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.
Hello - my bloke and I are planning on a big trip (6 months or so) incl. off road fun, thing is, he has a Yamaha TT600 off-roader and I don't ride (as yet!) so, my question - has anyone ever done a long trip two-up on this bike? I think it'll be too small for all our gear (and me) for that length of time - any ideas? At the moment I'm thinking of taking a bike test and getting my own - and yes, I'm one of those types that has difficulties in finding an off road bike that's for girls under 5'3" ! All suggestions welcome...
[This message has been edited by dbg (edited 07 September 2005).]
I'd say definately do your test, at the very least your CBT. Then if you love it you can go the whole hog. If you are not so sure you can just go pillion. I must say if I was going on a six month trip I'd hate to get two weeks in riding pillion and go "I REALLY wish I was riding my own bike!" (Although I guess it could go the other way!)
Just my HO.
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Yes - do get your licence. Even if you do go as pillion having the capablity can be a god send.
As for the sizing ... it is more a matter of comfort. Will you both be happy after so many days of travelling on that bike? I toured on a 175 and others have done longer on smaller bikes. All a matter of comfort, attitude and rest days. Think about how many days you ride before you will need a rest day or two. If your going somewhere interesting you will want to stop and explore by foot anyway so that breaks up the riding.
Do get your licence. And may be a first aid course?
I did 8,500 miles accross Canada- U.S.A. last year two up on a 2001 TT600R. My woman is approx 5'7" 60kg. We had tools,spares, camping and cooking gear, first aid stuff plus all the usual. Not the easiest trip but it can be done!
Two years ago I had a german couple stay with me on their way around the world. They were two-up on a Honda XLV400 TransAlp and said it was fine. Not that long ago, a couple rode two-up UK to Aussie on a 1963 AJS 250 single. Two up on one bike is always going to be sometimes a compromise but not too much of a drama.
Nigel in NZ
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