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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Which Bike?Comments and Questions on what is the best bike for YOU, for YOUR trip. Note that we believe that ANY bike will do, so please remember that it's all down to PERSONAL OPINION. Technical Questions for all brands go in their own forum.
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I am preparing for my first big trip, which will lead me from Belgium to Indonesia. Quite an upgrade from the weeklong trips i've been used to so far, but the dream was long there and now finally there is also the opportunity. (read: no downpayment/spouse/children and shortly no job). Only one impediment: No money either, so it will have to be done on a shoestring budget.
I currently own a suzuki gsxf 750 but I was planning to switch to an allroad, not for one because of my obstinacy not willing to return the same way I came, although i know that i made a wrong turn, has led me several times deep in the woods, or on some godforsaken dirt road between the fields. But i like to call this destiny Also, i can not imagine ever buying a bike with more power than that.
Anyway, i found a 1992 tenere 660 for 1500€ and i was wondering if this might be the right bike for me. It has less than 12000km but i find it hard to believe that this would be accurate. I have near to none off-road experience but am eager to get some. I'm 186cm (6"1). It seems that the earlier models of the tenere are somewhat more popular...
So i was wondering first of all whether this bike is good value for money. Also considering how easy it would be to find (cheap) spare-parts/add-ons, necessary tweaks. Second, if it would be a good bike for me. I'm going to test-ride it anyway, but i do not have much comparison with this type of bikes, so better to ask the experts ;-)
I own a 1991 XTZ660 and love it to bits.
It is surprisingly comfortable for long distance. The furthest I have done in one ride is 410 miles up to Scotland with full panniers and top box and only stopped once for fuel. I usually get just over 200 miles before having to switch to reserve.
I have done some easy green lanes on it and it was fine, but I wouldn`t want to do any serious off roading as the suspension travel is not as good as the earlier models and it feels a bit top heavy in mud. It is quite a tall bike and if you are much less than 30" inside leg you may struggle.
It will sit happily at speeds up to 80mph on the motorways, but get much above that and it gets a bit strained. It is more fun taking the back roads anyway if you are not in a hurry!
The only breakdown I have had in about 10K miles is a rectifier. This is a common failure. I carry a spare taped top the underside of ny rack now, just in case.
I reckon they would make a great RTW bike.
In the UK good ones go for up to £1500, but decent ones can be had for £1000. I paid £1000 for mine with 22k miles on it.
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