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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Do any of you have any idea of the quality of the various galvanised replacement chassis for Defenders on offer. The websites (Designa chassis, Richards Chassis etc) never mention about welding standards. Whilst they might be built from 3mm instead of LR's original 2mm, if the welding is not up to par then I have visions of suspension mounting brackets being ripped off in heavy use. Pernickety I know...
Hi Andrew, don,t worry about weld quality at all mate. I have had a chassis off both designa chassis and Richards chassis and they are both made by profesionals.
They make them all day every day, so yes they do know how to weld.
If you ask they will stamp your own chassis number onto your new chassis aswell.
My first build (designa chassis) was a coil sprung 88inch for road and offroad use, it was put though some severe punishment but never gave a problem.
My latest build (Richards chassis) is a 130 which i,m currently working on, but struggling against the cold, wet, weather.
I'm surprised you needed a new chassis in Australia, was the old one bent?
Looked under my 110 the other day after all the gritting we've had here and was bloody glad I had my galvanised designa chassis, everything else was covered in a furry corrosive mix. It's been on a few years now and I've no issues with it at all and the company was friendly and helpful.
Bye the way I cheated when fitting it and built the rolling chassis up then supported the body by the roofrack, dropped the old chassis down and rolled the new one underneath. (sounds easy now I've forgotten the nights of spanners sticking to my hands with frost.)
just joined up and saw your post. Wondering how you got on with the 130 chassis? I'm thinking of taking on the same project with mine. Any tips?
I want to rebuild both axles too, would you know of any detailed step, by step guides for these?
Hi Dan the 130 chassis is a big thing to mess with, and soooooo heavy to move around, you will need a good trolley jack or a supply of good mates
Whatever the company tells you about holes being re-tapped before you pick it up forget it, you need to do it yourself (before trying to put the bolts in )
I had a problem with a cross member that runs just behind the seatbox, it fouled the corner of the battery box as it was slightly different to the original shape of x member, I cut the corner of the box and welded it up.
Also when you have to fit the gearbox x member I was concerned about the amount I had to jack the chassis rails apart (nearly25mm), but they didn,t seem bothered when I phoned then.
Apart from those chassis probs most of the rebuild went ok, I was fortunate enough to have a brand new front and rear bulkhead (its a single cab) and its just a matter of keeping the enthusiasm going. If you can buy all new stuff its a lot easier than rebuilding and repairing thins as you go along, but my budget didn,t allow that, so it was a case of strip the old part off the donor vehicle, check it out and fit it as truthfully as you can.
I had my chassis in the garage facing outwards and my donor on the driveway facing it, that seemed to work ok.
When you fit the rear suspension A-frame you need to be real careful lining it up correctly as if you get the one side a couple of mm out of line the leverage and lengths etc will move your axle over by 30-40mm.
I didnt rebuild my axles as I thought they were just too far gone, I sourced a couple of much newer ones off a late model 110and just swapped them over, but I,m sure you can find a nut by nut guide to rebuilding the axles, bearings etc in the Land Rover workshop manual.
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