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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I need new riding pants and a new jacket. I have been looking at Rukka.
But is it just me or is 1300 eur. a ridiculous price for a suit. I can spend the money on it if I know that it is any good.
But for how long will it be good. If I spend 1300 euros on a suit I don't want it to be thrashed after 3 years or so.
So if one is planning a large trip, let's say to South-Africa is he better off with a 500 euro or a 1300 euro outfit.
I have been reading a lot on this subject and it seems I cannot make up my mind.
it depends largely on the type of trip i guess, an RTW is different as 'just' going through africa, me think. If it is africa you probably want good ventilation and protection. RTW might call for a suit with goretex built in or as a separate liner.
what rukka are you looking at?
i took my rukka allroad from alaska to ushuaia and it's a great suit in hot weather. although by heavy rain/cold i prefer an external raincoat instead of only the goretex liner (cools off too much, take long to dry). also, for allroadtouring i think the protection is insufficient (didn't try it yet though, knock on wood).
Have to say in my experience buy a decent comfortable and lightweight vented jacket that you can fit warm gear under comfortably and a good quality nylon outer jacket for keeping the wind (windchill is the killer here) and rain out - over the top leaving your gear inside warm and dry - so when you come to stop / camp/ etc you peel off the wet nylon outer and are left with nice reasonably dry gear - also if you have a fall a nylon outer is cheap to replace / repair a holed jacket or trousers that was Goretex lined and super expensive is not so easy to replace. Also almost everything that is waterproof is too hot in warmer climates, and too cold in cold wet climates as the exterior in most cases soaks up some water and acts like a heat sink with the low temperatures. In warm wet weather open all your vents on your protective layer and pull on your nylons oversuit you stay cool and dry -try to get a vented nylon jacket.
PS I have owned and tried Rucca, top gear from Hein Gericke, leathers etc etc still think the simple cordura rallye jacket with lots of vents (not waterproof) works best fully armoured and reasonable level of protection costs about £150.00 worked for me in almost every climate from sub zero Arctic to 40 degrees with various layers and oversuit. much more versatile than a very expensive suit. As sanderd says seems to go beyond the point once you need to pull a nylon over a goretex garment but its the only way to kill the cold.
I think you guys solved my problem. I'm going for waterproof trousers and a good ventilated non-waterproof jacket over which I can pull a nylon raincoat.
The stuff I ride with now is a non-waterproof jacket and leather pants and I have to put on full raingear when it's raining (mainly because none of it is waterproof, but also because my leatherpants have a bit to much crotchventilation at the moment, not cool when it pours!!, or actually a bit too cool). Not a problem to put on when on vacation, but when I'm late for work there's no time to put on the rainpants (which happens more than I like to admit). And when I go to Africa I can remove the waterproof-liners from the pants, so that it is well ventilated and put on the full nylon rainsuit when it rains.
So I guess it'll be the Rukka Kalahari trousers.
And does anybody know a good brand of light rally jackets?
Have you looked at motoport? I was looking a Rukka as well & almost pulled the ptrigger until I found motoport's stratch kevlar gear. It's certainly not any where near as stylish as Rukka,but after reading how breathable and incredibly durrable it is I bought the jacket & pants. I read testimonies not on the motoport's site that told of going down at 70mph,tumbling 10x's,and was not injured or it didn't destroy his gear. They even now make mesh kevlar which will allow more ventilation for something like S Africa. They have a 100% waterproof zip in rain liner as well,and armor. Something to look at,but it's expensive!
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