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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I am one of these lucky guys which have a wife who love to travel and I need to change her helmet , I don't have any intercom system between helmet but I am thinking to get one blue tooth ( no cable mess),Nolan get on but the two helmet with the system will cost about $1000 so I need some advice in which one to take or better wich one to avoid.
I to am lucky to have the wife going with me and I purchased the Nolan full face flip up helmets for both of us. We both love the helmets but they fit so snug that we can not yell enough to hear each other. I have checked on the net and there seems to be a lot of cheap ones but have not talked to anyone that felt they were that good. You want something that cancels the wind noise and will hook up with phone or MP3 or Ipod or radio and give you enough volume so you can hear. Something that has rechargeable battery is also good as I hear the sound is bad with dead batteries. I think I have decided to just bite the bullet one more time and do it the right way the first time. If you spend to little you seem to waste it and if you spend for the right one the first time it is going to give you what you want and need. I do think they are terribly overpriced when you look at what it is but that always seems to be the case with speciality products that have limited markets. If you look at Harley stuff or the Honda stuff you will find quality cost money. Just what I have found.
If you do find a suitably good helmet with bluetooth let me know. The ones that me and my mates have tried were absolutely rubbish. This included some of the nolan range, bmw range and the latest offering by dianese.
Simply put..it just doesnt work, and it only gets worse if you try connecting your phone/gps etc to it..
Most devices that are not specifically meant for bike use have unshielded mics (which pick up more wind noise than speech above 50 kph), and speakers that cannot compete with the wind and the earplugs.
There are plenty of devices that will mix your mp3, cell, radio/GPS and intercom and are totally hands free (voice activated). So you have to splurge once, but the kit can be transferred to your next helmet when you decide to change.
And they DO work. Some also take the power from the bike, so battery life is irrelevant
The blueant "system", which unlike every other com system is just a device that clips on your helmet and has a speaker/mic. It works unbelievably well. It is brilliantly simple, no wires and only has one main button plus an up and down for volume. You can either pair to another blueant (like your passenger or a riding buddy), to a cell phone, or anything else bluetooth.
He mostly used it to comm with his wife on the back, but after she took a jet back to the states and we were left driving around Mexico, this thing was incredibly valuable to navigate around the crazy cities and a poor boarder crossing choice on the way back to Texas. The range is good enough to be practical at about 150-200 meters if it is clear and about half that if it is mountainous. We were using it pass trucks around blind corners in the mountains. It was awesome.
I've tried a couple of other motorcycle comm systems and none worked even close to as well (and all had wires, too!). I can't use enough superlatives to describe it.
Talk time is something like 5 hours active full-duplex communication or 7 or 8 hours on standby. We'd usually keep them off on the long days and flash the hazards if we needed to switch them on. We did a 700 mile day with plenty of juice left over using this technique.
It has two volume levels, normal and high. High is good if you ride with earplugs (which I do).
The only negative is that it kinda hurt my ear after a while because I didn't have a cutout like the Nolan. When I buy one (that i'll mostly pair with my cell when I'm driving around in the US), I'll probably cut out a bit of my helmet padding to make it fit better. Also, I understand that you can only pair two devices to eachother, so if you have 3 comms, only 2 can be paired together.
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