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.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Not planning on taking any trans continental trips with this bike, but I am having a very bad brake squeal problem. It is a 75 CB 550f and just about everything on it is original. I replace the pads about 1k miles ago, because the original pads were also squealing. After I remonted my wheels from replacing the original tires my new pads started squealing again any idea why this is happening? I tried to file the new pads down a little but only worked for a little while. any suggestions on how to fix this besides buying new pads again? Any response will be greatly aprciated.
Usually this is caused by the pad itself vibrating against the piston pushing it out. The cure is usually a special grease designed just for the purpose. A thin coat on the back of the pads will usually stop it. Also if there are rods that go across the caliper that the caliper or pads slide on, these may also need a special- different - grease. Your Honda dealer should have what's needed, you may even be able to get a little blob from the mechanics if you ask nice. But expect to pay for it, it's not cheap. You can also get it at most auto supply shops.
Make sure that you didn't lose/misplace the little springs/plates that sit against the pads these are anti-squeal also as Grant suggests try coating the BACK of the pads with a copper based high temp grease (Copaslip) and use a waterproof marine grease on the caliper sliders. (Bel-ray blue is good)don't get the copper grease on the pads it is very difficult to remove and tends to soak in!!!
hope this helps
Years ago I used a 550 F1 for many continental trips and remember it as a good reliable bike that was good for solo touring but a bit underpowered two up. It never let me down (which is more than I could say for a friends Trident T150 when we travelled together). I don't remember it suffering from brake squeal though. Usually a smear of something like copaslip on the back of the pads should be enough to stop it, but some makes of pads are more prone to it than others. Are you using Honda pads or another make?
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