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 am looking for a modern tourer and have found a 2005 BMW R850RT at the BM dealer in Blois. It appears to be in superb condition but has 75000 kms. Has any one any advice about these bikes as there seems to be plenty of ino on the 1100/1150 and 1200 models but little on the 850. The dealer says that in some respects the 850 is a better bike that its bigger brothers but hes trying to shift one so he would say that wouldnt he.
Any advice or experiences much appreciated
I rode a R850R for a couple of weeks, two-up and it was a nice bike, a bit cramped in the seating for me at 6ft 183cm. The ABS was very annoying, but. The warning light kept flashing, and sometimes it took three or four restarts for it to go away. Apparently "They all do that Sir".
The 850 is a great bike there is no difference between it and the 1100. I have owned mine from 2004 and it does everything very well. The reason I'm getting rid of mine is because I want a bike I can offroad. But for Motorways and lanes it gets the job done well. At 75 km its hardly ran in. Once you get used to BMW indicators its a nice all round bike more than capable of any Tarmac tour.
As far as the ABS warning light comming on. Yes alot of BM's do this but it is generally down to the battery not being fully charged. Normally once youre on the move the light will go out. Mine suffered this problem but now it has a new battery its fine again.
I used to ride a R850RT, and now have the 1150 version. The problem with the 850 is that it is just as heavy as the 1150, but obviously less powerful. The engine of the 850 is supposed to be smoother, but I can't say I noticed the difference. I have found the R1150RT to be a great bike for touring on tarmac, fine on mountain roads despite its weight and size. It will also cope with rough roads if ridden carefully, and is very stable at slow speeds.
Sorry to have been so quiet but been working in UK. Thanks for the advice. Been home a week qand couldnt resist buying another bike on ebay france.Yes it is a BMW but a bit different to what i was looking at. Decided to do at least another years touring and commuting to UK on the R80RT. So.................................Just for fun i have a 1977 BMW R60/7 cafe racer. Runs beautifully and looks gorgeous. Few little jobs to do, should be just right for TT next year. May go quiet again after Sunday as im off to UK on the R80 for another couple of weeks work.
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