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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F/S Chinese 250 Enduro in CHILE - The machine of a dream.
So the time is coming where I need to be separating myself from my lovely chinese machine, within the next 4-8 weeks I'll be selling her off in Santiago, Chile, or somewhere near.
See my home-made numberplate handiwork, (original broke off and lies somewhere in the Bolivian Amazon. no problems with cops yet!
There should be 4 photos here, but since 3 of them are hosted by Facebook they might not all work.. let me know if anyone has trouble viewing them.
It's a "Star - Amazonas 250" (actually 229cc in reality) and by the time I sell it will have just under 12,000KM on it I predict.
I bought it in Paraguay and rode it all through Bolivia, now into Peru and will be going south into Chile shortly.
I chose this bike because it has lots of ground clearance, big knobbly tires, a nice little rack on the back on which to put mybackpack and is yellow.
It's got a tool tube on the side with pretty much every tool you need (spanners, pliers, screwdrivers, feeler-guage, side-cutters etc.)
I put some bigger, wider handlebars on it, I also installed a USB power socket to charge your things with, which is wired in separately from the ignition system, with a push-pull switch and is water-proof when not in use.
Before I left I had the original tire tubes replaced with Pirelli's, and with 9,200KM on it today It's not had a single puncture or leak. And before I leave Arequipa for Santiago I'll be changing the tires, probably for new Pirelli's, but will update this shortly. I've taken this bike up to 4,700M so far and have 3 different main jet sizes (85, 105, 115) that will go with the bike, along with a spare piston and rings, and an inner tube.
I've always changed the oil regularly, (2,000km~) and will be new on arrival to Santiago, The sprockets and chain were replaced around 6,000KM. depending on their condition I may change them when I get to Santiago as well. Being chinese It's had plenty of minor problems, all of which have been cheap enough to fix.
I'll also be selling a Touratech tank bag, a hein gerikle jacket with all the padding and back protection and a cosmetic rip on the shoulder, a pair of awesome boots (saved my legs countless times) and some knock off alpine star padded pants, and a GPS that only works when plugged into power (not a problem, since it's powered by the bike)
For the bike I want $800usd.
The riding & camping gear I'm willing to part out separately, and the buyer of the bike will have first dibs on what ever he/she wants.
Any questions let me know! (for quicker answers send me a PM)
I'm sure I'll think of more things to put up soon. Cheers!
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