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.
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Hi, Riding back from town today and noticed that my indicators were...er playing up!?!? At idle, they both work fine but as soon as i rev the engine, the rear bulbs go out and the fronts flash twice as quick. Need to sort this out now as i'm off to the HUBB Meeting in Ripley on Thursday, which is a fair old trec from Oxford without indicators.
I have just swopped out the indicator relay but it remains the same...Now thinking it could be rectifier???? I do have driving lights fitted but have disconnected these just to check...No difference????
Have checked and cleaned connections and replaced all bulbs now......????? I don't have a multi meter and therefore can't check the rectifier, although the battery did run flat a week ago as i left the aux lights on, i don't know if that may still be a concern (clutching at straws now!)
I'd guess the reg/rec is lunched. I had bizarre symptoms when mine went - basically, as the revs rose the voltage dropped, and caused all kinds of electrical mayhem. I'm not sure how you check them - I just replaced mine.
That was a new one on me, but it's true. It's not the usual 'if it's fitted it must be working' thing. Basically, if it's an off-road motorcycle, has no lights (i.e. a daylight-only MoT) and cannot carry a passenger, then it need not have indicators. Take off the lights, indicators and pillion pegs and you are fine, as long as you don't ride at night or in conditions of reduced visibility, like fog. As I read it, all other post-1986 bikes must have them.
However, that's for passing the once-yearly MoT test. What you have to have when you are actually on the road, where the Construction and Use Regs apply, may be different. It may well be that you need indicators for the MoT, but on the road you needn't have them provided you use hand signals. Not sure about this, but the rules are often illogical in these matters.
Good info', BDZ. Going by that (linked) info', the myth would seem to be the one about indicators having to work if fitted but not having to be there on a road-bike in the first place... or rather it's the case for older bikes but not so for post-Aug'86 bikes.
So, it seems you'd have to have non-road tyres as well as no pillion 'pegs, then - in which case you'd get away with no indicators but risk having your collar felt for non-road tyres on the road. Having said that, green-laners often use non-road knobbly tyres, even though they're riding on what is legally a road (albeit non-tarmac, unmanaged).
Does anyone know the bottom line, in legal terms? Not for the MoT test but for road use.
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