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 wanted to spread a little info about some problems I've been having with my XR650L related to the Acerbis 22L tank. This may help revent some pretty troublesome events for those with this setup.
I've had trouble with the tank shaking loose, even with Loctite on the bolts that hold the steel brackets to the tank, which are the ones that keep coming loose. This weekend they shook loose while I was riding pretty aggressively on some rather rough terrain.
When one side shook loose, it let the tank shake around enough that it broke the frame tab on the opposite side, allowing the tank to bounce around, which then bumped into the rectifier and broke the tabs on the frame that hold it in place, letting the rectifier bounce around.
Needless to say, I would recommend that anyone with this tank who rides agressively should look into having the bracing system heavily reinforced.
The unfortunate part was that my brother was machining a newer bracket that should have held the tank on more firmly and would probably have avoided this.
sorry to hear that, Wright. what you need is the 40 litre tank with custom mods and mountings :-) I beat the bike half to death in Algeria and the only casualty was one of the Acerbis bobbins which had a 10mm bolt so I made a new bobbin with a door-stop and Acerbis bark-buster fitting. its a little cumbersome at the MX track ....
good luck with the repairs
Here I thought I was the only one crazy enough to take the L onto the MX track. You get the nutter award for doing it with a 40L tank!
Actually, I quite like the L for hard riding, though the suspension makes jumping a fairly treacherous endeavor. The weight of it smooths out bumps and the soft seat makes really long riding sessions more tolerable. I rode an XR400 recently and it beat the crap outta me. I was riding faster but I got tired in a fraction of the time.
Sadly, I'm retiring my XRL for an XRR this week, since I'm looking to do more competitive riding.
I won't be taking the site down, though I haven't updated much recently. I should do one last big update and then I'd be glad to turn ownership over to another rabid XRL fan. Rich, are you at all interested in it?
One thing I'd really like to expand upon is the jetting, exhaust and GPS mounting section - I know little about jetting, since I was lucky enough to get perfect jetting with the kit Baja sold me, and I never had reason to tinker with it.
I set off for 2 years in 2 months time so I might have more feedback on the XRL, but won't have anywhere to host it or any means to upload stuff: I'll be doing internet cafes with 56k modem between 6 PCs wherever I find them ;-) all this means that I'd be wrecking a great site and I don't want to do that!
the XRR is great ... Martin quite literally rode his into the ground ... he looped it and broke his leg so I got to ride his bike behind the Land Cruiser. its way faster, way firmer and hard on the butt. fuel consumption and fuel tolerance were impressive: same as the XRL on Algerian plonk. for more competitive stuff, its the way to go, but I couldn't get on with it for a long, long trip. good luck with it in the competitions!
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