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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Apparently, if the chain is too tight, for example, the output shaft can lose its splines, so whip off the cover and look at the front sprocket to see if there is any play of the sprocket on the shaft.
Takes a while to occur, and a well set-up chain as well as decent sprockets (OEM is best bet apparently).
Another wealth of knowledge, duly shared (as long as you post a picture of your bike in your opening post!!), is Honda Trail Bike Forums
Change before you go: Wheel bearings
Fit a washable foam air filter, but make sure it seals properly round the airbox outlet (our Pipercross units were washable and effective, but only with the aid of the steel plate from the top of the OE air filter to clamp them down in place - the black plastic trim panel over the top does not retain the filter, only the bolts at the corners)
Chain and sprockets
Take with you (probably not a big deal to have with you when you leave as you can simply buy stuff further south in the US, these things were harder to get hold of in the Congo...):
Front sprocket (particularly if riding sandy roads)
Regulator/rectifier unit - one of our bikes got through three reg/recs on the way through Africa
Tyres if desired...
And if you ride hard on rough dirt roads, remove the front mudguard and strap it to your luggage - the forks flex enough for the back of the guard to hook over the bash plate and get ripped off it's rear mounts, making the front rub against the tyre. And if you're in muddy terrain, it'll clog up with mud and lock the front wheel.
Can't think of anything else, if I do, I'll post again...
I wonder what he took and what he needed!!
The guy has only 2 posts since 2001, so perhaps he is stranded needing a part that people are suggesting in 2010.
I've no idea about Garcia. Just passing by I expect.
But MMaarten (Dutchman now in Bolivia) rode all round S. America on his
africa twin and wrote a book on it ... he sent me a copy. Not half bad for a guy with English as a 2nd (or fourth?) language. Some funny stuff in a way.
I'm thinking Maarten knows about all there is to know about the AT.
He also was quite good at riding that heavy beast in tough conditions. He did really well on it.
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