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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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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Been on here for awhile and greatly appreciate all the info, will be lost with out it! Busy prepping the bike for trans africa at the end of the year and slowly getting it all together. Was wondering though, whats the deal with after market handlebars? Is it really necessary? Whats the pro's and cons?
Have searched this topic but can't find anything specific.
as above, depending on the bike the bars may not be very great, stock Yamaha / Suzuki / Kwaka that i have had have been quite soft, a recent incident in the scrub on the drz snapped the throttle/brake and bar off, while having Bark busters mounted at the time, For mine the Renthal option is good, regards Al
I don't think you can beat a set of nice old fashioned Renthalls with the cross-brace. You can get all sorts of bends and rises to sort riding possition and you get somewhere to mount your GPS or strap a map-case. My bike has been dropped & thrown down at all speeds and the bars are fine.
A good tip is to mount your leavers and handguards after putting a wrap of insulation tape on the bar and don't crank the bolts up fully tight. This allows thigs to swivel around a bit intead of breaking off.
Renthals, great stuff much better than the naff steel items some bikes come with. I buy mine without the brace, as I already have the brace. They also do more expensive stronger bars called twin walls or fat bars. but I have no expirience of them.
Renthals can bend off road but never as bad as steel ones I also loose the break end of the clutch and break levers and smooth them at home as it saves a job when they break out on a ride.
I have fitted Magura X-Line EX Handlebars on my Africa Twin. I an recommend it, I am really pleased with them. The bars are fat bars so you need an adaptor: I use a Pro Taper adaptor. If you want pics, please send me a PM with your email address.
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
I have ProTaper SE bars on two bikes and haven't bent or broken them yet despite several falls (one is a dirt bike, the other a KLR 650). These are standard diameter bars, not fat bars, so they mount without difficulty. They're lighter, stronger, and transmit less vibration than most stock bars, and come in a large variety of bends (I have the atv high on the KLR).
This bar went around the world with me on the KLR and I highly recommend it, although there are certainly other good bars available also.
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