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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My "old" laptop is solid and reliable but the battery runs out after 30 minutes, which is quite normal.
What's the best idea of a portable power source to have 3 or 4 hours, bike engine off.
I've seen a "digital power device" in the car store, it's basically a rechargeable battery in a blue box with a meter on it, it should last at least 3 hours according to notice.
I'ts made to bump start a car or for camping purposes, it has a 12 cigar type outlet jack and can be recharged 12V or 220V, dimension is about 20 cm thick and 30 cm high, not very heavy, price is 80€.
It even incorporates a mini air compressor..
Is this a super gadget or could it be usefull to mount one at the side of the bike?
Any other ideas otherwise?
First try to find a new battery for your laptop, 2 to 3 hours is normal, especially if the laptop has some energy-saving options (less light in screen and shutting down screen, processor and or harddrive after x-minutes untouched) when used without main powersuply. Look into 'properties'.
If this isn't sufficient you can look into extern battery packs like this or maybe install an extra battery with a splitcharge switch (or solenoid).
Combined with a small foldable solarpanel could be the ultimate solution.
The devices you mentioned are mostly crap (especially the compressor) and too heavy but maybe it's ok and you found the ultimate multi-usefull powerbank sollution! (I like the idea!)
I use a Kingston universal power supply, runs off 100 - 240 V DC or the bike plug. My bike has a failry small battery, so can't use it for too long, maybe an hour, before I have to have a hill to start again.
Other brands are available, but they are not easy to find.
I agree that a new PC battery would be a good start.
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