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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Any recommendations for Marrakech? Welding and suspension upgrade on a Landcruiser.
edit: to answer my own question, I had the car welded and partly painted at Bab Chemat, inside the medina.
Took them all of two days, three guys on it, did a good job. Paid 4500 Dirham. Ask for Cherif Idriss. Speaks arabic only. Avoid all middlemen.
And don't leave anything in the car, as it will be lost, somehow.
There are many fixers in this block that can tackle many kinds of work on your vehicle.
I would have preferred to have the job done in Tiznit or Taroudant for half the money. But family enjoyed Marrakech, so...
I think inside the medina is better than outside.
I needed to get the cat torn out of my exhaust for the drive through Mauritania and we met this great little mechanic in Sale' just next to Rabat.
Head to the graveyard on the beach, you cant miss it as its miles and miles of graves, then follow the road that goes between it and the town heading north and its a shuttered shop on the right just before the secured parking on the left, just ask about in that area
He charged me 100 dh for the whole job (I gave him 150dh)
Hasan Dorf Garage,
North of Agadir (next village north -driving next to the sea (direction Essaoura) - turn right on rondo to AURIR. After 100-200m on the right is his garage)
Guy speaks german and french. He is smart and fair guy willing to help as much as possible.
As we haven`t found much information on repairs in Marrakech I thought I would share our experience.
First of all, forget about Toyota here. Just to give you an idea why:
oil and oil filter change ~270€ (wouldn`t let me provide own oil and filter)
change tie rod ends ~120€ (tie rod ends provided by me)
aircon refilling ~90€
just looking at the fuel valve between main and aux tank without fixing anything ~60€
wheel alignment they couldn`t perform because they don`t have a station for it
The guy could speak English reasonably well so there was no misunderstandings. Obviously we didn`t let them do anything on our Land Cruiser.
We were happy with:
100, Lot. Sakina Route de Casa
N31° 39,657 W08° 00,957
Looks like just another tire shop but they are able to perfom a few more tasks and start working right away without appointments.
Friends in their Hilux got two new Monroe front shock absorbers and one stabilizer fixed for ~220€ with only 10€ for the labour.
Our oil change was 8€ for the labour and the tie rod ends including wheel alignment another 20€.
They used the big hammer method on the tie rod ends so I gave them my puller which they were very happy about.
The only speak French though but the communication was fine with the few bits and pieces I remembered from school.
Had a very good experience here. Fitted a rubber boot on the driveshaft of my Toyota surf. Cleaned and re-greased bearings on the same side. Then took the other side apart to clean and re-grease. Checked all grease points under the car (propshaft etc) took about 4 hours. Price started at 160€, I got that down to 70€. Friendly and knowledgable......
Casablanca: Garage Rajali Owned by Ahmed Rajali. Very clean workshop, found me a membrane for my Bosch injection pump and pointed out that I had one of a Merc and not a genuine Toyota one. Damn Spaniard Bosch guys replaced that
Can be found at N33 36.696 W7 31.737 A german Buschtaxi member just got his hdj80 repaired and serviced and is super happy...
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