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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On a trip to Mongolia.
4000km ago in Macedonia one morning the bike acted strange and stoped as if was running out of gas.
5 min later, starter button, and off she goes.
On ocasions since then, the bike had a strange behavior, the same kind of thing. Some times when I pull the throttle it wouldn't respond as if it was with no gas.
Yesterday, after a short ride on a rough road the same thing happened, this time the bike stop and, ignition on, no lights, no start button nothing.
I manage to get the bike to a town connecting the red and black cables that go to the starter relay.
I had to do this several times, because the bike died on me, on red lights etc...
In the end no lights on even with that "wild connection".
Today with a new relay that I found by miracle (don't know if the original one works or not), the lights do get on but no starter sound, even if there is power coming from the starter switch.
I don't know the G650 pretty well, but I know a lot of friends had problems with the side stand switch which does not support water, dust etc... A quick and simple way to fix it is just to bypass it. It takes less than 5 mns. Even if it is not the problem on your bike, it could raise in the future so I would do it.
Otherwise, the G650 gurus should show up during the weekend if they are not traveling around the world. Good luck.
I think 8340SU's bike is a F650GS - not a G650. Not that there is much difference in a lot of them.
Oddly enough, Motoreiter is at this very moment stranded on the shores of Lake Baikal on his G650X with similar electrical problems.
He had just ridden 300-400Km of Asphalt which, being Russia, was a bit bumpy.
Suddenly, all together -
-The ABS light came on
-the speedometer went to Zero
-Engine ran very poorly, cutting out
A minute or so it restarted and all worked OK for another minute or so then the same things happened again.
The battery is now flat so it is going to go on charge overnight.
A friend of mine back in Lisbon (via mails) manage to come up with a solution for the electic problem.
We connected the the gray cable that comes out of the starter relay also to the battery NEG. Now the starter button works.
(I am not expert on electric, but it seems to me that is palica's sugestion...)
As for the gas thing I don't know. I will just keep going and see what happens.
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