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.
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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1965 Ducati 250cc that I circumnavigated Australia with. Blew it up in New Zealand. It's getting fixed in Melbourne at Bob Brown's Desmo Centre and soon I'll ride across the USA, fly it to the UK and keep riding East until I'm back in California.
Other bikes I have are: 1972 Norton Commando, 1972 Ducati 350cc, 196? Monkey Wards (Benelli) cafe racer, 1978 Yamaha SR500. Oh, and a 1978 Honda CX500.
If you have one for sale and it doesn't run, I'll take it!
Dave has to get the award for #1 most interesting and exotic bike.
How about some pics of these beauties?
Location: Bouncing between Sacramento and Portland. Korea soon.
Here's the '65 Duc right when I picked it up from Phil Hitchcock Road & Race. It broke down about 2 hours later. My favorite was when the tank sprung a leak when I rode through a bushfire (both sides of the road and I have wet fuel running from the tank and down my leg). I did most of the trip with a smaller, more beat-up tank. That, and the single seat, made the bike look very old.
When Aussies found out how much I paid, I heard all the way round from people who've dealt with Phil, "Did he see you coming or did you call ahead first?" It was very close to the price of a Vincent Comet (which was the bike I really wanted but figured it would cost too much). Oh well.
The Monkey Wards/Benelli catalog bike, turned cafe racer. This is the one I've been riding the most lately.
1978 R100/7..........needs alot of work doing to it
1997 R80gs Kalahari
2006 CRF 230 Honda offroader....don't bite like my 220 kwaker!
1997 XLR 125 Honda....used as a 'runabout'
1995 Fuji Enfield Robin Diesel.......because sometimes I like a leisurely ride and I like old Brit singles but they cost an arm and a leg and this was the closest I could get.
You can learn all about DR's there.
My seat is a Corbin and is positively night and day over stock seat. So far I've done several 300 to 350 mile days. Its no Vstrom but very nice and a huge improvement over the stock torture rack.
Yamaha TTR 250 1994 miles ? great bike it had been half RTW when i got it and ive toured Europe to Africa and Ireland, Raced it in the Weston and rode it to work for 5 years. I love it but it may have to go.
Yamaha XT 600 1998 - if i can sell the BMW because I want to be able to get away from the Tarmac again.
Dream garage - The new Tenere Tour
Moto Guzzi Bellagio Cruise
Guzzi MS01 Thrash
Fantic Caballro 50 Dirt
Gwen Stefani well someone has to keep em clean
The good thing about dreams is they sometimes come true
I have a 1991 R80GS bought new and used both everyday for commuting, holidays and two long tours, Asia, SE Asia to Australia and South America. It has done 143,000 miles with a top end overhaul at 100,000 miles, original clutch, gearbox, second driveshaft and a Bosch starter fitted.
Also a 1983 R80G/S bought in 2003 from the original owner who went RTW with it and sold it to me with 130,000 miles on the clock, it has now done 150,000. I gave it a full overhaul and am now in Addis Ababa with it riding up through Africa. I have used this one as it came with a 40 litre Heinrich tank which did not fit the other bike, it also weighs 25 kg less.
I have found both to be ideal bikes for all round use, their only drawback is weight in soft sand, avoided at all cost. even on gravel roads like Isiolo to Moyale, tackled last week, they perform well. They are simple to service and repair, spares are not expensive and larger parts can usually be obtained second hand, if you can get a good one buy it.
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