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 am planning a one year trip around South America for as cheap as possible (food from grocery stores, camping wherever possible, etc.) and am trying to compare the costs for riding a klr versus flying via a round the world ticket. I've worked out a very basic budget for riding the klr, but need help making something a little more specific as I've never done this type of trip before. If you could help me identify things I'd be spending money on if I decide to ride the klr I'd really appreciate it.
Where are you starting from?
Where are you going to go?
Do you have a bike?
How long can you ride?
Is this trip a I went to SA for a year Im cool here is where I went or a I Want to know what SA is all about?
Can you fix a KLR?
Patch a tire?
This your first big ride?
Now for things you will spend $ on.
chain and sprocket kits
bags and rack
kit (camping gear)
say 2 to 3k
bribes, fees, fines, border crossings
Flying you and the bike over the Darien gap. 1 to 2k is a good bet. cheaper if you get a boat to take you.
say 7k depends on things like how fast you ride faster is more $ SA is cheap food and hotels
3k to 4k and you go to Antarctica unless the price went up.
Hi, my name is Matteo, and i've just put down a rough idea of my route. starting fro Santiago(where i will buy either a KLR or a BMW GS650)
now the KLR is roughly 4000$ for an old one, BMW 6000$.
the KLR does 100Km with 5.5 litres, but you'll have extra weight ect... so lte say 100km/6.26 litres. that works out 1 litre = 16km.BMW more economical on fuel more expensive on parts
Brasil is the most expensive country in south america, 4.89$ per gallon.
ill be traveling ARGENTINA BRAZIL BOLIVIA PERU ECUADOR COLOMBIA VENEZUELA and back to to CHILE for then sell my bike back in Argentina.
(that is the plan....let's see if i can do it!! !! )
now as we said, Brazil most expensive 4.89$/gallon Argentina is like 3.5x$/gallon and so. so lets average that to a south American global price of 4.5$ per gallon across SA
.(and i hope i'm been very large on the avarage)
riding from santiago to cartagena in colombia is roughly 18 000 km.
santiago - rio de janeiro - brasilia - la paz - cuzco -manta- quito - bogota - cartagena.
18 000km.... 4.5$ per gallon or better 1.2$ per liter
18000km divided by 16Km/L = 1125Litre to complete the whole journey
1125Litre times 1.2$ per litre = 1350$ in fuel.... but that is not a good margin so lets time that by 2 and you get 2700$ fuel for your trip.i'd say 2500$.
bare in mind that the high you go(bolivia, chile peru, ) the more your bike will suck on petrol tank.....
another big expence is WATER!!!!
I THINK IS A must TO BUY...... some of those water purifier pens... if you add up the cost of buying bottled water every day or purifiy your own..... better invest 100$ on a steripen or on a miox....i prefer the steripen but only because the miox needs salt etc.....(google the names for more info).
gears allow 1000$ dollars...dont get fancy looking disign stuff......helmets are all the same....well not really but the all works very well once...then you gotta buy a new one...the extra costs is comfort.
300$on helmet 100$/150$waterproof boots,600$ between jacket, trousers and gloves.....the high you go doesnt metter the time of the year the colder it gets!!
I DON'T KNOW !! THIS ARE ONLY MY THOUGHT AND HONESTLY I NEVER DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE......NEVER EVER...BUT I'VE BEING STUDING THIS TRIP NOW FOR SEVERAL MONTHS!!!
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