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 checked out the F650 Dakar for the first time today. Very impressive. (I am considering it for a 12 month tour of Australia and Asia)
2 Questions I came away with:
1. There are some electronic contacts under the engine (one goes to the sidestand and another to the exhaust pipe) These seem to be exposed and easily soaked during river crosings. Has anyone had any problems with this? Can they be disconected without harm to the bike?
2. If you remove the catalyst and install a single pipe you will free up a lot of space on the right side next to the fuel tank. This seems like an ideal spot to put in a larger replacement tank. Anybody know of an aftermarket tank that might work or anybody tried modifying the original tank? Or anybody know of a spare fuel container with the right shape that would be easy store there?
You can change the exhaust to a single replacement without effecting the bike. I am not aware of any aftermarket fuel tanks for just that side.
You can purchase front tanks from Touratech which are £1100 in the UK. The Schalber bike makes use of rear tanks but they are £1000 and you will need to do a load of work on the rear end as none of the standard parts will fit.
I have seen GS 650 and a Dakr droped into a river and when we picked them up they started straight away.
I have driven a GS through a river that came upto the seat and had no problems.
I would still seal all your electrics before you go though as prevention is better than cure.
I'm just in the process and getting my Dakar preped for an Africa jaunt. There are a few other things that I would do if you intend to take a Dakar.
Location: Kiwi formerly working in Germany, now sitting on touratech seat of an F650....
I've just purchased a 1 year old F650GSPD,and I'm preparing it for a Pan American trip starting in January. I'd be most interested to learn about your preperation modifications ( Sealing electrics etc). I'm wondering how to be prepared or low octane fuel in South America, or if the bike can somehow get by... I'm also wondering about the Touratech front tank , but man it's expensive !
Will be getting a web page up showing all the modifications and extras on the bike.
Have ordered the new tanks, panniers, new fork springs, new cockpit,battery etc and exhaust without cat as the cat version get ruined with leaded fuel.
The onboard computer calculates the octane level of the fuel and adjust the injection system to compensate.
Really got hacked off with the side stand leaning the bike over too far on my latest trip to Czech, this makes it really hard to get it upright when loaded with luggage. Will be getting this modified as well as getting a centre stand fitted.
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