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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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.
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Greetings BMW tech gurus ...
I need some advice. I just finished putting the engine back together on my wife's 2000 F650ST after a nasty overheating experience. Long story. I had both the head and the mating cylinder faces re-machined. Head vacuum tested. New head gasket. Meticulously reassembled. Adhered carefully to torqueing procedure, yada yada ... She started up on the first kick, ran beautifully for several minutes and then slowly started blowing steam. I'm obviously getting coolant into the cylinder. Clymer recommends loosening and re-torque of all the external head bolts in this situation but I'd appreciate any additional perspective on this. Can I "over-torque" the 4 primary head bolts? Thanks in advance.
I Re-torqued the 4 main head bolts to 60Nm. After about 2 minutes of running the F650 started to blow a bit of steam again, but when she hit temperature everything settled in. Tested the bike with a 1/2 hour ride last evening. Good to go!
By blowing steam do you mean steam coming out of the exhaust pipe? If you had a previous problem where there was coolant coming out the exhast with antifreeze smelling exhaust fumes your muffler will have residiual coolant in it. On japanese bikes I repair the exhaust can steam for miles and miles. I make sure I run them a lot before I give them back . If on the other hand you have bubbles in the radiator....that is a problem.
Yup - white exhaust (steam) coming out of the tail pipe.
Unfortunately, checking for bubbles in the coolant would be difficult on the F650 with the gas tank in place ... but I was so certain that coolant was slowly getting into the cylinder past the new head gasket. Now I'm not so sure. After the initial damage there was a LOT of coolant pushed into the exhaust system and you're probably right that it took time to clear itself. Didn't even think of that. Kinda wish you had weighed in on the subject a week ago ... but everything is good. She runs clean beautiful now.
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