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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HELP! Plan to buy a 6 volt, 250cc Chinese bike, but need to use 12 volt accessories!
My friend and I are travelling to Turkey soon and will purchase two Chinese, 250cc motorcycles. Unfortunately, we have just realized that they use 6 volt batteries, and all our accessories (Chatterbox XBI2, camcorder battery charger, cellphone charger, aa/aaa battery charger) are 12 volt systems.
What do we do? The solutions I have thought of so far are:
1. Buy a 6 volt to 12 volt voltage booster ($50-100) for each bike, and connect our 12v accessory outlet to the voltage booster.
The question is: would this supply enough current, etc. to charge our accessories?
2. Connect each of our 6 volt batteries together at night, and somehow create a 12 volt battery, then connect our 12v outlet to it and charge the accessories.
The question is: How do we do this? (we don't know much about electronics)
Are there any other solutions? We cannot convert the bikes' electrical systems, etc.
Please help. We leave in a couple weeks and I need to know what equipment to buy to fix this problem.
I've got most of that stuff with me, and I just charge it all in my room at night. Netbook, AA and AAA cells, cellphone, alarm, camera.... I use a three-way connector and an adapter, and at 110 to 240 volts (depending), there's always plenty of wee little electrons to go around.
Don't know if this applies at all, but TS is right: you might not have enough stator output. Even if you do, you're talking about a lot of dangling wires turning spaghettilike all over your bike. Does that serve any real purpose?
I totally agree with markharf. Forget about charging your 12V accessories with a cobbled up wiring ratsnest on a Chinabike. There are plenty of places to charge up your accessories in guesthouses, hostels, restaurants etc. You are asking for trouble trying to charge that much stuff on 6V minimal thumpers. Think 110/220 inverter that plugs into a Turkish wall socket or a three way plug to allow plugging in all your chargers. That is what I would be looking for.
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