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 am looking to buy a top of the range 12volt/240watt portable tyre compressor with battery cable connectors for arduous expedition use. Which are the best and most reputable makes around? Not sure if I will I install it permanently yet.
Also,I have a 110 amp/hour auxiliary battery in my Land Rover. Is the ampage too high for such compressors? What kind of fuse do these compressors have?
If you want the best: go for Grand Erg (from Milan, Italy)
At the other hand: if you want to make a permanent installation, consider converting an old airco-compressor (driven by a fanbelt). It's not even half the cost; but at least double inflating capacity.
I have a Viair from Matt Savage which airs tyres up faster than I can let them down and can cope with 12 tyres one-after-another without overheating. Im very pleased with it. He has a range of different versions.
I had a Taiwanese 70l/min VIAR replica that worked excelent and at only 60% of the VIAR's price. If you get two of these, I don't think you're far of the Grand Erg's performance, but at a fraction of the cost, less bulky, and you'll have a second compressor in case one fails... .
I've got the same questions about compressor, i did saw the viair from Matt Savage, still a bit expensive for me, can you tell me Robbert the web page were can i buy the Taiwanese 70l/min VIAR replica. Thank you
It's smallish 4x4 outlet in Belgium. I don't know the brand or didn't do any pre-purchase research because my QuickAir got stolen the week before departure on a transafrican trip, together with GPS and sunglasses. Junks probably. Stupid they didn't take the envelope with 500$ which was in the cubby and left the gear for what it was. Would have been better for both I guess.
If anyone is interested I have a very solid QuickAir2 compressor for sale. Comes in a Steel travelling case but you could take it out and mount it in the engine bay.
Superior to the Truck air compressor but not as powerful as the Grand Erg. You can buy a tank to go with it though so that you can store air at higher pressures.
The Spec is a 25ft. nylon coil hose with clip-on air chuck, and 10ft jumper cable style battery connectors. Hook it up to the battery and you're ready to go. 2.18 CFM @ 22 amps.
Price 75 GBP. Contact me on ctc_wakamba@ hotmail.com if you want it.
[This message has been edited by ctc (edited 19 July 2005).]
I'll buy a Viair for my 7.50R16 tyres. Which type are you using? 400P seems a good set. Is it too much powerful for my case?
Originally posted by Runner: I have a Viair from Matt Savage which airs tyres up faster than I can let them down and can cope with 12 tyres one-after-another without overheating. Im very pleased with it. He has a range of different versions.
Well, instead using dedicated xpedition air compressors .. I have bought a good 1000W 12V->220 Volt inverter for around 70 Euros+30 p&p , and a cheap hobbyist (sp?) 240Volts 1 HP air compressor , with tank and accesories !! , etc.. for around 80 Euros.
That way I got a 1HP air compressor which is really good pumping power... AND the inverter which doubtless will be of utility on the truck. Another advantage , is that even if the compressor fails , there's always the possibility to buy another (well , bit more expensive) but available 240Volt air compressors in Most countries.
But in this case, I wouldn't like to depend on a 70€ 1000W inverter for airing up my tires. It's far more probable for your inverter to brake then the compressor giving up. Also, it's bulky. The Viar and clones are the size of your inverter, and really go fast enough for use on normal cars.
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