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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i am planning to do a RTW and my choice of ride is an africa twin 93 to 96. i haven't purchased yet a motorcycle, mainly because i would like to be very sure before i do any spending.
i would like to solicit advices on the pros and cons about this machine and or what would be a more suitable ride for such a demanding trip such as this one.
taking note of carnet de passage and complicated computerized electronics failing in the middle of nowhere.
thank you guys in advance for any advice on what motorcycle and route to take and why. i am from milan, italy.
I have never owned or travelled on an Africa twin but have met many who have and they have all been very happy with that model.
I am not sure if there is anything in particular to look out for but a friend of mine had to replace the rear wheel rim because of corrosion. Also make sure that the shock absorber is new or as new condition.
To the best of my knowledge there is no particular problem with the electrics, of course you might have problems but you can get this with any make or model, it would be a good idea to check all connectors and terminals as part of your pre trip service.
Using an older bike like this will make the carnet cheaper, do not be put off by age, I took a 25 year old R80G/S which had done 200,000 km across Africa with no problems, it is a question of good preparation and servicing.
I´ve owned several Africa Twins, although the last one was a decade ago. Some models have a known issue with the fuel pump expiring, but generally they are tough, and well suited for long-distance travel.
Why I dont have one anymore is because there are better options for my use these days, like the Vstrom. I just don´t get it, why Honda dropped the AT, as it could be just as great, or even better. But now others have more or less caught up or passed it. Also it seems that the asking prices for an AT often are quite high nowadays, considering what its technical specs really are (at least in my country this is so, I really dont know about other markets so well).
So, while the AT is still fully capable, and many people do big trips with them, even the newest ones are now gaining age, which means the necessity of a total rebuild before setting off on a RTW-trip will be higher than on a new bike. Not saying you shouldnt go for the AT, just saying that there are other very good options to consider, too.
I have a 2002 AT . have done thousands Km offroad two up and never had any problems with the mechanic.Exept with the regulator...
Ihave change the rear shock and the fork springs. If you give good maintenance the AT never stops. I think the most important is to have time for choosing a good one.
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