Category Archives: Suzuki GS500R Overlander

Building a rack – 2 of 3

Building a rack – Part 1 is here Some 30 years ago, when it came to making a rack for my first Sahara bike, the design was fairly obvious: a platform (left). Even though I’d been riding for a few … Continue reading

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Shopping with the Magadans

Index page Supplies were getting low so it was time to saddle up and head to town, a good opportunity to try out the Magadans and also see how the bike managed with a heavy load. I’m still dithering about … Continue reading

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GS500R – tyres and bars

Index page The GS-R has now shed it’s used road tyres and taken on a pair of 110/80 B 19 Heidenau K60, the tyres that impressed me on the Morocco ride I took in March on the 650GS. At the same … Continue reading

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Fitting Tubliss liners (GS500R; Himalayan)

Updated March 2019 Tubeless Conversion Index Page GS500R Index Page Himalayan Index Page Tubliss Generation 2 is now widely available in 18, 19 and 21-inch sizes for WM3 (2.15”) or slimmer rims. I fitted one to the front of my … Continue reading

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Building a rack ~ 1 of 3

Bored already? Part II here. GS500R index page I’ve been giving a lot of thought about what sort of a rack to get made for the GS. Obviously buying one and if necessary, adapting it would have been easiest. I tried … Continue reading

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GS500R Overlander – First Ride

Index page A little more than three years after I bought it, my GS-R got wheeled out of a Derbyshire hilltop hangar to prepare for it’s maiden flight – a run of a few hundred miles to far northern Scotland … Continue reading

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GS500R Overlander – progress report

Index page The GS500R Overlander project bike is taking shape, although it’s not quite a fully set jelly. The critical mod: adapting the rear DR650 hub and brake to fit the donor bike’s swing arm and chain run has been completed … Continue reading

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