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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I'm about to go on a SA - England trip, flying to Durban on Feb 16 if everything goes to plan (I've still got to get a licence before then!). I haven't bought any equipment yet and don't really know what the best choice is out of the vast range of equipment there is available. I've heard of Hein Gericke Turaeg, Joe Rocket and Draggin just from browsing the HU website, but I don't know where to find these products in England (London or Oxford area would be best). If anyone could suggest specific clothing aswell as a helmet and gloves suitable for the kind of trip I'm planning and where to find them I would be very grateful. Thanks loads for any help,
- Use the website to find your nearest shop - should be one close to you - go for a good look around! Don't buy on impulse, just because it's your first shop. Think about staying low key - not attracting attention to yourself.
Plenty on the market and you get the benefit of being able to flip it up when you want to talk to someone - a real curtosy. There are many other types of helmet and locally if you shop around you should get a good deal.
BMW stuff is superb - you could get completely kitted out by them in one hit if you're pushed for time. The Rallye or Savanna suits would be excellent for your trip, with Savanna boots and Rally gloves. And a System 4 helmet of course. Go to www.worldofbmw.com to see the stuff and find a dealer.
You can try Motoward in Surbiton http://www.motoward.co.uk/ for jackets, pants, boots and armour.
Bracken had a few good specials on clothing a while back (sorry, I don't have their address, but they are in SW London).
After spending a long while humming and haa-ing over boots, I narrowed it down to the SIDI couriers (Infinity) or the BMW's and went for B'eM's. They are incredibly comfortable and so far worth worth the extra cash I needed to fork out.
If you find a place with a good selection of helmets, let me know as I'll need to get another one before leaving.
I've been through the pain of the gear hunt as well, so if you would like to know anything more, email me.
If you're flying into SA, it may be worth buying some of your stuff out there, I got most of camping gear out there in Aug last year.
Also, have you booked your license already?
After doing my accelerated course with 2 companies last year, the difference in instruction between the 2 was incredible and I will gladly recommend the second if you like.
I failed twice with the first company and after redoing my course with the new company, passed without a single mark on my sheet.
Thanks a lot Beer Monster, Tony, Nick, and Geoff, you've been really helpful. I think I'll go to Bracken asap because its relitevly easy to get to, I also found two places in London which sell draggin jeans from the website. I'll also visit the bmw dealer in Oxford to see some of their clothing. I'll write a post to tell you what I decided on when I've got it. Geoff, could you tell me which company to avoid and which to go for with regard to getting my licence. Where did you take your test? Cheers,
Thanks a lot for all your help on what clothes I should get. In the end I got all my stuff from Bracken and Cheltenham motorcycles - both places had extremely helpful people who gave me a lot of advice. For a helmet I ended up with an Acerbis Impact which is quite a lot over my budget but is so light and such a good fit that I decided it was worth it. I was origionly thinking that I'd save on boots and just wear a pair of old army boots that I had but after talking to the assistant he persuaded me that good boots were a very worthwhile investment. I ended up with a pair of full length Gaerne boots which Im very pleased with as they are really comfortable (and I read a very favourable review of them in Trail Bike magazine just 5 mins after buying them). I got a KTM speed jacket with built in shoulder and elbow pads aswell as a detachable inner lining so i can keep cool. Im very pleased with this also esspecially as it was reduced 110pounds in bracken. I got acerbis thin profile gloves which dont offer a lot of protection but wont make my hands too hot aswell as Pro grip goggles with light sensitive lense and a kidney belt. I decided to save on trousers and just wear jeans with knee pads underneath. Im very happy with all the stuff I've got (although it was expensive) but I guess the real verdict can only come after Ive tried it all out in Africa.
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