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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hEY GUYS I JUST TRAVELLING FROM ALASKA TO YSHUAIA ON HONDA AFRICA TWIN 750, THEN I BOLD A HANGON SHOCK ABOSORVER AND I JUST USE FOR ABOUT 30 MILE AND THE OIL GONE ,DONT WASTE YOUR MANOEY AND YOUR TIME NOW IM STUCK IM BRAZIL ,WIHOUT A SHOCK ,MY ORIGINAL HONDA ONE DONE MORE THAN 70 MILES,AND THIS ONE 500 ON PAVED ROAD QND 25 MILES ON GRAVEL ROAD,FOR TEHM TO FIX THEY TOLD ME I HAVE TO SEND TO UK ,I TRIEDE TO BUY A OIL SEAL FROM THEM AND THEY DIDINT SEL THOSE THINGS ,I HAVE TO SEND TO UK ,WICH WILL ME COST MORE TIME AND MONEY,BY THE WAY IF U WANNA SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY T]DONT BY THEM
I've also had good experiences with hagon. They are pressurised so don't sell repair parts to discourage people from bodging them, which is fairly commonplace. If it was the standard road shock it's not really designed for off-road
Setting up a suspension is an art form-
One reason why I took my Dakar to Mr Wilbers's factory.
As the senior Mec. was taking the bike off the trailer, he said "there's something wrong with the front end too."
Little did I know that an aluminium barrel spacer-like device was missing from one of the stanchions.
It takes a lot of experience to be able to 'feel' things like that and they did a beautiful job- There is a lot more to it than just slapping on a new spring.
but you'll need to call up and book your time and kit.
Expect some pain in the wallet dept but the transformation of the bike is...well can't be described-
If you want to change the handling of your bike from the dull dull dull to the awesome - that's the one modification to do first IMHO.
You'll be glad you did.
I stayed o/night in my pickup in their locked compound as it was a 2 day job.
I have just fitted a Hagon to my R80GS on the recommendation of an Africa Twin rider I met in Bangkok who had ridden from the UK with one fitted and no problems, I think you might have been unlucky Carlos, I am not surprised they do not sell spare parts, as has been stated dismantelling one can be a bit dangerous. Time will tell if mine is any good or not.
But the thing is for one up hangon is ok but for 2 ups ,no way,shock s veryyyyyyyy soft ,if u compare the original Honda shock to Hangon the quality is soo far,we have done soo far 60.000 miles 2ups on original honda on ,and now im **** with this one on 25 miles on gravel.
honda is 200 pounds more ,but is much better never go for the cheapest one.
Ahh! Was it the UK base you went to then? and if so, how much roughly did they charge on top to set your bike up?
Sorry to be so blunt
I went to the factory in Germany and had the pleasure of meeting the Man himself who gave me a guided tour too .
Wilbers quality- hard to beat for a travel bike IMHO. I got mine set up for the my weight and what I carry + a margin-
You must have been a bit unlucky mate, I had one put on my bike, also front fork springs, got them from Hanualt UK , and they were very helpful even got a good discount, and my bike was a Yam XVS1100 quite a heavy bike without any kit and a 16st lump like me on it to boot
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