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.
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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I've made a search on this section, but can't find any postings, so here goes:-
I want to buy a GS-911 Emergency diagnostic tool for my BMW, but the price differences range from £500 + (touratech) down to about £150 ( or equivalent) from what is obviously a far eastern source. I don't want to do anything fancy with it,( mainly service date adjustments) so an enthusiasts version with a USB connection will do, ( i don't need blue tooth).
Has anyone bought or had any experience of the cheaper far eastern versions of this useful looking product?? has anyone got one lurking in a cupboard they want to sell?
Paying some £15 sub to get a discounted gs911 seems cheap !
He is asking €260 euros plus postage
Is the usb bluetooth enthusiast model
Pongo I have just pm'ed you his email and email you too- I'd hurry, these second hand units are quite rare.
And the result is! I have exchanged mails, but I have not bought it. €260 Euros is the retail price of the one I want, which I can get here. I was hoping ( long shot) to pick up one up a bit less expensive. Having just had to spend €300 on a new headlamp unit I can't justify the expense at the moment for something which will only rarely be used. Thanks anyway Bertrand for your help
iI can't justify the expense at the moment for something which will only rarely be used.
If I had a $ each time I read and heard this Pongo!
The costs some have incurred on their travels (when their bm wobble-u goosed and they did not know what was wrong with it) are way way more than one of those.
You can tell almost instantly whether us it is fixable with your or others skills or whether it's 'lift on truck' time.
Having owned a 1200gs and a F650 dakar I would not ride to tescos (!) without mine.
I use it as part if my servicing routines and have also helped others with it. IMHO owning a bm and not having one of those is a very false economy. Unless of course you stay in the EU and have roadside recovery!
Just an added thought-
Can you post up the details of the retailer where you say you can get one for only €260?
at that price there maybe others who would like to benefit from such a low price. That woudl be useful- thanks-
I have owned a GS-911 for 4 years: excellent bit of kit.
It frees you from the dealer almost completely, and means if you have a funny electrical breakdown on the road the odds are you can diagnose what is wrong and get just the part you need sent by courier to you from someone.
You can even change km to miles and back with it now.
Plus the forum for it is GREAT too: very supportive people.
I was in Holland and bought mine from Belgium thru Jos Palmaers. I'd compare his prices to the UK ones.
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