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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Thanks Esteban, was the toilet sitting well for those 950 km's?
My journey is for the most part through Spain. Coming in Spain south of Biarritz and then I'm not sure if I should go down in a fairly straight line or take the west part through the Picos, a piece of Portugal and Sevilla. Going all the way down to Tarifa/Gibraltar and going up on the east side of Spain (Sierra Nevada, Barcelona). My real goal is Finestrat near Benidorm because that's where the ashes of my parents is buried.
How is the trip going and how is the PCX 125 coping with the 7000kms? I hope that you're having a great trip in spite of the hot temperatures, and that it doesn't feel like toilet (as I said) plus sauna!
Oh Christ !! Well it was only a bit of fun... If people chose to "tamper" the results with multiple fake votes, theres not much I can do about it !
It was just for a vague idea is all... Looks like the BMW marketting machine is indeed stronger than I thought !!
Nice idea TT and looks like you all discovered early on what’s baffled me this last hour – the poll adds up to <140% at the moment. Nearly 800 listed but <1100 actual votes when you add up column 3
Anyway... let me offer the travel bike stats from nearly 900 AMW Trip Reports going back 10 years or more, showing what’s ridden on mostly big trips in the AMZ. Some submit more than one journey on the same bike so as a poll of actual trips done on travel bikes, it's accurate enough.
as i am a very obtuse and narrow minded one, i do not understand, since long long time, why should i to ride a more lightweight and useful, as for off road purpose, plastic made bike.
So, i'm frankly a Talibiker, as i use a 10 y.o. H-D Dyna to ride the world.
Heavy weight, long wheelbase, poor brake system (i mean the original one),
poor handling and no off road skills. But that's the only transport mean i own, and that's enough, to me, to pursuit the happiness.
Prior to purchase I loaded the HP2 with the tank bag a HEIN GERICKE and the TATONKA BARREL BAG MEDIUM (65 LITRE) to see how everything sat on the bike, no drama. The bags are water proof to a point, the bag stays put, even in the rough stuff! After 10,000 K's I have no issues to report, apart form the hard seat and small tank, the HP2 is 100% stock standard.
The 2 bags weigh about 25 Kgs, (17 / 7) the HP2 full of fuel about 215 Kgs, me and all the riding gear 110 + Kgs. All up weight is around 350 Kgs, seems quite a bit although the HP2 is incredibly nimble with heaps of grunt, simply raw and effortless.
It's just amazing to ride, a great conversation starter, forget the autobahn it just doesn't cut the mustard. Back roads and dirt it's simply awesome which is what I (we all ?) prefer.
This is what I run now, it no longer looks quite so shiny or stock.As you can see this was new with under 50 km on it. I am prepping a set of mounts for a set of Happy Trails Panniers, working on a high endurance type front end. IE windscreen, GPSmap 76CS, and Vapor dash display. Soon I go to a HID front light, and speak to a friend about tank bags. I am, as you may guess getting ready for a long range ride, Gonna see about southern South America, after that who knows?
King of bikes, numero uno, the one before whom all other bikes must bow, the original and best, the only one that meets the true design design of a proper overlander, ladeeeees and gennelmen, I give you ..............my 34L
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