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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I'm currently travelling around SE Asia on an XR400SM and a week or so ago when i was leaving Malaysia for Thailand i noticed a small clunking noise in the engine it wasn't very loud but didn't sound right but after the bike warmed up a bit it stopped so i carried on. I woke up the next morning and when i started the bike the noise was there again but slightly louder but again stopped once the engine warmed up a bit so continued on to find a more populated area i might find a descent mechanic. I made it to Phuket and when i started it the next morning the noise had become a lot worse and i didn't think it would be wise to try and ride it Bangkok plus it's a nightmare up there with all the protests going on. I found a million little bike shops in Phuket but none that made me feel comfortable about letting pull my engine apart after talking to them and seeing the state of the workshops. After asking around a few expats and trying the internet i got recommended to some guy an English guy used but he only rode a scooter so i wasn't totally convinced but decided to go down to chat to the mechanic who said "yeah sounds like your Cam Shaft" but wouldn't know until he pulled the engine apart and once he did he wouldn't be able to put it back together even if i didn't want him to fix it till he could get new gaskets from Bangkok but this could take a month as they may have to order from Japan. Walking down the road wondering what the hell i was going to do next i stumbled upon a slightly bigger bike shop with a much better looking work shop and quite a few big bikes out the back so i went in and asked the guy could he take a look and after a couple of calls said it's probably your Cam Chain so he pulled out the tensioner made a bit of an adjustment and just like that the noise was gone. He tried to find me a new tensioner but parts for an 07 XR400SM aren't exactly high in demand here. He then gave my bike a full look over, tightened a few things, lubed my chain and topped up my brake fluid and changed the Oil then didn't charge me anything except for the Oil
So now i'm planning on ordering the parts from back home (Sydney) and was just wondering if there is anything else i might need when replacing the Cam Chain and Chain Tensioner as in are there any other pieces that you normally need to order when changing a Cam Chain. I just want to avoid waiting several weeks for the Cam Chain to arrive and then finding out i needed some special little rubber or a seal that i missed and having to wait another 3 weeks.
Contact M Technik in Singapore. They should have everything in stock you need and they can either post it to you in Thailand or, even better, post it to you at the other side of the border (i.e. poste restante). You could take the train there to collect the parcel, unpack it and pay no duty. However, you need to consider your visa situation. I also have some Malaysian biker friends who may be able to help you out.
I'm not familiar with this particular engine, but if the cam chain has a link then all you need is the chain and some gasket sealant. Chan at M Technik should be able to tell you.
M-Technik Motorsports LLP
51 Ubi Ave 1, #05-08
Paya Ubi Industrial Park
Tel : +65 6844 8973
Fax : +65 6234 2773
email : mtechnik at singnet dot com dot sg
Please email (not PM) me if you need further help.
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