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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Not sure if this is a fuel pump problem, but my bike has stopped like it runs out of fuel all of a sundden, then I turn everthing off and wait for 10 mins, need to apply choke and then notice that it will idle but any more throttle kills it. Then try 2 or 3 more times with and without choke and it starts - albiet with a feeling of slight loss of power.
This has happend 4 times now on my journey around the americas in the past 5 months. I feel that I need to do something about it, but not 100% sure that it is the fuel pump problem.
I'm not a mechanic, but can do the simple maintenence stuff.
I've heard that Honda CBR600 pumps work and that the new KTM950s have exactly the same pump as the AT original. Africa Queens do a Mikuni vacuum pump with fitting bracket for about £50. Mine's on it's third pump. Two original Honda electric and now the Mikuni vacuum.
I know I am about to put the "mockers" on myself but I still am quite bemused every time someone mentions the dreaded AT fuel pump. When I bought my twin it had just spent eight hours submerged up to the top of the screen in a flooded underground carpark. I have had it for almost two years now and have done around 60,000 miles. At different points in the two years, various connector blocks have had to be revisited for cleaning. The fuel pump however has never missed a beat in all that time.
Now, I'm just off down to my local supplier to order a replacement, seeing as how I have just poked Fate in the eye with a pointy stick.
Thanks for the tips and the laughs in answering the question here, of to find a honda garage in mexico city to buy a pump of some kind that will do....hoping the geezers here will understand what im on about.
Amazing! Just down the road from me, munsons is on the south ealing road, as it turns into st marys rd the shop is on your right just past st marys church! If you check it out, then say hi to them from me, their site is
Howdy all, hey, whats going on here? Whats all this talk about knackered fool pumpz? I'm beginning to think that they are just figments of your warped immaginations or maybe BAD bedtime stories to scare us all into becoming ARMCHAIR travellers!!!!
Haven't you heard....... HONDA SAYS THEY'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS SUPPOSED PROBLEM - and THEY should know - who do you think is collecting all the dosh for these pumps that NEVER fail???????????????
Just my two penneth,
Cheers Oletimer (George)
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