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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Here's a question for Twinkie owners who've ridden their ATs at altitude. Did the bike cope OK with the thinner atmosphere or did you re-jet the carbs and if so, what size jet did you use? Also, what are ATs like on crap fuel?
That is a difficult question. I have ridden @ two up in high alltitude on crapy fuel, and the peformance is piss poor. But adequate, compared to the work to change the jets. One up was much better. I only changed the air filter for a foam one, for more air. I felt a clear performance loss going over 3600 m.
The @ can handle quite low octane in its low tune.
I agree with everything said before, I used 'crappy fuel' aka the cheapest I got in the usa down south somewhere, THe alien highway (extraterrestorial highway) and run out of gas 15 miles before I should have.
Just some thoughts, since then put in the best I could
I took the AT to 5000 meter and it did fine. Yes, loss of power, no ideling, but running smoothly compared to many other bikes.
Also I run it on Brazilian fuell which contains 15 % alcohol. It idled a bit rough, but rode fine. After ajusting the idle-jet's (1/2 turn out) it ideled as if it was an alcoholic. (I mean good )
Last summer 3 @ from Poland took a part in a journey to Tajikistan. Highest altitude was 4655 m. Fuel was very poor, about 76 oct. Bikes were weak, lost a lot of power. Pamir is a flat plateu, but max speed at altitude 4200 was about 100 km/h. We didn't opened air filters, we didn't re-jet carbs.
But this year we will go higher, and we will re-jet carbs
I made myself one from a Twin Air unit for an Yamaha tenere 88-89. I do not know know for certain that the foam one let more air through. But i think so, from the look of it. I was driving with another @, hi was one up, I two up. His bike lost power on an lower altitude than mine, he ended up taking out his standard airfilter. But this may be just diffrences between acceptable power preferences between the two of us.
The main reasin for getting an foam, is the fact that it is washable. Then you are shure the filter aint clogged when entering high altitude. And a spare one thake no room, since you use the same "cage".
Many thanks . So you are saying you put the foam inside the metal "cage" in the airbox (RD07 of course) and this is all. Typical air filter (paper of KN?)was removed at altitude and replaced with this shaped tenere foam until descent Am I right?
I use the filter cage. I cut away the paper from the original airfilter. Used a Dremel to grind away the glue. Then I used epoxy to fill up the filter to the correct sice for the Tenere air filter. It make sense, I hope, when you see the @ air filter.
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