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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We bought a set of "bike to bike" from Intaride about 2 years ago. My advice would be they can be very useful but get a good quality set.
Ours were, well, not top of the range, and at speed it is impossible to have a conversation. Shouting "Petrol" or "toilet" is about all we can understand. Once you get the earplugs and with the wind we cannot understand what the other is saying.
My wife and I have Chatterbox X-1 units and they work pretty well. There is always some wind noise, but with a full helmet it's not too bad. The X-1 units are designed to mount to the helmet, but I never cared for that. So, we put them on our bikes' handlebars. On my KLR650, I put the X-1 in either the tankbag or in a ram mount that I add to the bars.
We put a mount and a power supply (an inexpensive accessory) on each of our road bikes, and move the X-1 units from bike to bike, depending on what we're riding.
We don't care for VOX (voice activation), so we added another easy accessory. We put a push-to-talk button on each bike also, and that was a wonderful decision. We mounted the buttons on the left control housings, where they can be pushed with our left index fingers.
So, we mount the X-1 on the bike, plug in the power cord, the PTT and headset cords and away we go. I usually plug in an MP3 player also.
All of our road helmets have headsets in them, and they are pretty good. We can hear each other via bike-to-bike communication, and I can hear the music well.
The X-1 is rated at 5 mile distance, but 3 miles is more realistic. In flat, open terrain, 5 miles might work. In the mountains, maybe a mile.
There are other choices. I understand that Autocomm has really good noise cancelation, and other units might do well. Chatterbox X-1 has been our only experience, so I can only comment on them
Guy and Marie,
My wife and I used a product from Baehr Communications. We installed the Capo II FRS and had pretty good success with them. We used them for a one-year trip through central and south america and had full face helmets and did not have ear plugs. Wind noise made communications tough above 65 mph. Range was no more than 2 to 3 miles and in large cities (when you get split-up at the worst times) the range was about half a mile. Push to Talk mounted on the left side, under the turn signal. a bit pricy but they are still working after almost two years.
Any way you go...nothing beats being able to talk to your partner on long trips!
thank you all for the kind info, we are looking into it, i also looked into the garmin "rino" range, and thought the beam me up scoty feature is a real bonus, does any one have any experience with those?
guy and marie.
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