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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Thanks Riq my existing insurance company in Australia will not entend coverage to include Canada and US. I just had a quick look at motorcycle express http://www.motorcycleexpress.com/ when I get some time over the weekend I will try and work out what level of cover I need as they seem to have different terminology in policies than what we have here. I also see that if the policy is applied for through HU you get a $15.00 discount.
I will see if my contact in Vancouver also make some enquiries
About insurance I went the Motorcycleexpress way and I hope it's working (haven't had a accident yet so I can't tell... )
It's not cheap but it looks like it's working though.
I'm in Halifax at the moment and heading over to around New Glasgow area for some dualsport fun in the weekend of the 17-18th of June.
I guess if someone intresseted (sp?) in it checkóut www.dualsport.ca and there events...
Soo far my ride as been wet!!! Took the cabot trail in Cape Breton and I must say it's one of the best rides I would have done if it was in sunny weather... As of now I had to make the second half in thick fog, only had around 100m visability when I went down the east side and made we have a close look at the GPS to make sure which way the next curve went... Took awhile and had some close calls but it all went well. The west side was just splendid...
So anyone around??? Guess not you all guess are at the west coast now... I do hope you got better weather then what I've had.
One thing I got sure about yesterday is it's hard to get a 17" reartire in Canada/US most offroader got a 18" in doesn't fit that well. If anyone of you use a 17" reartire and need a new one try to find a Kawasaki dealer since the KLR650 uses a 17" backtire and is most likely to have a reartire for you.
It's all coming together, bikes are in Vancouver and have cleared Customs after a bit of stuffing around. Lucky we sent 'em 4 weeks early. (I will put a post in the travel paper work about a hint for everyone else from Australia travelling to Canada.) Now to sort out the bike insurance something about it being 50% dearer due to it being registered in a company name, another battle for tomorrow. Sounds like I am having a whinge, not really it's just good to see light at the end of the tunnel.
One and a half weeks 'til lift off!
More as we get closer.
One quick question Zappa. If you are traveling west from Ontario to Vancouver and you say the people are nicer the farther east you go does that mean that you are running into less nice people all the time?
Riq we are in Jasper and have met some fantastic people along the way, biker travellers are a different breed. Even caught up with Zappa on the Duffey Lake Rd between Mt Currie and Lilloet the other day and had time for a short chat.
Riq we are at a backpackers in Vernon tonight then heading to Castlegar tomorrow. We did the Icelands Parkway the other day, (Not sure what the highway number is, might be 93) from Lake Louise to Jasper and it must be the most scenic road that I have ever travelled. Bears, Glaciers the lot.
Riq: Not to be rude but in my opinon the further east you go the more "talkable" is the people, of course not everyone is but the more east I got on the journey the less people started to talk to me in gasstations.
Sorry to say I guess there are a bunch of people to prove me wrong but I didn'r meet them.
loxsmith: Nice meeting you, I do hope you graveladventure will work out great.
hope the trip is all you hoped it would be...and more
when you get a few minutes, can you please let me know who you used to get the bike from brissie and how much it cost etc i am in full-on research mode and this aspect if my 07 trip is casuing much hair-pullage
We will be in Toronto on 19th in the afternoon, so if you are keen to catch up for a drink leave a message here with a time and a place and I will do my best to be there. I think we will be on the South West side of Toronto near Oakville?. Today we are in Ste Sault Marie.
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