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!
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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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A lot of Yacht Chandlery/Marine stores sell them as a lot of cruising yachties use them. There is a company called Waypoint Marine who do a mail order service (but dont appear to have a web site) Their number is 0845 1300 710. In their catalogue they have a "...pocket sized solar battery charger for AA batteries ....charges 4 at a time in about 12 hrs" It costs £19.95 and the code is 3202.
I just got one from "Bever zwerfsport" a dutch outdoor-sports and equipement shop.
It's located all over holland, so maybe a quick trip over the border?
It costs 12 euro, holds 4 AA or AAA batery's and take's 2 or 3 hours per batery (so 12 hours when filled with 4). It has no moving or fragille parts, just the lid witch closses magnetic and holds the solar-cells. I plan to put it on top of my luggage.
I've got one of the units that Rowey mentions and my experience is not good. I used it a lot in Senegal and Mali a few years ago and found that even with just two NiCads a complete days charging in direct sunlight would only give enough power for about 15 mins in a Walkman. In the UK it hardly works at all. I've checked it out with a test meter and it seems to be producing the volts, they just don't seem to be making it into the batteries Mechanically though its robust enough.
Aren't there any chargers that you can plug in to the ciragette-lighter?
I can see some downsides to this option, but it might be faster and more reliable.
Only question would it drain youre battery when not riding?
I've been looking for a solar panel to take on my bike for recharging all sorts of things including running a laptop. I found a good but expensive setup. It is made by a US compay called Powerquest. Have a look at http://www.powerquest.com/Products/S...bile_power.htm
I want the expedition model but the little one with a built in battery is pretty cool.
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I forgot to mention that you get 4 1700 Mah batteries as well with this thing. They are the ticket for long battery life. I have used my Olympus C03030 for a week now, and I have not yet needed to change the batteries. Usually, I need to change them every day, if I use regular NiCads.
I am surprised that no one has recommended the Tourtech Chala 12V rechargable Camplight. This is designed for the motorcyclist and does two things for you. First it is a light that works on rechargable batterys or supplied with power from your accesory plug. You can hang it in the tent and read easily because when it is plugged into the bike it runs two bulbs via a long power cord. You can put in halogen bulbs and get a really bright light. This is not recomended by Chala but it is done by travelers who want light and it works great. I have used mine for 2 years and it is tough. It is a camp light, set up light and reading light Second this device charges 4 AA batterys overnight if plugged into the bike. I cycle my head lamp/flash light batterys thru it as they go dead(ni-cads). It really works to recharge but is limited by the voltage your bike battery is at so the Ni-cads only last a couple of hours in steady service in my headlamp If you travel in the fall you know it gets dark at 5:30 and you are in the tent for long hours. I struggled with reading and writing for years but the problem is finially solved for me with this unit. It is German made and high quality. It is available from Tourtech or Aerostitch(who sells the halogen bulbs). It is an expensive tool but it does the job. Bill Shockley Tomahawk WI USA
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