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.
This will be my 1st ever big trip and I currently ride a 1998 africa twin. the bike is a bit on the heavy side but I love the looks and the ride. I was thinking of changing over to a later KLR 650 for my trip but when I went to test ride the new KLR it felt like I was sitting on a Vuka. The africa Twin has 60k km's on the clock. for a long trip like this what do you guys think. I dont see any discussion on Africa Twins on the HUB
I'd say if you're sticking to tarmac then the AT for comfort over distance but not for technical off road stuff, too heavy!
60k on an AT shouldn't be a problem but it all depends on what happened during those 60k, it's possible to get 150k or more out of that engine before you need new rings, and it's possible to destroy them in 40k. Check the compression and see if the power is OK.
I will basically stick to the tar. I suppose there will be area's of gravel and sand in the desert. This is 1st part of the bigger journey around the globe and the next part possibly Egypt to Turkey will be 2up.
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The engine I have in my bike actualy came all the way down from Germany and when the guy came to Cape Town he could not get it registered. he then broke the bike up and I bought the motor at 50k and now I have doen 10k so far. The guy a bought it from is a german bmw mechanic and he specializes in Africa Twins. So it was not hammered.
if you're sticking to major routes then even when the tarmac isn't there the going shouldn't be that bad, it's when you decide to 'just have a look at the top of that dune' or similar that you might want a lighter bike.
If you're going to be doing a lot of riding with a passenger then the AT will be much nicer for them.
My first bike was a bit like an AT (elefant 750), as I had never been on a bike before I didn't know what to expect but once I was in deep sand with it I was cursing the weight. To ride the rest of the time it was fantastic and it destroyed hardpack, gravel and mud roads in turkey, albania and central asia.
This was first time ı ve seen baja in my life that came from cape town to istanbul following the east coasts of africa 2 months ago. as friend says, its very cheap to travel long distance with baja.
On his blog you can see all details of the travel including how much he has spent and some statistics.
wish u all the best.
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