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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Relatively new to biking and having just wrecke dmy ears on a two hour hourney with standard headphones I feel compelled to ask if anyone has any recommendations for bog standard headphones for an MP3 player that are comfortable to wear when you have the helmet on??
Not looking for a full helmet £100 system job, just something that works
i have done both of these methods, mainly to hear the GPS but works just as good for the ipod;
1.canibalise a pair of the big (40mm?ish) old fashioned walkman headphones and glue a bit of velcro(the stiff hook side) to the back. if youre lucky your helmet will have room inside to stick these in without pressing too hard on your ears
2. get some proper helmet speakers (aerostitch did them, 'helmet blasters' or something? got mine on ebay £15) and put these in your lid, same as above or even under the lining if you want a neater, permanent job.
number 2 works best because they are designed for the job, being proper 'speakers' while the walkman 'headphones' are much lower output because they are supposed to be pressed up against your ear, something that is very hard to do.
i currently have these in my lid, the spare cable is neatly coiled up and hot glued under the helmet lining so only the jack is visible on the side. i then have a coiled/curly extension lead that goes from the helmet to whatever. so i can unplug without having metres of lead dangling from me when i get off.
I've used Westone earphones for years. They are made of that spongy plastic earplug stuff and act as earplugs when the ipod is switched off. They are a bit expensive (can't remember how much) but are brilliant. If you decide to buy them be sure to get extra plugs, they are very effective ear cleaners and get pretty grotty.
I'm sure there are numerous posts on this subject on this site. Reckon it'd be worth a search.
I'm using Shure in ear phones with a foam earplug. Works a treat! I also have noise killing phillips I've experimented with. With the shure foam they're ok. For me the Shure's are more than worth the 99$ I paid for them, the Phillips are'nt worth the 50 or so $.
I ve tried everything and the only ones I would swear my last cent on are made by w w w . u l t i m a t e e a r . c o m ( i could be wrong with the spelling of the address but the company is called ultimate ear)
you have to send them a mould of your ear which you get pretty cheap from an audiologist.
they are price, about 170 GBP but im telling you , you will not regret it and will save money in the long run
The only one's to buy are from http://www.greenleopard.co.uk/ they do in-ear ipod ones that come with thier silicone ear protectors so fit exactly like they should as they are bespoke and at very low cost.
I bought the ultimate ear ones from last year's UK HU meeting, the guy had a setup inside the bar.
I think they were about £160, and I got a set with earphones, a 'blank' set, and the moulds for my money. I find that as they are a complete seal in the ear, and are made from shiney plastic, that the inside of my ears begin to get hot and itch after a couple of hours use, and I have to stop, take them out and say "Ahhhh, that's better"
But they do work extremely well, reducing the outside sound level by 75% or so, but you can still hear your engine and everyone shouting 'Dozy Ba***rd' as you cut them up. the earphone set come with a 3.5mm stereo socket.
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