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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Bar mitts are probably the ugliest things going but in terms of practical warmth in cold climates they are great.
But if you ever get caught out in cold conditions without them you can make a pair out of old padded envelopes A4 or bigger.
The ones with cotton filling are good but messy if they tear.
The Bubble wrap type are cleaner and easier to work with but usually a bit more flimsy.
A piece of wire bent into an O shape and taped into the entrance will give you an easy opening to get your hands in and out.
Obviously it depends on the bike but I've always used 5L plastic containers for this. They're a bit bigger so you can get your hands in a pocket of still air and still get to all the switches, levers etc.
I found these on sale for $10 ... regular price is about $17 usd. Pretty much universal fit ... adjustable using soft metal bands and velcro fasteners. Once set up my gloved hands fit easily into them. Big improvement in rain and cold.
Easier to rig up than old milk cartons ... and they stay put once set up. Sorry, no pics, I took mine off for Summer but they are going back on SOON! Will post up pics once I get them back on my DR650. My bike has Bark Busters and these Tusk covers still fit on. Not bad ... wait for a sale, not a bad deal.
They're pretty much exactly the ones I've got and they very nearly didn't survive their first trip. Riding back through France in a day long rainstorm they filled up with water to the point where my gloves were sitting in a puddle and my hands were freezing cold. Even tipping the water out periodically didn't help as the fur lining was still saturated. When I got back I just threw them in the corner of the garage and left them for about a year
I now use them on another bike with numerous holes cut for drainage, fastening in position with cable ties etc and modified they're just about ok. To give them a fighting chance I extended the screen on the bike sideways to keep off the full force of the rain and like that they coped well with a week of rain on the autobahn going to the Elephant Rally earlier in the year. There are better designs around but they do have the advantage of being cheap.
This winter I've been very tempted to try an alternative to the 5L containers that I saw on line somewhere - a pair of wellington boots with the toes cut off. The bars go in through the hole in the toe and you put your arms in where your legs would normally go. Just got to see if there's anything suitably priced in my local charity shops over Xmas.
Good point about the rain, I never used mine in rain because it never rains in California!
Certainly, for serious full rain coverage, some sort of sealed Polar mit would be a better deal. Mine worked OK in cold weather, riding over Sierra in 20F (snow in passes, but no rain). In rain? Hands are getting wet eventually. NOT GOOD!
.- a pair of wellington boots with the toes cut off. The bars go in through the hole in the toe and you put your arms in where your legs would normally go. Just got to see if there's anything suitably priced in my local charity shops over Xmas.
Now this I have to see .
According to Billy Connolly :-
" if it was'nee for your wellies ,where would y' be ? "
[ you'd be in the hospital or infirmary ]
make sure you don't get a smelly pair from the charity shop .
Now would BMW riders insist on upmarket green wellies ?
Have Touratech been informed ?
These are questions that need to be answered .
Cost zero (my MZ used the contents), function 9/10.
The trick is never to cut across a mould line, follow the curves they use to strengthen the flat surfaces.
Muffs, hippo hands etc. are good over hand guards but can be lethal if they fold back onto the glove. I've seen a BMW with suspected clutch problems related to muffs holding the lever off and a mate lost a glove in Norway when taking his hands off the bars and finding the muff had grabbed then dropped it. Take care when fitting.
Cut up wellies have a certain style though. Personally I'd either go for red ones with ladybirds on or the full issue external steel toe-cap sort.
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