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, I have an 86 tenere with electrical problems. The bike is just new to me so I am starting from scratch.
Out the other evening in the rain bike running ok when lights begin to dim then fail/faint glow. Bike still runs ok then stalls. Not enough power for starter but bike goes ok on the kick and runs sweet all the way home. Start the bike again tonight cold on the kick real easy and bike runs fine but again lights fade away to nothing after 1 minute or so.
I'm thinking maybe the alternator but maybe I am missing something obvious?
I would agree that the battery isn't charging (or won't hold a charge), the Tenere ignition is CDI and doesn't use the battery.
I wouldn't assume that the alternator is at fault though, the bike has old wiring, and I would give that a good look over first.
You can measure the resistance of the alternator windings with a multimeter and check they match the figure in the Clymer manual, sorry I don’t have it to hand.
Also try charging the battery off the bike then check it with a battery hydrometer, a small one designed for bikes. Check the electrolyte level first , if its very low the battery is probably scrap
The other thing in the chain is the rectifier/regulator (or is it 2 separate units, can’t remember that either), I’ve had one fail, if ignored they can destroy the alternator windings too, so defiantly worth “a stitch in time”
I’m assuming that you aren’t running a couple of spot lights and a heated waist coat, though I had no problem with heated grips
Happens to me all the time: the fuse is loose or dirty, erathing connections corroded etc. Time for an afternoon with the good old contact spray: clean all plugs in the wire harness, check all points where earth is made to the frame, clean and cover with petrleum jjelly. Sand paper comes in handy too.
Clean and grease (jelly) battery terminals.
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