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 driving London to Timbuctoo in June arround 15th. We have only been back in London 2 months after spending 9 months driving West Africa and ending up in the Congo where we shipped our car back due to the problems in little Angola. Jason has driven the Sahara about 7 times now.
We then flew to Namiba, and then returned.
Our landcruiser (HJ60) has finally made it back from the Congo and we are readyish for the off (the car is at the mechanics). We have also bought another HJ60 and are looking for a driver, or crew. Our second car will only be going one way and will be sold in Timbucktoo.
We go for the adventure, this is not a charitable or religious based trip, we do enjoy and generally having an interesting time. Jay really quite likes off road desert driving, one or two s often helping.
Just thouught I,d say we spent two months of our last trip with two bikers
on trials bikes, and we had a fantastic time with Orrin and Torsten.
If this interest you please contact us and meet us for a in London.
I would say there is a good possibility that I can meet your requirement and you meet mine!
Perhaps if you can email me with your number I can call you for a chat or to arrange a or two!
I am adventurous and really enjoy travelling.
I have experience driving off road and reasonable mechanical knowledge.
I lived and worked in East Africa for a good few years and travelled a bit for work and adventure during that time.
I have not crossed the Sahara, although I have been carrying out research for my own trip which, now may not go ahead.
Please email me on: email@example.com
sorry just off topic, wanna know is there a legal way to sell a vehicle in Mali (i guess, you go without a carnet)?
..and if yes, do you think you can obtain a good price for a motobike?
selling your bike would not be a problem,don't use a carnet,buy a laissez passers at the border, when you sell,go to the customs with your buyer and have them deal with the import taxes,as to what bike and what price,i am not sure.
it is now possible to buy a brand new chinese 125cc for about 300 pounds apparently there is demand in bamako,for better marques but i haven't any more info.
kind regards and good luck!
thx for the info jason.
so far as i understand, you want to sell your landcruiser there.
can you tell me what profit you can await? (and do you know how high the import tax in Mali is?)
would be great to finance such trip by selling the vehicle
I just left Mali a few days ago and had a number of people approach me asking if my bike (KTM 640 Adv) was for sale. It wasnt, but although I have no experience of actually selling a bike there, I think there is certainly a market.
As previously pointed out, there are plenty of Chinese 125s for sale (also branded KTM - I am amazed they havent been sued by the Austrians yet) however I didnt see many large bikes around.
A lot of car traders congregate around Auberge Djamilla in Bamako, and the French owner there could probably source some contacts for you.
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