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.'
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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.
Location: A Brazilian couple living in Cambridge, UK
Originally posted by Atwoke:
I noticed that most bikes in the papers are Yamaha and thought that might play a role...
How about the milage on the XT? Not too much?
Well, if you could get one with less miles on the clock would be good, however I don't think this is a problem (on a well serviced bike)...
Honda and Yamaha are the common ones down there, I've never seen a KLR in Brazil to be honest, but owned a DR650 though (very difficult to get parts), and I think Suzukis and Kawas are pretty much the same...having said that, go for a Honda or Yamaha you can find people on the smallest villages to fix them if needed and CHEAP!
Unfortunately not. I don't think well have enough time to do Brazil justice. Only 8 weeks in total, and after riding around Chile, Peru, and Bolivia, and doing the Inca Trail I fear we'll be running out of time.
I hope I can answer some of your questions about what bike to take on an Americas tour.
I am currently in Ecuador, riding a 2005 BMW F650GS. My wife is also riding an F650GS. We have been through a lot of the Western US, Most of Mexico, and have hit all of the Central American countries. We will continue south.
In my opinion the F650GS is well suited for someone who does 80% paved roads. This bike is heavy so when you get into sand or gravel you need A LOT of upper body strength to man-handle the steering. The bike has a lot of tourque and it is true that power saves your butt when your front starts to go its own way. We have taken some pretty rough roads on these bikes, one stretch in Guatemala was over 100 miles of mountain roads, and the worst thing that happened to my bike was the back brake going out. That may have been due to rider error as my wifes bike has no noticable pad wear.
As for highway milage, we get 60 to 65 mpg and that has been speeds from 45 to 80 mph. Very comfortable on pavement.
Let me know if you have any specific questions,
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