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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Hi, my clutch cable broke on Friday and luckily the agent got a new one to me that evening. Thanks to Bavarian Motorcycles of Pretoria, South Africa. (Christo in particular) Late this afternoon I found the time to change it. Fed the new cable in from the handlebar as I followed the old one out. Then I hit a snag. Where the cable goes through the housing for the swinging arm. How does one get the cable and Booties through this hole? Must the cable go in from the bottom up or from the top down? Does the swinging arm have to be loosened or removed to get the cable in and out?
Please help urgently. I have the Haynes Service & Repair Book and they seem to have omitted this as I can't find it anywhere.
Tie the transmission end of the new cable to the lever end of the old
one (or vise-versa). Now when you remove the old one it will route
the new one in the correct location. It can be difficult to figure
out the correct routing once the old cable is gone.
Thanks Moto Edde for the advise, the important piece of info I need though is:
"Where the cable goes through the housing for the swinging arm. How does one get the cable and Booties through this hole?"
Must the cable go in from the bottom up or from the top down?
Does the swinging arm have to be loosened or removed to get the cable in and out of this hole?
Thanks from Stew.
Hi OldPete, thanks for your help, Like you said, I dropped Don a line and he came through for me.
His Answer was "soap and water, and you pull it up/through. Pull the new one through the other way (top down) more soap/water - and be careful you don't tear the rubber bellows."
In other words, I pulled the old cable up from the housing for the swinging arm and feed the new one down through the housing for the swinging arm.
I just modified his suggestion and coated the rubber bootie or bellows with Castrol Red Rubber Grease and once finished wiped the excess grease off of everything.
I then found I had lost the nipple that goes on the handle bar clutch lever end of the cable when the cable snapped.
I will get a new one from the agent on Monday, but came up with a temporary fix by cutting the old one off of the bottom of the old cable with a hacksaw with a cut wide enough to go over the cable. I then slid the modified old nipple onto the new cable at the clutch lever end.
Thanks from Stew to OldPete and Don
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