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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Currently on a couple of Honda Falcon NX400's (Think NX650 format with XR400 engine, made in Brazil) doing a long Tour (Central America, Far east and keep heading west...) and doing a little routine and other maintenance in Los Angeles.... My Questions
Who in that area might have a lot of experience with XR400 engines...?
When I took the spark plug out of one it was very stiff and brought some alloy with it, the new one has gone in and tightened down but I wonder if I should pull the head off and helicoil the plug thread?
What would cause a plug to seize / damage threads. Possible overheating?
should I leave well alone or recut the thread/ helicoil? There is like 11 turns of the thread and perhaps/ the first 4 may be a little dodgy now, is it possible it might spit its plug out if I leave it any experience? Is There enough metal to put in an insert?
removing rocker cover... it is likely that I overtightened the small bolts last time I had it apart. If I encounter damaged threads is there enough metal to helicoil these..... any experience
How long do these engines last ( big ends etc) they have been regularly serviced. Fed oil, had timing chains replaced. Are not obviously using oil between services..... have now done 56000km (35000 miles) any experience?
Any advice would be very gratefully received.....
Sheonagh (and Pat) aka 'Dusty old bags'
PS anyone got a spare crate near here ?
I am interested in buying a used Falcon 2008 with 26,000 km on it, here in Costa Rica. Everything here costs twice as much as anywhere else so it will cost almost $7000 after I pay it off with interest, my question is: is this bike something that is worth investing in can be worked on and kept like new over the long haul.Anyone have any input? My other alternatives are to buy a much older bike, or a much cheaper chinese 400, or pay a lot more for a newer one.
Spark plug thread excepted I hope all is well with Pat and yourself and that your trip is going well.
Your problem may have been caused by not copper based greasing the thread before screwing the plug in, use a small amount each time it goes in to avoid this. Depending on how much metal came out with the plug it might be alright until the next time it comes out but it would be wise to get it helicoiled at a convenient point along with the rocker cover threads, it should be no problem for a competant mechanic or engineer to do this.
With the regular mentainance and use it is getting I would have thought your engine should go on for 80-100,000 miles so plenty of life left yet.
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