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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Sorry if this has been covered before, I did do a search I promise!
I'm making the jump and buying a Hilux (possibly two) to act as a support vehicles for biking and kayaking expeditions that'll hopefully give me many years of overlanding joy too.
I'm interested in people's thoughts on whether to get a left-hand vehicle or not. I'm based in the UK but obviously hope to spend most of the time with the vehicle a long way from UK roads, It won't really be getting used as a daily drive whilst in th UK either.
I (think I) know the complications and requirments of importing, modifying and registering a left-handed vehicle in the UK. It almost seems like a no-brainer to go with a leftie if it's available, but I'd like to know if I'm missing some potential drawbacks.
Location: On our bicycles, probably pushing up a hill!
If it is easy enough to register in the UK, then it shouldn't be a problem I would think. Personally, I would see whats available and make my decision based on that, instead of deciding left or right first. When someone buys a vehicle they always think they will keep it 'forever', but this is not always the case. So for eventual resale in the UK, I would probably stick to RHD rather...
If you come across a LHD in the UK (as opposed to buying one overseas and then bringing it in), it may well not fetch as high a price as RHD when you come to sell it but bear in mind it will probably have cost you less to buy than the equivalent RHD in the first place.
Second hand vehicles seem pricey in France compared with the UK, but how easy exporting it would be to there for more profit I don't know, unless you bought and sold it there.
LHD in the UK, or RHD abroad IMHO is no big deal if you're not aiming to overtake cos you're driving slowly and seeing the sites.
Importing a vehicle into the uk thats left hand drive is no problem at all.
Selling a LHD in the uk if its set up for overlanding should be ok as well, as most people wont be wanting it for the uk..
Using a LHD in the uk is fine, you get used to it, likewise a RHD abroad.
Its down to how whats availabel really..IMHO !
From a purely practical point of view, I would choose LHD. There are certain countries which don't allow you to enter with RHD vehicles. Oman and Saudi are the two main ones, but Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan sometimes make a fuss too.
Old LHD 4x4s are generally more expensive than RHD models as there is a better market for them in Africa and other developing countries.
But, if you've no interest in visiting the above mentioned countries, I would go for a RHD as you will have a far wider choice and will probably end up with a better truck for the money.
BTW I've been overlanding for more than 3 years non-stop in a '93 Hilux pickup - great car for sure.
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