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.'
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Mmmmmm again I heard a rumor of a BMW mechanic as well when my fellas 1200GS broke down ....... never found tham though.
In Ouazazate there is a french guy called Gill who in his fitter days was support driver for bikes in the Dakar, he rides a BMW 1150 and knows the BMWs inside out. Unfortunatley I do not have his number anymore but he is close friends with the manager of the Atlas Studios Hotel in Ouazazate.
Quick update... ended taking it to Smeia BMW in Casablanca. Arrived in Casa late Saturday afternoon and all was closed at the garage so chilled out over the weekend but arrived at their door not booked in at 7.45am on the Monday morning... I was back at my hotel with a fixed bike at 10.30 am.
The service side itself was pretty much spot on and the tech staff spoke good english.... if it hadn't taken 45 mins to prepare the bill, 160Dhms (13/14quid!), i would have been even more impressed, but overall, definitely no complaints.
Hi Doug, thats a shame, i only left Bamako yesterday but now crossed into Burkina Faso.
Regarding the BMW garage in Casa, i didnt have a GPS either, or actually even a steet name, however, if you ask in any of the small bike garages you see so many of in Casa, i am sure they will point you in the right direction. In my case, a guy on a moped who couldnt speak english just got me to follow him, and he took me there. As i remember, it is just a couple of ks north of the town centre area.
Also, it is a real proper bona fide BMW garage, they really do know what they are doing there.
ha ha. yeah give me cable operated brakes over this new-fangled liquid braking trickery. it's the devils work. and people claim BMW's are based on old reliable technology, I guess everything's relative ;-)
No, that one wasn't me,, must be like Piccadilly Circus for BM's in Bamako at the mo! I am a bright 'bumble bee orange' type 800GS... chilling out in Quaga.
When they do decide to give you your Mauri visa Doug be aware when i came through from Nouakchott to Kiffa and Ayoun it was murder getting fuel, plenty of Gazoil but no Essence at the garages. Was having to really ask around at all the major towns, and do not speak a word of french, and then having to pay over the odds for it as they seem to want to keep what they have for locals... or 'rich' travelers who have no choice!
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