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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Allot of bikers are telling me that the Garmin Quest is very good. 20hrs battery etc. The only downside is that it has limited memory.
On the other hand the garmin 2610 has infinate memory but no battery...
The 2610 does not have an infinite memory, it has an expandable memory. It comes with a 256mb CF card which can be replaced with a 2gb card to enable the downloading of the whole of Western Europe. If portability is not important to you i.e. walking around a city, then the 2610 is the way to go.
Garmon 276c is portable but uses Garmins own expensive memory card which tops out at 256mb.It is portable though.
Quests bought in the US come with 128mb memory, whilst European version comes with 256mb. The European version, like the 276c, is non-expandadle. I don't think you can upgrade a US Quest from 128 to 256mb?
Quest II is due out soon & looks good, much larger non-expandable memory + a couple of other features I think?
I use a Nav.II which is a 2610 rebranded & repackaged for BMW. Main benefit is that the mounting cradle comes with an extra button pad that duplicates the Touch Screen features, useful when wearing winter gloves.
[This message has been edited by Steve Pickford (edited 23 July 2005).]
I use a Lowrance iFinder H2O. For a pocket size gps this has a huge screen, is waterproof, plugs into your 12volt, has good internal battery life, uses common memory cards that you can either buy preloaded, or you can create your own using a program called map create.
My wife and I do a lot of geocaching and love the H2O for wayfinding and searching as well as traveling.
I did a 4 months trip trough the andes and Brasil. I had a simple Garmin GPS III Plus. I took some russian military maps with me and that was all. I could navigate easily even when there were jsut dirt roads an no villages or similar for ages. I never had any problems. Certainly the GPS did not tell me at every corner which direction I had to take, but with a bit knowledge of navigation it tells you everything you wantand need to know.
Don`t spend too much in a High tech GPS. Take a proven one and take a compase with you in case the GPS does not work anymore.
in case you need more info about the compas let me know.
I have the Garmin 76CS. So far I like the size of the unit, waterproof around 15 feet in case you drop it in a river etc, screen quality in the sun light, battery life, 12volt adapter, storage capacity, light weight and portable for trekking if needed. I'm using the Touratech handel bar mount which seems to be good.
I used a Garmin eTrex Legend for the trip across West & North Africa , the bike mount was the cheapest possible - a couple of velcro strips onto the bike dash ( Harley MT350 ).
The thing stayed in place fine , the only niggle was having to change to batteries - but since a freshly charged pair of AA's lasted all day it wasn't too much hassle.
It would have been nice to download maps of the areas as we needed , but I didn't have time to find them , not even sure they exist for the areas we went to....
Mainly we used the thing for compass bearing and plotting our position on a paper map, so any simple GPS would have been fine.
The screen is nice and big and detailed enough, and you can select BIG DIGITS if you need to use the thing as a speedo ( as I did when the bike one packed up ). Also it's cool to know your total distance, average speed etc...
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