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.
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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Why not have a go at making your own.
I found that most off the shelf stuff was too big for our bike, not to mention super expensive, so I made my own pannier boxes, support frame, extra tank, tank pannier bags and front rack. A rack on the front is better IMO than a basket as it is able to carry things of all sizes.
All info on our bilingual blog, look in the bike prep category.
Nathan and Aki
Blimey, is c90 ownership a hidden aphrodisiac... awesome. Note to self: Cancel Ferrari order
Owning a cub opens many doors and wins you many friends. Its kinda like how all the successful comedians seem to get the hottest chicks.
Its a mystery but there is something there.
Buy one, ride it with a big grin and they will come flocking.
Are these still on sale in the UK?
How much would a 2006, very low mileage, "Japanese" model be worth?
Would there be any issues with registering this bike in the UK with respect to European emissions standards etc.?
Did the C90 get an electronically-controlled fuel injection system in 2007 and is it a big deal compared to the 2006 model?
new c90's have all gone,
Occasionally a minter turns up, and these can fetch silly prices (over £1000 on evil-bay). A very good late model one will fetch 500-1000. As far as I am aware there are no brit fuel injected honda c90's, although the innova, is a modern incarnation that does.
Unfortunately for the humble c90, there are 4 classes of people who own them,
1) Enthusiasts who have mint/restored ones and never sell them,
2) Enthusiasts who ride them into the ground (ahem)
3) Despatchers and guys doing the knowledge who ride them into the ground, (then try to sell them on ebay for a fortune)
4) Racers, who quite literally ride them into the ground. http://www.scarabis.com/Photos/Witte...4.8.7-9727.jpg
Are these still on sale in the UK? No, Honda now has various C90 based machines all of which lack the romance and Va Va Voom of old school Cubs. Monkeybikes have attempted however to make a Cub 14 Replica, check there website for details...
How much would a 2006, very low mileage, "Japanese" model be worth? Pending condition i would say between 700 and 900... But thats a very very very rough guess. I was looking at a mint condition 1970s C50 for 1000 a week or 2 ago...
Would there be any issues with registering this bike in the UK with respect to European emissions standards etc.? Not that i know of
Did the C90 get an electronically-controlled fuel injection system in 2007 and is it a big deal compared to the 2006 model? C90s are no longer in production so i am going to guess no. However i believe alot of the newer clones have fuel injection. If you ask me its better to keep things simple, and avoid electronic fuel injection. Its another thing ( possibly expensive ) to go wrong...
Are they worth that much in the UK?
I just sold my original, vgc, 70's C50 Cub for $225 and I was happy! Old school Cubs are getting a renaissance here because the youth find them very cool!
Hard worked Cubs are about $100. I should get into the import/export business!
My Honda Wave cost $100 and is a beauty.
You can still buy the last generation Cub (one that looks like a Cub and has electric start) for about $800 plus taxes new. A top of the range EFI Future Neo is about $1500.
Ah, I remember now why I left the UK!
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