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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Hi All - I've just got a great deal on a Caberg Justissimo Flip up type helmet, it's brilliant, it has an inner shaded visor a main clear visor and at low speed I can leave the chin guard up and this acts as a peak ( illegal but the police do it ! ) My only problem is that I'm used to an Arai tour X which has a peak, so I was wondering does anyone put a strip of tape or something across the top of their visor to cut out the low sun ? All suggestions gratefully recieved ( sensible ones anyway )
go to a sign maker ( any place that do vehicle graphics or window tinting too ) try the Yellow Pages or similar and ask for a strip of 'static cling' film in green or blue this will stick on to your visor and can be trimmed with a blade, but will pull off and can be reused many times.
or try Cherwell Sign Supplies phone no is 01280 840297 they should sort you out
I used to use a Justimo, and I stuck black tape along bottom inch of the inner 'shade', when the sun was low, I just lowered shade a little 'till the sun was blocked out. When the inner visor was pulled all the way down, the bottom blacked out inch wasn't in line of sight. If you have both the clear visir and shaded visor down when the sun is low in your eyes, you get twice the light scatter, and twice the muck,snot and other crud reducing your vision (x3 in my case as I wear glasses as well)
Went on to a TourX later.
The police use BMW helmets with the chin guard up 'cus they are certified (the helmets - not the police!) for use with the chin guard up or down.
I had the problem some years ago of regularly being stopped by police about the 'open' flip helmet. So I wrote to BMW for clarification.
As expected, they would not give an unequivical written reply about legality or complying with British Standards with it open. They dealt with my letter by phoning, saying in their opinion it would be safer and advisable to keep it closed.
How helpful these people become once they have your money!! Grrr
I had the problem some years ago of regularly being stopped by police about the 'open' flip helmet.
I've used a Shoei Syncrotec since 2004 and I always have it flipped up under 40mph-ish. I thought it was legal and I've never been stopped by the cops - maybe my luck's about to run out. But it's definitely more fun with the wind up your nostrils.
Motor racing drivers (car), a few years ago, used to put black tape across the top and bottom of their goggles leaving a narrow strip of clear directly in front of their eyes of an inch or so.
The idea was to exclude both the sun from above and glare from below (coming off the car bodywork and track surfaces) - as well as not seeing anything which might distract the concentration away from the job in hand.
I have considered doing this on the top of a full face helmet visor, but not done it.
I did an instructors course in the UK last year. The official line is that flip-up helmets are certified for use in the closed position. So riding with them up is, technically, riding with an uncertified helmet. That's how they view (the law) view it.
Whether certain manufacturers choose to run through the certification process twice (once for closed position, and once for piss-pot style) is up to them. Given a helmet is a commercial product, I suspect manufacturers would not go above and beyond the very minimal to be legal.
I've never seen a cop riding with the helmet open. You could always try a citizens arrest?
Agree with Simon, there's nothing like having the wind and grit on your face. But with the option of keeping the locusts off if required.
What sort of tape and is it removable again without residue should it get tatty?
i am using black electrical isolate tape on top of the outher visor and it helps a lot. easy to remove if needed but i have never removed it. see picture please..
it was my instructor advice while doing the cbt in the UK.
I recently changed from an open face helmet with peak for one with a screen. I find the new helmet noisier and too bright when riding into low sun, but warmer and safer for flying debris. what would be ideal would be some way to fit a peak 'and' the screen as I had in teh sixties.
I can get rid of teh noise by installing a taller screen for my fairing.
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