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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As a (new) proud owner of an Honda XL 600 LM (just bought it last Sunday!) I'm starting to think about some way of carrying my stuff around the world and all that.
My idea is to carry soft luggage, since I want to travel as light as possible, so that would probably mean some saddlebags (maybe Expedition panniers from Andy Strapz, or Touratech ZegaFlex) and some kind of bag attached to the back of the seat. Pretty much like everyone around I guess.
The thing is that I would need some racks to keep everything out of the reach of the exhaust, and the only racks made for this machine are the Hepco and Becker.
Has anyone tried them on? Do they fit properly on the bike? I heard something about they not fitting or something like that, and before I spend 180 € on them, I'd rather be sure they will fit...hehehe!!
I think Orrin travelled on this bike with H&B racks, so I'd love to hear some advice. It would much appreciated.
By the way, AndyStrapz Expedition Panniers, Touratech Zega Flex or something else??
Hi, I also have an XL600lm and coincedendly Andystrapz bags and a Hepco becker topbox.
The top box and fittings were from an Africa Twin fitted with no problems, the racks to secure the bags and keep them out of the back wheel I made from some old BMW racks just move the brackets about and reweld.
As they carry no weight as such any one who can weld can do this for you cheaply, (it's not very skillfull engineering).
Thankx guys!, I see a couple of interesting opinions around... Now I don't really have the time, but as soon as possible, I will be looking at the welding bussiness around town, there has to be some place to build something...for sure.
I am not sure, but I think that not so much is needed, just a metal bar from the rear footpegs to the back rack, with maybe a bend somewhere in between (and probably a link between both sides; How important is that??) and that should do the job, don't you think? What would be a good and simple design??
I guess the idea is to pack light. Otherwise I would carry Alu boxes. A set of Andy Expedition panniers, with the homemade racks, and a dry bag attached to the back of the seat, with maybe a plastic jerry somewhere for the longer stretches. I've seen a couple of threads about that here, also...
...just a metal bar from the rear footpegs to the back rack, with maybe a bend somewhere in between[...]
[...]mmhh, anyways, any ideas are very welcomed!!...
Well, I did not think that I would be the one to tell ME the new ideas
Anyway, I just came across this thing which is made by Riky Cross from Italy (I indeed hace a center stand in my XL made by these people) BUT which is NOT available for a Honda XL 600 LM. It is available for the Transalp 600, which might also fit...
I think something like that should be more than suitable for a set of soft panniers, should it not??
I think it is a pretty little light thing... Any opinions??
"I am not sure, but I think that not so much is needed, just a metal bar from the rear footpegs to the back rack, with maybe a bend somewhere in between (and probably a link between both sides; How important is that??) and that should do the job, don't you think? What would be a good and simple design??"
That is exactly all you need, the link between the two is a good idea, that's what I have and it makes a big difference to the stability. Mine are mounted to the passenger foot rests and the bolts that holds the rack to the frame.
I think you are on track. Trying your own ideas is very satisfying and sometimes you come up with something no one else has tried. I'm a huge fan of soft bags, and have been forever. I have a set of Andy Strapz expedition bags, and, per kind favour of a local HUBBer, will have a set of Yukon II bags to play around with soon (thanks mate!!!). It will be very nice to compare the two types. The Andy bags impress me hugely, if that's any help.
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