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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Crikey those KLE counter sprockets are done up tight from the factory. I went to change my chain & sprockets tonight and needed a 5 foot piece of pipe to slip over my socket wrench to give me enough torque to undo the counter-sprocket nut once I opened up the locking washer. It let go with a massive crack, so much so I thought I had snapped my socket drive. Anyway I just wondered if any other KLE owners have experienced similar problems?
I've hit 40ks and the the counter sprocket is quite hook shaped in the teeth. Have had the new chain & sprockets on stand-by for a while now but was waiting to wear out my rear Michelin Sirac before I changed out the drive train. my new rear tyre is a Metzler Enduro 3 which is way chunkier in tread pattern than the Michelin. This KLE goes off-road regularly so it will be interesting to see how the Metzler performs?
Pretty common to have that "crack" sound. I was afraid perhaps you were trying to remove the nut with the Lock tab washer still in place. Not good!
Be sure to buy a new lock washer for re-installation. You can use old one but new one is better. (and cheap)
Next time you encounter a big nut or bolt like this try the following to make it break loose easier:
1. Soak with WD40 or other penetrating oil. Let sit a couple days.
2. Heat lightly and gradually. Not too hot as you have a rubber seal in there, but some heat is OK.
3. Strike sharply with hammer .... very carefully onto nut, not the shaft.
Not too hard, just a few firm shots.
All these things can ease the breaking of a stubborn high torque nut.
Next time, keep an eye on your chain and sprockets for wear. To give much longer chain life to your new chain I recommend replacing your countershaft sprocket at about 10K to 12K miles irregardless of how you think it looks. Just change it. Do it sooner if doing a lot of mud riding.
A worn countershaft sprocket wears the chain faster than anything else. Use stock Kawasaki OEM sprockets, not BS aftermarket crap. (JT and AFAM are not too bad, but stock is still better value)
Keep chain clean and lightly oiled. No oil needed when in dirt. But after dirt riding, clean and re-oil for street riding.
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