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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Maybe worrying for nothing (640 adv 04) but regardless of speed or gear whenever I decellerate I am getting excessive back-firing, not the throaty type growl one would expect from a single but rifle cracks that have ex vietnam vets diving for cover!! In europe at the mo so fuel is still good, and am about 2000km before next service is due. Before I start camping up and overhalling, Is it valve clearance?
Difficult to diagnose, but both my LC4s (a 2000 and a 2002) have had similar backfiring when under engine braking. Maybe the size of the exhaust valves (pre 'High Flow' cylinder head) have something to do with it.
Check to see if there's any small leaks in the exhaust joints/manifold joint,as even a very small one will make it pop back on the over-run.Also i've found that singles will often do this if the tickover speed is set too low.A quarter of a turn cured mine.
Just going for a short ride on my bike....
Backfireing could also indicate that the engine is running too "fat", means too much petrol in the air/petrol mix. Reasons can be wrong carb adjustment or, I had that once, a shut choke cable under the tank.
I have the same bike, same problem and a friend too. It seems that they come like that from the factory. I dont think it is a problem since they all seem to be like that. Changing the exhaust and carb settings did improve this a little but didnt eliminate it. I dont think we should worry about it too much.
I recently cured the same problem on my '99 Adv. It was a hole in the small header pipe where it joins the rest of the header pipe. It had rotted virtually right round, i think a lot of crap can sit on it.
Still backfires a little on run-over but nothing like as bad as it did.
If you're adv is fitted with the "secondary air system" and it has developed a leak it result in loud bangs when you come off the gas.
Check if there is a small pipe coming out from between the exhaust headers on the front of the engine (it's about 8 mm in diameter). If you do then you have an SAS fitted (is standard esp for bikes supplied in Germany). You can buy a little aliminium blocker which fits in under the header pipes. You can then remove the whole sas system an file it in the bin. Normally the sas leads to a breather on you airbox on the other side of it so if you remove make sure that the airbox is properly sealed.
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