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 know I could add, as others have done, numerous images throughout a thread but a simple link to the Photobucket albums saves space. I began the rebuild about two months ago having bought the bike six years ago and it's progressing pretty well. It rode it briefly at the time but it leaked and rattled a fair bit so I put it away until time and money permitted me to rebuild her. I am only slowed by my nitpicking tinkering which I actually enjoy. I can spend hours tinkering with something most people would deal with in minutes.
My aim with the bike is to keep her roughly as she left Spandau but with a few deviations. I read about other riders greatly modifying a GS with Japanese front forks, massive tanks and mega-expensive rear shock absorbers but I've gone a slightly different route. The frame was re-inforced with fillets as shown. Nothing too drastic but for a bit of peace-of-mind and the frame powdercoated in gloss silver. I prefer light colours as dropped bolts/washers/split pins and oil leaks are much easier to locate. I did think of rebuilding the engine myself but I handed it over to local BMW guru Jim Cray who seems to have worked wonders with the engine. Twin plugged and with new rings, seals, bearings, timing chain, tensioners..........and lots lots more, the engine work was very expensive, but the end result will be an almost new bike and I've never owned a new bike before. Almost every fastener is stainless steel, and each one polished to a high standard on my little lathe. I am presently working on the brake and clutch lever assemblies - the brake master cylinder had been leaking badly during it's six YEAR dry storage and took a while to clean up and repaint with satin black paint. I am going to have a go at rebuilding the alloy wheels, polishing the rims, bead blasting the hubs and rebuilding with stainless steel spokes. I got astronomic quotes of £900 and £450 which made my mind up to DIY.
I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel although she won't be completed by the Donnington event.
Well the latest with the restoration is that I'm within a few weeks of finishing it. After giving a great deal of thought about rebuilding the wheels, I can see just why they are a pain for wheel builders. These are now in the hands of Hagons of Hainault, Essex, and should be ready in a couple of weeks. Again I got hefty quotes for painting the mudguards and side panels (plastic) but this time I did do them myself and the finish is excellent and probably cost me about £50 in aerosols paint, flexible primer and clear lacquor.
Today I refitted the oil cooler in the 'high' position but needed a kit from BAMW (£89) to do it. Motorworks are charging £89 for a single oil line!The kit consists of the bracket, the longer oil lines in braided stainless steel and various socket headed cap screws and washers. It was pretty straightforward although the German to English translation left a lot to be desired. I've been left with two long cable ties I haven't found a use for. The horn wires need extending as the horn will have to be relocated to one of the crashbar bolts.
Once I get the wheels back, it'll be time to add all of the fluids, add some petrol and see if she'll start.
I am fortunate as I'm retired, have a well equipped and spacious workshop, already bought the PD six years ago so was in dry storage, and have thought long and hard about how I was going to undergo the rebuild. Really much of what I've done is to assemble the bike with experts such as Jim Cray the engine builder, the powdercoaters from Dartford, and Hagons the wheelbuilders actually doing the hard work. Anyway what else is there to spend the State Pension on ;-)
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