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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For more off road I think that soft bags are the way to go. I have HB Gobi on my KTM 950A and Ortlieb on my KTM 640A. The difference in weight is 20 pounds. (8 Kilos?)
The Gobis have survived some minor crashes with no harm. They are secure, don't have sharp edges, water proof, and dustproof.
The Ortliebs are new to me but are a river bag style so they should be waterproof and dustproof also. They mount up well to most rack systems as they have a hard surface on the mounting side with good tie-downs. They are repairable with rafting or wet-suit patch material. I am getting PacSafe wire web to provide some security while I'm off the bike for short periods.
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try The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag
strong, waterproof, easy to fix/attach/strap to the bike etc ...
i used it for 3 years just behind me attached on the saddle or seat of the bike (not on my back but you can also use as a back pack) and it s still new !
The north face bag is not waterproof. Showerproof yes, waterproof no. The material is waterproof but the zips and seams will let water in, trust me, I know!
Most stuff that people think is waterproof is OK on your 30 minute commute, but try it on a 16 hour day in the pouring rain......
Gore tex is (a) bloody expensive (b)for luggage.. pointless..... it's no more waterproof than pvc, it's just breathable.... so if your gear has a sweating problem... perfect
As far as North Face gear bags... i own one and though the design is good the fabric is rubbish compared to what it could be(for the $). they are made of the lightest possible grade Truck tarp material. If you went to any horse saddler or Auto upholsterer, they could turn you out something custom made for the task, of more durable material, and without the thief attracting logo's. all this for half the price.(if not less than that)
Amybaja used some ortlieb bags to ride through Africa. I spoke to robboxrv (her travel partner) about them and he reckoned they were very good
I have always used soft panniers & although some are not waterproof If you get ones with waterproof covers & put all your kit in "Dry" Bags you will be fine. In the old days we used to use black bin liners! now the dry bags come in different colours, so I can get to the right bag without unloading everything.
I Have a set of Bellstaff panniers that have a built in waterproof cover that can be unzipped & pulled over.
I like the fact that you can never overload soft panniers, they are lighter & cheaper than Ali boxes but it is always down to personal choice.
I used for few years now the saddle bags from Chase Harper: Chase Harper SaddleBags
The "Stealth" model. They fit my last two bikes nicely, they are made of some kind of molded foam so they're keeping there shape even empty,
they are pretty though and water resistant but not waterproof (I just put everything in a plastic bag).
They are not really big but it's been enough for me so far (ovoid over packing)
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