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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This is the best advise I can give you and I'm not being funny,
Write out the maximum you want to pay for a bike, now choose your route, look at the terrain you want to ride, then look at what you want to carry.
Right got that so far, that's propper research. From there go and choose 3 differnet bikes and take them for a 2 hour minimum ride, now here's the bit you will like the most, PICK the one that best fits all your needs.
So now you want bike X, go a buy the best one you can afford, now read about it on the web, once you know all about it go and do a night class to learn how to maintain it.
Once you have done ALL of that leave on your trip, and DON'T ever worry about someone else's bike X or their views on YOUR bike, because they are all different what one guy says is a bad fault another guy will know how to fix and then it isn't a problem anymore is it?
I ride a F650GS DAKAR after doing 3 months research, reading everything I could on the net looking for things that could go wrong and then getting a plan for if they ever did, so knowing how to fix most COMMON things that can go wrong and having a relevant spare. FOR ME it was the best purchase and it's not let me down yet, I feed it clean it and look after it, and in return it takes me where I want to go.
That's the BEST advise you will hear from ANYBODY on bike choice....
Ride safe and let us know what you choose in the end.
thanks for the advice.
part of ny research was posting a question on here.
when choosing a new bike i will talk to people gather as much info as i can just as you suggested.
getting to know common faults etc.
as you said the more info i get the better.
Sorry I wasn't being funny but the Best advise was as above, I guess the people who read it mostly agreed because they didn't say anything different.
But really don't worry about anyone else's faults with their bikes, you will in all good faith not get them, because YOU will look after your ride and service it properly. I just went for the best bike I could get (least problems) and then put in the hours from that point on, you know tweaking tinkering and then getting to love the labour and maintenance side of things.
As long as it starts, goes straight without a wobble, turns when you want it to and then stops when required then it's a good bike. Body work, modifications and anything else you want to do to make it your own is where YOU put in the hours but it's where YOU also reap the greatest rewards.
Choose purchase and ride hope to see you at the next Horizons Bash where you can show me everything YOU did and fixed with pride, just don't ask me to ride with you as I tend to fall off more then OBI WAN.(EWAN) does.
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