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've decided to take a trip round France, travelling down via ferry from my home in midlands UK, but low funds and no time to take my full bike test dictate that it will be on the cheapest 125cc trail bike I can find... I'm leaving in a couple of weeks so time is short for planning, which is why I'd like some help from anyone with experience of where to find off-road riding in France and any advice on touring on a 125. I was thinking of getting an XL125, TW125 or DT125, but don't want to spend much above GB£500. Would I be mad to attempt this???
Personally I'd go for a four stroke but I'm not sure that £500 will buy you anything worthwhile? For that sort of money, it's going to need work & possibly some money spending on it. Just replacing the chain, sprockets, brake pads/shoes, tyres & a basic service could cost another £150.00 plus labour if not doing the work yourself.
I've always thought that 125 trail bikes held there value because of demand as winter hacks? You're more likely to get a 125 road bike for £500.00 i.e CG/GS/SR125.
Originally posted by priller: I'm planning on doing a similar thing next year on a RS125 but without the offroading. I wanted to go down to italy for the GP but apparently you cant ride a 125 on a motorway there.
You don't WANT to ride on the motorways in Italy, if you can help it: they're expensive and bikes pay the same rate as cars.
You probably get away taking your 125 on the M, though, just change the decals.
Salut from Southern France, the bikers' paradise,
As an update on my original post, I ended up buying a DT125 for £750, spent about a ton on a few basic spares (sprockets, chain, reg/rec due to burntout original, bulbs) and a service, doing the work myself.
I went to Ireland in the end and did over 2000 miles in 10 days, riding from Peterborough down to Pembroke Docks in South Wales, across to Rosslare by ferry then along the south coast to Killarney and the ring of Kerry, back through the interior counties to Rosslare and home.
The bike didn't let me down apart from many blown bulbs and a fried battery (filled it back up with water and off I went again). It's not fast and not particuarly comfortable but it was certainly reliable.
Ireland is a beautiful place to ride around; loads of open spaces, inspiring views and a huge variety of road surfaces. The weather isn't great, especially as I camped the whole trip, when it was sometimes hard to dry out after a day of biking in the rain!
Now I'm planning on getting a bigger bike for my next trip but would definitely recommend the DT.
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