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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I'm thinking about doing some major improvements to my 1989 R100GS to prepare it for some serious long distance touring. The most attractive accessories seem to be available from Touratech & HPN - but I'd like to hear from you if you've bought any of the following from either of these, and what you think (any good, value for money, etc...)
I'm thinking of the following:
Footpeg relocation kit (lower pegs)
Brake lever relocation kit
WIRTH progressive springs
Acerbis front mudguard
IMO-100 R300 motorcycle computer
STD control lamp unit
Fairing HPN Paris-Dakar
Oil cooler thermostat
Rallye oil pan
HPN Baja muffler
1 man seat HPN, leather cover
Brake lever changed to upward position
I've been put-off the Touratech seat... it seems a bit expensive for what you get...
(I'm quackers about bikes)
Touratech has very nice stuff, but there service (after you paid the bill) suck's.. Well, actually it does not suck, it's just not there.
No problem if all goes well, but in my case it took month's, many letter's and phonecall's and interfirance of the credit-card company to get it sorted out. In all that time Touratech never contacted me and only lied there socks off. (the credit-card company did send me all comunications)
Footpeg relocation kit, does give more leg room and reduced my leg cramp on longer rides.
Hand protectors, wouldn't fit on my GS as hit the screen. Also, mountings suspect and not very strong if you have the heated grip option. I have an unused set in my garage as a consequence... I would suggest dumping the OE heated grips and replacing with some of the new Oxford ones, fit some renthal alloy bars, and then mount the hand protectors with the proper non-heated grip fittings.
Sump guard, I fitted the stock PD BMW sump and centrestand guards from Motorworks.
WIRTH progressive springs, instead I paid Ron Williams at maxton £195 for custom made fork internals. Well recommended conversion.
Oil cooler thermostat, if you have a cooler fitted to the bike already and ride in cold weaather at all, probably justified. It's a nice, expensive bit of kit.
Obviously a WP, Ohlins or other quality shock is essential as the stock unit will fail at some point. Flip-a-lever cruise control and 'fat foot' from schneider are great little gadgets. Motobins 4 pot front brake caliper with braided hose. Recon Bosch starter motor.
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