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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We'll be doing a RTW for several years and I was wondering whether it is worth reinforcing the bike's frame? We will be on all sorts of rattely, potholed, etc. roads and the bike will be bumped and shaken about on them.
We will be packing as light as we can, but given its a RTW we will have to take hot and cold and rainy and sunny weather stuff as well as a few spares and tools, so no matter how hard we try to travel light, some things will accumulate. (We are low on cash and so want to be as self sufficient as possible without taking a whole caravan ....the whole take only credit cards and passports is not an option for us.)
Anyways, some people say if you reinforce the frame, something else is gonna give as the force has to go somewhere. And then there is the huge hassle of taking the bike apart to be able to weld safely on the frame (without blowing the electrics, etc). - Any tips on how best to do this if we decide to go ahead?
So...... reinforce the frame to avoid what happened to Claudio on the Long Way Round? Or leave it and pack light and pray that it was light enough? Is it easy enough to weld a frame if it brakes on the go?
I would n't do it, just modify your riding and slow down when the going gets rough. We'ver had R65 series BMWs from the 1970s and 1980s and never had a frame crack and rode plenty of appalling dirt roads in Australia over the years. Friends had problems with alloy wheels cracking - but speed on dirt roads was the cause. Pannier racks are prone to cracking, but can be assisted with straps around the panniers and secured under the seat - you can strap camping stools to the panniers as well.
We use pot racks to move the weight from the rear and put it over the engine, cross brace (from side to side) any pannier racks - usually just a bolt on piece of pipe behind the rear wheel, keep the heavy items as low as possible on the pot racks.
When you drop the bike, pick it up by the main frame and not any sub frames or pannier frames, I use the strap around the pannier and put that on the frame to give me a better lift as well - stops you bending your back too much.
Your more likely to have issues overloading the rear shock if the spring rate is still stock rather than having the steel sub frame on F650GS break and being steel even if it does its easy to get welded anywhere.
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