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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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If you require tyres or work to be carried out on any big bike then I can highly recommend Delhi's best kept big bike secret. Kaulson Racing Products are one of the largest importers of big bikes into India and I would be surprised if they cannot help you. They flew my BMW GS1150 from Delhi to Bangkok in January (I will post details on this) during our UK to Singapore ride. When I visited their workshop they had a large range of new and used being worked on. They were recommended to me and were faultless in their work.
Try emailing them, replies are usually prompt.
Their details are:
Vijay and Vinod Kaul
Kaulson Racing Products (KRP)
B-101 Nariana Industrial Area - Phase 1
New Delhi 110028
Fellow travellers: I used Kaulson Racing in 2009 on my first-ever 'round world GL1800 Goldwing. Work was good, complete 50,000k service, not cheap at $1000. I was OK with it, except they installed fraudulent (fake) and/or 15-yr old Vesrah brake pads with a shelf life of 5 yrs. Not once but twice (I complained and they claimed they replaced them with right ones. Not.) Also non-sintered pads that delaminated on me in Laos and almost caused me REAL trouble mid-nowhere. For details see our web site Wheezy Rider & Thao -- read "India Service" and "Laos" blogs for details.
Kaulsons were asked to explain the fake pads, twice, and they did not. Total silence. That's admission in any language.
Just be warned. Kaulsons or anywhere else you go. DO NOT ASSUME PARTS ARE NEW OR LEGIT.
I ordered all specific parts weeks ahead at Kaulsons, offered credit card as security. They did not order them. Just too lazy. No other excuse. I also ordered Metzeler tires from Europe and had them sent to Kaulson, they knew I was coming! But they ordered air filter from overseas only when I arrived, making me wait in hotel, and did not order brakes.
I spent about $2500 at Kaulsons, did not haggle – and got fake defective brake pads? On a round-world trip yet? When money is no issue?
They also crated & shipped the bike to Vietnam (it does not allow bikes in) because we could not get ride-thru Burma visa. But I was ignorant there too, I did insufficient research and read conflicting things on line. It was however a HUGE 3-week hassle and delay.
Just saying: (1) check every detail, right down to the parts installed and know the part numbers, look them up on line before paying. (2) Assume you are being cheated or serious life-threatening mistakes are being made on your bike. (3) Know customs rules better than the airlines or shipping brokers.
BEWARE OF FAKE OR BEYOND-SHELF-LIFE PARTS on the road.
To be ultra-sure, order your parts in advance, get them sent to a reliable safe address, and then find a dealer to install, check they install your legit parts.
BTW bike has been flawless aside from routine maintenance.
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