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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Old style BMW airhead mechanics in Turkey - enclosed are details (Adana + Fethiye)
Just to reiterate Ekke’s earlier post in answer to my plea. The below mechanic is a top-quality old style BMW airhead mechanic based in Adana, on the south coast of Turkey, a little before the Syrian border.
To find his workshop, just head for the city centre – merkezi. He’s fairy close to the giant new white mosque there. Or do what I did – stop at the first BMW Auto dealer in the suburbs on the ride in. Turkish are so helpful, just pass them his number, they’ll call him and Enver will come and get you.
Enver speaks no English, but Erhan who helps him speaks a little, while there’s always someone around the sooq who can speak some. Besides, they know their business so well they see and hear what needs to be done. You just point.
It was a pure delight being there. Everything about the people and the place is quality: all three working together on your machine, no smarty-pants speed which is invariably sloppy, but just good old fashioned rhythm, and working with pride.
And great value. For USD 300, I got: fully-cleaned carbs, which were then balanced once the valves were checked (all by hand and ear) + new head gaskets and cleaned head covers since some of the desert had crept in; new oil-pressure thingamejig nut which had been leaking; new brake shoes and cleaned drums (oil had leaked in through old seal from bevel drive), change of oil incl boron coating + oil filter . . . plus they made and fitted a brace for my sub-frame – an amazing job which took half a day.
Overall, a whole days labour + parts + lots of tea and the company of splendid people. He must have a dozen old airheads about the place, along with a mint R60 he was checking over while I was there.
I have also heard of another old-style airhead mechanic near FETHIYE – Göcek - on the South Eastern coast, 20 mins from Dalaman Intl airport. He works with a bike touring company called Bike Turkey. Contact Robert Khodadad. He also offered to store by bike free for a month. I am arranging things from Ankara, however, so didn’t take him up on his generous offer.
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