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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I've just managed to pick up an 1985 XL600LMF from eBay, non running and I'm using it as a summer project ready for a trip in Autumn.
I've been looking header pipes for it and would like to ask if anyone knows whether they're the same for the XL/XR600?
Also, other than the obvious like Fuel tank, 1st gear, swingarm are there many differences with the XL600LMF from the XL and XR. I understand if it's a bit of a bone question but I'm trying to find (internet) parts for the 'LMF' and they're like hens teeth! So if I can find common parts with the bikes, it'll make life easier and still stay original.
I'm getting back from a long stint in Iraq soon and I'm picking it up next week, soooooo looking forward to it and would like to post the progress with pics, etc. I'm used to Yamahas so this Honda will be interesting..!
Comparing a picture of the XL (from Google images) with my XR600 the header pipes look pretty much the same - as far as the join in the system about half way down anyway. Even if they're not an exact match they look close enough that a bit of "persuasion" would be all that was needed.
Some of the other parts - forks, bits of the frame, rear hub, have a family resemblance to my (87) XR so it might be somewhere to start if you've got a breakers you can visit rather than just buying and hoping on ebay.
I agree, a lot does look similar and undoubtably there will be but I've heard the stroke is different on the XR from the XL.
There aren't any manuals that seem to cover the LMF. I'm wanting to avoid ordering parts and finding they don't fit, etc. It doesn't help that the LMF is as rare as hens teeth but that is also some of the appeal.
I've emailed breakers around the country but due to this weekend I'm not expecting replies for a bit yet.
The XR and XL do have different strokes, I have a XL fitted with a Dommie 650 engine but i'm using the XL header pipes and a XR600 exhaust and the only thing i had to modify was the hanger for the exhaust.
I've managed the drive to Bristol from Edinburgh and the bike is now in Scotland 'the Nooo!'
I've just made a start with opening it up and have found a could of nasty surprises and bodge jobs but it's not looking a complete disaster.
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