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.
I was wondering what you guys think ; for a long trip arround should you trust a older type of bike ( XT600, KLR650,DR650) or a more moder bike (DL650,GS...) the question is tough since whenyou are in Africa or in the middle of nowhere you may not find someone to fix more advance bike with injection or electronic system.I travelled in many countries with older bike and new bikes too but I will have been stress to bring my 2007 FJR1300ABS or my 1200GS to a mechanic in Recife or Dackar.
I think the answer is mid tech... new enough to still be, "reliable" and able to get parts and have some of the new technologies.. (good lights/disk brakes) but old enough that i can fix it.. (so i am on a 2000 AT).. first travel bike was an 83 xtz (drum brakes/crap lights) ... The AT has dual disk brakes and the engine is just as simple as the XT (well kinda).. I go KISS as well! i figure if I cant fix it.. then I am in trouble...
The DR 650 seems to be the perfect answer to your, and many other's dilemma, modern engineering and electrics but solid as a rock. No water cooling to leak or fail, no fuel injection, low’ish compression so it will run on low octane fuels, leaded or unleaded, what more could you want
Old technology is only good if you can get it new.
If you can afford, the best solution is the HPN BMW giving the best balance between weight, power, simplicity, availability of parts and the ability to carry luggage well and to handle the worst kind of roads the third world can cook up. hpn
Looks like a nice bike kinda more modern XT, I wonder why we cant get them here in the UK as we can get the DR 400 which seems to be very similar just smaller engine. How much are these bikes out in the States ?
Has anyone tried the disel KLR that the US military developed ? that could make a great overlanding Bike.
Suzuki to sell them in the UK, new - not going to happen while they have a carb fitted.
The same for all other bikes that use a carb - It's caused by Euro regulation, so there is no arguing with that!
It's because of the Euro 3 emissions regulations which come in at the end of this year; there are some exceptions for bikes which sell in small quantities I understand, but even those are for a limited period.
Hence all bikes imported into the UK are moving toward Fuel Inj.
The DRZ is about to change it's specification according to "rumour" - I haven't heard much about the new version; said to be a 450cc. Maybe the NEC bike show will have it there.
So far as I can tell, all bikes on sale in the US are cheaper than here; partly for the currency exchange rate reason, partly because we get ripped off with sales taxes, etc etc - you name it, we have it!!
Thanks for that I didnt know about the euro 3. Seems like we get screwed again. Pitty as there seems to be lots of great bikes out there that we cant get. I like the idea of buying a bike in the States for a US trip then selling it on.
Pitty as there seems to be lots of great bikes out there that we cant get. I like the idea of buying a bike in the States for a US trip then selling it on.
Agreed on both counts.
It works in a similar way for the States and other countries, but I have no idea why - there were no Africa Twins sold in the US for example (or very few, 'cos they are like hens teeth to find in the US).
Buyback: yes, my impression is that a few folk have done this over the years, with the possibility/option of bringing a bike purchased in the US back to the UK - nowadays, I am not sure how much work and money is needed to re-register such a bike here (it has been talked about in various other threads).
Many years ago there used to be buyback systems in place for US tourists to the UK - various dealers offered such arrangements. A new bike would be delivered to a tourist at the dealership with an agreed price (and mileage I think) when the bike was brought back.
With the $/£ exchange rate, there must be value in US dealers offering the same system to us!
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