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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I am sure this is a simple procedure, but I can not see how to do it!
I have a workshop manual on CD but it does not seem to explain this procedure. It just says `remove seat`, which is really descriptive!
I can`t see any catches anywhere and I don`t want to start removing bolts unneccesarily. Any info much appreciated.
Mark, there are 2 bolts beneath the seat that secure the seat to the rear subframe. They are directly underneath, about 2/3 of the way back, and they require a M10 socket. Other than that, you lift the seat at the rear and slide it back a little to disengage the plastic tongue at the front of the seat.
It's a process that I'm sure you will get lots of practice with - I've seen one bloke weld wing-nuts to the bolt heads to make removal a tool-less job...
There are two M6 bolts on the underside of the seat that fasten throught the subframe. Look under the rear mudguard above the rear wheel. If they are still standard a 10mm socket should fit be warned they may be seized.
I would recomend replacing with stainless bolts when replacing the seat.
Thanks guys. This is the first bike I have owned with any off road pretentions and things are a bit more basic. I am used to having to turn a key and just lifting the seat off!
Has anyone got any experience of the taller screens that are available for this bike?
I was not willing to fork out 60 odd quid for a taller screen so I improvised! I had an old visor from a Shoei which had a few scratches and I cut a lump of each side and carefully drilled 3 holes to fit it as a kind of extension to the existing screen. It works a treat and doesn`t look to sh1teI have also fitted a new baglux tank cover (cheap off ebay Germany), heated grips and a 12v socket. All I need now is a second hand Givi wingrack and make up some brackets to fit it so I can use the panniers I already own. Why haven`t Givi made a system for this bike. It was in production for many years so there must be a market?
There is definately a wing rack kit for this bike, I had one for my bike in 1992....when I had a new one, the top box had a universal plate to fit to and the side panniers (38litre) were mounted on the wingrack. I remember a dedicated kit for it..... With I think a universal wingrack, vaguely remember unboxing it from new!
You are right Jamie, but they have discontinued it! I have just bought a second hand wingrack which I am picking up tomorrow which I will butcher onto my bike. Not to bothered about appearance as it a tool, not an ornament.Apparently the wingracks are being phased out entirely to make way for the lighter Hepco & Becker style bike specific systems.
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