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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I've been looking at stoves and found the reviews on Outdoor Review make interesting reading (http://www.outdoorreview.com/reviews/Stoves/). Plenty of MSR (Dragonfly) users who have gone over to Optimus but I only found one (out of 127) who had gone the other way ! But does the Nova really burn leaded fuel without getting blocked - I could not find any evidence eitherway so still none the wiser.
If it's any help I've been using an Optimus 8R Hunter with leaded petrol (though optimus don't reccomend it) here in Africa for the past three months (not every day but lots) and it hasn't blocked yet.
Hi Ian 1 & 2., I also found those reviews and so ordered one yesterday and will pass on how it goes on leaded, unleaded and Algerian 'X-tra soot' diesel - as Ian 2 says, there can be no option but to use leaded fuel in the depths of Africa and the like, despite the percieved dangers to one's health (alloy pots are also bad for you, I hear). Talking to an MSR-owning mate reminded me how much he hates that thing!
I've also used Libyan leaded on my Coleman whatever and it hasnt blocked - they say a burn up on unleaded or white fuel can clean things out.
Well it worked in diesel OK but was less powerful, as you know. And the jamming hose/bottle connection valve was a turn off. The Optimus instructions imply that this is a weak point.
So I said, the Coleman is bulkier but feels safer and is ready to go.
I did extensive research before buying my NOVA. During the past years I tried other burners and owned two myself. None of these burners resisted blocking using poor fuel.
The NOVA does!
I have used it now for some 100´s hours (also with russian leaded 76 octane) without any problems. I haven´t tried diesel though as I always tap the fuel from my bike.
Is everything good with the NOVA then? No!
It spoils any cosy food preparation seance with jet-planelike noice (though it is slightly less than SOME other burners). It´s nice little size (which is very practical - fits within a Trangia set) means it is not quite as effective as some bigger burners.
Is it the best burner I have ever come by nonetheless? YES!
>>despite the percieved dangers to one's >>health (alloy pots are also bad for you, I >>hear).
>>I've also used Libyan leaded on my Coleman >>whatever and it hasnt blocked - they say a >>burn up on unleaded or white fuel can >>clean things out.
Hi !!!. It seems to me that there's a misconception about leaded fuel.
"Leaded" fuel is petrol mixed with nominal quantities of tetraethyl lead (TEL) , in organic and liquid form . It is not (as some people seems to think petrol plus "small" chips of lead on it .
Therefore .. it won't block a stove jet. (if that would be the case... why doesnt block a petrol injector noozle -which is smaller- , and "uses" thousands of gallons of petrol in a car's lifetime ? (not to speak about "wet" electric fuel pumps!)
TEL (aka , the "lead" in the petrol) ,is liquid , mostly volatile , and with the little ammount of petrol burn in stoves absolutely assured not to block/clog any jet. (yes ... I am using leaded with mine ).
Regarding the health issues of "leaded" .. more of the same. Leaded petrol has been replaced by unleaded , because CARS WITH CATHALISTs CAN NOT RUN ON LEADED , not because the lead itself (actually there;s a big hype about the new lead replacement thing being much much more carcinogenic than Lead .
In brief ... for the ammount of fuel burnt in a petrol stove ... theres' nothin to worry about the toxic effects of TEL , neither the jet being clogged . IMHO , coleman indicates "unleaded" just because anything "unleaded" seems more "green , techhie , and ecological" .
Yes, its noisy, and yes, the conection is not the best thing either. but.. the nova is easy to service,and easy to clean. Ive had mine for about three years with no problems. The only thing I havent used on it is diesel.
just mine experiense...
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