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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I've got a 3AJ that I use for my daily commute into London, and the fuel tank is rusting severely inside causing the fuel lines and filters to become blocked. I've seen you can buy tank sealant resin and such like to sort this out, but I am thinking I'd like to get a plastic replacement tank. Does anyone know where I can get such a tank (that doesn't cost a fortune! - I've seen a very nice 38 litre tank for sale on a German website at huge 699 euros. A lot too much for what I want to pay, but superb capacity!!). If anyone can help me out and know where I could source a plastic fuel tank (either standard capacity or extended range capacity) I'd love to here from you.
On another note, still tank related. I've also been trying very hard to find out where I could get some saddle tanks (fuel tanks to fit under/behind the side panels below the seat). This type of tank was used in the desert raid races in the 80's, but I cannot find anyone who can supply these either.
Hopefuly someone out there in the world can advise me on all this.
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Just out interest (I am considering a bigger tank for my '03 model) - what useable capacity do you get with a 23 litre tank. From the pictures I've seen it looks as if all the fuel would not get to the tap, being held in low points.Thanks for any help.
My standard 3AJ 23 Litre tank gets me about 400 to 430km (before I switch to reserve - depending on how I'm riding). I use my bike just on the road and spend about 35% of the time riding at about 110 to 120kph, with the rest of time spent in or filtering through traffic.
Hi racinghero (what sort of name is that?), I recently bought a front and rear tank for my 3AJ from France, its by a company called Motoforms and acording to the seller has been used in the paris dakar and a couple of other desert races.It fits on with the horn being moved and the bottom crossbar mount for the tank being modified to be shorter.
The front tank is really two tanks as theres a divide down the middle and two fillers on top,it fits the fairing and holds 45 litres. The rear tank is really a side and rear tank in one replacing the left hand side panel and tail unit with a filler above the back light, I've not filled it yet but should imagine it takes around 15 litres. Again it fits relatively easily with two rubber mounts in existing holes and the rest of the mounting also on existing holes.
The standard saddle fits (just) and it even came with tenere stickers already on it!
Maybe these are the tanks your thinking about? I came upon these purely by accident but should imagine France,Italy,Spain and Germany would be the places to look because obviously their not made anymore.
racinghero.... Anagrame of Craig Heron (honest!). Anyway, sounds like you've got exactly what I want!! Any chance you might come across another set, or want to sell yours? I've had emails from your brother, who said you'd be visiting....I'd love some photos, to see if I could replicate the setup?
Cheers, Fish (what kind of name is that?)
[This message has been edited by racinghero55 (edited 13 October 2004).]
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