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 know about Klim pants but, AFAIK, they do not provide any impact protecion.
Yes, i know, the best would be to wear Enduro boots and protectors under the pants but eventually, sometimes i just want to ditch my Enduro boots and ride with 'regular' equipment.
To be honest, I've tried a zip off model from Held. Never understood why they make a zip-off model (legs can be zipped of) but hence, the pants had nice vents. Unfortunately, they fell apart after two weeks of regular touring. :-/
Motoport Kevlar jacket (mesh) & pants (not mesh), both with their Quad Armor. Both custom made to fit me (off-the-shelf gear never fits me right).
Great protection and far more comfortable in the summer than other "mesh" gear I've used in the past. The Kevlar material doesn't conduct heat so I've found it comfortable even in 100+ temperatures. The pants are a bit warm when walking around town, but they can always be taken off and locked to the bike with a cable. The design of both jacket and pants is by far the best I've encountered.
I match the pants with MX boots most of the time. Pants sized to go over the boots so that I can also wear street boots and maintain protection.
I traveled the east coast of africa with a textile motorbike jacket and pants with protector stuff and hiking boots. Because most of the time it was so hot that all the protection stuff endet up on the back of my bike i onely had normal Jeans and a normal jacket when i traveled up the westcoast again.
The main thing there was to protect against the strong sun so allways wear long sleves and sumer gloves.
I met a French BMW rider whilst heading through Mali who used to ride with jeans and a sleeved shirt, he looked cool (imagine a French James Bond..?) refreshed and a handsome bloke on his 1200GS and Ray-Bans. He took the piss upon seeing me sweating my ass off in my Tuareg Hein Gericke set up, sucking the last drops out of my camel-pac, stinking of sweat whilst peeling the jacket off my back.
Last I heard of him was doing a 'superman' down the asphalt at 100kph+ after a blow out! He's got 'new' skin now and now I imagine a French Freddy Krueger....ha ha ha ha ha!
The Tuareg jacket was good (a 2008 model) and it's still going strong, I can't say the same about the pants as they started to fall apart after a month! I went for leather as a replacement with inserts, they sweat and I stink but I've grown fond of my skin!
"""Last I heard of him was doing a 'superman' down the asphalt at 100kph+ after a blow out! He's got 'new' skin now and now I imagine a French Freddy Krueger....ha ha ha ha ha! """"
Its a bit tough to make fun of a fellow rider when he went down , we all did stupid stuff once ( I still do some once in while) , I agree 100% with great protection but if other don't do it I still feel bad to see a guys down and hurt
When he's taking the piss out of me for wearing protective clothing, whilst he was riding a 1200cc bike in Levis, flip flops and a shirt...! Sympathy went out of the window..! And Yeah........... I laughed my ass off!!!
The same old problem (and one that isn't solved by the ATGATT religionists and their one size fits all mantra). I sometimes ride in walking boots, a pair of kevlar lined jeans, an unarmoured belstaff copy and an open face lid. I'm comfortable riding, sitting and walking. I'm slightly less likely to crash because I'm thinking about the traffic and road rather than how hot I am. If I do crash it'll be a long stay in the skin ward, but twenty years of comfort is hard to trade against what if's.
I have a pair of leather trousers that are twenty years old and utterly uncomfortable but will probably still be fit to use in another twenty years.
I have a full set of Hein Gericke kit. It combines the usual Horrible Gherkin features of being barely waterproof, needing the colostomy bag it has a special pocket for to keep you hydrated due to the internal waterproofings 101% effectiveness, and is going to still be in fashion when some zip or other fails or the velcro becomes uselessly fuzzy. If you are going tarmac surfing however, long life and waterproofing are the least of your worries. Much as I dislike this kit, faced with a motorway run it ticks boxes.
In winter I wear a mix of army surplus and ski wear. Not a problem as it's very hard to fall off a sidecar outfit. The biggest issue is that there are four zips between skin and porcelain if you get my drift
The single item, pole to the equator, five year, million mile kit simply doesn't exist. You balance comfort and safety, the two being inexorably linked and very individual. For a trip longer that a month, I think I'd still get the leather trousers out (and hope they fit!).
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