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.
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I'm in a 1993 Toyota Hilux Pick-Up in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and I have broken BOTH my rear springs (two leaves in each, it's driveable, but only with great care).
I have new springs waiting in the UK, but DHL want a life-changing GBP1172 to send them. Clearly this is the last resort.
What do I do? I will try the Toyota dealer, but I've a feeling they will just say Nyet.
Does anyone know any breaker's (scrap) yards for Japanese cars?
Does anyone know if springs from another model or another vehicle will fit a Hilux? (e.g. Hiace, Delica)
Does anyone know any spring specialists that could put new leaves in my springs?
Does anyone know a cheaer method to ship the springs?
I am in Almaty at present. I will check the car bazaar and the dealer, but if I have no luck I will limp on to Tashkent, so my above questions really refer to Tashkent.
Drive to "Car City" in Almaty...its on the way out of town to Biskek and Astana...
You'll find what you need there for the HIlux and because they're leaf springs, those guys there will be able to easily help you out...
If its the mother spring, they will have to manufacture something...don't waste your time with the dealer or DHL...
Almaty is the most expensive city in Central Asia so don't think you'll be paying Bishkek prices...Bishkek would be the place to have it repaired, but you are where you are...
If you choose to go to Bishkek...the road from Almaty there is pretty perfect...but Tashkent is another story.
Kyrg visa can be had in a day in Almaty.
Not the ideal solution, but years ago when very skint I stick welded the master leaf on a Marina pickup.
It was a pain to do and I took great care to set a good wide 'V' on both sides and laid all but the capping runs with dissimilar rods and capped with standard mild steel rods , then ground everything back down the the thickness of the leaf. Any sign of undercut was then filled with mild steel rods and ground back smooth again. A light smeer of greese put both leaves back together and you couldn't even tell it had been welded.
I have to be honest I was very surprised that the welded spring was still in one piece when I finally got rid of the car about 8 months later.
Hi guys, thanks for the replies. Here's the situation:
I managed to get one new heavy duty spring in Almaty - a friend of a friend brought it as checked baggage on a flight from London.
I am having the second spring sent as air freight to Tashkent, but I need a weighbill address, and proof of address when I collect it. Is there anyone out there who can help me with this? Or maybe in Bishkek? The idea would be to go to the airport togetherm I will pay the customs duties etc, then take you out for drinks and dinner or so? Can anyone help with this?
I'm leaving repair as the last-ditch resort. I really need decent springs for the roads in Kyrgyzstan / Tajikistan / Afghanistan (if I go).
Alternatively, do you know if I could use a hotel address as a weighbill address? What sort of documentation would I need to go and collect it?
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