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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I ride a 1983 R80ST with Jesse bags. It has the same sub-frame as the G/S. I mounted a big body Works Performance shock so the ride is smooth. There is lots of talk about sub-frame mods for strengthing on this model and I have seen some custom work done by the pros but what about something a little simpler. I would like to reinforce my frame but where? Does anyone know exactly where it breaks and why? What side breaks? When I look at the Jesse bag mounts they seem fine for the job and have 45K miles already in and too many crashes to list due to off road riding. Jesse grafted a Reynolds rack to his bag mounts so I have added strength across the back of the frame. The bag mounts hang off the horizonal portion of the sub-frame. Does anyone have good pictures of a modified frame. I went to Ernie's Overland and that is ok for what it is but I need the cheap, do it yourself fix. Anyone been there and done that. Does it really have to be done? My usual travel load is around 45 lbs. I weigh about 160 with gear on. I ride without a passenger. I have mounted a G/SPD tank. Thanks. Bill.
My subframe cracked where the mounting-hole for the exhaust is. Vertical crack, going through the hole.
When it cracked my Jesse-rack had been welded and modified a lot of times. So if you don't stress the bike so much that the Jesse-rack brakes it migt work as it is.
I have ordered a new sub-frame from Ernie now.
BTW: I have a R80GS Basic, same subframe as the G/S but with the paralever and some of my problem with the Jesse-system has been that the rack hits the paralever and fortunately the rack is less solid...
We have just completed 50,000kms on our trip, riding off road in the Andes and on roads like ruta 40 and caraterra Austral. So off road but not extreme. I am using Jesse panniers, Hepco and Becker topbox and big Ortlieb drybag on the seat behind me. 5litre water container on the front of the rightside Jesse pannier but supported by the rear footpeg.Also have 45litre fuel tank, big touratech tankbag and tank panniers. I weigh about14 stone.Ride solo.
Absolutely no problem with subframe or rack.
Have dropped the bike on a couple of occasions, panniers dented but rack , subframe ok. I imagine a crash at higher speeds would bend rack/subframe though, as it does flex a little.
My partner rides an 80GS Kalahari, same subframe as the Basic. Jesse rack I have will not fit properly as the subframe is shorter. Would only be able to mount the Jesse rack using 2 off the holes, not 3 as on the rack on my bike.
If anything I would go for a weaker rack that can be welded if it breaks. Easier to weld the rack than straighten the subframe properly in most countries.
Hope this helps.
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