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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Sick of taking off the side covers and seat to get to the battery? And keeping all the batteries charged on the fleet? Make a simple pair of leads to plug in the charger as quick as kicking down the side stand! Click on the link below. Any other suggestions or improvements welcome. By the way, what are people's experiences and best deals with solar powered battery charging panels?
Looks VERY much like the leads that come with the slime pump
I've done the same to make using the pump that much easier - leads tucked away just behind the panel to keep them out of the weather (ideally, should have an online fuse) - connect and you are ready to inflate/use as a 12V DC source if the alligator clips are connected
If your bike is kept in a heated garage and ridden couple times a week or so, then your batt will stay in pretty good shape. But a bike left out or not ridden, the batt will eventually go down, depending on it's age, condition and local temps.
clos-ish mate. been riding a couple of years & my bikes live outside. one goes to work every day unless there is snow on the ground. ok its a 1400 so big alternator to run the heated grips, but its never gone flat when left either - such as when its been in bits for a few weeks getting repaired.
the other one is an old T140, sits in the garden for weeks & starts no problem when i go to it. but then a kicker is cheating?
i know people who always suffer flat batts on bikes/cars. always seems to be poor maintaince causing a problem that makes it go flat. or they are just running too much power for the charging circut to replace.
yes i know batteries die in the end, i just never seem to have a problem with them dying untill they are properly dead. when i have a battery go its just shagged & never holds a charge again.
btw the T140 isnt quite stock, shes flat trakker style with a custom loom etc. there is a battery in there but smaller than stock as without they are pants at idle with lights. my 14 has a full history with it & no evidence of the battery ever being changed since 2001 when it was new.
maybe its because i tend to do longish trips all the time which keeps it well topped up. the shortest ride i do is the 11miles to work on fast mainroads.
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