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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I have a 1975 BMW R0/6 that is in great shape, purchased it from an english fellow who rode from alaska to new orleans. It runs great and all is well except one major problem.
When I get up to around 70 MPH there is a fairly unpredictable wobble that begins randomly. speeding up makes it worse, slowing down to under 70 cures the problem. Sometimes I can up to 80 or more without it occuring, but then out of nowhere, it happens.
I have noticed that when I add a good amount of weight (ie second passenger, or my camera gear (45pounds) to the rear seat of the bike, there is no wobble issue.
So I loosened the rear shocks a bit but that didn't seem to cure the problem
any advice or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
R90/6... ahhhhh an engineered motorcycle. I'm assuming you have checked for chassis problems like worn or over-tight steering head bearings? Get the front wheel off the ground and turn handlebars slowly to feel for tight spots or lumps. Grip front wheen and try to pull it back and forwards. Grip top and bottom of each wheel when off the ground to check the wheel bearings don't have play.
These bike are very sensitive to tyre type, tyre wear and tyre pressure. What sort of tyres are they and and how worn? What pressure?
The connection into the instrument house - it happens that the wire get unscrewed...
Rare, but it happens, the "sprocke-drive" inside the speedo in the speedo-gauge can have been damaged/worn-out. (should last >>X00 000 miles...)
The problem with the crank-connected speedo is very well known. The newer shaft connected has a reputation to be far better.
...did you mean vehicle wobble and not speedo wobble?...
* new steeringhead bearing
* steeringdamper - install or renew if broken
* new swingbearings
Renew bearings since if you have gotten wobble and not touched them, they are worn (badly?). You will be wasting your time if you only try to reset the bearings preload and torque-down pressure.
Too large play at steeringhead and swing-arm attachment will result in wobble.
IF your shocks have lost their shock-absorbation (=broken oilseal and no oil left in them) - this will also cause wobbel at higher speeds. Overhaul or renew.
If you've got broken forkseals - lost oil. It may cause wobble. Renew seals, Fill with Omega 699 Automatic gearbox oil (5W/20) and Omega 917 seal improver => same daping cold as hot and the seals are "protected" and will last several times longer.
Sub-frame loose at connection under the tank/seat => will cause wobble.
Sprocket broken in wheel, or sprockets unevenly tighten; wheel not round and skewed => will cause wobble.
My experience is that the bearings are the prime cause to suspect.
There is a joker cause also:
- if your steeringhead bearings have rusted solid and you have used chain-oil or similare sticky slippery grease fluid to the the steering to operate - that will cause wobble at higher speeds since the bearing is no longer a ballbearing... oh, yes - I've tested this and passed our yearly vehicle (e.g. TÛV) inspection several years in a row before I realized/discovered the problem... yes - no BMW mechanic found the problem either(!)...
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