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 bought a 12v tyre inflator designed for cars assuming I could run it off my BMW power socket. Only to discover that it blew the socket fuse which is 7.5 amps - the tyre inflator doesn't have info on it but it does have a 10 amp fuse - so I suspect could blow the socket fuse every time.
Does anyone have any experience of this - or know of a good compressor available in the UK that won't cause the same problem?
I have a small 12 volt compressor which I bought from Ernie at 'Overland Solutions' I've used it several times with no problem. I've checked for a manufacturer but it's not on the unit. If you contact Ernie and mention my name I'm sure he will be able to help. Contact details are at the top of the page.
I recently made a compact inflator by bying the cheapest car-type inflator I could find (Campbell Hausfeld RP1200) for $10US and swapping out the plug and putting the compressor into a smaller box. This unit did not even have a fuse but by the looks of the motor I doubt it draws anywhere near 15 amps. Maybe you have too much inflator there. It took me a while to find this one as they usually are much larger than necessary for a m/c.
I have no idea what their thinking was for sure on using a 10 amp fuse, but would GUESS that it's because they felt that was all that the circuit that they designed is capable of safely handling.
I would carefully follow the wires from the socket all the way to the battery and check out their size. If less than at least 14 ga, and preferably 16 ga anywhere, there's your answer.
MOST accessories are 10 amps or less. An electric vest, which many people run off the BMW socket, is normally fused at 15 amps and seems to work ok off BMW sockets, so it shouldn't be a problem to run other 15 amp accessories.
But it could be on the top end of what's safe, you may find on inspeciton that the wires are warm, indicating under-sized wiring. I have generally found that BMW is very stingy on the wiring sizes, and tends to run thinnner wires than I like. They're adequate in stock configuration and loads, but that's all.
I agree that replacing a fuse with a higher amp one is risky. Here is what you can do. Get some wire of the proper size and run it straight off the batt.to a socket. In the wire place an in line fuse. Do not forget to put an in line fuse in the wire. after doing this you don't have to worry about the wire handling the amp or not. Its actually very simple.
this seems to indicate that to be safe I need something around 2.3-2.5 mm in diameter, but if BMW have put in a wire of 1.8 mm - which would indicate a need for the 7.5a fuse they put in - then I need a new wire.
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