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.
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Did exactly that a couple of weeks ago on my KTM950S - those gel pads are in the 'raw' state and are very sticky at the edges. They are also shaped like a tractor seat and need trimming to fit an average enduro seat. I managed to trim and re-stick mine into a long rectangle shape. The suppliers recommend using cling-film or similar to seal the edges, indeed that's how it arrived with me but I don;t think that the film will be durable enough to take the use it's likely to get on these types of bikes. In my 'box of things going to be useful sometime...' I had some heat-sealing silicon rubber film which is normally used to seal and waterproof wheelchair seat cushions - no durability worries there then! Anyway, the re-trimmed and re-sealed gel-pad was ready to go on the seat pan.
I'd previously tried to soften the seat by drilling cores out of the appropriate area - this has been partially successful but was still not too comfy. I put the pad over the foam base, marked the outline and cut down about 20mm with a stanley (hobby) knife. I found then that I could simply 'pick' chunks of foam from the outline and soon had a reasonably smooth and even excavation. The gel-pad was a pretty good fit in the cut-out so I didn;t bother trying to stick it in or anything, just refitted the cover. So far the gel pad hasn't moved and doesn't look too bad - the outline is visible, but it's a small price to pay for a huuuuge increase in comfort!!
My invoice was a shade over £45.00 when postage and VAT was added, but with the reputation of the KTM factory gel seat being only marginally better than the wood-foam they use as standard I was happy to take the chance. It worked ..
Thanks Greg! Glad i didn't press the "buy it now" button then.The silicone sealing film you had for wheelchair seats,any idea where i can get it? There's not many wheelchair shops out here in West Wales,but maybe i can find it on 'tinternet.
If you are going to all that effort you might as well just get these for cheaper; £35. I'm thinking of getting it. Cheaper than the £90 to have the seat cut and filled with gel by customseats or one of those.
I did a google search and came up with this product. http://www.geltechnology.com/
Looks promising, i may order some and try re-fitting my old GS seat. Together with a sheepskin it should make the days go by easier.
hi hutch hope i'm not to late, i have just had my seat lowerd and gelpack fitted to my xt600e seat. very comphy it is to, the guy made a very good job of too. all for £75. if your still intresded give marty a call on 01904793232.
I bought a gel pad for my wife's scoot. I priced one at the HD dealer. Well OVER $100 US. Went down the street to a bicycle shop. SAME thing, package, everything, including cover. $35.95 US.
So, check around at bicycle shops.
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