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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Been out on my kle today, and started having problems it fairly randomly starts running badly then just stalls, then it will usually start again fairly soon. A guy in a bike shop said he thought it may be the regulator rectifier? Does this sound possible? Any help would be awesome! Cheers!
thanks for that, i'll check the temp of the r/r
others things i thought it could be are
-i had the tank off to put in a new air filter, may have put the breather back wrong
-ran on reserve (forgot to switch it back thought i'd drain the carbs to check the fuel
-i put a 12v socket on, any chance this isnt helping? not that i have used it alot yet!
i went for a ride the other day, and around 80 miles from home the exhaust header pipe came loose, rode home before i could fix it, any chance this may have done something?
For the cost involved just fit a new set of plugs [if you can find Iridium spark plugs- that is a type of plug, not a brand- most plug manufacturers make them these days. Just make sure they are the same heat range as the originals, a few extra dollars but you won't have to replace them for the next 100,000km].
To clean the carbie jets you will need to remove the carbie/s and carefully pull it apart to clean it.
Be VERY careful to do this in a clean area where you can't lose any of the small parts, and note where everything came from so you get it back together correctly.
Ideally get someone who has done carbies before to help you the first time you do it.
You will also need to fine tune the carbie after you have refitted it.
Actually, thinking about it, maybe you should find someone who knows how to do a carbie mixture adjustment before you get too deep in to other things [mixture screws are adjusted with the bike running, a good mechanic can do it "by ear"].
Hi. I had a similar problem on my kle and it turned out I had routed the carb breather pipe wrongly when putting it back together. Started fine and would run for a bit then just die. Then start again a bit later. It was the breather being squashed by the seat where it hooks into the tank/air box bracket.
It is probably something simple if it is running fine then dies and runs again after, maybe another breather such as tank as has been previously suggested.
I have been learning as I go and the carbs are easy enoug to get your head round. I bring them into the living room and lay a cloth out. You need a slim flat ended screwdriver to get the pilot jet out and an 8 m spanner for the main jet. Some red rubber grease helps - to put in the groove to reseat the rubber diaphragm. Also the screws are really delicate. I tapped the screwdriver with an adjustable as applying pressure to act like an impact driver to get them out. . .
But if it runs ok then just dies it is probably not the carbs that need cleaning. One of the other guys will probably know better but I think if the carbs need a clean it will most likely be spluttering and running badly and not just die on you after running ok.
Anyway, hope my amateur rambling helped.
Oh and I have had loads of bits of crap,fall,down the spark plug holes. Never made much difference. What I do though is get a pipe or straw and blow all the crap out of the hole before taking the spark plug out. Have a poke about with a screwdriver first then blow it out when it's loose. It,stops it all falling in the hole soon as you pull the plug out. Lol.
My exhaust,headers have come,loose too a few times. Just gets a bit loud and rattles a bit. . . .
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