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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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.
We are currently searching for a bike to buy for an Africa trip and are at the stage of R80 GS / Transalp / Africa Twin, for today anyway!
My question is with regard to the R80 and which model to go for, is there any reason to choose the round or square headlamp models? i am looking at a few of each for sale and am tending toward the square model for the sumpguard, fairing and added crash protection. The high mudguard has obvious advantages. Any advice would be more than welcome to a couple of novice bikers.
Hi Robin and Helen, good luck with your search. everyone has their preference, but the differences to consider are, weight reliability and repairability. The r80/100gs with the fairing is heavier, the wiring and fairing make things very difficult to get at, and it offers little more in the way of weather protection from what you can get by putting a higher screen / handlebar fairing on the unfaired models( I have replaced mine with a HPN handlebar fairing better wind protection lighter, superb headlamp, and 4 bolts to remove it for access to everything behind.), the Paralever on the r80/100gs is a fail point, and goes wrong anywhere from 40000 mile on, the g/s has the old monolever system far more reliable. The starters vary on each model, I would also go for one with a kickstart and learn how to use it. The paralever you can get a rebuildable - servicable or new drive shaft that will last your journey. The old g/s has weaker forks, worse brakes and a shorter sub frame, and is obviously an older model depending on your budget consider a late upto 96 model gs without the fairing make sure you take someone who knows these bikes as a lot have been bodged. dont just look at pretty paintwork you need to look at its owner and how well they know and have looked after the bike. If properly sorted these bikes are much more reliable than many would have you believe - but a bad one like any bad bike is a wrong choice. tread carefully.
PM me if you need any specifics tchus jake ps they tend to be cheaper, much more available and better for your money in Germany.
The light/fairing is not a big issue but IMHO the round light with the small faring is the best standard-solution (I used it for 200kkm incl 80kkm in Africa). The weight is low and it handles vibrations (from corrugation) better and it has fewer parts to break.
It can be combined with all kinds of tanks, like the 33-litre, the PD-tank (requires modification of the indicators) and the massive HPN 43-litre. If you go for a model with fairing changing the tank might be an issue.
The lamps (round or square) doesn't give you massive light. The design is not brilliant and the reflectors are ageing. I find the round lamp a bit better but for a TransAfrica-trip bright light is not important.
If you use the round lamp I would suggest to put a wide spacer on the bottom-bolt, it reduces stress.
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