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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Hello all-my 1st post! I have an 86XT600 and want to lower it (too tall for me) Ive raised the forks all the way, till they hit the handlebars & gave me 2-3cm drop. I was wondering if anyone has swapped a shorter rear shock- looks like an xt350 shock is 2-3cm shorter and should work? Or--does anyone make a lowering link like the sportbikes have?
For the shock, if it's cheap (30\40 USD) you can buy and try to put it on the bike, be prepared to make small works to install it, sometimes screws have different size, XT600 is usually 12mm upper 14 mm lower, XT350 could be different (12 -12).
Another simple way could be cut a slice of the foam from seatpost, (better to have it done from a specialist to avoid to make it useless) should cost approximately the same, but without all the "incognita" of changing shock...
I have 2 XT600 3AJ from 88 and 89. The 89 model has a new rear shock and is lower then the
88 with its worn out shock. I spoke to some one about this they said there were different settings on the shock to make it higher or lower. I had never heard this before and have not had a good look to see if its true but you could check your shock to see if its adjustable.
I had another XT 3aj that was even lower I did not have the bike long before selling it I then found a spare wheel that came with the bike and it was a steel rim 17" that came from a later XT. Not sure if its advisable to have a 17" rear with a 21" front but it worked ok you may have to change the rear sprocket size.
The seat is probadly the easist to change you can buy a scruffy old seat and cut this up if yours is good condition.
Right now, I have the threaded pre-load collar backed off as far as it can go w/o the spring falling off. But w/minimal pre-load, the rear is super mushy feeling. Im almost 200lbs & its wat too soft this way.
I thought about the seat but its near perfect & I hate to goof it up. Too bad the rear swing arm/shock linkage is so overly complex- I have a spare set but am confused as to which link needs to be shortened or lenghthened to get a drop w/o binding?
Seems like the xt350 shock is the easiest & cheapest way to go. Anyone got a good one to sell me?
Be aware that used shocks sold on ebay or similar are usually taken from bikes that have a lot of miles on, so are cheap but at the same time useless.
If you can find a service that makes car tuning, they will be able to help you modifying your shock. Doing a service on it, inserting some spacers inside to shorten it, maybe putting a shorter spring if needed, you will have a new shock and shorter.
But again as someone said, find a cheap seatpost on ebay, that will be the easiest way without to risk to change radically ur bike.
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