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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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Good morning (pls excuse my English), I have a Suzuki bandit 1991. We had difficulties having it start after the winter. So we change the sparkplugs and she finally started. but now there is 2 of the 4 cylinders that do not work. We have cleaned up everything where the sparkplugs are connected because it seems to have some humidity there, but they still don't worked. My friend is very good with bike, but he is out of idea on what to do.
I would like to repair her myself and not bring her to a mechanic, so is there anyone who can give me an idea of what I can do to have those 2 cylinders to work?
Drain the carburators, on the bottom of each carb is a screw.....loosen it and gas should run out. That gets rid of that stale old gas. Then check if the center two or outside two cylinders are not running. Most japanese bikes spark the outside two cylinders and the two inside cylinders together. If just the two left hand cylinders are not running than you might just have plugged up carbs. If the outside or inside set of cylinders are not running you probably have a electrical problem and it is time to get a shop manual and do some more tests. How to see which cylinder is running on a 4 cylinder bike? Lightly touch the exhaust pipe for each cylinder to see which ones warm up first. (don't try this after a ride. Or if you do check the link under 3rd degree burns!)
OK First thing to do is as bill said "Drain the carburators", also check the fuel tank to see if there is water in the bottom. Condensation will form in the tank over the winter! Do the spark plugs on the dead cylenders have spark. Remove plugs and hold to the side of the engine and crank engine over you will see the spark between the point of the plug. Let us know what you find
Hi Bill, you going anywhere this year? Maybe stop in and see you again, first of July, on my way down to Colorado.
Norm from Calgary, Alberta
Here in montana we deal with a lot of non starting bikes after sitting during the winter snows. We drain the tank and start with fresh fuel and flush that thru the carbs. We also install new spark plugs just to be on the safe side. Then make sure the battery is fully charged or replace it also. Hey Norm do stop in...but I won't be working at the honda/yamaha shop anymore. I am changing jobs and am excited about it. The door is open for travelers passing thru and I should be home this summer except for weekends (I have to build up some leave time and good graces).
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