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'm looking for feedback on Caberg Trip helmets.
They appear to stack up well for performance, looks and price, but nothing beats an owners view.
Only problem is that they're not available here in NZ. infact they only sell in the UK from what I can tell.
Can anyone recommend a good on-line seller who can ship to NZ.
I bought one as my first helmet, it didn't feel as good as the really expensive alternatives but needs must.
It feels like the chin part is a little close to my chin, but maybe i've got a horse face. Other than that I'm happy with it.
I would be wary of buying a lid without trying it on in person.
Have had one for 2 years and find it first class. travelled in India with the outer visor removed using only the inner, lovely and cool. Used it in the other extreme of Iceland and again found it to be ideal.
Best helmet I have had, apart from the earlier Caberg model. I think they are terrific value for money. Now I'm waiting to see how they rate with this new UK rating scheme. I certainly dont think that the more you pay the better you get....This 100 pound (sorry no pound sign on this French keyboard) helmet is good.
Another alternative is the AGV 'Long Way' helmet (I know, the names a bit cheesy) But they come in different colours to the E+C ones. I have just purchased a white and black one, approx £120 or less, initial feelings are good, it seems comfy and it doesn't mist up easily(I wear glasses). I will give it a good testing next week on a trip to Northern Ireland, weather forecast looks like the helmet testing type
I also tried the new flip front from Nolan (N103 Classic-N-Com), it was way to close to my face, very claustrophobic
i got a trip to replace the V2 i scraped on the floor. cant fault it for the price, its comfy, light etc etc i know i'll never get a fullface without the internal sunvisor after having a couple with the feature.
oh & the matt titanium matches my exhaust
I bought mine and drove through both snow and deserts - it's fantastic. An utter bargain at the price too. The sun visor is not only brilliant in the direct sun, but acts very well when the visor gives up under severe rain (steaming up).
Plus, it makes you look like a helicopter pilot. Bad ass
Well . . .
I got one, it arrived the other day, all the way from the UK after a 3 month wait.
It fits me very well, and is comfortable. That risk paid off.
It's nicely finished and looks great. I like the internal sun visor.
But . . it's noisy (the usual air noise and the sun-visor slider buzzes) and it's prone to fogging.
It's quite a close fit between the mouth and chin-piece, so with the Scala Q2 unit fitted it's a very snug fit.
I realise thats not the helmets fault, but I think I may need to surgically improve the airflow (trim-up the chin-piece padding trim) and I won't be throwing the air-plugs away yet.
Overall, probably not worth the effort and wouldn't do it again if I lost it.
Sad, but there you go.
Yes as I reported I did end up importing a Trip, and it's OK but I am not over enamoured with it.
After using it more, pluses are the fit, the finish, the look, and the internal shade.
The down side is the poor ventilation and fogging, the small space in front of the chin, and it's a bit noisy.
The other helmet I use is an FFM K4 flip and while it is nothing flash, it is just as good.
What stuffed the Trip import was the freight charge - 50 quid - ouch. The helmet was very well priced - 70 quid. Can't remember the suppliers name but google it and it will turn up.
Agree with the fogging - can be a bit of a pain especailly when its raing as the rain seeps in from the top of the visor if you have to open it a bit to clear the fogging.
The sun visor has been the best part - so convenient to pop it down when needed rather than having to wear sunglasses.
Chin up on a hot day in town - priceless!!
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