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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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'm looking to get an overland bike and while I am also looking at the more modern Tenere's, I can't help by being seduced by the old Honda Africa Twins. But I don't know that much about them so I thought I'd ask and see what people on here think
Most of the second hand Africa Twins I see have quite a few km's on their counter. Of course the lower the better, but I was wondering whether on a bike like this something like 40k is considered too much to buy second hand.
Also how are they for maintenance and practicality as they are of course older technology.
A friend and me, we did a year long trip through Africa together. And my mate was riding a Honda Africa Twin 750. During the trip the bike went past it's 100000km mark. By that time it was 20 years old.
And what can I say - the AfricaTwin survived the trip and is still going.
The only issue the bike had on our trip was the fuel pump which just stopped working and had to be replaced. But that's a well known issue and easily responded to by taking a spare. And there were a couple of minor electric issues (cables rattled loose) which we could remedy ourselves. The AfricaTwin proved to be a really sturdy bike, much more than it looks. I was surprised how well it handled rough roads, off-road and sandy bits. Although there was a lot of swearing over the intercom.
Also she's a bugger doing maintenance on. Quite often you need to disassemble half the bike to access things. But hey, you'll have all the time in the world on your trip.
If you like the AfricaTwin - definitely get one. Your dream journey should be on your dream bike. If you like going hardcore off road - you'll be doing hardcore workout. But it's all possible.
Thanks guys! Those are some ringing endorsements! Makes me feel a bit more confident about buying a bike with some more miles on it. I'll be away on a (non-bike) trip in the nest few months, but when I'm back I will definitely look into it.
Location: on the Road, at the moment somewhere else
Bought my AT 7 years ago with 60.000 on the clock. Changed the rectifier (yes for this you have to take the sidecover and the bench off, 2 screws), modified the gas pump (insert a diode for 10 cent), put new front springs, changed the main spring and off we went for another 100.000km. 65.000 during our last trip through NZ, SEA and Australia, riding every day for 22 month.
Maintenance in 2 years sand in AU, mud in Laos, potholes in whole SEA:
every 10.000 km a oil change
1 x new chain and sprockets
new tires from time to time
new breake pads (should change the brake fluid, but didnt)
1 x new brake disks
We went 2up, 450kg. Our bike WAS and IS "capeable".
In Germany you can find still a lot of them from 200X models (4-5000EUR!) to RD03´s for much less. An RD04, 1990 you can get for less then 2000EUR I guess. If you go for the middle e.g. an RD07, 1993 you can find them around 3000EUR (mine was a 1993 model, with Touratech Zega panniers fitted and a modified bench and I paid 3000EUR). 3000 EUR ready to go around the planet. Fine for me...
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Ps.: In the end of the day it doesn´t matter which bike you take. We met all kinds of bikes, Scoter through the stans, Push bikes in the middle of newhere, some Teneres, some Beemers, Ducati, Goldwings, 50cc to 1500cc. All made it. The main thing is: "JUST DO IT"....
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