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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It's the worst kind of problem ie intermittent... Basically the bike loses all power for a second or so and then picks up again exactly as if I let go of the throttle and then slammed it on again. It only happens at altitudes above 3000 metres and only after a solid hour or two of continuous riding. If I stop and turn the bike off for 10 minutes it usually goes away but sometimes not. At one point I thought it was the breather tube on the tank being blocked and so I pulled over when the problem was happening and opened the tank cap, thinking that if the breather was blocked, that would clear things up. One time this made no difference and the second time I tried it it killed the engine and I had a nervous few minutes in a desolate place here in the Peruvian Andes unable to start the engine I don't really understand why this would kill the engine but maybe the system is pressurised in a way I don't understand??
I have changed the spark plugs and looked at the injectors (look clean enough to me). I was wondering if it was dodgy fuel as can be common in the Andes but the last time it happened it was fuel from the coast and of a higher octane which is supposed to be much more reliable. At that point I cleaned the air filter but it didn't seem particularly dirty. It's possible that has fixed it as it hasn't happened since but I am dubious as the following day was just descent and I haven't been back up high since.
I will be heading to Bolivia which is all about altitude and lacking in much mechanical support soon and I would like to feel more confident that I won't get stranded somewhere.... I am in Lima for the next day or two which is the nearest thing to civilisation I will see for a while (although the BMW dealer here has not inspired my confidence by messing up a simple valve clearance check..) so here is the place to take any action...
My twin did the same & I thought it was bad fuel (I'm in Africa at the moment) but Chris at Jungle Junction said this "No i have not attended to the Fuel pump problem yet, thank you for the early notice.
We had several BMW F 650/800 Gs with the same symptoms and know wot to do." So may pay to check the fuel pump.
Thanks for those ideas Docsherlock. The problem usually occurs after at least an hour of riding - more often 4 or 5, so yes the tank is generally less than half full. Chris at Jungle Junction has kindly sent me some instructions for cleaning the fuel pump so I'm going to try that.
Well I guess you don't need his email then LOL
He really seems to know his bikes. Mine did the same tho after about 4 or 5 hrs just goes to cut out like you've run out of petrol & if you idle off a fair bit it kicks in and goes again, but a couple of times mine stopped completely & started again about 10/15 mins later.
Oh yeh I really love the bike !!
I see you have an Enfield ! I just bought one in India about 2 mths ago & is sitting on the docks in Brisbane but I want get to ride it till Xmas when I get home. I think they are fantastic bikes !!!!!
You will need to double check the exact procedure in the manual but I believe you need to check the outflow (?90 l/ph) and pressure (??50 psi) for which you will need a container and pressure monitor. I am not certain of those figures - need to cross reference to manual.
I'd take off the fuel pressure sensor first and see if that made a difference as supposedly the bike runs fine without it, albeit the pump is at max pressure all the time.
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