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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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.
went from the uk to New zealand on a dommie now I'm planning south America my new girlfriends honda sl230 and her mates yamaha xt250 does everything my dommie does and more!!! Why do we see so few people doing trips on these smaller bikes? They can carry a pillion easy enough so they can carry luggage. Any views (I'm almost tempted to take one 107kg as opposed to 180kgs!!! amazing fuel economy chains last forever so do tires what more do we need
Freinds just used xt225 serows from Mexico to Moscow, only gripe was they were very slow at altitude above 2000m and a bit tiresome on long highway sections. Heaps better than a big bike across the Zilow Gap in Siberia and on National Park trails.
You've tapped into one of my favourite subjects - small bikes doing long distances!
I rode my Yamaha XT225 Serow from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego (about 19,000 miles) and it was great, except at altitude in the Andes. Have a look at my site www.loisontheloose.com Cheers,
Hey buddy we looked at the ttr raid and the xt and the dejbel but have a look and a ride of a honda sl230 wow not much info on them but what a bike to ride I was really impressed smooth motor and a lovely 6 speed box make long jorneys not too bad for a little bike
We are following the wise advice of the message above and will be taking the same bike. So my wife will be getting rid of her Serow.
I have to keep seat height in mind for her though. How would you compare seat height of TTR250 Raid and DR250 Djebel and the SL230 you mentioned?
The hieght is about the same as the ttr but you seem to sit more upright at the back of the seat rather than sliding forwards all the time if you wind the pre load on the spring up they sit up about another 2 inches. But you never know how a bike really is until you sit on one your self!!!!
Location: Bouncing between Sacramento and Portland. Korea soon.
Nigel, moderator from New Zealand, showed me some small bikes that he was thinking of. 185cc I think.
Some sort of NZ farm bike that had lots of great features. My favorite parts were: side stands on both sides, brake & clutch locks so you can hop off when you open a gate (although I still don't understand why you'd leave it in gear with the clutch lock), and good steel protectors around the hand grips. Very nice bike that if I wasn't doing this on an old bike, I might've changed. Which would've helped since I seized my engine a few hundred Kms after Nigel's place.
A side stand on both sides was a little bit of heaven for me. If I can ever find someone who wants to go with me, I'll tell them about that bike. Kawasaki, I think it was.
Random attempts have
been made at RTW on
a '65 Ducati 250cc
Hey there Humpy! How's the eighth dwarf going? So you are leaving our fair shores? You lucky bugger, don't let Tom know you're going or you will have a R100PD to have to carry spares for!! But seriously, think lots about taking the same bike as our friend. Remember the hassles Chris and Erin
Rattay had, and in the end Chris sent his PD back to the States and bought a F650 here in NZ so he had the same bike as Erin.
And to Dave the Arch-Bishop, the bikes we looked at were DF200 Suzuki's and AG200 Yamahas. The reason for the clutch lever lock was that you didn't have to find neutral if you are in a hurry to get off the bike. The front brake lever lock is great too, for parking on slopes and in ferries etc. The factory made front and rear carriers are a great idea too.
Regards from NZ
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