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!
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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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Just wondered if anyone could help please?
Gearbox is leaking oil into swinging arm on my 1990 R100GS.
I need to replace the output shaft oil seal therefore.
Can I bang a new one in from the outside i.e. without splitting the gearbox, or does it have to be replaced from the inside, necessitating opening the gearbox to get to the inside of the gearbox cover? Am hoping won't have to open the gearbox as it involves heating etc.
Would really appreciate any know-how on this.
I want to confer Alibabas comment on the vent right above the seal.
This vent was made for the older monolever models and allowed the oil filled swingarm to breathe into the gearbox. This vent are simply sealed with sealant on the parralever models but I have fixed numerous oil leaks which simply was this breather hole that was not properly blocked.
You should also make sure the gearbox vent at the speedo cable is clear as a blockage here can force oil past the seal.
The M6 screw holding the battery earth in place must have a small hole through the center. This screw sometimes get replaced by a regular screw or the hole can be blocked.
If you need to eventually replace the seal make sure the vent directly above it is blocked or else you will have some oil in the swingarm again.
My opinion is that it is safer to remove the lid for the installation of the oil seal the hard part being the removal of the output flange. Keep all the spacers in their right places and reassemble the same.
The big danger is damaging the flange to which the rubber boot attaches when removing the output flange or when installing the seal.
Torquing the nut holding the output flange to 220nm is very critical.
My best advice is to take the gearbox to a dealer for repairs and get them to service it at the same time replacing all bearings and seals.
You can save some money by removing and refitting it your self.
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