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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The next stage in the rebuild of our '94 KLE is underway and I wonder if anyone can help me out with this problem?
After resetting valve clearances (not been done in 25k miles from what I could see and had tightened up) the carb were removed/cleaned and the floats and pilot needle jets replaced. Needles fitted to about the same spot they were before and the same setting for each carb. One and a half turns from touching bottom.
Carbs were then balanced using a home made manometer (ATF in a 2mtr tube) across the test points and adjusted on the linkage to be stable/level at ~1500rpm (point used as above tick-over and still on pilot?).
No adjustment was made to the pilot settings between the two carbs.
As far as I know the jets are original in the carb but the bike is fitted with a full Arrow exhaust system and an OEM replacement K&N.
Now once warm it ticks over fine (but loud!) and a run around the block it seems to pull well but it does have a lot of engine braking and the brakes are not dragging. I am used to a 3/4 cylinder lump before but the engine braking does seem high.
Put it back on the homemade balance and the carbs are still on the nail at 1500rpm but above that level the balance shifts. Is this normal? Is there a way to level this up high up the rev range?
Well I decided to 'revisit' the problem symptoms again last night.
Rocker removed and the valves were regapped a pair at a time (a pair of feeler gauges, one per valve). They were miles off, far too large, at least 100% bigger than they should be. How did I do that!? So re-gapped the valves/rebalanced carb at ~1500rpm.
Now snappy off the throttle and 'almost' like a Swiss watch on tickover. So probably the excessive engine breaking was the exhaust valves were not opening anywhere near fully preventing the exhaust gases from getting out freely? I'll get it all back together and give it a run prob at the weekend. Need to rebuild the front brake first - seal kit on it's way.
Carb balance still shifts as the revs increase though by, say, 15cm from 1500rpm to 3000rpm.
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