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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i did bali to bangkok on a 71 vespa back in 87,managed10,000 km wiggling my way up ,one set of rings and a piston,my bit of advise is get a single springer seat ,your ass will love you and beef up the top shock mount on the rear ,mine broke 3 times with the rough roads in asia ,the main piss off with that is it makes your shock move across and rubs on your tyre ,then a blow out ,,causing a near death experience twice with me , go and enjoy they are a great tourer , i still have mine in the shed
You are aware that you need a carnet de passages en douane from the French AA?
And that you can't normally take your bike into China?
And that Vietnam is closed to foreign vehicles altogether now, unless you have a special permit?
they are not a high revving beast ,but i did manage to run out of rings and compression ,a new piston and rings would be on the cards enroute ,just have to watch your fuel mixture ,you don't want to lean her out and seize her, but a nice steady 50 -60 kph and you will be fine ,smelling the roses on the way is what doing it on a vespa is all about ,oh yeah and avoiding any big roads as trucks will want to squash you
i got a guy in some little town in sumatra to change the mount system ,we found some thing and modified it ,what happene was the rubber broke and because it is mounted on the sloping part of the body it pushed the shock up and across and then the shocker spring rubbed on the rear tyre and next thing it gets a blow out ,i blew a tyre went straight across the wrong side of the road down a ditch over the bars and ended up in the mud .it was a funny sight i would say if you were watching ,caused a traffic jam as all the locals were wondering why a white dude on a pink vespa was upside down in a ditch covered in mud,good thing they have a spare
here you go i just found this having a quick look on google obviously a problem and some one has a cure Vespa P series
About two years ago I was in western Queensland, Australia, heading for Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway at least 600 km from any town. I came across a small group of Italian riders on 1960 style Vespas. They had travelled tens of thousands of kilometres over outback roads and were heading for Perth on the west coast. They were having a ball until one broke down. I gave a lift to one of the riders into Alice Springs, about 700km. He had to hire a Toyota utility to retreive his scooter.
One of the problems they had was dust into the engine as the air intake is low and cops the worst of the dust on dirt roads. The other was having enough food, water and fuel with the limited carrying capacity of the scooter. One had a trailer built for extra stores to take along, but would be a pain sometimes I am sure.
About you hope to get to Saigon, if heading through China the route will be expensive as you will need to hire a local guide to be with you will driving in the Peoples Republic. It has not been possible to travel through Burma (Myanmar) by proivate vehicle in recent years so to get from India to Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam may need a flight.
Jean, it was a pleasure to meet you. Best of luck with the rest of your trip.
I am privilaged that you had your first `proper bike` experience on my Honda! and I was able to try your Vespa. Not sure either of us convinced the other as to the merits of each machine, but fun nonetheless.
I camped for another night at that spot near Mustafapasa, and was joined by a pair of Turkish couples out for a BBQ and a healthy dose of Raki. They insisted on sharing both food and alcohol with me, and a good night was had by all.
Also found the most amazing road in the Samsun region, will post a ride report today sometime, but it`s the `main` country road North from Havza to Bafra. One of the most enjoyable roads I have ever ridden.
Give it a try if you`re in the area..
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