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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My wife and I are lanning to freight our 2004 GS1150 Adventure to Santiago in September. We plan to cross the Andes into Argentina, go up Ruta 40 to Salta, cross back to Chile, then go to Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and head down Ruta 40 to Ushuaia before coming back up to Santiago. We have 5 months for the trip and we will be two up with camping gear. However, we are trying to minimise weight.
I have seen a report or two about the rear subframe breaking when loaded up (also saw it on the Long Way Round DVD) but am not sure how much of a problem or how often it happens.
Has anyone done a similar trip two up & had problems (or not had problems)?
If so, is there anything we can do to strengthen any weak point?
We are still setting the bike up at the moment & I am also thinking about a heavier rear spring however it seems the standard one might be OK. Any thoughts?
Whilst I don't want to spend more money then essential, I want to avoid problems on the way.
We have been travelling on a GS Adv round the world for 14 months currently in Argentina. We have had no problems with the standard GS Adv two up, with lots of lugguage (maybe 60Kg at times). It´s crashes that break the frame, but minor ones at the speeds you can cope with two up are not a problem.
Make sure you have a good supply of TKC tires and you shouldn't have a problem! My only worry is the clutch burning out in the deep sand and mud, but so far it´s hanging in there. We've done 80K Km so far!
We've just done a couple of kms on rough mountain roads in South Africa & Lesotho with my mate riding a 1150 ADV, me I've fortunately kept my old R80GS. Although he's a very able driver he's often got probs when it comes to hairpin bends on very steep trails, the 1st gear being too fast. So he uses his clutch rather more than the bike likes it.
Maybe there is a possibility to reduce the 1st gear of which I don't know. The least you can do is to fit a ceramic clutch, which is what I fitted on mine. It's practically cannot be destroyed ;-)
we fitted Ohlins shocks front and rear, also with an uprated 150 spring on the rear...this proved to be too soft and eventually it was changed to a 170 spring. this improved things no end. all depends on how heavy you both are and what you are carrying.
Incidentally i came home heavier than when i left after 25 months on the road...must be a record !!
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