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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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I have DRZ400e which I find a bit loud it has the standard spark arrestor. I feel riding into a small village will let everyone know you have arrived not quite what I want. Has anyone done anything to there bike to keep the noise down. Has any one used muffler packing or know if the DRZ has muffler packing at all.
Any ideas would be great.
I have an FMF Q pipe on mine and whilst it isn't exactly quiet, it's acceptable. My mate has an "S" tailpipe on his and it's quieter but robs a bit of the top end. I have a scorpion on my S and that's fine with the "road legal" baffle fitted.
The Suzuki oem pipe is too loud/not permitted for enduro races in the UK! Anything afternmarket will be quieter. FWIW, my DRZe has a Per4mance pipe (I think that's what it said on the badge (before it fell off!). It also weighs about 3 kgs less than oem.
If your after quiet go for the S pipe, you dont seem to be someone who would want to scream around anywhere anyway. I have a UK S pipe fitted to an E engine/FCR carb sat in an S frame, and its pretty quiet, as I am lucky enough to live in Cornwall, and can chose to do green lanes on the way home, and dont want to annoy people by being noisy, stealthy ride, I am not in a race! Yes it is restrictive above 70, but where are you riding and how fast. Only thing to be aware of is the extra heat generated by restricting the hot gasses, make sure you put extra heat material under the rear plastic panel. Or do what i did and put a strong back bar to keep the panel off the exhast if using throwovers, it will melt and damage the panniers if it sags. oh and it adds a few pounds to the higher weight of the bike. but again if its a steady ride your style is then it wont be a problem. Get a cheap second hand one off ebay and try it out. Get to some local meets, the DRZ is everywhere, and listen to what sounds best for you. Good Luck
I took the end off mine and stuck some silencer packing in there - packed it round the outside so there was still a path straight through, but smaller. Seemed to work (well, I never got kicked out of any enduros I entered) and didn't notice too much performance loss.
Not sure if they are still available but when I had a DRZe I fitted a CRD silencer, the Absolute Performance version. It used both a mechanical baffle and fibreglass wadding to absorb the sound and was fairly quiet without restricting power.
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