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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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To fix a broken chain, I was planning on carrying a chain breaker and a couple of split links. However, my current chain is an 525 OE continuous type and BMW don't supply split links for it.
- where can I find a split link for it? Has stumped all so far.
- would a Motion Pro T6 chain tool be strong enough to break my chain?
- Do I need to buy a new chain with a soft link just to be able to make field repairs, and then would I have to have a rivet tool as well as a breaker?
Far lighter than the chain breaker and good for thousands of miles. Riveted is better and if a workshop supplied one you'd complain, but fine to get to a workshop. Think of it like a patched tube, you wouldn't buy one but they are fine to use.
In twenty years riding BTW I've know one chain snap. That was fitted a day before by a dealer and was riveted. Glad I've never wasted the petrol lugging a chain breaker about.
After years of carrying one I decided to not bother on my trip through Africa.
Only when it snapped, was chewed and bent did I realise I'll carry one with me in future. In Namibia, temp hitting late 30's, no shade (see pic) 60kms to the nearest town, a 1/2 bottle of water and a packet of Biltong was all I had to accompany me for the 4 hour wait for some gracious bakkie driver to get me back to the town I'd came from. With a chain tool I'd have had it done in 15 minutes and been on my way..! (I was carrying spare links) it's a useless bit of kit until you need it..!!!!
The plus side..... had a great night on the piss with the bakkie driver..!
When the chain has snapped you have a gap already. You need a file and a punch and something to use as a hammer. These are multipurpose items so might get you out of other scrapes. Take the chain off, drive the pins out of the broken link, fileing the heads off if required. Pull into place, insert the new link and either rivet up with a non-adventure chain tool, or ping the C-clip into place with pliers (also multi purpose).
MZ had the best solution BTW, enclose the chain in a grease bath and use a basic industrial chain you can buy from hardware stores rated for 40 HP on a 20 HP bike. Mine's on 85,000 KM. The key unfortunately is connections for the chain case on the back of the engine. Without this factor fit enclosed chains have always been a disaster.
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