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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There's loads of them on the market and they've been around for many decades. The usual problem with running them on fuel tank gasoline is that additives in the fuel can clog up the jets leading to frequent stripdowns for cleaning. Some designs cope better with this than others and if you're looking to buy one it'd be worth researching this area. Having said that, the one I've had for the last 15+ yrs, an MSR WhisperLite, is not regarded as one of the best for clogging but I've not had a problem with it for many years.
There's no written rule that says you have to burn gasoline in a stove that can burn it. But you can, if you need too. You may be able to burn other fuels as well, read the instructions that come with it. When you select a stove, you need to think about a windscreen and pot and pans. Look for something that will nest together well.
Location: in our 10th year on the road-only half way- now in Australia
Simon and I have been using MSR Dragonflys for all of our (almost) 9 years on the road. we use the fuel that we have in the bikes....so whatever we can get. 70% of the time this would be leaded low octane :-(
we have had issues now and again with clogging but nothing that a good clean out with the repair kit that is supplied (an additional repair kit and replacement parts can also be bought seperately)
after 9 years we are only on our second and we have used them consistantly.
I'd agree with Lisa, I've used the Dragonfly for 2 years and recon I'd use no other after LOTS of uses.
Great control, starts easy, runs what's in the fuel-tank and packs-down great for storage.
Only downside is the high price, but MSR seems popular enough to be able to find parts ( I damaged my bottle in a dingle ) just about anywhere.
These run on gasoline and are a bargain in my opinion: they are listed here new at $45, mine cost less than £30 delivered from Ebay. I've been running it regularly for a number of years, and for the price is hard to beat. It runs fine (if a bit dirty) on whatever crappy fuel I'm putting in my XT600...and will bounce a lot better than any MSR. It looks heavy, but only weighs 950gms full.
Location: Now Alberta, Canada! (originally the Netherlands)
love my MSR Whisperlite. Amazing thing, cleaned it 3 times now after using it for over a year, always with gasoline from the bikes.
Yes, it is a bit hard to control the power but once you get used to it... it is nice!
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