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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Just wondering if anyone has had any positive or negative experience with mounting a lower exhaust system on a GS model. With the exhaust in the upswept (stock)position, some of the room for bags is taken up, requiring a smaller bag on one side. Aside from fiording rivers and protection from damage, I cannot percieve many advantages for this design. Lowering the exhaust to below the bags should also reduce the noise and lower the center of gravity.
Also, has anyone tried the DARR side bags? Even considering shipping they appear to be rather inexpensive compared to domestic supply. Carlos's Pannier page recommends them, I am looking for more input from users if possible. Thanks for all as always...
I have seen a low R100R exaust put on a R100GS so that larger bags could be used.
If the bike is a R1100, R1150GS I have seen one with Givi bags where the exaust was changed but I don't know which exaust was used.
I ride a '95 R100GS/PD which I bought in Germany. It came with lowered pipes (I don't know the manufacturer). They sound a bit throatier than the stock exhaust without being too loud (just right).
A few things I have noticed (these may be specific to my pipes and may not apply to other manufacturers): the exhaust box does not accomodate getting to the gear oil plug. Changing gear oil is almost impossible without removing the unit. Getting the rear tire off is a bit tricky. Changing oil filter - getting a wrench around the banjo bolts - is tough. The center stand gets caught on the pipes and no longer rides flush in the up position, but rather hangs down a few inches. This is the biggest drag of them all and requires fixing.
All in all, I love them - manly because of the lower note. Hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by waward (edited 17 November 2001).]
I've used a set of the large Darr 40 liter boxes for over a 1.5 years now on two different bikes. They saved our legs in a serious crash in Bangkok last year.
-Inexpensive compared to competitor's goods.
-Darr is user-friendly and ships quickly. I've ordered goods from them several times.
-The boxes are very light.
-The lid seals have kept the box contents dry in torrential downpours.
-The boxes are not symmetrical. I removed the rivets from the lid and reversed the end from which it was hinged. By doing so the vertical seams are kept to the inside and both boxes can have their lids open forward (or backward if desired).
Darr used to sell a more heavy duty box that was greater in cost. They claim that sales are up on the cheaper boxes than on the boxes they used to sell.
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