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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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There are hundreds, probably thousands of Landcruiser lovers (including myself) in North America that would give a body part in order to own a new diesel 78.
That said, IMHO they have gone downhill a bit since they got away from the H55F transmission and lightened up the front diff.
I currently run a 2001 Toy 78. Before that a series 1 disco, before that a range rover and before that a 110.
All the previous vehicles were adequate, however for me the 78 is in a different league as an expedition vehicle.
I'm afraid I cannot compare the other Toyotas as I have never owned any other.
I have been told that the mechanics of the 75 / 78 are heavier duty than those of other landcruisers.
mine is fitted with a german made roof conversion. This makes a huge difference in day to day living and, although extremely expensive, better than the roof tent option. The room inside is cavernous and as long as I don't fill it with expedition junk allows us to cook relax and sleep without clambering out an up into a tent (great advantage when it is raining otherwise the tent is fine).
I don't want the 78 only for traveling, I live in the country and use that kind of vehicles very often. The 80 is a great vehicle but a bit too small for my everyday use. Besides I never got really used to the Automatic T. Yes it,s great in sand but prefer the gear thing.
I was thinking in getting a used 2002 or so 78 model, definitely not a new 78.
I'm just curious about the 78 (2000 - 2004 models) in contrast with the LC 80.
- Engine and mechanics quality
- Cabin noise from engine and transmissions
- General comfort for my big family
- Fuel economy in general circumstances.
I'm just concerned it may be too truck like for my family in long trips... I don't know, really.
1 Engine and mechanics quality
2 Cabin noise from engine and transmissions
3 General comfort for my big family
4 Fuel economy in general circumstances.
1 Toyota so no problems if you look after it
2 More engine/road/wind noise than an 80, OK below 50mph
3 Standard front seats are remarkably comfortable. Rears are side facing bench seats that you should rep[lace
4 50-55mph on the motorway gets you 25mpg, overall about 20mpg
5 Mine was 2200kg empty, now about 2700 with all the gear
In order to buy the 78 I got to sell my 80 and i'm gonna have to take it easy because it's a very bad time to sell anything in Spain. Even a very fine 80 ready for action. Here is the add:AutoScout24: Anuncio del vehÃ*culo
Yes, I have seen one 78, very nice one: stronger suspension with good shocks, 3 diff blocks, 2nd row of seats forward --great for me since I got three kids--... and the best, it looks like the owner quite takes care of it.
I also take care a lot of my 80, living in the country it's an easier thing to do because you got the room and time. Except for the little cloink in the transmission the car is excellent and ready for action. It's just too small for my big family.
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