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!
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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.'
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Since I am not happy with the limited fuel capacity of my GoldWing GL1200 for long trips, I think about buying two 2 litre canisters with Touratech canister holders to fit them on both sides of my topcase.
Because of the overall weight of the GoldWing itself I think the extra 4 kilo on the back would not make much difference but give me some peace of mind on long trips with not so many gasstations.
Has anyone experience with the quality of those Touratech canisters when used for carrying petrol ? At night at a campsite I think I'll store them in my locked topcase but I hope my topcase will not smell after that because I usualy store my food for " on the road" in my topcase too.
Is there a better solution to get more fuel capacity on the GoldWing ? (and I don't consider buying another bike, I am in love with GoldWings for almost 20 years now).
They are quite good actually and you can buy the actual can from Hein Gericke for £6.10 (Sheff.) the metal holders are also quite good but not cheap, and take about 20 mintues each to fit. See here....
Just one note of caution DON'T cut the TouraTech straps as they are like little tie downs and the friction of the straps keeps the cannisters in place.
I went for the other route I got (2x) Dual bottle holders and have my Trangia bottles in them. That way I have 4 bottles on the back of my panniers each with 1Lt, mainly for my stove as it burns the same stuff as the bike.
I also carry a 5Lt JerryCan as well as a Mr. Funnel
If your Gold Wing is a keeper maybe consider an auxiliary fuel tank, safer and more convenient. I don't have any contacts for you but if you do some research on the net you should find something.
Some arrangements can be filled with the main tank and some need to be filled separately.
The TT holders for the 2L cans aren't bad, but before fastening them to your panniers you have to smooth the sharp ridges at the slots where you insert the straps. Otherwise they get chafed quickly. I've lost one can already that way. Another drwaback is the price...
The bottle mounts are pretty much identical to fire extinguisher mounts. These days all lorries, coaches, buses etc carry extinguishers, usually in this type of mount. No idea where you'd look but there must be a scrap yard somewhere full of the things.
If you're only going to need to carry extra fuel occasionally an alternative option is something like a turtlepack collapsable fuel can
Has anyone experience with the quality of those Touratech canisters when used for carrying petrol ?
I have heard that they are not really suitable for fuel. The nozzle at the pump is too large to fit the canister. You would need to use a funnel or something to get the fuel in the canister. I am purchasing one next month, but I will use it for oil for an upcoming trip to Alaska!
Thanks for all your info and idea's.
I like the idea of using all my cupholders with McDonalds waxed paper cups :-) but strapping a 5L can on my topcase with a net may be the easiest and cheapest solution.
Acerbis also do auxillary tanks that can be used for water or fuel (the filler neck is the same size as the small KTM filler cap I believe)... they come in two sizes, and are typically shown fitted to the front of dirt bikes (in place of the front number board), but could be secured elsewhere easily enough?
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