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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just bought a 750cc chinese Chang Jiang side-car bike from a friend.
Will use it basicly as a second ( or is it third? ) bike ,to do some traveling around in Portugal and Spain with two of my Three Kids.
If there's anyone around who actually owns, or has had any experience in
China with this machines, I would love to learn a bit more about this little
ugly "Chop-suey BMW kind of machine".
I am actually on the way with my Chang Jiang M1S from China to Holland. I drive via the kkh to Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and further. They are fantastic bikes, I really love them, but they need some more attention then, let say, a Honda.
See for more info my website: www.cjroel.nl
It's some months since your message but I thought you might beinterested in my experiences on a CJ 750. I owned one of the original bikes imported into South Africa in 1999 but it gave me so much trouble (electics, gearbox) I dumped it.
Last week, I borrowed another CJ750 and sidecar from a touring company in Cape Town and did a 900km trip through the Karoo semi-desert and Cape winelands.
The sidecar was full of baggage and tools so my girlfriend rode pillion. Out on the open country roads ('B' roads - I don't like highways!), the heavily loaded outfit handled very well. It likes to lope along at about 80km/h. AT that speed, everything feels nicely harmonised.
The rubber tractor-style seats are comfortable to sit in all day, but on the downhills my girlfriend had to brace herself on the pegs because she kept sliding forward off the seat.
At slow speeds however, the steering wobbles are unpleasant and even the steering damper does not do very much to cure this. And on the slow mountain passes with tight corners, you have to work the machine around the bends - slowly!
The Chinese tyres are also crap, and may be one of the main causes of the front wheel behaving so badly at low speed.
I had no real problems - a couple of loose brackets on one mirror and a fraying clutch cable. I also reset the carbs as we came down to sea level.
Overall, I was more impressed than I expected to be. The outfit is slow and agricultural, but it will do what you want as long as you are not in a hurry. The gearbox needs a firm boot but it doesn't like to be stomped - if you do that, you are gonna be drifting around in a swamp of false neutrals.
If I was to own a CJ750 again, I would do the following modifications:
-- Install leading-link forks (Earles forks) for better handling and steering
-- Replace all the tyres (all four) with decent European/US rubber
-- Replace all the Chinese brackets and bolts with European hardware (Allen bolts etc)
-- Strip the cheap chrome finish off the rims, spokes, silencers and handlebars and have them properly re-chromed or painted, and repaint the rest of the outfit.
Check Ural - Dnepr Gespanne Infos und Forum and you´ll find friends also in Spain any may be Portugal. www.[URL="http://www.Motorrad-Gespanne.de"]Motorrad-Gespanne.de[/URL] is a site only related to sidecars, check the forum with no registration!
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