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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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After my original DR650 had the crankshaft bearing fly through the engine, causing complete failure...I bought a 2nd hand 2008 Canadian DR650 and rebuilt my old bike with a repainted original frame (2010 model) to keep the VIN number for future traveling. The paint wasn't the best quality but it's a nice trial anyway.
- used the 2nd hand bike's Keihin FCR 39 carburetor, works great
- bought new Acerbis 21 L tank, clear/natural colour and painted black with strips to see where fuel level is
- new stickers...courtesy of my brother
- used the other wiring harness as mine had melted down and had a terrible wiring job done it by me earlier
- added a chain oiler
- added LED light onto front fender (not in pic)
- used higher gauge wire for the headlights/LED run off a relay switch to increase power. The relay is turned on/off by the stock light dimmer switch
- added heavy duty switch to turn off ALL lights, for sneaky times and when battery goes low
- new SPI grip warmers
- stock seat...but a nice new sheepskin donated by a Harley rider!
- front fender brace...was mainly for my Wolfman fender toolbag...but seeing I lost that and $200 of tools (shitty bag, don't trust the site, you need permanent retaining straps)
- upgraded fork springs... .47kg/mm and new fork oil
- replaced bike fluids...brake, oil etc
- cleaned carb, oil cooler
- added magnetic sump plug and magnetic ring on oil filter for metallic nasties in the oil
May yet do a stator rewire for more output and loctite my NSU screws.
It Darrell from Edmonton. I was wondering how your trip went after you left Alberta last year. I was able the title the 2008 and make a decent bike out of the parts and others I had sourced. So I went to go for a ride and had a starter gear failure. Disaster. I was really disappointed.so i started thinking and then I remembered reading you post about your choices you had when you had the bad situation with your 2010 motor. So I decided on a whim to call and see if they had a boxed up. Motor and they still had it. So off I went on the weekend paid for the works and Iam busy perparing the transfer. I wanted to write you a note to say your engine cases will live on along with the frame which I purchased from you. Talk about recycling or one mans junk is another's treasure. Lol
So I have a lot of work behind me but as you can tell I never give up the fight is not over lol
Don't know if your on here much but would like to let you know the rest I this story.
Hope all is well
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