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've been trying to buy a new Yamaha XT250 Serow for several months and have been unable to locate one in the UK. Surely one of you kind people can direct me towards a dealership that can help? I've tried all the usual dealers and posted questions on both Serow sites but still nothing.
Saw a couple in Carricks in Edinburgh about a month ago. They may still have one. I know this is a little old but may be worth a try. Not sure of the number. The are in Queen Charlottes Street in Leith.
*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!
Cameraman-is that you Reggie from Bolton? (XT225.com) How is the bike search getting on? I expected you to be sorted by now. I've just had a look in Bike Trader, DC motorcycles are selling a couple of new XT225's for around 2,800pds each. I'm reet chuffed with mine, a crackin' little bike. Cheers, Fatal (St.Helens)
yep it sure is me and no, I'm not getting anywhere with a new XT250. It''s starting to get on my nerves a bit but I'm sure some supplier out there will come up with the goods, if I wait long enough and badger enough people!
thanks for your efforts. The models are both 225's, where as I'm looking for the new 250cc model, however as things arn't looking good for a 250 then I reckon I'll end up going for one of those found by you. I'll let you know how I get on. NOTE the photo on the website show's a Brazilian built version which I've been told to keep away from. Have you had any experience of these machines yourself?
Hi, sorry yes you are right, I did not read you message properly, I actually didn't know there was a new 250cc serow! I have just bought one (1996) for my girlfriend and i am prob going to get one for myself. Currently have a XT350 but kick start is a pain in the ass. So to answer your question, no I haven't had much experience with the Serow apart from what I have read in my research...which is all good
We are going to use them - although not for a RTW but for an Africa trip. We had Transalps on our last trip but too big for my girlfriend when the conditions get tough. Serow has such a good repution for reliability and is light and low seated. I would say I would have prefered something a bit bigger for myself perhaps a 350cc but we only want to carry one set of spares. If you aren't bothered about speed and high performance (which we aren't) but want cheap, reliability then I would say it is a great choice - well I hope so anyway
Yes, sounds like you have been down the exact same paths as me. The F650 was one of our options but as you say it is still heavy even though the seat is low. There are no bikes that are lighter and lower than our old Transalps in the 350 to 500 range, at least not fairly common ones with good reputations, so the Serow for my girlfriend has become the obvious choice. I have bought myself an XT350 because I know some parts will be interchangeable but it is kickstart only and that is just proving to much of a pain in the ass...especially if I imagine the bike stalling out in Africa in a precarious position. So I reckon I will end up with a Serow as well.
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