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 been looking for a vehicle to build up over a period of time for an overland trip through africa. I have been mainly looking at Hiluxs but it seems that a Landcruiser may be a better option. But Which Model / Year should i be looking for ?
Have to agree it's overpriced, that's why it's been advertised for months. Try twotravellers version in the 4x4 For Sale section, or our very similar vehicle will be on sale in January (maybe...if I have to)
Also have to agree that (if your budget stretches) the 4.2 Turbo Diesel VX is hard to beat for the compromise between very high comfort and pretty bloody good performance and economy. We have absolutely no regrets and will find it very hard to let go. We are already having conversations along the lines of "cann't imagine a better vehicle for our next trip, so lets keep it parked for 5 years".
You don't mention where you are , so I assume you are in the UK.
An ideal vehicle for Africa is the 79 series, petrol or diesel, but you can't buy them locally and in Europe they are in demand, hence tend to be expensive. Some people bring them over here directly from Oz.
80 series are available locally and are much cheaper than in the rest of Europe.
As for the 4.2 turbo diesel 80 series Land Cruiser, its designation is HDJ80. GX or VX refers mainly to the trim level which is not essential for the job.
The LC on ebay is a lifestyle item, possibly sold by someone between two lifestyles, and the price reflects the degree of his confusion.
I've just finished a nice cup of tea, which I almost choked on when I saw the ebay price... For that money you can buy a brand new Euro4 compliant HZJ78 with all taxes in Germany...
Roman has said it all, the 80 series in UK is a bit of a bargain - I suspect because they are not all being snapped up by overlanders, where the Euro market is much more active in this area. You can get a nice 80 series with no off road abuse and kit it out pretty cheap, and have a superb comfortable overland vehicle - spend some time on autotrader and you will see how overpriced that one is. Jamie, as you mention economy I would be really interested to know what people are getting from their HDJ80s? I recently tested consumption on my HZJ78 now with a turbo and got a slight shock!
I did wonder who owned it. Maybe Frogs are chancing their arm a bit and hoping there is a sucker born every minute.
I know I'd never be able to justify spending that amount.
There are definitely better deals around.
I live in South Africa and have a lot of Overland experience. I currently have a Toyota Hilux Double cab, but when researching every aspect of a trans Africa trip, I have to say that the best option for me is the LC 80 GX. It has a fairly simple engine, can take a massive long range tank and has a solid front axle with Diff Locks all around. So it's pretty much indestructible and unstoppable.
My Plan is to buy one in the UK (96 models I found went for between 4k and 5k), ship it to South Africa (900 pounds) and have it kitted out here before driving it back.
Most things that are imported to South Africa is expensive, but labour and locally made items are very cheap. It would be worth comparing prices between your local outfitter and something like .:: LA Sport - 4WD Megastores ::.
I suspect you will struggle to find a "simple" 80 GX in the UK. The SA spec ones (manual, non-turbo) would have been my 1st choice, but I am glad I did my trip with a UK 80 VX. The extra power from the turbo and decent auto box make a great vehicle.
For reasons I cant explain fitting a kenlow ATF cooler seems to make the gear boxes overheat more than doing nothing... just my experience.
Please dont taunt us with the LA Sports price list... They fitted my longrange tank - it paid for itself by bringing me diesel back to the UK!!!!
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