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.
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Hello travel friends,
I am trying to make a new seat for 2 persons on a motorbike,
The bike now has a shoped seat for 1 person.
Just think what is the lenght of a seat in cm.
Would 65cm be smal??Or 70 cm would be beter?
What lenght is you seat?
I like it to be confy.
I'm of the opinion that length isn't the only factor. I think shape is the biggest factor. I had a Triumph King and Queen that me (1.75m tall, 75 kg) and the wife (1.76 m lighter than me) could ride 2000 miles a week on. The Guzzi V7 standard and aftermarket Gel one are the sane size but neither is any good for 200 mile days.
Of course if you are 7-foot tall you might have other design factors.
Guzzi v7 seat is 63cm by 25cm across the bits roughly flat enough to sit on. Remember me and the wife are not that big. Size wise it is fine for 200 mile days once we sort the support it gives. More on that later.
Our Corbin DR650 seat is about 65cm of usable seating (up to the tank bag) and about 25cm at its widest, but the front lifts upwards from about 50cm and is rounded, for me and Lisa its a tight fit, she had to use an Air Hawk cushion for some extra room behind the back of the seat, where the pad normally sits gives us 73cm of seat length.
I'm 178cm and 82kg and she is 168cm and 50kg
Id make your seat 75 cm long and 28 cm wide if possible. What bike is it on ?
The rounded profile up front for me works well, it provides no square edges that normally cut off circulation in your legs, we could easily do 600 km days in SAmerica and I've ridden it over 1300 km in a day
can you get another larger seat that will adapt to your frame for a start,I am still in the middle of my seat changes but held off on the last one because of the planned gas tank change.
this what i found,the seat height,seat to pegs and handle bar positions will be effected so that needs to be considered ,I am 193 cm so my pegs were a bit high ,bars almost low ,seat height was ok. with this i saw how changing the seat high would bring my pegs into the more comfortable range while the bars maybe a reach-low,bad back. the adapted seat(dl650) was raised in front to level it reducing the forward slope which is the common complaint on the dl and after riding the original broad seat was very comfortable,did not know is was there.also you can cover the seat after shaping the foam with any temporary cloth to test ride it,some foams are just too hard and both of you may not have the same opinion on the foam comfort,we are of retirement age not so willing to adapt ourselves but have the seat adapted to us.
look at some of the touring bike seats and see how they are positioned,one more thing the ideal is to have both of you forward of the rear axle.
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