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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Location: Port Townsend, Wa/USA - Big Island, Hawaii
Hello from near Seattle, USA
Hello liked minded people!
My name is Noah, im 31 years old...and Ive got the travel bug.
My parents were missionaries and Ive been traveling since I could walk!
Done quite a few road trips around east africa and through eastern europe and asia, but always in cagers.
Been planing a bike trip for the past year now to do the pan-american top to bottom. Hopefully it all comes together!
I have a mortgage and am currently remodeling the house, putting an apt above the garage to move my gear into and hopefully rent out the house to help pay the mortgage! (im a carpenter by trade)
Target date for kicking off the trip is summer 2012 if the $ is there.
And now, since I know you guys love pics, I'll post some of me bike!
I am currently enduroless, but have built my own machine which is a crotch rocket..my first one..lots of fun while you have to be in one place, but im missing the dual sport bikes i must admit...onto the photos!
I started with this..a 1987 Yamaha FZ700..behold her majesty!
Started tearing her down after I had a massive accident...(i put her down at just over 100mph)
And started designing something unique for very little cash.
I found a single sided swingarm for cheap
Need to change the shock mount
Little bit of lathe work and the swingarm fit in the frame and was bolted up
I went with a 17inch car wheel in the back
And was able to fit a newer set of forks up front
Here she is on her own two wheels again
Bought a newer tank
And was able to get her to fit..took a bit of work!
Then I started looking for a seat.
Have you guys ever seen those little bikes..i think they call them pocket bikes? they are so small with weedeater engines?
Well I saw one of those one day and thought...i like that seat!
I was able to pick one up for $10
She looked a bit ugly and needed some trimming and paint
But a little elbow grease and she was coming together
I traded a fella in Seattle a bit of work on his apt for a KTM Duke Headlight
The lines flowed pretty good
I read about building a lightweight battery from A123 cells and had to give it a go.
She worked the trick and was very small and lightweight. You guys should build some of these! Very easy and dont cost too much. I started my little car with it. works great!
I took the bike to a show at the local fair grounds just for fun, I knew it would mostly be Harleys and other cruisers.
A bit out of place
I ended up being given a plaque! Matching the theme of the event which was "Magic in the Air" I was very surprised because my bike was so out of place!
I still need to finish a bit of wiring for the signals and horn and I need to finish the brake system. The plan is to ride this bike the first half of the 2011 season and then sell her to buy the bike for the trip on the pan-american.
Hopefully someone will be interested...custom bikes have appeal to only a few folks!
Anyway thats a bit about me and what im about.
Looking forward to a bit of fun here on the board..Ive been lurking for quite some time now! Thought I had better start posting
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