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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Touratech seats are bloody expensive here in the UK - I had a quote for £267 GBP for a single seat with rear plate for my 1989 R100 GS. Do they make a big difference? I'm thinking of getting the seat installed with a gel pad to replace the foam or maybe I should just leave things alone. Perhaps I should splash out on the Touratech seat - decisions, decisions, decisions...
I really like the idea of the PD style seat (single seat with a rack where the pillion would normally sit) - has anyone had a go at buidling a DIY version of one of these?
Looking forward to hearing from you guys...
(I'm quackers about bikes)
It mightn't sound very safe but in our relatively uncluttered roads, I either stand on the pegs or squat on the tank every 10 kms (for 10 secs) and can bare any seat all day. Stretching the legs out over the heads on the 1150 GS also helps.
Be carefull ordering a seat. I did this 4 month's ago and I am still regreting it. The seat (Touratech) was not good at all becourse it changed the seating position, making it very unconfortable driving the bike. I have send it back (cost a lot) but still dont't have my money back. Creditcard company does not help a bit. All in all, I have no money and no seat.
If you buy a new seat, you have to try it first... It's like buying new shoe's.. You need to fit them.
I had my seat altered by Gerd Jungbluth in Germany (near Aachen, the Dutch, Belgium, German border)
Until now I am very satisfied. He make's the seat exactly as you want it. (I even have a gel-pad inside )
Take a look at: WWW.MOTORRAD-SITZBAENKE.DE
It works easy, you make an apointment (by email of phone) and drive there with the bike, he make's it as you want it, and you drive back again... If you are not completely satisfied, just go back and he alters it again for you.
You can also send the seat by mail and add a discription of what you want.
Hi, where abouts are you in the UK, a friend of mine near Southampton makes one off seats to your design and he does a bloody good job, made a seat for my R80 when I was dispatching and I could ride all day every day. Regards Chris
Being too cheap to buy custom seats, I've found pads (I had one made by a guy here in the US) made of the stuff they use for burn victims works very well for me and costs less than $75US. Other people swear by sheepskins and even those bead things cab drivers use. Guess it all depends on your bottom end.
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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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