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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have just returned from gambia. i took a
12 year old pajaro through .carnet a must
had fun in mauri, for got to buy insurance
and got well stiffed. also no clutch for
600 km through mauritainia,took 9 days from
leaving plymouth.any one who would like
any info.can e-mail me direct.
Hi !!! . Due that I am always driving old bangers , and 60 years old jeeps which are always having trouble with clutch operation... etc.. etc.. I have learnt to drive with an non-operative clutch . It is relatively easy.
By a broken clutch I mean a clutch which can not be desengageed (i.e. a broken pedal , cable , hose , fork ,bearing etc... etc ) ,. but not a totally slipping clutch (which is the opposite issue , a much more worrying breakdown!) .
The biggest issue is to start moving on a flat surface.On most 4x4s , this is easily done by engaing low-ratio and 1st. then just start the engine , with the gear selected . More often than not , the engine will start , and ...voila! , the vehicle 's moving.
Then , it is just about performing the lost mistical art of "double declutching" , which is required for most heavy vehicles. That is , in beetween every gear change , putting the gear in neutral , then revvin' the engine at whichever rpm you guess it will be when the intended gear is engaged, and THEN , engage that gear . If the vehicle has a syncromesh gearbox (most ) , then by appliying a light pressure at the gear stick and variying the rpm , the gear will move itself into gear (as by magic) when the rpm are the right ones .
Try driving at home without pressing the clutch pedal !!.
It is surprisingly easy , and it takes a few minutes to get the feel for it .
The trick is never to allow the vehicle to stop moving , (as then one should stop the engine , and repeat the operation ) .Other tricks is parking the vehicle alwayss downhill , and start the engine , and then -when the vehicle is moving downhill- engage 2nd gear , and so -on .
However it should be noted that 1st gear is NOT syncronized in big 4x4s (most cars ?)_ , therefore making it very difficult to swift into 1st gear doing this trick.
Pls also note that Clutch operation and Engine Starter/battery are complementary (i.e. you can go on driving with either one , but not without both . A broken starter AND a broken cluth , is definitely a serious problem .
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