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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Loobman chain oiler - very simple DIY oiler that works well if you remember to use it. I've had something similar on a number of bikes for many years and just made it out of stuff I had lying around. Here's a picture -
I should have taken the pic when there was any oil in it and I've since moved the feed pipe to the front sprocket for a number of reasons. Here's a diagram of what's supposed to happen -
If you've got the bits and don't mind about an hour of DIY it's easy to do. If you don't then Loobman's £20 seems like good value.
It definitely does extend chain life if you use it. The problem I've found, based on many years with it, is not so much the technology as your mindset. When it's dry sunny weather and you're riding along happily, I tend to use it too much so the chain is overoiled and there's throwoff everywhere. Conversely, when it's raining and miserable I tend to forget to use it. The rain washes all the oil off the chain and it's underloobed. Overall though it's easier to use than spraycans. My version's main reservoir contains about 200ml of oil and, on a 1500 mile trip to the Alps a few months ago, I got through about 50-60ml on the way down in the dry and about double that on the way back in the rain. If you're handy with a soldering iron and want something closer to fit and forget here's a link to an electronic oiler -
I've used the Loobman. Customer service was excellent. When I fitted it I didn't take into account the compression of the rear when carrying a pillion. This lead to the bottle being damaged. Completely my fault but they replaced it free.
This is a gravity feed system which will deposit the squeezed oil even if your ride is over. Could leave a nice splodge of oil on the drive.
Before we left for our adventure I tried the Loobman. I figured out it was not made for gravel roads (due to dirt it didn't function properly anymore, eventually the mount broke and the reservoir fell off). I guess when sticking to pavement it's a good and cheap option.
After our test ride in Ukraine I ordered a MotoOiler of Voila on Witamy na stronie Motooiler
For me it worked perfect for our travel through asia. It's a quality product. You can regulate the amount of oil and you can switch it off before driving into gravel / sand. Before I lost the pipe at 17.000 ks (when changing the rear tire mechanic forgot to mount the pipe back) the sprockets and chain were still in very good condition.
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