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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5 eyes: what happened to your 6th? I reckon you need all of em for an African trip.
What advice can you give?
Navigation: I've bought a zumo 550 but i'll be damned if i can transfer a downloaded .gpx file of waypoints using POI Loader from my computer, running Vista Home Basic, to the zumo. I mean, it transfers to the zumo but it's 'invisible' when i go into 'Extras'. Maybe you know what i mean, maybe you don't.
Spares: I'm getting the XT built up with uprated front and rear springs. And have enough spare parts like full gasket set, starter relay, ballast, bulbs, cables, fuses. Question on chain: I've bought a DID Premium Gold 520 chain: i'm hoping to disgard the chain splitter/riveter (because of weight) and rely on the chain for the entire trip. Good/bad idea?
Lighting: HID xenon front light from "HIDS4U"
Horn: if it'll fit, ACUMEN 133db horn to scare even camel carcasses off my line
Medical: water purifier, sterile kit
Luggage: have gone for Andy Strapz canvas.
Bike security: have an Oxford Nemesis 16mm, but due to its weight, am taking a 12mm Monster...still a heavy bugger.
Tyres: TKC80s front and rear, with Desert rear and TKC80 front strapped on as spares. 2 spare 4mm HD tubes for front/rear.
Fuel: No worries: 40 litre steel tank with dual inline fuel filters. Two spare Iridium spark plugs with Spitfire multi spark to reduce vapour lock and improve economy.
Exhaust: Laser Proenduro.
Biggest issue for me, unless you disagree, is my lack of experience with off roading, African customs and navigation. Plus I've got a strained latimuss dorsi and groin. I'm in training at Aldershot garrison gym, starting a martial art, and attending a 2 day bmw off-road course in June.
Can you help, mate?
P.S. I might be over in Cork area this year, as i've promised the ancestors a visit
howzit disco i could be up for a trip around that time.ive just brought a honda africa twin and planning a mission home(NZ).have a couple of things in mind but am open to suggestions.thought about london to oz via the middle east??through iran,india etc.what countrys did you have in mind?
I'm revved up about the Long Way Down route. Although Plan B is to avoid Tunisia and Libya and go through the Balkans, through Turkey, Syria, Jordan and by ferry to Egypt to avoid Israel and the dreaded Israeli visa stamp in the passport. The people and the geography of Africa, especially down the east side, have grabbed me. Libya and Egypt appear the biggest bureaucratic hurdles. Personally, I want the challenge of some off-road, so the route you're suggesting through Iran, Pakistan, India is less appealing.
I'm just back from Auckland, working for Middlemore Hospital. Pretty place. Good roads for motorbiking hey
good stuff disco that sounds like a epic trip,im not sure what my plans are yet ive got the steel horse but need to get some £££ in the bank before i can do anything.who knows i might catch ya up somewhere along the way.do you work in hospitals mate,ive been in loads of hospitals in london usally testing drugs,good money but!ill keep an eye on your posts if i do iran,pak etc ill let u know im keen to get to jordan and check out the petra.
take it easy
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