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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I have a MIG welder and I'm not afraid to use it, however I am having trouble getting hold of 20mm mild steel tubing in the UK. All I can find are wholesalers who sell 'mill quantity' (still don't know what that is...).
can't one of the wholesalers give you some of their reseller contacts? if not, try a good hardware shop and they should be able to order some. or find a local technical college that does welding courses and ask who they get supplies from. seek (a bit harder) and you shall find ;-)
its good to hear you're not afraid to use your MIG set, but are you any good with it? ;-) if not, get loads of tubing and practice a lot before deciding whether to make your own: there's a lot to be said for paying someone good to do a proper job as welds are quite hard to repair well - especially in remote settings. I don't mean to sound like I'm on my soap box, but to save you hassle when you should be having fun
Good quality pushbike tubing would be perfect I'd expect. Something like the old reynolds stuff. You can get all sorts of sizes, tepers, wall thicknesses and diameters. Look up a bike frame builder in your area and they might even order some up for you - other than that, give Condor Cycles in Gray's Inn Road, London a call. HTH
we have a compay here that deals with small orders on steel tubing. they have a very good selection of 4130 steel tubing as well as other products for the home projectteer. their address is www.aircraftspruce.com i'm pretty sure they'l ship international and i'm always impressed by their turn around time
I found 20mm diameter 1.5mm wall thickness tubing available in 6m lengths from Goodman Steel in Reading. They were very helpful and even threw in some steel plate (for gusseting & mounting lugs) on the cheap.
On advice from an engineer friend, I bought cold drawn steel (CDS), with medium carbon content (AKA mild steel). The CDS process apparently aligns the grains along the length of the tube, increasing strength - particularly in bends. I chose mild steel as it is easily welded - increasing my chances of doing a decent job welding it together. Also mild steel requires only basic welding skills and equipment, meaning if it breaks it can be repaired easily.
It took me ages to find someone who would supply in relatively small quantities. I ordered two 'lengths' of 6.1m at a cost of £75 (or £6.25 per metre). Hopefully this will be enough to allow me to experiment and make mistakes.
My welding skills are progressing very well. I'm trying to practice for a few hours a week and have made myself quite useful building bits & pieces out of scrap metal sourced from my local tip. It's enormously satisfying and although I don't think I'll save money making racks and boxes myself, the experience is worth it. I'm confident that I will be able to do a decent job.
Next project is a tube bender - I'll post the results here.
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