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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Before setting off on our trip, I swapped the standard rear shock on our Africa Twin, with a new Hagon unit.
After 25,000 miles, 6000 of which were off road and fully loaded, the rear shock blew it's seal. After 150 miles of po-go-ing down nbumpy Bolivian roads, we finally made it into the small desert town of Uyuni (where we are now).
The next day I phoned Hagon and explained the problem.
"No problems" they said. "If you buy a replacement now, we'll ship a new one out to you via UPS. When you return, we'll take the new one back, refund you and recondition the old one free of charge".
I had similar good experience many years ago when Koni still made bike shocks. I had bought a bike with a crap old and totally worn out set of Konis.
On recommendation of a bike shop I contacted the Koni Importer and was asked to send in the shocks for repair.
They phoned me a few days later apologizing many times and telling me that they could not repair the shocks as they did not keep spares for this outdated model.
They asked me if it would be ok if they send me a pair of brand new shocks :-D
I fitted a Hagon to my Elefant before a little jaunt to Kazakhstan and back. It was a massive improvgement on the stock Boge shock that came on the bike, and survived a poor road, sand and rocks pounding that totally sheared my exhaust brackets and snapped my pannier racks in about 6 places...
Annoyingly it didn't survive the bike getting torched by some B*$%^rds once I got back to the UK..... hardly Hagon's fault though! I'm saving the pennies for another one right now.
Henryuk...so your jaunt to Kazakhstan must have taken you over a fair few miles of corrugations, yes? The reason why I ask is that I fitted the new shock a couple of days ago, got about 40miles down the road (after riding for an hour) and the bloody thing started to loose dampening again!
Under closer inspection I found that the dampening adjuster was leaking oil. Since then we've spent the last couple of days bouncing down beautiful Bolivian roads at a tedious 15-30 mph, trying to reach some smooth tarmac in Argentina.
I plan to ring them tomorrow and find out what the score is. So far, great company service.....great shock for two up on and off road (it survived the Transamtrail fine).....but weak on small, constant corrugations...
Yep there were lots of corrugations, huge blind potholes, dirt, rocks, a few flights of steps (don't ask), the bike was loaded right up on the back including two tyres and I gave it a proper pounding.
I might have been lucky with the rear shock, everything else got battered in some way, my pannier racks broke in about 4 or 5 places, one fork got bent, both lost a lot of chrome and wouldn't hold oil, rear subframe snapped..... When I got back compression on my horizontal cylinder was about 2:1.............
Thinking about it the rear shock might have been the only thing that didn't get damaged! A small exhaust fire took care of damaging bits and bobs at the back (indicators, plastics, bit of my seat) and an errant mercedes took care of the front. Everything in the middle just got knackered, even the Scottoiler died!
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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