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.
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.
I finaly have some cash and like to get me a bike again. I live in Australia and I look mainly for a Road Trail bike . I want a bike with a pillionseat so I can take my girls with for a ride from time to time.
I like to spend not more than 6000 AUS$ and had there fore a look at a KLE500, KLR650 and DR650. All bikes are in this particular Pricerange with not to much K`s on the clook.
Today I had a testride on a KLE 500, it was alright, but I miss a bit the grunt in the lower end of the REV scale.
All suggestions are welcome or even other ideas of bikes wich will fit into my purpose!
The Kawasaki KLE500 is a reasonable traillee but some consider it to be a bit agricultural. My pick of the bunch would be a Yamaha XT600E which isn't entirely surprising given the fact I own 2 of them! lol.
There are lots of XT600E's out there so in some ways that shows they can do the job and cheaply. I took z XTZ660 up to cape york. That was one up but with all the luggage it may as well have been two up.
I now have a DR650 which is proving to be grunty enough, cheap and tough. Heaps of people here have picks of these bike in all sorts of places.
Yeah, the DR is also on the list.
I do not know in the moment wich direction I will go!
I will see If I get the chance to testride as well the KLR and the DR!
gixxer.rob, did you buy a new DR or second hand? Comming saturday I booked in a testride for a DR with 34000k`s on the clock for 5290$ wich I think is still negotiable.
Will see how it will go.
Good luck with the DR, it's an awesome bike.
They sell brand new for AU$8000 in Sydney and there's usually good offers for used ones on the usual sites on the web.
As much as I like the DR, for riding two up over long distances it does not offer too much room. So give it a try with your girl on the pillion seat before you commit.
KDSA, given the passenger carrying requirement I'd be going for a Weestrom (DL650 v twin).
Much better than the KLE500 in terms of grunt, size, comfort and performance but not as much of an offroader as the DR/KLR/XT. Far better compromise (true dual purpose) bike though than any of the above.
There's a Weestrom in the flea market at ADV Australia right now for $5.5k.
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