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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So I just got back from a Southern/Eastern Africa tour on a motorcycle. Deciding to upgrade to 4 wheels for the next trip which I'm thinking will be a North and South America journey. Just starting to do some research on what to get. I fell in love with Toyotas - especially the Hilux - while living over in Africa. Problem is they are a bit harder to find in the States and I don't know how the Hilux's American cousin - the Tundra - holds up or if I should look into a Land Cruiser or Defender. I'm sure there is a crazy divergence of opinion, just need to get started somewhere.
The Tundra is a "full size" truck designed for the North American market. V8 engine and large. The Tacoma is a "mid-size" and is more closely related to the Hilux but less heavy duty. The Hilux has not come directly to Canada or the US for several decades. Some have made their way into Canada once they are 15 years old but these are rare. Good Luck.
If you are looking to buy in the US, then you'll be somewhat limited in your choices due to import restrictions.
I would generally stay away from Land Rovers. I'm sure I'll get a lot of hate from the Land Rover lovers, but truth is...in regards to reliability they just can't match Toyota...even if they do look really awesome!
The Land Cruiser of choice is usually the 75, which is totally badass, but sadly, not in the US. The Hilux's cousin, the Tacoma is a great choice. The main differences between these two is the Hilux has a fully boxed frame, where the Tacoma does not. The Tacoma can support less in the bed, but has a larger towing capacity. Probably the biggest downside for the Tacoma (or upside for the Hilux) is the availability of a turbo diesel for the Hilux.
Anywhere you go in the world, you will have parts availability for Toyota...and people that know how to work on them, so that is a plus.
A lot of it will come down to what you want and what you are willing to work on yourself. There are a lot of great choices out there, but the costs and availability will vary widely.
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