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.
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I have a question and would appreciate any suggestions. I wear glasses and have tried to find some info on here that would assist me but cannot. With glasses I have had trouble finding a helmet that will fit me properly without smashing my glasses out of place and protect my head. Right now my helmet is to big. I have it that way so I can fit my glasses underneath. I have a smaller helmet that fits the right way but I can't wear my glasses with it. I know I could thing of getting my eyes done or wearing contacts but I would rather not. I know people other people wear glasses, sunglasses, etc, can anyone help me out on this?
Have you tried the Arai Tour-X, best bit of kit I own. I can wear sunglasses or goggles in them ok so depending on your design of glasses you might be ok. Of course is you use the same optician as Elton John you might be buggered
I had to start wearing glasses fulltime about two years ago. After years of not needing them, I initially found them a real pain on a motorcycle, but have now become accustomed to them. My helmet is a Shoei RF800 & the glasses are no problem with it. I guess it depends upon individual head shape & the type of glasses frames you have. My glasses have a very thin wire (titanium)'arms', which makes fitting them inside the helmet easy. Previously I had ones with thicker arms but they proved uncomfortable in a helmet & gave me a headache after just a short ride.
Titianium framed glasses that are indestructable (almost) and currently I have a shoei RF1000. On other helmets I have relieved the inside lining so it doesn't press on the glass frames. I like having glasses with plastic lenses that are tough and another layer of protection for the old eyeball when the face shield is up. And I always take a extra pair of glasses when traveling.
I wear glasses exclusively, including on my moto. I wear an Arai XD helmet, but that's only because of my face shape.
The real key are the glasses- if you wear some with a spring frame, you can find some that don't have the ear loops- they just go straight back. "ici berlin" currently makes a few styles that are like that. Let me know if you want pictures or anything.
I've worn glasses all my motorcycling life - without problems.
What you really need to do is think your helmet when you are buying your glasses. Make sure that arms go straight back from the lenses to your ears. Also, choose those fancy ‘rapide’ lenses. They save having to change visors for those bright summer days – worth there weight in gold.
Also note that if you want to wear goggles, Oakley does a special set (MX L Frame) which will go over your prescription glasses.
I used to wear glasses (for 20 years or so, had laser treatment a few years ago) I found the flip up helmets were the best, just because you don't have to take your glasses on and off with the helmet The best I had was the Schuberth Concept (I still have/use it) because of the comfort and the flip down sun visor, great for those times when you haven't got the shades on!
They are great for having a smoke (for those of us that still do) in the rain, just flip it up and light
Go down to the bike shop and try a few, its the only way.
I have used sunglasses for years with an Arai Quantum f, I avoid any sunnies with the ear loop and they seem to slide in easy every time after you get used to it.
The biggest problem I have found is using Polarised sunnies that distaught the digital readouts on some bikes. It is getting harder and harder to get glasses that are not polarised.
They might be good for fisherman, but they are RS for motorcycle riders.
My glasses have rather thin arms, and curve round the ear, I find a slight discomfort to my ears where the arms bend round my ears, but only after a couple of hours riding using the Arai Tour-x, whcih is a nice tight fit.
My Caberg Justimo flip-front seems slightly looser where your ears are, the helmet is slightly recessed where your ears are, and you can even stick a flat speaker (for mobile phone or mp3 player) in the space. I can leave my glasses on when I put the helmet on or take it off, and it has a dark slide down visor inside, so I don't have to stop and put my prescription sunglasses on. There is a downside to the Caberg - it's quite noisy, so I use the Caberg when on short journeys, and the Tour-x when riding distance. I have the peak fitted to the Tour-x which is handy when the sun is low and in your face, just tip your head down slightly to block the sun. i also have 'fitted' in-ear speakers (got them at the HU meet last year), and even with these in place and glasses on, neither helmet is uncomfortable.
Now, getting the glasses steamed up in cold weather - that's another story.....
***Just checked my friend's Caberg Justimo, it's not the same inside, doesn't have 'recesses' for your ears**
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