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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After a few trips in my car and self drive tours in various Southern African countries and South America, and recently Morocco in their Rav4 my parents have decided (almost, I think!) to buy an 80 series and drive down for a visit - ideal chance to get Haggis and 78 series parts delivered! Anyway, it looks like he is thinking of getting a Jap import 80 series, a friend of his in Scotland got what sounds like a very clean one for three and a half grand. They say they want to do it while retired but still fit. Good on 'em. It seems that you can get a lot of car for your money and apart from all the chrome bits, it seems that low mileages and prices can be achieved with not too many drawbacks. Anyone got any advice or tips on going down this route? I think he intends using a broker or dealer or whatever rather than going it alone.
A bit of time on google netted this: TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 80 Japan car import and Japanese used cars exports [ tradecarview ]
Who on earth puts a huge front air dam on a LC???
Anyway, I do hope he doesn't pop up on HUBB and realise how much time I waste here
The biggest problem with the imports is that most of them won't have diff locks on the axles - some do, but they are very rare - get your parents to ask the owner/broker to check for the rotary dial just to the left of the steering wheel.
Apart from that most will have a few extra bells and whistles like retracting door mirrors, etc, but this is Toyota electronics so nothing really to worry about.
Finally, avoid 1990-1992 models that have the smaller brakes - once loaded up for a trip you will soon realise that they aren't up to the job.
... Japanese import which had done 93 thousand kilometers when I got it and it was described by a friend who checked it over with me as the cleanest 80 series he'd seen. I still have it, have been thinking about selling it (not for 3 grand I'm afraid) but will probably hang onto it for a bit.
Mine is a VX Limited, auto 12 valve, no abs, all 3 diff locks, front centre and rear ( I haven't done the mod for the low range/centre diff) and other than that, it has a/c (rarely used) and the centre console contains a rather handy fridge/ice box which obviously gets stuffed with . I've done other bits to it but it is a great car.
I spent an age looking for a good car (had to be auto) and saw a lot of junk 80 series but by paying a little more I got a good car. The engine in particular seems to be very sweet.
I grew up with TLCs in Kenya (swb petrol jobbies) and when it came to getting an overlander it was a bit of a no brainer.
'Nuff said, I'm rambling. Fab that your parents are going for it.
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