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.
Planning a trip out to Morroco as for a couple of weeks as the wife 3 kids’ etc mean the "big ride" will have to wait. Bikes will be on a trailer too southern Spain (company cars have to be useful for something) so not needing anything too big or fancy.
Problem is one of the riders going is only 5'3 and in his own words "isn't too keen on wearing stilts". Looking at around the 250cc (give or take) at the cheaper end of the market or even methods of lower seats without hampering off road ability (too much)
Most bikes that are not too tall stock can have the seat altered to make them shorter, such as removing the foam, or going with a lower new seat altogether. The bikes will probably be the less extreme bikes (i.e. not a Suzuki DR-400, although someone will probably be able to tell you how to lower it). I am only 5'7" but can get comfortable on most 250 dirt bikes. (Electric start should be a consideration and will be more helpful in this situation). People were telling me on another thread that most any bike can be taken most anywhere (i.e. Suzuki GS500 on dirt/gravel roads) depending on the rider's skill, so a cruiser might be an alternative, obviously depending on terrain!
Also remember that the DRZ line is a little taller but, a lot of it is due to the taller suspension. The Drz models have pretty high tech long travel suspension. So with high ground clearance and long travel suspension you can only get so low.
But, the suspension is the advantage of this bike. The only time it really becomes important to easily touch the ground is when on hills. Especially if you start tilting to the high side and your foot is three feet off the ground. Otherwise when your attacking tough terrain, slow or fast( I mean you don't need suspension for the easy stuff) you should be standing on the pegs with weight forward in this case you want good suspension, it will save you a bunch.
But, not for some one who is 5'3". Unless they are extremely skilled. I'm 5'9" and think I'm borderline. But, I was willing to deal with it. That was at stock height.
But, for the "big' bike it would be fine. Plus, if your traveling in a pack and some are on small bikes they probably aren't good for much "frieght" either. So the bigger bike can pack the burden, keeping the smaller or less skilled riders on light easy to handle machines. Plus, if they are likely to tip over you don't want stuff damaged.
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