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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my starter clutch is after going and after 2 days searching here in Ecuador I cannot turn up the part. (89 tenere 3aj). I only have 5 weeks left but am told I will need to wait this time for the part. Its not looking good...
I have the rotor and starter clutch off and the clutch spins quite freely one direction and jams the other (as designed). When I assemble it and refit it though the starter motor just whirrs, sometimes it might turn over for a second before returning to this jamming and inevitable whirring.
When on the crankshaft the starter flywheel has alot of play present, you can shake it back and forth a sizeable amount. I have just noticed that the two bearings for this flywheel are very loose fitting.
Question = anybody know if these two bearings are locatable in a bearings shop or are they strictly yamaha ?
The teeth in the clutch are visibly flattened out = I am pulling them out one by one and reversing them at the moment as the profile on the other side is better. Some are a bitch to get out for some reason = anyone got any experience of pulling teeth?
As I write this it seems blindingly obvious that the bearings are probably my problem and thus preventing the flywheel from spinning straight and smooth and not jamming ... is this correct?
Any other suggestions greatly appreciated = just need this bike to start for another 5 weeks or so ... any short term fixes, ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated ... especially on the bearing front ...
I once had to jump start an old banger from Prague to Dublin and found it quite tiring. This bike needs a tow to start, impossible otherwise.
Any other direction and I would just go but Im crossing into Colombia from here and think it might be handy to have a quick starter ...
I checked the parts catalogue, the partnumber is 93310-530R5. Not sure, maybe the part 530R5 is the standard designation for this bearing. Otherwise, check the bearings themselves: there should be numbers / letters on them.
hey thanks guys - brought the bearings around to every bearing shop i cud find and bike stores - no joy ... got to try more on monday - this city sucks for parts
Am I right in presuming this is the cause of my floppy starter flywheel?
The crankshaft bearings were replaced 2000km ago and the crankshaft straightened - shud have changed them then alas ...
Oh also when putting on the rotor how tight do I have to get it? Do I put the nut on the crankshaft and use the hammer, tighten more, hammer again?
Finally ! anybody got a link/ideas to a post about taking those starter clutch teeth out and reversing them ? - I havent seperated the clutch from the rotor yet, the first 4 came out easy but now one or two are impossible to extract ...
as always thanks loads
oh yeah if anybody is flying to ecuador tomorrow? pm me ... haha
those guys usually know where to get stuff or if not know of someone who knows of someone...... dont get downhearted.
As someone else posted on here somewhere, ( I think it was their signature actually) the wisdom of Yoda.... "there is No can't.... only Do, or Not Do."
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