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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WTB 1996 or later DR650, must be electric start, may have racks, etc. Tank size not important. or, KLR650, doohickey done. Prefer cheap and reliable, maybe oxymoron here? Cosmetics not important. Tires can be replaced, windshield added, blah, blah... Budget around $2000 USD, wanted for April/May 2013.
Or similar bike? The closer the bike is to Russia the better. UK seems to have low prices, any others? PM with email address and I will get back to you.
I'm guessing that you are from the States; there are various clues in your post!
The thing is that you are not going to find many of those two bikes for sale in Europe - new ones haven't been on sale here for quite some time, so there aren't many left nowadays.
Those that do remain are likely to be either well thrashed, with high miles, or owned as collectors' bikes by folk who either will not part with them or would ask for a crazy price, well beyond your 2K US.
Just as a "For instance":-
In the 600-650 cc bracket fall the singles:
F650GS, XT600/660, DRZ400S (well it nearly falls in that bracket!)
and the twins:
DL650, Versys, Transalp (but the Africa Twin is very over priced nowadays).
OK, so I now look at Freewinds, Dominators, and different KLX, DRZ alphabet soup bikes.
BTW, Any HU/ADV folks in Germany who could go and look at a bike (or 3) for me? I posted a "help eyes in Germany" for Trondel, Warren, and Waldrach areas. Bikes are from private sellers. Maybe you know some bike clubs and similar?
I would love to get the crazy Polish guys to look for me, I bet they would be brutal!
I would love to get the crazy Polish guys to look for me, I bet they would be brutal!
PM me with answers and help from the gods at HU!
I know some DR650 SE here in Poland. KLR are not popular here, they are rare, but cheaper than DR. 2kUSD is enough. Are you going to Russia? On German/Polish plates? Or you are going to register it on your name?
I have been looking at mobile.de and saw 3 bikes that were in the 1200-1350 Euro range, with about 30-45Km on them. I sent email to say interested, but no reply yet. My budget is to stay as low as possible. I need a bike similar to DR/KLR that is around 165 Kg, require a sound engine and transmission, electrics that are working and drive chain that will move the bike.
If the seat is not perfect, tank dented, rust on parts if the frame etc... does not matter so much. I only want 1 bike, but will look at many to help the search. The bikes above looked pretty good in a photo, not all that bad IMHO.
I was looking at these places so far:
*54320 Waldrach, Germany
West about 70 miles of Weisbaden/Mainz, near Trier and Luxembourg border (Freewind)
*24321 Tröndel, Germany About 20 miles East of Keil, 50 miles north of Lubeck (DR650SE)
*Warren (Muritz) Germany about 75 miles east of Hamburg, about 85 miles SE of Lubeck (Freewind)
I would register in my name with a German/Polland/?? address. Insurance in my name also. I hope to avoid useless stuff like VAT(?), MOT, and TAX like in UK. By the way, what are MOT and VAT?
Of course, a plus would be if the bike had topcase/side bags already on it and so on. The trip is to go across Russia to Vladivostok.
In the UK MOT stands for Ministry Of Transport and is an annual test that vehicles over 3 years old must pass for roadworthiness.
VAT is Value Added Tax which is a sales tax but it does not apply to secondhand vehicles although there are exceptions for some commercial vehicles but VAT will not apply for privately bought motorbikes.
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