I deflate them, I can still get full axle articulation. FWIW, I also adjust the airbags to get the vehicle perfectly level when sleeping in the roof tent!
Aussie made Old Man Emu (OME) springs are the best Land Rover springs you can buy. They have something like a dozen different variations on the Land Rover spring so you'll be able to tailor a spring rate for the job.
The airbags were a great investment. My one remaining concern was regarding how long they would last - I really thought they would wear out against the coils, or get pinched. But they have done over 30,000 (African!) km with absolutely no signs of wear, apart from the big polyurethane bushes at the top, which are starting to disintegrate. I will just put in some new ones - they will probably be very cheap.
They are definitely available for Discoverys - I got mine through Foley, but here's a link I found on google:
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