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 thought I might make a few notes on my recent KLE restoration that might be of use to anyone going to try to swap an ER-5 engine into their KLE. It took some trial and error, but its more or less working now!
1) The water system is different, you need to swap the coolant pipes from the top of the engine. These will not come willingly, in fact try to obtain a new set if you can.
2) The ER-5 Timing pickup nodes are completely different and will not work with your KLE ignition. Either 1) swap the ignition module or 2) use the alternator cover and rotor from your old engine. I did the latter out of necessity, however, I did notice that the ER-5 has a far more convincing rotor and magnets which are also a couple of cm wider than the KLE.
3) You need to retain your KLE accelerator cables, the ER-5's are both thinner and shorter.
4) The ER-5 selector drum is reversed, leaving you with motoGP style shifting. I have not worked out a way to solve this, I will need to fabricate a new shift, but its going to be tight to fit it all in.
5) The ER-5 uses a nut on the output shaft and not the splined washer of the KLE, make sure your donor engine has it fitted. Mine did not, I have temporarily used an M20 A2 Stainless locknut, but will try to find the proper replacement.
I think it was a worthwhile conversion, the engine is now ten years younger than the bike. I just wish I knew the gotchas, would have helped to avoid frustration!
HI, I know this is an old post, but a good one, I have just changed a kle 500 for an ER5, and it backfires, then I read your post, when you say change the ignition module, do you nmean the CDI / igniter cos it is known by many things.
I Had to use the Stator and cover from the ER5 as the magnets exploded in the KLE and went into the gearbox and everywhere, so do i only change the CDI / Igniter ??
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