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.'
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Ah yes-details...sorry in reference to soft rear suspension on Suzuki 2001 DR650 with 26,000 mi., which is tightened all way- both spring and shock by book specs. No noticeable leaks. Have stopped at 2 bike shops, but no answers. It bottoms out going slow or fast over dips and low spots, or larger bumps. Only myself plus normal loaded luggage, similar to 2 up without luggage. Standard shock and spring came with bike. Acts like too overloaded, but book says bike can handle 2 persons. Why? Anything else I need to add? Thanks for your advice.
Sounds to me like the spring is just way too soft. Remember what the bike was designed for - solo off-road and trail, as well as street. For that, a softer spring is needed than two-up. And who says that the spring was correct in the first place. Sometimes (read: often) the factory gets it wrong, and it's too hard - or too soft. Also, springs "sack out" - or go soft, with mileage. Some sooner some later. Factory shocks and springs are made to a price - a low one. Better quality shocks and springs last much longer. Used to be that we considered factory shocks a good way to hold the bike off the tires while it was in the crate. On uncrating at the dealership the "shocks" were tossed with the rest of the packaging garbage. They're a lot better than that now, but 25-50,000 miles and the standard shocks are usually done, along with the springs.
Talk to a knowledgeable dealer and either replace the spring with a stiffer one, or better yet get a good shock. Lots of discussion on shocks here on the HUBB.
Thanks for great info. I agree...need new, stronger spring. Have talked to few shops in C. and S. Am., but no luck. Do I need to have one sent from USA? Or what´s best solution? I am in Columbia now. Will search more on web also. Jon
US is probably the best place, find someone who specialises in Suzuki's or one of the aftermarket spring companies like Progressive Suspension, and give them lots of information to help figure out what's needed.
Enjoy ColOmbia, it's a fantastic country, but do be very careful where and when you ride.
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