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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if you need stuff done to you bike in quito this is he place to go. very professional and excellent service. the shop is called Moto Access (a Kawasaki dealer) Av. Granados E11-130 entre Eloy Alfaro y 6 de Diciemnbre. tel. 93 (2) 227 5713. see either Cristian (speaks english) or Mauricio who is very good with electrics.
Quito brings a tear to an old mans eye who has not seen a kwaka dealer since Chile.
Just to update. MOTO ACCESS no longer exists. Christian (who speaks english and seems like a fantastic mechanic) is now based at SPEEDY MOTORS (opposite the other mentioned moto store in Quito, RACING PARTS).
Moto access has been replaced by a full blown Kawasaki dealership. The mechanic speaks english, but to be honest the guy did not inspire me with confidence and really, I would never leave my bike there despite all the glitz and shine of a new Kwaka store. They are also rumoured to be very expensive.
There is one other motor mechanic that has a good name (no first hand experience). PRO RACING. The guy in charge speaks english and was very helpful. All these stores are in the same area. Will add a post with the address for Pro Racing.
SPEED where Chirstian from Moto Access now works;
Av. 10 de Agosto N45-109 Amaznos
(593-2) 2453 660
PRO RACING (Kawasaki mechanic)
Sebastian Miranda (speaks english) mob; 099 249 652
Las Retamas E1 - 170 y 10 e Agosto
I went to SPEED and Christian. I was extremely dissapointed given the number of very positive reports posted. Left my bike for a routine valve check and they did not bother to clean mud from around the head and frame (yep, I cleaned what I could with the fairings on before dropping the bike off). When your bike is your home and all you have, such blatent lack of care is inexcusable. God knows how much dirt and crap went into my top end. Never again!
Desert Racing or something similar next to a Honda dealer in Lima, Peru I can recommend. The guy did a great job cleaning my carby and didn´t mind me leaning over his shoulder either.
I went to PRO RACING for a doohickey change on my KLR 650 (I already had the parts). Sebastian speaks excellent English, is very knowledgable about bikes and is a very professional young man. His mechanics know their stuff aswell.
Calle de Las Retamas E1-170 y Av. 10 de Agosto
Telf: 002 2407 318
Recommend these guys. I ended up going for a rather comprehensive service, and the lads sourced all the parts and worked MUCHO to get me back on the road. Holler fellas, thanks for all your help!
If you need a good place to fix or have your bike fixed in Quito, look no further; contact this guy.
His shop is a family thing, as he works with his dad. His shop is small but very effective.
On our stop in Quito he helped us do maintenance on our bikes, find parts and tires. He was also a good source of information with reference to places to see and visit, both in Quito and the rest of Ecuador.
Here are the details:
name: Diego Salvador
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
direction: Av. Fresnos y Neilson ( esquina ) conjunto a " Eloy Alfaro "
tel: 099 702 166
Let me add Carlos Hugo Arias Leon to the list of great bike shops in Quito. Carlos is the owner/mechanic of Tecnimoto. I met him on the Stahlratte crossing from Panama to Cartagena and visited him with a few sizable problems on my KLR. He's very knowledgeable with big bikes and was riding an older BMW when I met him.
You won't be disappointed and you won't be gringo'd. He spent half a day working on my bike after sourcing all the needed parts. The parts were way less than stock parts in the us and he charged me $10 for labor. If you do visit him, tell him I say hi and thanks.
Here's his info...
Dir.: 10 de Agosto N$$-65 y Av. El Inca
Tel.: 2 252 880 / 095 253 889 / 084 002 715 Carlosarias@2045hotmail.com
Just got back from ProRacing and can agree with everything said above.
A point that hasn't been mentioned is that they are an official Triumph and Husaberg (lots of the same parts as KTM) dealer.
Sebastian spent an hour on the phone trying to find a battery to fit a F650GS, they fitted new tyres to the bike that I suppied for $5.
The guys in the workshop are really helpful and everybody seem quite happy to have me stand around watching while they did the work.
The service manager is Hector Cordero (125 GP and AMA superbike rider from many moons ago, top fella).
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