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.'
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I'm having trouble getting my bike to start (2006 BMW1200GS). When I switch it on the computer doesn't recognise which gear I'm in. Nothing comes up in the little box which tells you which gear I are in, the green N light doesn't come up (I've checked that it is in neutral) and consequentally nothing happens when I hit the starter button.
This has happened a few times now - ever since I put a new battery in a few weeks ago. I didn't use the bike over winter and wonder if the rear brake had got stuck (which has happened before) and whether it was that which was stopping the bike register a gear. I played with both front and back breaks etc but still nothing.
The battery is fine
After a few minutes of pulling levers etc it comes on but I clearly haven't solved the problem. Am going to have to take it to a BMW dealer but thought I'd ask here in case anyone knows anything.
I don't know a thing about bike mechanics so please keep it simple.
Clutch IN, sidestand UP and you'll start the bike- be careful in case in it in gear!
The switch is a known issue and goes duff usually down to water ingress. (isn't it great on a £10K+ bike?? good old bm wobbleU! and yes I had one! but never again)
Fixed every time by taking out the connecter from the sensor at the rear of the gearbox and spraying with WD40
Worse scenario is the intermediate shaft bearings may have collapsed allowing the shaft to float and break the potentiometer (which you can also spray with WD40)
The gear indicator potentiometer is part 4 in the top picture
The potentiometer is at the rear of the gearbox. BMW can reprogram it using their software link
If memory serves, you'll need a small E8 torx spanner- some people replace the torx with an allen.
Sounds to me that unless you are willing to 'tinker' it may be best you go to a dealership.
I'm not a tinkering kind of man! So I think I'll have to let the expensive professionals look at it. I assume this could have happened as the bike wasn't used for about three months over winter (although I did have it covered it was outside).
I'm sure I did try with the clutch in, side stand up and it still didn't show me anything.
Never mind. I need new tyres and a rear suspension so I might as well just take it to deal and re-mortgage the house.
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