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.
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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Seems that my budget of about £2500-3K, the best bike I'm gonna get is a R100GS, one point though, does it share the same engine with any other models or do any other Bmw engines fit in the chasis appart from an R80 of the same year (for example an R80/7).
Ive seen an R80/7 and part of an R100GS, I was thinking of changing the R80/7 into an R100gs but don't know if it can be done, Ive seen a post on another site where someone changed a road going bike into a GS, can it be done?
Good news - BMW airheads are hugely interchangeable, and for many years. There are of course catches and gotchas, but essentially all /7 and later all the way to the last airhead in about 96 or so are the SAME engine transmission package, and all are interchangeable. R80 and R100 top ends are completely interchangeable.
Cylinders, rocker covers, air cleaners, carbs etc have changed, but as a rough guide - bikes from the same era, e.g. all /7 and all 81-95 are extremely similar and interchangeable. E.g. an 81 R65 gearbox will fit right into a a 95 R100R, and with a couple of parts updates internally, IS the same.
The frames are even essentially the same.
The bad news - unless you get a super deal on the bits, converting bikes ALWAYS becomes far more expensive than you think, and rarely really works as well as the factory build.
My advice - get the best bike you can within your budget, leaving yourself at least £500 for repairs and maintenance items, and ride it. An R80/7 in excellent condition wil go around the world just fine - it doesn't need to be converted to a GS.
An R80/7 engine will bolt into a GS. NO significant mods required.
Most conversions are done by people that already have a bike, and decide it isn't quite what they want, so they start modifying it. And end up with a bike that's cost them twice as much as if they'd sold it in the first place and bought the right bike - and it's rarely as good anyway.
You're starting from scratch - get the right bike for what you want to do - if you're convinced you need a GS, then get the best one you can find, maintain it properly and service it and ride it. Don't start modifying until you really know what you're doing and WHY you're doing it.
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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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