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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Whats up with the HD bash? Though Im a ATGATT type of HD guy. One reason Im taking my HD and moving to Europe to get away from dumb people texting and driving along with a whole laundry list of other, but I digress...
As a rule of thumb, any modification to the motorcycle's lighting system is most likely NOT legal.
If you have a problem with such a mod will depend on where your bike is registered. If you are aiming to obtain an European registration the mod will lead to a failure to pass Inspection. But if you are a travelling foreigner, they will most probably let you go with it, unless it really dazzles upcoming traffic to a point that it is unsafe.
I have a modulator on my HD that operates when the lights are on high beam. Is this legal in any European country?
I have a headlight modulator on my Canadian-registered motorcycle. I have shipped this motorcycle to Europe many times in the past 10 years, and have never had any problem arise as a result of having the modulator.
But, I have wired the modulator up so that it only works when the headlight is on the high beam setting - it does not operate on low beam. This means that 90% of the time, it is not working - it only functions when I want to turn it on to improve the conspicuity of the motorcycle.
The Canadian motor vehicle safety specifications (in other words, the legislation governing equipment permitted on a motorcycle that is registered in Canada) specifically permit headlight modulators. I have printed out a paper copy of this legislation and keep it on my motorcycle, along with the registration and insurance documents. The idea is that if I am ever challenged about having the modulator, I will be able to explain that it is entirely appropriate and legal in the State of Registration of the motorcycle. That doesn't guarantee me a free "get out of jail" card, but I think it should result in any reasonable policeman just saying "well, it ain't accepted here, so turn it off" (if that is in fact the case).
You might want to research the appropriate legislation in your country (FMVSS if you are in the USA) and see if there is a similar provision in that legislation.
However, having said all that, I would not recommend you go to Europe with a bike that has a full time modulator on the low beam circuit. I call my modulator "Moses", because traffic ahead of me parts like the Red Sea whenever I turn it on. If you have a full time modulator on the low beam circuit, I think you will just piss the locals off, and most certainly get challenged by the local police the first time you come up behind a policeman with the modulator turned on.
I should not have any problems. Like yours my low beam does not modulate; only the high beam. As a back up plan I can just place a piece of tape over the light sensor and trick it into thinking it night time
Im waiting on my Canadian insurance card to show in the mail in preparation for my trip to Europe via Canada.
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