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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Check out Touratech. They have a double bottle and single bottle set up that holds MSR Bottles. Nice set up. I have 2 of the doubles with 4 33oz MSR Bottles waiting to mount to a top case but that is on backorder for the last 2 months.
Hey Frank, we just went to wal-mart and bought two of their jogging belt pouches with water bottle pouches on both sides. I mounted clips on the panniers and can fasten the pouches, tuck in the belts and everything is ready to ride. The Old Woman's camel back straps on the top of the top box with the fishing rod, but the pouches detach and can strap around the waist for hiking in the cities sightseeing, or if she has to hike the 75 km to the next town to get gas, she can carry plenty of water, leaving the other camel back and the tent for me to rest in the shade.
I got one of those 12 can sized collapsable 'cooler' boxes from WalMart or someplace for $10. I could get 1.5L water bottles in there and if they were cold when I bought them, they would stay cold for quite a while. If you are carrying water outside your panners in a hot country, it will get pretty undrinkable very quickly. I just strapped the cooler box on my rear rack and it also has a shoulder strap for carrying.
If you can get access to a freezer, its also a good idea to freeze the box (they contain those freezer gel packs) and the water the night before so the next day, you have chilled water for hours when you are riding.
Yep Mike, I picked up one of the 12 can coolers for two-bits at a yard sale. Fits right in the hump bag and I have one of those tiny fridge units I think were orginally made for British RVs that fits in the bottom of my hump bag. by making a little tin case for it and 4 plastic feet glued in place, I can plug it into the cigarette lighter and keep my cola frosty all day and night. I have an auxillary battery mounted under the seat and it is set up so as to run all the accessories and will never touch the starter battery but will be recharged first when the engine starts and the meter shows 70% charge on the main. Scooters and the automatic transmission will not start no matter how fast the Old Woman pushes. Dead battery means a long walk so that is why we have two.
When the cold cola is all gone out of the pouches we can jpull some out of the "fridge", put them where we can reach them and put more in the "fridge" Just have to remember to unplug it at night or the damned thing will freeze everything.
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