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 am new to the forum and need some help. I have a 2004 R1150GS Adventure that just lost the starter...about 2-3 days west of Vladivostok. For a number of reasons, I have been stranded for ten days. I have a couple of things I need help with currently.
1. I need to know if there is anyone in Russia with a starter for this bike or someone coming this way soon who could bring one? For a number of reasons, it will take 2-4 weeks to receive on in from DHL/UPS/FedEx. I am fine with a used one. Mine cannot be repaired...be down this road.
2. I will need to extend my visa...how do I do this without hitting the major cities? If I just show up to the border, with a written note somewhat official, how hard will it be at the border? Can money take care of this...any experience is helpful!
If this is the WRONG place to post this, please let me know. Kindly respond to my outside email address at firstname.lastname@example.org as I am limited on communication and this is best.
Sad to hear this. A finish guy with a 1200 ADV (think u had already email contact) and I are in Vladivostok actually. Asked the Irontigers this morning when I read your post and they said that there are no bmw parts availlable and no dealer in Vlad.
Did u try to contact the bmw dealer in Krasnojarsk (not really sure according to the website if its a car or a moto dealer)
If they can help u try to get the bike there. I saw many trucks without cargo on the way down there, try to get on one. The good thing is that the Russians are all very friendly and helpful, just try it.
In 80%+ of the cases the starter on oilhead BMWs can be repaired by a starter mechanic that you should find almost in any bigger village everywhere in the world if you ask around. The design is almost exacly the same like on cars.
If it's fried, they'll rewire it (yes, they really can!), if the magnets are loose, they'll reglue 'em. If the pendix is fecked, they can grind out a new one that at least temporarily will get you somehwere where you can get a new one.
its off the main road going into vlad, about 5-6km before the center, on the east side. When you go up the street, its about 1km down, on the left, theres a guarded parking lot, & the shop is on the back side of that lot.
the clubhouse is above it
For a map there, just plug that address into the search filed at the top of the page on Яндекс.Карты and it will show you the location.
This also converts to cyrillic addresses entered in latin letters if you don't have Russian input on your computer.
MUCH better than Google Maps if you need maps of Russian cities.
Basically the only road you can see in Google Maps for Vladivostok is the M-60 going out of town.
You can find all sorts of neat things surfing the net when you should be working...
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