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 have a 2004 r 1150 gs that has barely 30,000 Kms on it. Riding to work one day it revved out and wouldnt go into gear. Long story short, had the gearbox rebuilt by an engineer and rebuilt the clutch with my brother. I'm pretty sure we put the clutch back together properly. Once it was all back together, a test ride was in order. There was one noticeable problem though. when in gear with the clutch in if revved it would go forward and when the clutch was let out it makes a rattling noise. Also you can smell it getting hot. any thoughts as to what might be wrong? put it back together same way it came out. maybe we messed something up. trying to avoid a trip to the shop
It sounds like your clutch is dragging. It might be a problem with the hydraulic system, have you tried to bleed it?
You describe a rattling sound and this might indicate worn splines (input shaft gearbox or clutch). This might also give you a dragging clutch. Did you lube the splines with Staburags (or similar) grease?
everything was followed according to the book. tried bleeding it out just the other day again with a bleeder screw and it had no effect. took it for a ride down the street and it shifts ok, but i suspect the problem isnt occuring all the time. it made the sound sometimes and sometimes not. but it would go forward with it in gear whilst bike was revved. its all new clutch and gearbox. you think it might have something to do with slave cylinder? havent noticed any leaking fluids on the cement
not sure if that is making the sound. sound happens most of the time when clutch is used. can smell the clutch getting hot after very little use say 1 minute or so(thats without riding it either) . i cant figure what it is. might have to take the thing apart again and look at it
Based on your descriptions it looks like the frictionplate is more or less stuck on the input-shaft.
The only two things I can think of which can cause this is worn splines (input shaft and/or friction disc) or that the friction disk is the wrong way (long splines should be toward gearbox).
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