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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Buying A Suzuki Drz400sm In South Africa And Convert It To Dirt Bike
Im thinking of buying a suzuki drz400sm version and convert it to the -S- dirt bike , because the -SM- are cheaper and much newer from the regular suzuki 400S model dirt bike.
what will i have to change in order to fit it?
the rims , tires and sprockets ..any thing else?
SM tryes are usually quite robust on dirt due to the nature of it being a supermoto bike; otherwise you need to have a look at your tyre size on the tyre wall and see if you can get some dirt tyres.
The size guide will look like this: xxx/xx - xx - MC - xxx
The first three crosses will be tyre width, the next two will be the gradient of the tyre wall, the next two crosses will be the rim size. It imperative that these numbers on your current tyre match your new tyre. (MC= motorcycle, and the last crosses represent the speed rating)
My guess would be at least the rims... also perhaps the swingarm and front forks, should they be shorter? Regardless it will cost a lot of money I think....
i read that the suspensions are quite good actualy in the sm version , the are simply harder and a lot of people told me i wont need to touch them at all.
i prefer the sm version because i can get a newer bike..
the drz sm still manufacture but the drz s 400 the newest one i saw was 2009 and cost more then the sm. :0
If the question's what will you have to change, then the answer is not much. If you want to run dirt tyres, you can mess about trying to fit two rear tyres, but for the sake of a pair of secondhand S or E model wheels, you're up and running with proper dirt wheels. There is a reason dirt bikes have 21 inch front wheels after all.
If you want the original speedo to read correctly, you then also want an S-model speedo drive. Again, secondhand is just fine.
After that it's up to you. Personally, for my current bike, the idea of down-grading the forks in order to fit a smaller front disc was laughable, and I run the SM forks, and both SM discs - MUCH better braking on tarmac, particularly noticeable when laden. If your trip is going to be all off-road with practically no luggage, then fine - but even so, the chances of damaging the SM front rotor are pretty low when travelling (as opposed to ragging round some woods in an enduro event or what have you) - you can slow down and take a careful route through any given obstacle. Remember the DRZ S-model suspension is generally figured to be a bit on the soft side, add a bit of luggage and that'll only get worse. The SM kit I think will work just fine.
Gearing wise, the SM sprockets of 15-41 feel a bit tall with an 18 inch rear, I am currently running (S model standard gearing) 15-44.
I did loads of stuff to my bike, but that's just me, and just cos I wanted to. I'm really pleased with it after its 5k miles of travel so far, anyway.
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