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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Hi it,s the beast of bodmin (mez)
Then is this the lady of the lake,just joking Ken have you fixed that starter yet
That's no lady - that's me...
Thanks for the pictures.
If it's OK with you, will probably put them in my blog sometime.
Tackled the starter this morning. Corroded wire feeding the solenoid, it had been rubbing against a plastic cable guide, probably since new, and worn right through the insulation. Only green powder where wire should be.
As I looked around for a way of accessing this, nothing more than the power of my gaze made a connector drop right out of its receptacle on the main battery feed to the fuse. So the whole bike's electrics became dead.
I think I was lucky to get home from Bodmin.
There was a lot of green powder all round here.
All fixed better than new (I hope).
Will put it all back tomorrow morning as they say the sun will shine. And my right thumb has forgotten what it's there for.
Hi ken glad you have it sorted ,your welcome to use the picture i have some more of you i will email them to you. jack had some problems with his exhaust on the way home,and was burning more oil than petrol .turned out to be a broken top ring on the piston all sorted now
A much more sensible option. I did a few H&H enduros when I had mine. Not the lightest bike but they are solid, reliable and pretty forgiving.
Check to see if the spacer behind the front sprocket has been swapped for a stainless one. The std spacer is mild steel and can rust causing the oil seal to rip and dump the engine oil. The early ones had a ridiculously loud exhaust but I think they sorted that on the later bikes. The headlamp also came hard-wired to hi beam despite having a twin filament bulb; easy enough to fit a switch. Most of these things will have been sorted on a used bike. If you have any questions, ask away. I had mine for a few and racked up enough miles on it.
Found a picture of it in road trim. That exhaust got flattened when I got punted off by a car - I used some of the metal I saved from it to make the brackets for the screen on my Xch. No other damage to the bike though.
Rossi, road tyres on a DRZ...???? Criminal...!!! Will check the sprocket gizmoid mod. I've entered the Cornish Coast2coast trial next sunday, getting MT43's fitted next sat, pick the thing up next thurs... nothing like last minute planning eh ?? Will be tapping into your font of wisdom then with ref to DRZ banter, thanks for offer.
I found the bars were a bit low and too far back. Standard bar risers were no use as they move the bars slightly further back. A set of offset risers which position the bars further forward worked wonders.
The 3-spokes were a blast on a twisty road but the main purpose was to save wear on the knobblies.
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