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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set off on the road to Mongolia on Friday morning and I am currently in Nurnberg with a broken shock absorber - any helpful hints for this part of Germany?
I am riding Thelma- my 1992 paralever BMW R80GS.
thanks in advance for any advice.
Ruddy heck - I thought you said that bike had just been rebuilt? ! not a good start- bad luck- Try contacting the German community Tiff - they'll know
this might help
BMW Group Niederlassung Nürnberg
Motorrad - Zentrum
Tel. : 0911 - 145-1555
Fax : 0911 - 145 - 1501 email@example.com
If you can afford it - Try contacting wilbers.de they are up near Osnabruck but should be able to get you a quality shock posted and with you within 48 hrs. If you explain your situation. They are at Wilbers Products, freislandstr. 10, 48527 Nordhorn 0049 (0) 5921 727170 Wilbers Products GmbH - Die Fahrwerksmanufaktur! email info @wilbers.de
These are very good quality shocks and can be factory set to suit your load and weight requirements there are various models of shock from £350 to £750. so not cheap but make a worthwhile investment for your bike moreso on the trip your taking on.
There are also any number of Hagon shocks available on E bay new and reasonable prices.
As I suggested to the bloke in Morocco with the same problem - simply for a get-you-home gadget, get a pipe cut to the length of the shock, with holes at each end; in fact, a copy of the shock, but rigid.
This, I know, does not fix the problem, but as these shocks seem to give so many problems, it might be wise to carry one of these around. 25-35 mm pipe should do it. Or whatever you can get. You should then be able to get to the next source of shock fixing.
Get your shock sorted out or else your "swim team" won't be happy with you when you arrive in UB...
I busted mine early on in Mongolia...and it accelerated the wear of my final drive splines AND universal joint on my drive shaft...not to mention the oil leak will make your rear disc brake unusable...if you have one.
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