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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I've have my poor old Quest I for about 3 years now, 2 of which have been doing a RTW trip and is now showing its age a bit...
After being dropped countless times and being yanked at by sticky fingers in India, the whole thing is basically held together with duct tape and was barely charging by the time I got home though that seems to be more to do with the TT mount/cable failing than the unit itself (I've needed 2 power cables since 2006).
Anyway, Garmin can apparently revamp it with a new case etc and make it like new again for £85 so my question is this: should I just spend £85 or spend a fair chunk more for something a tad more up to date like the 60CSx which means getting another handlebar mount etc? I'm not that techie with these things but what are the advantages of the newer units?
That looks like the Quest I sent in last fall for repair. Same problems and taped parts.
I sent in the European model to the USA repair shop and got back a US model Quest (which has a smaller memory and a US base map). They didn't rebuild mine, just replaced it with what was handy. Upon complaint they sent me a free Europe map set for it and told me that was the best they could do. As a very long time customer of Garmin this did not make me very happy.
Last spring I bought a Quest 2. It has never worked right. The screen locks up and won't redraw for time periods of several seconds to several minutes. This makes it difficult to follow a route. I have returned it twice and gotten it replaced. All three have had the same problem. The problem is not local disturbance because I have used it in the NW USA and Europe with the same problem. Tech support has been good and cooperative and doesn't know what the problem is either, but the Quest 2's have been unusable.
My advice, repair the Quest. It is a great little machine. Just make sure you get back what you sent in. If it is the European model send it to the Garmin office in Europe! Be sure and get new unlock codes for all your Mapsource files that need them. The old ones will NOT work.
Thought it must have been the N American version, it's got about 1/2 the memory as the Europe version and no base map for Europe if I remember right. I reckon I'll probably just send mine in to Garmin for a revamp...
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