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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Australia & New Zealand from february '08 and 6 months on
I found this wonderful site while researching my trip, and how lucky that is since I was considering finding a travelbuddy. The plan is:
Leave Denmark on the 12th of february and fly to Adelaide. Possibly with a stopover in bangkok or thailand for a week or two.
Buy a motorcycle in Adelaide
Cruise down the Great Ocean Road
Travel north along the coast, visiting Sydney, Melbourne, and ending up in Cairns, selling the bike or shipping it to NZ.
The above should take three months
Then, three months in New Zealand, possibly, but not confirmed, on a bike.
I'm an entirely inexperienced biker of 24 years of age, having taken my license only two months ago. I haven't been riding since, so this trip won't involve off-roading and the likes.
I'm laid back, but adventurous, and I'm doing the trip on a shoestring.
My first time travelling alone was 7 years ago, hitch-hiking through Europe for three weeks. I haven't been "adventure" travelling much since, but I have a healthy dose of common sense and a pleasant disposition.
You're welcome to check out my blog at My Travelogue to get a sense of me.
If you're interested in joining me for part of the trip, or have any questions, please drop a reply, or mail me at email@example.com
All the best
NZ is now confirmed to be on a bike.
Additionally, I've turned the whole thing around, going to Christchurch, NZ first in mid january, then Adelaide, Australia mid April.
mate you're crazy not to go off-roading in Australia... it's probably less dangerous than riding on the road anyway. Purchase a DR650 (they're ultra-cheap here) and just let loose. Some advice is not to ride at night or in the wet whenever can be avoided but that applies to riding in general.
Also in Australia don't walk through long grass when in rural areas especially if you are near water on a hot day and another thing (also in rural areas) check under the toilet seat before sitting down lol.
Location: Cornwall, in the far southwest of England, UK
Got your Kiwi route sorted out yet?
Hi Jophiel - Can you see yourself getting to South Island (NZ) - the Christchurch area in particular - around February 20,21,and 22? Because there's a Full HU Meeting going on at that time. See this thread for more details.
Starting from Queenstown, I'll be riding around SI and then up to Auckland, and Northland beyond, for 4-5 weeks from February-14. Maybe we'll see each other on the road during that time.
I have orders from Statdawg to look after you! Hi Chris! I toured part of the US back in June and July 2008... and it was made possible with the HUBB network we have here. I live in Adelaide, South Australia, most tourists use here as a starting point to the inland "Outback" which does get a bit hot uo until April, I mean temperatures in the high 40's and with long stretches between fuel , shade and water stops.... might I suggest a route which stays to the coast which has some relief from the heat... . I can pick you up from the airport, 10 minutes away, let you stay here in the spare room, I can help you look for a suitable bike and get it set up. Whatever you pick, I can show you some maintenance basics, like air filter, oil changing, chain care, tyre changing, tool kit assembly, and sensible low cost riding gear. I have a couple of Kawaskai KLR 650s, and an XTZ 600 Yamaha Tenere too, so I can advise you well on them and similar bikes. If you pick a Kwaka 650 or a Suzie DR650 you can get a newer model bike, and a little more reliable...but mine are not for sale. Let me know what kind of bike you want... that choice depends on where you intend to take it, as in highway or dirt roads... and the twin versus single thumper choice has been done to death in the forums here, and pretty well too, so read the advice! You say a shoestring budget, so a single is a probably the way to go. Those 22 litre big tanks are good for 320kms or so, although your bladder, legs, bum, back or tummy will make you stop before the fuel runs out!!! You can take a look at the Trading Post, Adelaide, South Australia for an idea of what you get for your money. That's what I did on the US Craigslist, I must have looked at a hundred bikes before I finally bought a low mileage bike in Michigan US from here in Australia! And then I made some side metal tube frames and boxes, then shipped them across to the bike, then flew there, registered the bike, rode to a technology students conference in Orlando FL, met the Tennessee wife , then back up to Pennsylvania. An International Liscence is recognised here, and you can use my address if you need to have an admin base for the rego. Let me know, all the best. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm flabbergasted by your offer, and I'd very much like to take you up on it!
I'll send you a mail.
Speaking of which, is there anyone here from New Zealand who could help me out a bit with a used bike purchase in Christchurch around mid january? I'm not really capable of telling whether I'll get a good offer, and I'd very much like someone to look over my shoulder while I'm inspecting potential purchases.
You may have better luck there finding someone to help you with a bike purchase. If you haven't seen it already www.trademe.co.nz is a popular auction site & will show you what bikes are available & at what price.
For some inspiration check out the NZ ride reports index on Advrider:
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