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!
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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.'
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Welcome to the site TinTin, I'm not familiar with the jackets you've mentioned but I have some general advice.
The temperature range will be from sub-zero to over 40c/110f so you need a jacket with a good removable thermal lining and plenty of opening vents to let the air through in high temps. It goes without saying that it should have a gore-tex lining so it's 100% waterproof. These are the obvious things but things like how usefull the pockets are and their waterproofness will matter as you're going to be wearing it every day. Having the matching trousers is usefull as they'll zip together . Make sure that you can close the cuffs with thick winter/waterproof gloves on, take them with you or use some in the shop when trying it on. When picking a colour think what it'll look like after 6 months on the road!
However, Ted Simon rode most of his RTW wearing a sheepskin flying jacket, even when it was hot. I tend to do most of my summer touring wearing a pair of Hood jeans which have a Aramid fibre (Kevlar) lining and they're a good compromise between comfort and protection. and a gore-tex lined Cordura jacket. I don't bother with the lining as I use a fleece jacket, when needed, and I can wear it off the bike too. The big problem is having enough room to store all of your wet/warm gear when you're not wearing it.
Good luck. It's still a bit of a lottery when you pay your money as to whether it will be just right.
... you might want to check the German motorcycle stuff online store Louis. As I mentioned several times already, most of my stuff comes from there (just can't get it over here in Japan or if, then it is too darned expensive). The quality as well as the price are ok (sometimes even more than that). My other riding clothes is a Draggin jeans, ordered from Australia. GREAT stuff!! Just check the internet again!! Besides all this I also got my buffalo leather jeans and jacket, just too hot in summer time, when it hits more than 25 degrees C.
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