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!
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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.'
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Preparing my Africa Twin for a Europe to India overland trip I was doubting the needs of a frontlight protector. Of course it will look fancy. Anyway, has anyone actually experianced the need of it?
If not, it will safe me costs and drilling into the fairing of my beloved motorcycle.
The same goes for the radiotor protection, I can't imagine stones ignoring gravity suddenly and hitting the upper level of the motorcycle. Because if they do, will I be safe sitting on it?
Several companies,(Aeroflow, Cee Bailey) make protectors that adhere to the lense itself. They use a hook and loop connector to hold it in place. It is much easier to use than the grill type protectors. They are just a piece of plexiglass or lexan cut to the shape of your lense. That give you any ideas?
Unfortunately I am not familiar with the phrase 'DIY', but I presume It has got something to do with lowbudget solutions.
Sounds interesting, preparing for an overland trip is already a challenge for the wallet without even passing one border!
Not familiar with DIY..you will be soon enough.
It means Do It Yourself, the English shorthand for non-professional home improvement.
Don't be too precious about your bike. If you enjoy yourself it's going to take some knocks.
The stick on solutions are good enough on the route you propose.
Touratech make an Africa Twin headlight protector that requires no drilling and bolts on through one of the fairing bolts. It is clear acrylic, weighs hardly anything and is removable with an Allen key in about 5 seconds. Mine cost about £20. When it is dirty it cuts down on light output and during last winter I took it off because I was riding a lot of unlit country roads. Within 20 miles I had a stone put a hole in one of the headlamps and take out the bulb. I've not taken it off since. A good bit of kit and cheap as well. (It was good in Morocco too, when the stones were being thrown at me from my co-rider's bikes)
On the road in Afika for about 7 months now and to be honest i do not really see the need for a headlight protector.... The glass bit of my headlight unit is still in good shape, unfortuanly the headlight mountings are not that strong... Welded many times, corrugations kills everything...!
That's what I was looking for, advice from an experianced traveller. Sometimes, reading story's in order to prepare for a overland trip, I've got the idea that only customized bikes will fulfill the job, and additional gadgeds are absolutely needed.
Anyway, I will not blame you if something bad happens to my frontlights. Azia may differ from Africa.
Basicly you can do it on any bike without mods but will it be fun? Drop and email to Corne his driving an AT through africa at the moment as well... Im sure he has some straightforward real Afrikan travelers experience tips on the subject.
how are you
i lve your city,i had the best time in my life there
i have africa twin too,so tell me at the end what you gonna do with the front light protector,cause i need to have one on my bike too
have a good ride
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