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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Hello everyone, on our way to ghana and since leaving the Uk we seem to have a blowout happening with our 3.4 V8 in our landy. The last part of the exhaust is just new, we checked all filters and fuel stream (constant and fine) but somehow as soon as we drive around 15,35,65 it seems as if the engine holds back, then jumps forward. Several machanics say they cant see anything wrong, carbs are set correctly at 27 last moneth, but sometimes the little balc caps come off (mechanic said this should no a problem??) , no cables touching with metal.... Could it be the air pressure in the exhaust, and does anyone recognise this problem???
'black caps coming off ' - which ones do you mean ? on the carbs ?
what year is you Landy and is it an original V8 or a conversion ?
a few things to try in order - simple first !
1 - are the ignition leads BRAND new ? if not replace them - this is a common cause of backfiring with Rover V8s - if they are new - clean them & use some silicon grease on all the lead ends to ensure a good connection.
2 - older Rover V8s tend to wear there points/rotor arms fairly quick - check for wear - even on what is a fairly new set, also the distributor cap while you are there - any pitting and carbon deposits removed.
The ignition coil and timing obviously have to be spot on too....
3 - check your plugs next if 1 & 2 does not improve problem.
4 - Rover V8s run hot - as youll know from the roasting transmission tunnel !!!this can cause a vapor lock in the fuel system - you say the fuel feed is good - does the problem occur when engine is is hot or cold - vapour locks will occur when engine is hot and the vehicle is travelling slow (less airflow through engine bay)
this can be a problem on V8 conversions with fuel lines run too close to the engine -also in line fuel filters can be where this happens if they get too hot- if this is the problem make up a 'heat shield' with some metal or non flammable material covered in cooking foil between engine and fuel line.
what carbs are they ? SU or Stromberg ? - if all the above does not work, then you might have a a problem with a carb
- the dash pots on SU s should be filled with 20 or 30 weight oil (if they empty quickly the carbs are worn) and the caps should not come off as they have a fine screw thread.....
let us know if these steps work.....
oh yeah - the exhaust - is it a standard or performance one ? - it shoudnt make much difference - if it is a performance box then you will tend to get some 'popping' on the overrun (when you come of the throttle under engine braking) but not full backfiring....
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