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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Have you seen the weight of those tourtanks? -5lb - over 2 kilo empty, and that weight is at the highest point on your bike (that's heavier than my tent and sleeping bag!). The first time my friend dropped his bike with one on, the brackets sheered off. Might be ok for cruising the highways in the USA, but for serious use, you would be better off with a plastic gallon can, you can buy them on your journey when you need them, and they weigh less than one pound. One other great advantege of the can - you can fill anyones bike up with it, not restricted to the bike it's on.
My insurance company would not cover my bike with a tourtank fitted without an engineer's report, and a reciept from an acreditted fitter.
I agree with Bill. I think Tourtanks just don't make economic (or any other kind of sense) for the sort of riding most of us do. I take a 5l. emergency tank or jerry can if I need extra. The former are just £2.39 a pop at B&Q and double as a seat!
Something I would like is some sort of fold-away fuel bladder as an emergency tank. Something like the Ortlieb water bags I use. I seem to remember someone talking about these at a HU meet, but can't remember the supplier / brand ... something like gas-sock, fuel glove, fuel muppet ... sock-puppet ... I don't know, my mind is going.
[This message has been edited by Cugel (edited 25 January 2006).]
Hey I would not be so quick to dismiss the TourTank. They aren’t all that heavy & they don't burst when you hit the deck. Trust me I’ve tested them. If its a choice between cans up high or a Tourtank, give me the Tourtank. Weight is weight & we all may agree up front down low is best, but the beauty of the TourTank is you can put on the bike when you need it & keep turn the fuel on the move. Lets face it if you are for the big one you usually carry so much weight you are better off having something like fuel attached properly. I have no connection with TourTank, but you can see picture of my bike on their site. A month in Iceland, about 3000 miles mainly off road gives me a little experience of the product. It is great.
But you can't hitch a ride to the gas station with a tourtank under your arm if you do run out, or fill another bike,or fill your stove, or syphon from another vehicle into it...But everyone to their own...
[This message has been edited by Bill Holland (edited 26 January 2006).]
Hey with a quick connect you can!
Filled my stove, filled another bike just by laying it down a little. But yes I agree difficult to put under your arm, still at least you don't lose the container on the trail. (Don't tell me youve never done that???)
I purchased several folding gallon gas cans a few years ago with the intent of carrying one on remote trips. Its called GAS-O-HAUL. Its meant to be carried in your car for those times when you need to walk to a gas station. Not really meant for hauling gas. States that it is a one-time use can, but I suppose it can be used over and over. It basically is a thick tin-foil looking bladder(like a wine-in-a-box bladder) that is fitted inside a folding cardboard box. The folding box breaks down much like a cornflakes box would. When folded down it measures 6 inch by 14 inch by 3/4-1inch thick. I have never used one. I suspect you could take the bladder out and really make the unit compact, then stuff it in a bag of gear(clothes) if you came to need it.
It doesn't look good enough to fill up,stuff away and bounce around for 2 hours.
Not sure where I found it but it was on the www.
Gas-O-Haul Sales and services LLC
6437 East Evans Ave, Denver CO 80222.
No website on the container.
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