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.
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Try these guys,Fasteners ~ Protex Fasteners Ltd I.m in the same position, going to use the handles as tie down loops and got some self addesive foam for the window fitters on the site i'm working on at the mo. I could grab you some and put in the post ?
I can supply solid rubber or closed-cell neoprene strip for you. Give me your prefered size and a +/- option if you can, and I should be able to help you from stock. I get almost any size but get stuck for quite large minimum qtys.
H people, good thread. Hd a look at the Seals + Direct UK - Rubber Door Seals, Sealing Products page, they seem to sell every imaginable seal, but which type is the best for panniers? The U-shaped ones seem like a good choice to me, any other picks? Second question, how do you seal a screw holding on a latch or tiedown point?
Paul, if it's a self tapping screw it's pretty much going to be waterproof, if it's a bolt ? squib some silicon sealant in and around the hole before you insert the bolt and when you do it up it will seal the hole.With respect to the seals, I would give them a call and explain what you want to do and I'm sure they would be the best people to recommend !
For the seals I first bought the plain expanded neoprene, which turned out to be too thick for the gap I had between lid and pannier.
Matey at seals direct said about 20-30% compression was ideal. I ended up with a bit more than this, and compressing the lid down until it was parallel with the box needed too much force.
So I re-ordered, and this time went for the expanded neoprene skinned on 4 faces. Part number SEN151
This came nextday, and was spot on. Much heavier duty than the other stuff, and just the right thickness to make a good seal. Would certainly recommend this stuff if you're looking.
I also got part number U49 to line the lip around the top of the pannier, which seems perfectly suited, again, I would recommend.
So we'll see how they turn out, only £7 for the set, excellent, as I was just about to spend 40 on those ones I've shown above, from metal mule.
Thanks very much for the guidance people, really appreciated.
What an amazing resource we have here!
Silicone around all bolt holes is a definite, can't praise that stuff enough. Afterall they make everything from breasts to computer chips to gaskets!
Good shout Pete.
Mr.Ron, I remember your pannier project was one of the first I looked at, and still have a library of your photos saved on my computer (relating to panniers only, sounded like I was some kind of stalker!) Looked like a good job
John, at the price of those boat eye plates, I think I'll get a couple just to compare, for the couple of quid it's going to cost, I'll try them too I think.
I'll bore you all to tears with an in depth account of fabricating these panniers when they're finally finished. The last bit of welding is being done tomorrow, powder coating by the end of the week, frame for the bike hopefully done over the weekend, leaving in 4 weeks, 5 days, 22 hours and a few minutes!
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