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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I was looking for a decent tyre compressor and found an advert for Truck air compressors from Alfred Murray
They have a special offer on at the moment, buy one get one free! they cost £78.14 inclusive of delivery. They aren't he fastest compressor in the world, but they have a duty cycle of 9 hours!! Its thanks to their fan mechanism, so for airing up a lot of tyres they may be quicker than some more expensive compressors that need a breather, and of course you've got two of them. (also gives you a spare if one breaks) They come with a 5 year warranty and certainly look fairly solid.
The number is 01460 61674
delivery was within 48 hours
Hows it going ? - is the new one any good ? im still looking for a better set up - my little electric compressor has given up finally !
Been thinking about putting an Aussie 'Endless air on an engine belt in the 90 - though its still a few hundred pounds to get one and get it sent over - but 8cfm is pretty quick !!!
Doin Fine. Time to get out though. Winter is too long this year I guess.
The compressor I bought is a little bit slower then the viar replica I had before, but not much, and more then enough for the lada. Didn't went trough serious endurance testing, but I think for normal use on one car it's just fine.
Hi Rob - that looks pretty good for the price I must say - Have you used an air cylinder again or just straight to the tyre ? how long to raise tyre pressure on Lada and is it 100% duty or does it need cooling off after a few minutes ?
Living in UK still for the moment, but will head out to Canada in a few months - time for a change I think !
Hi Rob and Grif how ye gettin' on, have to agree on the truck air Aaron and Steph had one and it broke before leaving the UK, it was replaced and the replacement broke the second time they went to use it (on the way back from the festival au desert) my viair is still going strong and saved the day!!!
How was your trip east? And how's Rhona doin?
I'm mentally preparing for the big clash tonight (that's one time a year we play ice hockey, and that's pretty cool).
Didn't mount a tank (yet?)and I didn't take measurements on airing up the lada, but that's 13 130/80 tires or so, and these go quick, Don't know how that compares to the disco, but I think performance is close to what the viair does (within a few seconds/tire I guess)
The box says:
ATX high performance 4X4-parts
Max Airflow: 80l/min
Maximum pressure: 150 PSI
Max Ambient Temp: 40°C
Min Ambient Temp: -15°C
Maximum Duty Cycle: 40mins@40PSI@24°C
Which I think is enough for use on 1 car (if necessary, you can always add watercooling isn't it?).
They do sell them premounted on a tank for 150€ also. Looks neat. The one they had at the shop when I was there was a 220V motor though.
well, the truck airs were pretty crap! if they worked it was a bonus, they couldn't be relied upon. the switch on one was intermittently faulty and neither of them coped too well with trying to air up in a sand storm. when they worked they were good, but I wouldn't want to rely on them. fortunately we also had 2 footpumps.
Interesting comments about the Truck Air, I was going to buy one a couple of years ago. I bought the Viair in the end. It has been good but had a problem with the switch recently. It was in the back of the car where the dogs sit, water from them had got in and corroded the switch. Easy to clean out but took quite a few minutes. I was going to mount it under the bonnet, had second thoughts now.
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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