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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Try a sailmaker or a place that makes covers for agriculteral trailers. lorry tarps etc. I had a custom boat cover for the wheelhouse of a boat made for me once. If want just plain sheet should be easy. try any agri merchants shop.
You could look into 2nd hand parachutes, which are purposely damaged before sale so you can't "fly" with one, but lots of material for not much cost. Army surplus places have them, but a google should turn one up. Theres a company in the USA that has loads!
The only reason modern lightweight tent flys stay up in really bad wind is how well the tent design spreads the load so well, as a parachute does. Both material types are a pain to try and sew to create a fixing that'll spread the tie down points sufficiently to stop it falling apart. A side car lid is a small area to get a nice even tension on. Curtain sider tarp, or find a manufacturer of car soft tops or spare tyre covers gives you more leeway in what you make since the material will be so much more forgiving. And should it rip at 50mpg will probably stay put or fall down, not billow all over the place
Agree with the opinion that tent material ( Nylon or Rayon tafetta ) would not last long as roof material - too much wind and sun bleaches and embrittles it fast.
How about using the same tough material that transport truck covers are made of, you know the vinyl (?) plastic material with some type of synthetic textile embedded inside. I have used that stuff to make watertight bike luggage for the rear carrier and it stands up extremely well. You should be able to get a piece of the size you want from any shop where they install and repair such truck covers. If they fabricate new covers they are sure to have remnants of it you may be able to get at very reasoable price, or free if they consider it trash.
You can install gromets and with a heat gun and some practice you can actually weld the seams.
warthog any boat yard / sailmaker will have what you want. I can give you addresses in the uk for the materials or what you actually need is Laminated Polyester 225 (£ 5.85 meter -150cm wide blue,grey, green or red)or Neoprene coated Nylon 150( 6.95 meter 150cm wide royal blue) or Neoprene Nylon 300( yellow or red) Lastly pu coated nylon 150 ( £5.70 meter 150 wide) the number after the name gives you the weight in grams per sq meter - If you have a problem getting what you want contact these who will supply direct to public - [url=http://www.pointnorth.co.uk]pointnorth.co.uk
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