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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Hi I´m in Iquique Chile and one of my fork seals has started to leak. I´ve just been through the dust and mud of bolivia where they got very covered in mud, including where the forks go into the seals.
I can see no visible damage to the seal but the rate of leakage appears to be increasing, though they are now clean.
My main concern is wether I stop here to try and get it fixed - or whether I should be okay to get to Santiago (about 1200 miles, 1600 km away) where I can get the BMW dealer to look at them? How much oil has to come out before there is a risk of more serious damage to the fork itself.
Although there are some rough sections between Iquique and Santiago most of the Panamericana is (comparatively) smooth and flat, although the last time I did this section parts of the road had gone due to an earthquake. I think you should be fine providing you top up regularly (keeping the levels in each fork the same) and take it VERY steady, particularly on the steep windy decents where much of your weight will be over the front (e.g. around Antofagasta). Are you sure there is no BMW dealer in Antofagasta or Copiapo? Probably not, but I wouldn't know for sure. The worst that can happen is that you'll end up with a dangerous pogo-like ride, and you can manage that if you take it steady. I have had this problem on an old Tenere, and it is possible to get used to it. I've heard this is common on F650GS's. Why did BMW not fit fork gaitors?? When you get this fixed it might be wise to invest in some.......
In short, I would risk it.
One other thought. I have no idea if it will work or not, but it might be possible to use some of that engine stop leak on the forks (Holts or similar if you can get it). It's bound to affect the fork oil viscosity, but it might just make the seals expand enough to get you to Santiago with minimum loss. It's helped me before.......
thanks for the tips. after looking at the chain gang i tried cleaning between the fork and seal with a bit of flexible plastic - this seems to have slowed the rate of loss. I´m in Antofogasta now and will be able to get to Santiago without any problems I think.
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