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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just about to wire up my batteries but do i series or parallel them. both 125AH and going to be on a solar system, which is the best way.
1. series 24v 125AH
2. parallel 12v 250AH
solar panels 164 W
Got a truck- took all the old electrical system out as it was like spag. junction- way too complicated and old!
Have now bought 4x 125ah batteries, plan to use 2 as auxillary which will be charged by engine and 2 for our solar.
All our equipment is 12volt apart from our shurflo pump.
Now trying to work out how the hell to set it all together on a very tight budget!- Usual overlander predicament!! Ha ha
hi yep 24v charger but only charges one set of batteries (2x 125AH) which we use for emergency if no sun and staying for a long time in one place,
other 2x 125ah will be charged with solar so seperate system and 12v and run lights fridge water filter and heater.
I think I would go with 12 volt then - lots of cheap 12volt halogen and led stuff around for lighting, fridges, car stereos, leads for laptops etc. I would try to run as much as possible off 12 volts and avoid running through inverters - they are very inefficient.
If the vehicle (Truck) is 24volt keep it that way.(2x12V in series)
Keep it completely separate from the house battery system.
If the truck have a 24V Cig. lighter remove it. It will eliminate future mishaps.
Make the house electrical system 12Volt. (2X12V in paralell)
You mentioned solar panels 164 W.
Panels (plural as in 2 or more)
If it is 2 x 12Volt 80 Watt panels, connect them in paralell for the house battery via a good solar regulator
If it is a single 23.6 Volt 164 W panel then do not connect it to the 12 volt house battery.
hi thanks for the info the truck electric point in front is 12v so no problems there.
we have a 85w and 80w 12v solar panels so parallel them and a stecca controller and run everything in the back on 12v.
will leave the other batteries in back as 24v seires and have a dropper for use as emergency power, found it was good to have a spare power source for when staying on a beach bush camping and the sun disapears for a few days.
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