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 full-face Roof helmet and they are really good. But the 'flip-up' ones look like the chin bar is a token effort. I went for the Shoei Synchrotec 2 after briefly looking at the Roof. The Shoei has been excellent.
Decided not to go for the ROOF helmet, certainly after reading the topic about flip-up helmets. Still prefer these helmets but it is correct that the ROOF's chinpart is just fixed with 2 clips/buttons.
Also the price is quiet high, 300 euro, compared to the BMW helmet which cost around 375 euro.Then better wait/save a little longer and buy the BMW helmet, I was happy with my system 3 helmet for all these years.
Thanks for the reactions!
Originally posted by pslootmans: Anybody experience with the NOLAN flip-up helmet? -snip-
I recently purchased a Nolan Classic Plus after learning the helmet was well received by many riders on the Motorcycle Tourers Forum. The helmet is the favorite of many long distance riders and sells for almost half the price of some competitors.
Prior to purchasing the helmet I wore it for a considerable time at the dealer and thought I had a good fit. Unfortunately, I didn't wear it with the chin bar down and locked. As it turns out, locking the chin bar forces the bottom portion of the helmet inward and after an hour or two makes the helmet uncomfortable (pressure on jaw). I'm hoping that with use, the pads will give a little and make the helmet useable. The key is to fit the helmet with the chin bar in the locked position. Otherwise, I've been very pleased with the helmet. The convenience of the flip-front is wonderful.
I have no idea about the roof helmet, but I can tell you that the Schuberth C2 is realy good and worth it`s money. Have a look in a store and ask for a test ride. That flip helmet is one of the best you can find. And it is the opposite of noisy as the most others are.
I chose the Nolan flip-up after extensive shopping. It's remained dry in driving rain and high winds and I do find it a bit noisy, though I always wear ear plugs.
I've never used the anti-fog inner shield but have good results with a anti-fog wipe. The liner pops out for washing. Removing the face shield for cleaning is a little complex but okay when you become familiar with the process.
It's vent system works okay and I've never had a helmet fit my big head better. On a recent cross-country ride, from snow to tropical heat, it worked well.
I've had the ROOF for 5-6 years and ride 13-15k km pr year. It leaks when raining, it becomes alot bigger when used for a period, the ventilation is crap... but the worst is actually how it handles the wind. At 120km/h and above the winds seems to get under the chinpeace and pushes my cheak up just a little. To correct that movement one will tend to use neck-muscles to bow the head a bit forward.... almost without thinking about it. The result is stiff neck and shoulders, and any ride over 1 hour becomes almost painful. OK intercity-helmet, but not for the road. Thats my experience.
the caberg justissimo has to be the best value at the moment, but i have no experience with them in use as i couldnt get it to fit my big chin!! it wouldnt shut over my chin and my nose was pressed against the front. Schuberth helmets seem very well made but again they fit (me) very poorly, and whoever sizes them needs to lose their job. i usually take a size 58 which is medium to large depending on manufacturer, i tried shuberths up to XXXL and couldnt get them on without ripping my ears off.
i have bought an HJC flip up which fits my particular head very well and locks well too, but it is quite noisy and the visor does not seal out the rain very well. i also have a full face HJC and that visor is rubbish too, so its probably a feature of what is, to be fair, a budget maker. im happy with it anyway, i think it was good value.
my mate bought a BMW system helmet for £400(GBP) and never wears it because it cost so much.
i think hes an idiot.
i also think that with helmets you get what you pay for. the most i have paid for a helmet is £260 for an FM, and that lasted me over 4yrs of daily use and i only got rid of it because of the smell (this was before removeable washable liners) my other helmets have been cheap £50 to £100 things that, while they offer the same protection initially, simply dont last very long. the fit goes, the lining gets uncomfortable, the vents break, etc. when i got a new helmet i tried to smash the FM on the ground, being 2m tall and 115kg i thought there would be no problem. the visor broke but the helmet looked good as new. i, however, broke my wrist.
I just bought myself a Roof helmet, haven't had a chance to try it out yet. The thing that sold me was that i can get around town with the chin bar totally out of the way, but still be able to flip the visor up and down when i'm getting dust and crap in my eyes. Then when i ride out of town, it's simple enough to convert to full face. It seems a simple concept, hopefully some other manufacturers will give it a go so we can choose between styles.
Hopefully it will go ok at higher speeds with the chin bar down.
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