Category Archives: Suzuki GS500R Overlander

How to weigh your motorcycle

Unlike most riders, I am curious to know what my bikes actually weigh – especially before and after a makeover. For years I’ve used the bathroom scales trick; balancing the bike with the scales under one wheel, then the other then add … Continue reading

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Looking for Adventure: CB500X or MT-07

A few months ago I had a brief ride on Nick Plumb’s XTZ1200 (left). It was only a few miles but the creamy smooth pulse of the big, lazy engine was spellbinding. It took me back 36.6 years to my old Ducati  (right). In … Continue reading

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Tested: Trail Tech Vapor and Voyager

TRAIL TECH VAPOR (Voyager, see below) IN A LINE For my sort of use, better than the more complex and expensive Voyager. WHERE TESTED Around SW USA for a few weeks on a Honda CRF250-L. PRO • Easy to fit. … Continue reading

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GS500R – A Ride Across Britain

Since I rode the GS up to Scotland in June it’s received a few mods and the 700 mile ride back south (right) was a chance to put them to the test. Among other things I’d fitted K60 tyres on … Continue reading

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Tested: Rigid Industries SR-M LED Lamp

Being a late 80s bike which by some oversight got produced right into the 21st century, my GS’s lights have trouble attracting moths, and for the same reasons the alternator doesn’t have much poke either: a puny 200W at 5000rpm. But one … Continue reading

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GS500R – rear wheel conversion

My 2004 GS runs a 2000 DR650 hub, rotor, calliper and just lately, a DR slave cylinder too, all fitted to a 19-inch Excel rim in the original swing arm. My non-bikey mechanic mate did the job, taking some suggestions from … Continue reading

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Building a rack – 3 of 3

I revived a dormant discussion on DIY rack building on the HUBB (cited in Part 1) and users came up with several more good ideas on materials, joints and designs. One particularly interesting example was a mini-rack for a TTR made … Continue reading

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