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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84 XT600 starts hard cold, and refuses to start hot
I just got this bike, and I know I can start the freakin thing despite being 100 pounds or so, but when its hot, I'm kicking like a lunatic to even get it to BACKFIRE. choke, no choke, throttle, no throttle, nothing makes ANY difference, it just spins over, backfires and wont start after that. I dont get it.
it acts like I'm flooding, making me suspect float height is an issue, but I couldnt begin to know what the right height is, and I need to find the proper pilot screw settings, otherwise much as I love having an enduro, I wont be able to hang onto this thing.
anyone got some input? I'm dead broke and about to lose my sanity.
hi there ive got a 85 43f and if it throws a mood on me it can be bad news, it did this when i first got it , it had been stood semi dismantaled for a few years and for the first couple of months it would be ok on one startup then a pain the next, the thing what seemed to help was a realy long blast one spring day ( i bought it in the depth of winter) i would surgest a good service new plug , clean re lube the air filter clean the carb or at least flush some fresh fuel through it , check tappets also check the decompresser cable is set right . with everything set up i slowly kick the bike till i here the decompresser click ,then let the kick starter return to the top then a good long kick all the way is the trick not a short stab at it . i have my mixture screw set i think at 3 to 3.5 turns out . you could also check all the electrical connections are ok and there is no dodgy wiring . zigzag
Thank you! I have a new air filter and spark plug on my list. I checked the gap on te plug earlier and it seemed quite wide, which I recall causing significant starting difficulty on other machines I've run, so I closed the gap and it really helped.
I just went through the carb and cleaned it thoroughly today because, well I'm obsessive. still need to do valve tappets, it sounds like one or two are loose at operating temperature, what is the correct clearance for the intake an exhaust tappets?
I rode mine home a good 20 or so miles, and it never gave me the least problem then, but I think it needs a general tuneup nonetheless. Fortunately, I can do the work myself, which saves money and time.
Zigzag, your input was spot on. turns out I wasnt able to kick the bike over quick enough because 1. I'm a skinny twig, and 2. the compression release was needing a proper adjustment. now it kicks over a little easier at least, letting me kick it over quicker, and actually letting me START the effin thing. now I just need to get a better exhaust and rejet it..... or just rejet in general. I have that unpleasant surging at 3000-3500rpm, and its irritating.
hi there glad things are inproving , the tappet clearances are inlet 0.07-0.12 mm ex 0.12-0.17 mm set cold, plug NGK DPR8EA-9 gap 0.8-0.9 mm , some info says to fit a DPR7EA-9 , same gap applys , its just a hotter running plug. the decompresser cable free play measured at the lever on the head is 0.5 mm do this the same time as the tappets, top dead center on the compression stroke. good luck zigzag
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