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.
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R1200GS wind buffeting, Up grade to a Cee Baily or new adventure wind screen??
I got beat up from wind on my stock R1200GS windsheild so I purchased a 2" taller and 2" wider Cee Baily windshield.... I'm still getting beat up, I'm 5'10" tall with a 32" inseam. Now I'm pissed off and thinking of buying a 3 or 4" taller Cee Baily or maybe even trying the new 06 Adventure windsheild and putting it on my R1200GS? any body try one of these yet and whats your thoughts. I love the bike other why's.
I'm assuming you mean the dreaded 'BMW buffeting' effect? If so, your best bet might be to have a look at the UKGSer or the ADVrider sites as there's been much mentioned about this problem. You might need to sift through some dross before you find anything of substance though ;-)
I'm 6'2" and have got a 1150GS and have had a lot of problems with 'buffeting', so much so that it feels like getting your head kicked in once you get the speed up. I've tried a replacement screen (higher & wider) with and without Tobinators (which give the screen a bit more adjustment) without much success, and have now gone back to the stock screen which isn't that high..
I was convinced (and still am) that Tobinators are the most expensive 4 bits of metal and some screws you will ever buy, however I've persisted with them and today after much tweaking, I finally seem to have got the bloody buffeting reduced to a bearable minimum with the screen set about as far back as it can go. This is actually a compromise though, as you need the visor down all the time otherwise the wind and bumble bees will hit you right in the eyes and you really don't want that.
I"m 5'10" with an 06 1200GSA, no buffeting. I personally feel the 06 winchscreen rocks. Love moving it up for wind blockage on the highway. Then move it back down for offroad and better close-up road viewing. The adjustability is a great feature.
I would support the winglets suggestion, I fitted tobinators first on my 05 1200gs and after tweaking and adjusting it helped, but the winglets reduced the buffeting immediately. I can cruise now at 80/90 mph in comfort.
Hope this helps.
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