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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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First of all, let me say that this is my first post. I discovered this site as I started looking for info for a trip I plan to do this summer and so far it has proved to be the best source. Congrats to everyone!
I plan to ride from Barcelona to Ulaanbaatar in three months this summer, and I have started preparing the bike. I currently have a pair of plastic Givi E41 panniers, which I intend to replace with something more sturdy, since I know I will probably drop the bike more than once. After checking lots of options I had decided to go for a pair of Touratech Zegas, but today I saw that Givi has just launched a pair of aluminum panniers (Givi Trekker Outback). No info on prices yet, but they would fit the mounts that I already have on my bike, so I'd probably save some money over a complete Touratech system.
My doubts are the following:
I do not intend to go off road anymore than I need to. I am aware that the state of most roads in Kazakhstan and Mongolia ranges from poor to nonexistent, but I'm not going to deliberately head down narrow tracks or race across the desert. I know that Tourach gear has been proven by a lot of people on a lot of trips, but I'm worried about my Givi mounts. Will they be sturdy enough to withstand such a trip? Does anyone have any experience with Givi luggage systems on long trips?
have a look ate the Turkish made GlobeScout system based in Istanbul, have seen them in Turkey this year on the Bursa-Enduro meeting (the biggest overland bike meeting in Turkey) where almost everyone is running them over there and laughing about flimsy Turatech Zega boxes, the GlobeScout superseding them big times, are made very solid, thicker aluminium, very secure with stainless steel secure locks tick-welded and watertight... most important they are way cheaper than anything else from the high-street or one of the big player's around.
This cases are hand made to the highest standard, designed by top engineers without compromise... but not very known in the west of Europe. Our Turkish riding friends do swear on this system which is very affordable.
Had a long chat with the owner of GolbeScout, he speaks very good English and German, is what you would call one of the small inventor, trying to get in to the market with a top product that do not compromise on materials like the big player's do... you even got the changes to talk to the guy and ask for customisation of the cases if needed. Yeah you can have this boxes in anodized silver or black too... the sealing edge profile is made from stainless steel and not from aluminium with a easy replaceable rubber lip... just in short.. this boxes are made and designed for offroad use and not for show in front of the Cafe around town.
by the look at the pictures of the Givi stuff it looks very similar indent... wonder if Givi selling the GlobeScout under there own name...
I was tempted to buy a top-box right away on the show, but now rather stick to my soft language style, using the new Kriga Overlander-30 throw over pannier bags, add on a US-30 with two US-20 of this bags now for light weight travelling... suites my needs..
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