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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Bought the Dri Rider RallyCross ,and what looks to be on paper as the ideal jacket for hot climates has proven to be one of those disaster purchases.After 3months the mesh in several areas is starting to come apart and fray,with stitching along the sleeves and cuffs breaking.Definately a case of you get what you pay for and not worth considering.
Mate I bought one of these did 5000km around Queensland in 10 days and the thing fell apart. When ever the velcro touches the thread it frayed. The zip died and you had to be an epileptic to get it done up. Great design but very poor quality. Took it back to the dealer and was replaced no charge. Apparently I was not the only person to return one. Have ordered a Motoport Ultra 2 Airmesh kevlar jacket from the states. Hasn't turned up as yet. Go to www.motoport.com all reports are they are the bees knees.
Never enough time to fit it all in?
Can't beat local knowledge!
not surprised about the jacket however their gloves are good - rally-cross is the model. bought them for finke desert race and now they commute and tour in warm weather, have lasted well and quite a cheap glove
pretty big dollars involved but my BMW Rallye-2 jacket is now about two years old, daily riding and excellent. just about to make its first trip to europe/africa. i have the goretex insert which does the trick but of course you have the hassle of putting it in and out.
I have had one now for over a year, and only thing to break/rip/fall apart is one dome on the pocket (which isnt a biggie)
I have ridden with it on too, one trip around NZ which was 8000km in 3 weeks, and about another 20,000km since.
On that trip we encountered extreme wet (floods) and temps over 35+, and it worked like a dream
I use the extra kit (which includes a thermal liner) and it stands up to the wet and cold ok.
In fact I was out over the weekend in Sub zero temps and whilst I felt the cold I was reasonably warm
Intersting thread... I am looking to purchase a jacket and trousers for a trip to start in the middle of next summer....
route is yet to be finalised but initially will be france=cold/wet down to turkey=dry/hot and just about every where in between...
the following year I intend on heading towards morroco...
Any suggestions on what kind of riding clothes to wear????
I really like the look of the Hein Gericke Toureg Jacket. Nice idea being able to remove the waterproof part in hotter weather...... BUT... does this kind of thing work - is this similar in principal to the Dri rider Rally Cross????
WHAT ABOUT TROUSERS?
I was really tempte to do this summer with my Hood Jeans on and a pair of waterproof over trousers.... try to split the cost down over 2 years...
Any suggestions here...
I'll be riding in my SIDI COURRIER boots as my Frank Thomas road boots are just not comfy enough... What do other people wear?
Personally I have no probs with my Belstaff Celcius Jacket - only available from Busters as they are the old top of the range jackets before the company was sold to an Italian Fashion House, and my Heine Gericke Cruise trousers.
Used this combo for three years now from -11C in central Europe to 38C and 95% humidity in Southern France.
At the end of the day it is fit and weather protection that counts and a good base layer , wicking for summer and thermal for winter. Fit of course is purely subjective and each garment fits everyone in different ways. i would never buy something I haven't tried on first.
As regards boots, as an all round and all weather rider I swear by my BMW Santiago boots... Bit pricer than the similar boots Oxtar put out under their own label , but with a two year no quibble warranty and everything breakable cheaply replaced from the BMW spares inventory , they are my fave boots.
In 18,000 miles in as many months I have only replaced a steel toe protector , and a pair and as they are stainless expected to pay big bucks. Nope less tha fiver for the pair and the fixing screws!
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