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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It is not only the design & construction of the helmet that determines how loud it is.
Your height & sitting position, the bike you ride & the shape & design of any screens and/or fairings fitted play a major role. What works for you may not work for someone else who is a few inches shorter or taller wearing the same helmet on the same bike.
Fairings do not always result in a lack of noise. My fully faired K100LT & Shoei was noisier with the visor down than up? The windnoise on my GSX-R was quieter at 110mph than my K100 was at 85mph.
If you can reduce any buffeting present, then you may well also reduce wind noise at the same time.
I see your point. I was just thinking that there might be a helmet that stands above other helmets in that price rance as far as padding and aerodynamics. I ride a klr with a higher than stock windshield. Ofcourse my whole head still sits above that shield, and the fulmer vibrates from side to sife with a good cross wind.
I wear the cheap foam earplugs, but my ears still buzz after a long ride. The molded plugs are a good idea I'm sure, and I'll probobly look into that soon. A quiet helmet with those plugs would be better still.
Originally posted by wildwade: I wear the cheap foam earplugs, but my ears still buzz after a long ride. The molded plugs are a good idea I'm sure, and I'll probobly look into that soon. A quiet helmet with those plugs would be better still.
The Elacin should be available over where you are, they are a swedish (?) company and people make them under licence...
These are mine - the Elacin ER15
The Elacin ER15 and ER25 Earplugs
I have the The Elacin ER15 Earplugs - but on reflection would probably have got the 25 for that bit more quiet....
Originally posted by beddhist:
[B] <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" Aha! Your problem is with the windshield. I have the same problems with my wife's BMW R1100RS and my own K100RT. Try making it higher or lower to get out of the forced air stream.[/B
Good point! It's not alway s the height of the screen that it is the problem, it's the shape also.
A lot of people recommend having screen s with a pronounced lip on the top that deflects a little higher. You can buy cheap adjustable air deflectors that clip or screw on to your existing screen. I'ce wnkown people make them out of old screens or even a helmet visor.
i have used the Davida jet (open faced )for a few months now and its by far the quitest helmet i have ever used, it is leather lined and i guess the leather takes on the shape of my noggin to act as a gasket to keep the wind noise down.
on the downside... when leather gets wet it takes forever to dry out
And you know how to figure out how much lower (or higher) the shield should be to avoid disgusting, evil wind buffeting?
Ride yer bike to the average speed you like, stay in yer normal riding position, bring yerself up or down a few inches without moving neither forward not backward; I guarantee you'll find a spot of relative calm. Guesstimate how many inches higher or lower you are from normal riding. That's the ammount you got to cut down or add to yer existing windshield. Tailored I say, no?
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