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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just purchased a garmin zumo 550,i want it powered through my bike (vfr 800, 2003.)where do i make the connection,can i just join it up to the battery???.
also i have seen these stainless steel sat nav gismos ball type thingy ma giggy!!!!. it fits on top of the yoke,whats your views on these?
The zumo bracket can start corroding around the power pins if it's left powered all the time. It's noticable around the gold pins on the left - greenish oxide appears. Best to treat the contacts with a little light oil (3-in-1) or similar
thanks for the replys,thought i would have had it delivered today,but no joy.i will have a look on the zumo site,also i have a optimate fitted to the bike,sounds my best idea,
thanks very much,
havin a blast through france next week,my first proper trip on the bike since i have had it,and ive never been before, i cant wait, hope it stays fine!!!!
put an accessory socket on your bike, then you can run all sorts of stuff. put a plug on the end of the bikemount power lead and bobs your uncle.
it is not a good idea to leave the mount on the bike permanently because the ram mount system is easy to remove and a new cradle from garmin will be expensive!
the zumo is very heavy for a gps so the ram system has a hard time keeping the whole thing steady if you put it horizontal, road bumps can knock it at an angle. better to have it as vertical as you can.
try and put it in your line of sight so you dont have to move your head to see it
thanks for your replys, i fitted it to the clutch lever mount which came with the zumo,which was ok for my trip to france.my mate let me borrow his tank bag which was great,but it was at a certain angle on the bike which annoyed the hell out of me all the trip,but having said that the mount that i ordered for the trip (didnt arrive in time)would have been a bit of out of sight on the yoke coz the tank bag was quite large and you would have to push your self forward to look at the zumo every once in a while.i now got the mount and it fits perfectly, looks like part of the bike . i wont put it back on the clutch bracket again,im quite happy as it is now, thanks guys
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