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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I'm thinking about driving my girlfriend back home to Australia in our Isuzu Trooper next year.
The Trooper doesnt get much of a mention when it comes to the subject of Overlanding, but could it make the journey as well as a Land Rover or LandCruiser?
Its a 1995 3.1TD - 60,000 miles and has led a sheltered life so far in Japan (its actually a Bighorn but we like to keep that quiet in polite company).
The Isuzu engine is thirsty, but I've heard its easy to fix and has Japanese reliability, would we be OK for parts etc.?
I've tried to research kitting out the Trooper (extra fuel tank, roof rack, etc) but it doesnt appear to be as well catered for as LR's or LC's and it feels that you have to look much harder to try and find various items.
Would it be silly to go with our Trooper, should we be looking for a LC / LR instead?
Once you get out of Europe the Isuzu brand becomes more common, they have a lot of badge engineering deals with local companies, so often you will see an Isuzu lookalike with (eg; in Australia) a Holden badge and another name - Jackaroo. I'd expect that Australia has more aftermarket items for the Troopers than most countries - have a look at ARB - they maybe able to help with special orders into the UK for things like winch bars, full length roof racks, storage systems.
Parts support is fair, but like anything Japanese thats not a current model parts tend to get rare and expensive.
The Trooper is not a hardcore offroad vehicle, its a muddy road 4x4, often called a "softroader". The front ends were/are notorious for being soft and running out of toe in adjustment if driven on "bad" (corrugated, potholed) roads.
You need to do some serious research about bringing any vehicle into Australia as its not as easy as driving across to France. There are plenty of threads on the Australia New Zealand forum about private imports/carnets etc.
We used to have trouble with the Jackaroos steering continually going out of alignment, the front end would gradually spread outwards - ie tyres pointing outwards on either side. It was not a problem on all vehicles - just the ones that got driven hard on bad dirt roads - deep potholes, badly corrugated. The ones that operated on bitumen never missed a beat.
I'm not sure if the 95 model Trooper had that problem fixed.
In Europe you dont get many (any?) people driving 50,000kms a year on dirt roads - so it may have been a problem specific to some Australian rural usage.
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