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 have searched high and lower for DETAIL on lowering the F650 and you will be very surpised how many contradictory comments are made...yes even on www.f650.com.
Hopefully by starting this thread the HU wealth of knowledge will be able to produce a definitive response to the questions of how to lower a F650 Funduro which will set the standard for all other sites around the world that try and explain how to lower the bike.
Through my "studies" and searches I have determined the following options (are they correct)?
1. You can get a lowering kit from BMW; but they insist that they must fit it themselves and will not sell it over the counter. This goes for about £350 excl labour. This kit comprises longer links, shorter side stand, shorter centre stand, monoshock "spring restrictor clamps/block".
2. Slide the front forks up through the yoke by about 2" or as required. This to be done only when lowering the back end as it will greatly quicken your steering.
1. Where can I get a new or used lowering kit for the F650 over the counter so that I can fit it(in the UK preferrably). I know that Kouba does the 1" and 2" link but where can I get the spring clamps (are they really necessary?)
2. Can I simply replace the monoshock with a shorter one? I asked this elsewhere: Is the Strada shock shorter than the Funduro and can it be fitted to the Funduro
3. The lower seat: is it simply the standard seat with cut out foam/gel pads or is the seat base structure different? If not then I will simply send my seat off to have it cut down and gel padded.
[This message has been edited by Bossies (edited 08 November 2005).]
whats the big benefit of lowing the F650? Im looking at one this weekend which is for sale and its already been lowered. Im guessing its better for the road, and not so good for the dirt, which is fine by me. Im a fairly tall bloke though so im questioning whether this is a good thing for my comfort levels.
I'll have to ride it this weekend and see how it feels. I will definitely check out other rear mud guard and see if there is any severe scraping.
A great source of knowledge all that.. but just a quick question for you folks - I keep hearing about lowering the seat - I need to gai about 1 to 1.5 inches on my wifes F650 - I was wondering WHERE you get these gell inserts from - I have a local guy who can cut and re-fit it all but he only has standard Foam to work with...
I am guessing that if all else fails I can use different densities of foam in layers to get a similar effect - but does anyone know where I can get a gel layer from?
Don't know about a new buy Tony, but they come up on UK ebay quite regularly second hand - as of about two hours ago, there were at least 2 in there!
They are generic pads (i.e. the type that strap onto the top of a saddle), not for any particular bike, but you could "cut and paste" them into your saddle.
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