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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I'm almost decided to buy a GS. But I would like to buy an old one. Either the GS100 or the GS1150.
Then there is the question:
Is there any year I should avoid?
What would be the advantages on a GS1150 towards the GS100?
The primary gol with this bike will be doing short weekends rides around South California. Then , I will upgrade to a GS1200Adv. if we really like this kind of ridding and we (the wife and I) will start planning for a long RTW trip. Current the wife and I are ridding a K1200LT (about 18K miles/year).
I can find good GS100 for under U$3000 but I've no clue if it would be a good buy since I kind of way out of the R models. Airhead or OilHead?
For riding in North America, two-up you can't go wrong with the 1150. I had an 1150 Adventure for a couple of years and absolutely loved it. That bike did everything I asked of it and was always ready for more. Whether it was running down the Interstate at 90 mph or going 20 mph on the Dempster to Inuvik that bike did it with aplomb.
I personally could not recommend an Airhead to someone unless they are already in love with one (you know who you are!) An Oilhead you could just get on and ride (much like the K LT) but an Airhead requires tender loving care to keep going. The Airhead has lots of advantages too (light, simple and cheap) and those are the main reasons I sold my Adventure and am going around the world next year on my trusty old 1989 R100GS. But my wife rides her own bike so we don't have to worry about being two-up.
My opinion is that the R11XXGS would be a better two-up bike, especially in North America. But then my opinion is worth what you paid for it!
I will have to agree with the previous poster. 1150gs is great for North America-Alaska.. I am also opting for the R100GS for South America Travel and hopefully the world. Yes there are some weak points that need to be addressed. Diode Board. Starter. ETc. But it's an Airhead. You only know what that means if your nostalgic glutton for punishment. It is lighter than the 1150 which is a big plus.
War Pony performed respectably in the mountain trails of NC riding with long travel dirt types piloted by young pups. It made this 63 year old look good.
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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