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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Hi everyone, hope someone can help me.I have a 1990 XT600E am going to use for MX practice, just for fun!! Recently connected new wiring (old wiring loom stripped off engine) connected up and hey presto the engine turned over. When doing this one of the loose wires touched and blew the ign coil. I bought a new one, this new one has 2 terminals , have tried to get engine to turn over but no way. THEN I had READ ABOUT A CDI UNIT(or a TDI unit) I don't have one on my bike. Yes call me thick! As I don't understand about motorcycle wiring, it seems that the CDI unit is the replacement for contact points. O.K. On my old Husqvarna 1973 MX bike that had electronic ign coil but I don't remember a CDI unit. Anyway do I need a CDI or a TDI for my XT600E P.S. Easy wiring diagram would be great!!! Hope someone can help me.
Hi there XTROCK, I have a rectifier beneath the seat, I think that the CDI unit fits under the front head frame, behind the steering yolks. There seems to be a loose brkt with nothing fitted in it. Still not sure re. CDI OR TDI. Read about this briefly yesterday, maybe different because electric start only. Thanks for a quick reply
Doesn't the 3TB's have TDI's instead of cdi's? Somewhere right in that time it was switched. You'd know the difference because the cdi's had the wires and connectors coming out of it and the TDI's just have plugs receptacles.
3AJ motors are cdi, then 3TB went TDI, not interchangeable supposedly, but I bet it can be done.
IGNITOR UNIT ASSEMBLY
Very Pricey. I do not know of an aftermarket unit, anyone else?
I do not have a wiring diagram for the newer TCI unit. Perhaps an older type could be retrofitted with some modifications. I know the Zeeltronic is not fussy, give it power and a trigger and it will fire. You might have to change to an older type ignition coil.
Does the newer XT's use stator power or battery power to power up the TCI? Borut make units for other bikes that use battery power to power up his unit, then all you need is a trigger and maybe a matching coil.
Can someone point me to a schematic or send me one?
I found a schematic for an "E" model with electric start. Not sure of year but I suspect they are all about the same as far as the TCI goes. This unit does run on battery on the Red/White wire and is only triggered via the stator on 2 wires so it has a single pickup for triggering. Should be easy to adapt an existing battery powered unit to fire and XT-E model. I am sure the coil would need to be changed out for the older type. Borut has new high out coils if I remember correctly.
I will inquire of Borut at Zeeltronic to see if he can adapt his to work.
After looking over the schematic, it will be very easy for Borut to use an off the shelf model. Single trigger, operates off the bike 12volts. The Zeeltronic has a shift output that could drive the "REV" light directly. Very easy to hook up but would most likely need a replacement coil like the older XT's use.
I have asked Borut about this but have not gotten a reply, it is late in Slovenia so may be tomorrow.
Mezo, do you have a newer Xt using the TCI ignition? Borut will need a tester, I only have the older models and could not test one.
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