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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anyone got them and used them. Ive been doing alot of looking at various types for my africa twin 650 [racks the problem for most brands]. And was thinking of going for these as the reports i have seen seam to be all good and the price is comparible to metal mules.
I used them on my trip around Asia and am really convinced. Had a few bad falls and they are still waterproof. Met a guy on an Africa Twin who told me that he hit a rock at 50 kph. His box sure looked like that and it was supposedly still water proof.
Also, no hinges (take off the lids without unstrapping your soft bags) and they are not as wide as the handlebar, so I do not have to think about them when riding.
Only for me, 49l per box are too much. Its not only the space, somehow they are always full with unnecessary stuff. I heard Tesch is now offering 35l boxes. If that is the case, I would get them instead.
Also, I would really recommend building a quick release system. The boxes are very handy as chair/table, when the bike fell or got stuck or when doors are just a tiny bit too wide etc.
If price is your main concern make your own or souce the boxes localy. There is a thread on here about making your own. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-panniers-4354
I am getting a local sheet metal company to make some bare alloy boxes, located the seals and catches on the internet and sourced some second hand frames and the total comes to £200 for a pair of alloy panniers and rack.
Alternativly buy some off the shelf, I think the metal mules are the best value for money, build, design and customer service.
I just don't want to spend the money as I am preping two bikes.
I used Tesch boxes on my R100GS. 2 get-offs and the right box is buckled, but using 2 web straps to keep the lid closed, (mine are hinged), no water leaks.
The boxes and rack are circa 1995. Tough as old boots.
As another poster has said, get the smaller capacity boxes. Much better.
The rack is also bullet proof. The 2nd get-off was a crash with a pickup and the box he hit just has some grazes on it. The other box took the impact of an 80kph fall and has some serious marks and a distorted lid. The carrier has remained square but the bikes sub-frame is slightly out. Easy to fix.
Make your own QD system if you want. My travelling partner did but we NEVER took the boxes off!
got a reply from the man himself hes currently heading for iran on another tour think the message came from turkey. Will look at getting the boxes made up first getting a frame for the 650 seams to be hard not many companies do them for the rd03 model.
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