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!
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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!
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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.'
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I have just picked up my kle500 yesterday evening. Had nice drive home and only complaint was that the enduro lid let all rain in and got pelted with rain on way home as forgot my face mask.
Bike is bit vibey compared to the bros and not as sweet sounding but then again you are comparing a sports style bike to a dual sport rough and ready bike, bit like sports car v 4x4. it is very easy throw around the twisty roads and feel lot more comfortable and confident on this than did on the bros when going far around corners.
The bike is nice and light but only complaint is the brakes are as useful as putting your feet down and praying so a new disk up front and braided lines should help this. the fairing need good tighten up as the rattle a bit when accelerating and high winds but hey it is few years old and that’s easy fix.
Built seems to be good but the only downside is the switches seem be cheap crappy ones and buttons are small and hard find when driving, may get a set old Honda switches and re wire these in as they are much nice to use that the current ones.
So for my new perchance the following will be required in new few weeks and months.
Braided cables and upgraded front disk,
And whatever I can find that I don’t need.
I will post up some pics at the weekend when I get a chance but for now here me bike at the local shop.
Would you use a regular foot pump with a pressure gauge for that?
I tried to stiffen up the rear suspension yesterday using a hammer and screwdriver like you suggested on another thread. I clobbered the hell out of it but couldn't get it to budge. I gave the shock a blast of WD40 but to be honest it's a quite a new bike and the shock looks fine. Is there any knack to that, or is it just brute force?
I just used a bicycle pump and a digi air guage to adjust the fork pressure, the valves are just the normal car type.
I cant say the new disc and pads made a huge difference but they are better then before. Ive still got to install my braided brake line which I hope will finish the job off.
As for the shock, I got upto the next to last notch using a honda shock adjuster I had with my fireblade but there was not enough movement to get onto the highest setting.
I just used a flat head screw driver covered at the end with a cloth and knocked it into place. I cant remember it being to hard to move, make sure you have a good contact from the head of the screw driver onto the notch on the shock. It does take a good thump.
If your unsure, call into your local bike shop.. im sure they will lend you the correct tool to do it.
New brake pads need to bed in before they work at there best
also are they standard or sintered
Yeah they're sintered, and I've put about 500 miles on them. I'm wondering if I could have installed them wrong, though I don't see how that would be possible. They tend to squeal a bit under hard braking (which would be normal braking on any other bike). I bled them a bit too so there's no air in the lines.
going around in circles i think. then again seals are cheap fix, braking hard and hearly getting flung out the handle bars like i near;y did at weekend is that little bit more costly and time consuming
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