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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I've had bad luck in Argentina so far with my bike. On the 27th I got a flat tire doing 70mph (I was on those 'rivited' roads, it just ate my tire away). On the 29th I busted an oil line (or something, not sure) 60 miles from Buenos Aires. I'm having Dakar Motos take a look at it today. Hope it's not too expensive! It's not really an oil leak, more like a waterfall. And it won't change out of neurtral. And it starts smoking every time I start her up (after adding more oil of course). Doesn't sound good.
I went to the real BMW dealers here but I was highly unimpressed with them. At one the manager kept walking away to help other customers while I tried explaining the situation. And the other said he only worked on bikes that were 'Guaranteed' or something. I asked what that was and he said it was for bikes that are under 2 years old. Mine's an '03.
Anyways, I'll be doing a homestay here for 2 months to learn spanish. If any body else is here let's meet up and have a . After that I'm headed down to Ushuaia in Sept.
Location: Buenos Aires,City of good sex,mate and asado!
Bike is clean(or much cleaner now)
Was at Dakar today and watched the working process on your bike! The other day couldn´t recognize the brand!(only the logo at the steering)so much oil was everywhere!!!!!!
Javier told me he fixed the "oilfall" but found a snaped off bolt from your subframe.....ouuuch.
But looking much better now.
Now to BMW here.....you ended up to the correct adress.
Sounds like you did OK at Dakar. Last Dec I rented a Honda transalp from Mariano at MOTOCARE, right in BA. Great guy and a great shop if you need anything more. His Transalp took me from BA to Santiago to Bariloche and back to BA. Chile was the best riding!
Sorry guys, didn't realize people actually replied.
I accidently left the bike at Dakar for 10 days without calling or showing up, got caught up in the party scene here and became nocturnal. I'd wake up at the hostel around 9pm and people would ask if I was going out that night. Addicting but depressing life.
Checked in today at Dakar and I had 3 choices with what to do:
1. Get rid of the bike
2. Forget about riding in 1st because it doesn't work. I'd have to begin in 2nd.
3. Open up the engine and fix the prob.
Dakar is 95% sure he knows what's wrong, so I'll let him open her up and I'll get the parts once he's 100% sure.
Although advised by BMW, KTM and Ducati riders that I was riding the proper bike and would fail, I have just completed a tour of Canada, 36 US states, 70% of Mexico, Central america, Colmbia , all the way south, back up to BsAs, Uruguay and Brazil.
I am now riding my 1999 Yamaha v-Star 1100 cc through the Canadian Rockies, and have just rolled up 90,000 kms. without any problems what so ever!!
In October, I am taking her to Aussie and NZ for another 100K.
Prior to this , I had a 1985 Virago 1000cc and logged 190,000 kms. in NA and Europe.
The Yamaha service is provided extyensively and very consistent.
I've got a 650cc and I've mostly kept it around 85-100mph on highway all through North,Central,South America. All that happend is I melted a small $2 plastic part that feeds the oil to the engine. Because of that the engine screwed up and now I cannot shift into 1st. I don't think it has anything to do with the quality or reliability, it has to do with how we ride the bikes.
Good luck in Australia, I'll be there in December.
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