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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we are setting off on our rtw trip in a couple of months and i have not yet solved the problem of needing 2 extra 10l or so cases/boxes for the top of the main panniers, one for the kitchen and the other for extra camping equip that wont fit elsewhere.
i know touratech does some zega cases for £50 each but am trying to save everything i can for the trip, and am fed up with having touratech etc plastered all over the bike. I am trying to think of some cheap diy alternative. so far i have thought of those soft cool boxes (for cans etc), but they dont have enough length for cutlery really, then tupperware boxes, but i think they may crack, and i cant get the dimensions right to fit between the top hooks on the panniers. does anyone know how to solve this one? anyone had the same problem?
it doesnt matter if they are waterproof really as could just get bigger dry bags to fit the box/case in, (with the sleeping bag which is the only other thing that needs to sit on top of the box). if they were waterproof though i could keep the dry bag size small to just hold the sleeping bag, and the kitchen would then be more accessible. god ive just realised what a boring post this is unless you know exactly the problem i'm talking about! sorry. hope someone is as obsessive as me about packing stuff.
thanks guys, cash box thing is a v good one, lockable etc! was thinking about those ikea type boxes myself, but thought they might crack as we bounce along.
sorted the problem now (without any expenditure! phew!) using a couple of old oxford small soft luggage panniers i found in the shed that i've cut all the straps off of. Coincidentally they seem a near perfect fit for the top of the lids and have little hooks to bungee the whole thing down, and they are extendable too (though prob a bit dodge to extend that much more upwards) and we can even fit out plastic plates and cutlery in there, so its pretty much solved. now i just need a free idea for extreme waterproofing each side. so far found some ebay 70L rucksack raincovers (two for £4.95 inc postage). anyone got any free-er ideas? maybe we should start a thread for equipping your whole rtw bike and trip for free for the cheapskates like me! already signed up to couchsurfing our way across the world, though havent tried it yet. seems like a very culturally involved and fun cheap way of doing it though. anyone got any more free/ cheapo ideas?
did the same with flyingdoctor. i have used bin bags (not heavy duty-black) to cover my tent and sleeping bag that i put top of my pannier. when i camped i put them under my tent so that they dont let any water in. heavy duty's are expensive as well. you only need them when it is raining. so, dont spent that much!
aaah yes did use bin bags for the last trip, but that was for a week, which seems about the time a bin bag lasts us, heavy duty or otherwise. this time its for a year, and they are going to be covered by them every day, and there will be monsoons etc. and i dont know if they sell bin bags in pakistan etc. actually they probably do. still not sure about them though.
thinking of buying a cheap tarp for £3.50 and cutting it into two, then we have extra mini-tarps, which i reckon will come in handy for many an other thing. only thing is then is how to tie down securely so they dont blow off or let water in.
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