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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They arrived with a small area of stitching needing mending - I would have sent them back but being the disorganised muppet I am there wasn't time.
I wore them for a 4-month trip round Europe, most days, but frequently with waterproofs over the top as it pissed it down for about 50% of the trip! I binned them as soon as I got back - they were basically disintegrating!
- the stitching at the zip and the waist adjustment was starting to go - bear in mind I lost weight on the trip so they were under no strain at all
- the padding on the pockets for the knee pads was making a desperate bid for freedom as the fabric frayed into nothing
- two (fairly large) holes appeared in the backside where the stitching gave way - very glad I never had to test how it would have held up in a crash
- the fit wasn't great - knee pads not at the same height in each leg, so while the left one was fine the right caught on my kneecap when I walked; also the Frank Thomas hip-pads I bought to go with them only fitted in the pocket on one side not the other
I know they were relatively cheap (£80), and I wore them every day, but bear in mind that the Richa jacket I've owned for 2 years before the trip and also wore every day is showing no signs of wear whatsoever
(well, apart from going a bit purple in the sun).
I know others have liked these (I found enough good reviews to buy them myself after all) but I will be steering clear of Frank Thomas in future!
Oh See Alex rush to the website where he ordered these only 3 hours ago. Mind you if I do have to accept them I'll be taking a damn hard look at them in all these areas to see if there's any weak points.
Laura have you contacted Frank Thomas direct about any of these issues, like you I'd read a bunch of good reviews maybe you got a Friday afternoon pair?
Laura I can suggest some trousers that I have found to be excellent and of a similar type to those you have thrown away I have had my pair for over three years used the an awful lot for several trips and they are still in as new condition. I hate to say it they are from the BMW range but wait !!! they are not expensive are very airy and cool, comfortable made of good quality cordura not in the slightest bit waterproof or windproof - but there again that's what over trousers are for they come with armour however I upgraded and put extra armour in the hips area. they are BMW summer trousers or city pants they are a cargo type trouser the summer pants have zip off legs for when off the bike to make them in to rather unbecoming shorts the city pants are a straight cargo trouser. Protection levels are moderate to medium but they are strong, and the armour is good and in the right places. They cost about £120.00 ish from good ol BMW dealers or often a lot less on e bay.
Hi Laura, you may have been unlucky and got a 'Friday afternoon' set. Both myself and my son recently used them on a 2 month on/off road bike tour and they were excellent. We were more fortunate than yourself and only put the waterproofs on 35 mile from Glasgow. We were in Albania about a week after you, i would love to see your pics, have you posted photos of your trip? Andy
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