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 have replaced my 200 TDI Defender Turbo and Fuel Injection Pump (with 'high' quality 'new' Garrett and Bosch units).
I'm about to set off on a long trip through Africa & Asia etc.
I have the old Turbo and Fuel Injection pumps which work fine. I could replace a Turbo on my own, but not the Fuel Injection Pump if stuck in the middle of nowhere. Mechanics I trust say that the 200 tdi Turbo's don't break that often, or at least go slowly.
So do I take either of them as spares, or save the space and weight and flog them on ebay?
I have had a few experiences with failing FIP pumps over the years in Africa (mostly Toyota) and when they go it is a gradual decline... usually signalled by difficult starting when hot and tolerances are looser. Not something that will leave you stranded somewhere IMO. The turbo also would usually be a fairly gradual failure unless a turbine wheel was to disintegrate. I drove my Defender with various dodgy turbos (all "like new" as described by a spare parts dealer in Ghana) and while on the way out again it is not something that would be a trip stopper. There are numerous 200 and 300Tdis running around here with bodged manifolds where the turbo has been removed - no rocket sleds thats for sure! So if it was me I would be sticking both on ebay.
Unless you really need the cash then I would hold onto them as useful spares instead of selling them. I'm a bit of a hoarder mind you.
I don't think you'll need them on your trip as you mentioned but why not leave them with a friend when you're away so that in the unlikely event of needing one they can have the part couriered out to you. A lot cheaper than having to find a dealer to courier out a brand new unit to you. Also should you need one having a used unit sent out would yould leave you less prone to having to pay import duty.
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