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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I need to replace a broken clutch lever mount on my beloved Suzuki Marauder, and I'm going to have a crack at doing it myself.
It seems that in order to get the broken mount off and put the new one on, I've got to slide the mount off over the left handlebar. So I've dismantled the choke/headlamp switch housing, no problem, but now I'm looking at the left handlebar grip and thinking: how do I get that off so I can slide the broken clutch lever mount off and slide the new one on?!
Any ideas? Is the grip just a rubber covering over the handlebar? In which case, do I need to grease it somehow, so the rubber grip slides off? Or does the whole grip come off?
I've got the service manual for the GZ250 but it's not clear to me how the grip comes off, so any advice would be very gratefully received!!
Grips "just" slide on and off, but usually put up a good fight! try lifting the edge, with a screwdriver, and spraying hair spray between bar and grip then pulling and pushing and grunting. Warming it may help, cloth in boiling water wrapped around and more pulling...... I hope someone will be along with a simple, easy way and make me feel a fool for struggling all these years...
Hairspray is the usual method of getting new grips on and then making sure they stick tight - not sure about using it to remove them though, espec. as the factory uses contact cement to keep them in place.
You may have to resort to cutting them off (just slice with a razor blade) and purchasing a replacement set.
Hey thanks! Just back from taking the Marauder out for a Sunday morning spin, and 86kms later it's singing...and so am I!!
Can't quite believe I've managed to fix the bike on my own - that's the first ever piece of motorcycle repair I've done in my life and it worked!! While I was out, a lovely guy on a Harley came over to look at my bike and he inspected my handiwork on the clutch lever - he said it looked absolutely fine!!
Also can't believe that I was driven to find the part I needed no matter what and then fix it myself as the thought of being bike-less for 3 weeks was too much to bear! I'm SERIOUSLY hooked here!!
If you have access to a compressor, there is a very easy way to get them off, other than the very effective, but muscle-intensive way you did it. Using a blower tip on an air gun, just push under the edge of the rubber and let rip with the air. The grips just glide off like you would not believe.
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