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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From everything we read and hear, we thought it would be best to buy a diesel and drive to Benin and sell it. Not in the last place because of the availability of diesel in the Sahara. This weekend an article in NRC Handelsblad (prominent Dutch newspaper) tells us otherwise. HELP!
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Bijna alle oude auto's die naar Benin worden verscheept, rijden op benzine. Diesel gebruikt bijna niemand. Diesel is weliswaar zuiniger, maar dieselmotoren hebben het nadeel dat ze ingewikkeld in elkaar zitten. Een storing in een benzinemotor is doorgaans redelijk eenvoudig te verhelpen, een storing in een dieselmotor vereist specialistische kennis. Prijsverschil is er niet, benzine en diesel zijn in Benin even duur.
Nearly all the old cars exported to Benin have petrol engines. Hardly anybody uses diesel engines. Even though diesel engines are more economic, they have the disadvantage that they are quite complicated. A malfunction in a petrol engine is pretty easy to fix, most of the time. A malfunction in a diesel however demands specialised knowledge. There is no price difference; petrol and diesel in Benin sell at the same price.
I think it depends on what kind of car you bring down. If you bring a van I would definitly buy a diesel, if you want to buy a car then you should decide yourself. It is true that in Benin the petrol is cheap, also because huge amounts are smuggled across the border from Nigeria. You will also have to cover the extra costs of getting the petrol car to Benin as against a diesel. I would say that your route is approximatly 10,000km, so take this into consideration.
You should also consider the possibility of having to sell the car en route because of various problems that you may have.
I also don't agree with the comment that a petrol engine is easier to fix than a diesel, but thats my own personal opinion.
Thank you for your reply. We actually bought a van this weekend. An extended Mercedes 207D. It's huge, a bit rusty but a fine engine. We'll put a picture on our website soon. We leave June 24th. Thanks again for helping us!
posted by Roy & Doede www.DeReis.org
travelling from Amsterdam to Benin in July and August 2002
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