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.'
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I have some basic, cheap, aluminium panniers which work well for me. What I have noticed is how quickly salt seems to attack them in even the smallest amounts. So I'm thinking of covering them with something like clear varnish / lacquer or paint?. Previous experience has shown me that that sort of thing don't stick too well on bare bright ( cheap) aluminium.
Anyone done something similar using easily available stuff from diy stores that can be done in the garden shed ? Or any better ideas other than take them off!
Actually turns out it's not salt after all. It seems to be lime type material most likely picked up as dust in Croatia a while back, there was a lot of it there. Having been out in the rain it has splatted all up the sides and front of panniers and reacted unfavourably. A quick test with schoolboy science equipment ( litmus paper ) confirmed my theory - very high Ph ( alkaline)
It really eats into aluminium fast ! I didn't know that, but now I do.
This travel lark is riddled with new things to learn.
Tip for the day - lime stone tracks and dust don't go well with exposed aluminium - even if you don't lay it down.
What you could do once you have cleaned off the corrosive film is to use some good quality self adhesive film, the reflective type used on service vehicles. This sticks really well and is quite durable and can be replaced relatively easily
hey I'm not a traveller (yet) or even an experienced biker and I was only poking around the HUBB and saw this question and thought i would put in my 2 cent. a long term biker family member swears by ACF-50. I use it too it was originally designed to stop corrosion of aircraft on US carriers and aero space applications. its a bit pricey but get great praise online as well.
I've painted Ali on numerous occassions. Firstly key with a 240 Grit oxide ( or simular ) sandpaper, prime with a Ali primer or some places sell a multiprimer for non-ferrous metals. I've used 4" sponge rollers for a smooth finish or a short haired roller for a slight texture, they tend to be spirit based paints, so the sponge rollers will expand, meaning you will need a few. I have used any gloss paint as a top coat on Ali sills etc, + hammerite, but I've found the best to be the metal paints they use on agricultural machinery. Spaldings is a company I've used in the past.
Hope this helps
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