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 a 1994 XT 600 E and have had a rough time finding pannier racks for it in the states. So a friend and I measured, figured and worked up a design to build one. We had auto cad drawings made and our first prototype will be made this week or next. The design is unique and uses one piece of aluminum (not counting the brackets.) The rack sort of has the same look as a CRD skidplate and comes with a grid of mounting holes.
I'll post pics when I get 'er installed. I'm mounting Seahorse cases to the rack (2 side, 1 top and perhaps tool tubes on the inside)
I'm gauging interest in such a rack. The price point isn't set yet but we think we'll be quite a bit lower than SW Motech or Hepco and Becker etc.
I'm not sure the model for the 94 will fit but it very well may. It depends on the tailights. The rest is relatively universal and the brackets can be adjusted. So keep your eyes open. I'll post the pics very soon.
I adapted my bike a little, as my rear fender is not factory, nor is my tail light, so chances are your design will bolt right up. what I'm seeing when I look is that the frames are at least similar,if not identical, so I see no reason they should not bolt up.
I had some givi wing rack on mine and had a coulple of off,s on a riverbed and both ankles got badly damaged including ligaments so I binned em and now use oxford soft panniers,best money ever spent.....except on heated grips.....and bar risers .....and red wine.....
I finally got my rack water jet cut, bended and installed. I hand made the brackets. This version is obviously the prototype. I'm thinking about improving on this design and then manufacturing them and offering them for sale. I'm adding i-bolt ties downs and a tool tube on the inner left side.
I went on a 300 mile journey / camp with the racks and boxes this past weekend. Part of this trip was on rough, hilly gravel. The racks performed very well. There was no loosening of the racks or the boxes nor was there any ill-effects to the stability of the bike.
To be the voice of constructive criticism, the bags are too low, my last racks I made for my XT were about that height. I actually cut holes in the bottoms of the cases from the lean angle on curvy roads.
Also, I found out that a pre-1990 (kicker-only) shock works really great on the 1990-1995 XT600E. Stiffens it up great and brings the seat height up about 1 inch.
I'll see if I can get up a picture of my version 2 racks.
Motoduro, I like your frames. That's the kind of thing I'm hoping to fabricate. Are they only using the pillion handle mounting points and the rear brace? Or do you also have a strut to the rear pillion peg mounting points?
For the cases I don't want the hassle of fabricating any, or the expense of buying made for the purpose either, and I don't need them that big. I was thinking of using something like this
and riveting some locking cabinet bolts like these
to the sides of them to bolt them to the the frame, giving both security and quick release.
I was also going to fit some side flashers to the outer sides of the cases and an electrical marine plug and socket of some description to each side of the bike, wired into the rear indicators.
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