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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Hi folks. Just bought myself an xt600 3aj and absolutely love it. Ive had a general mix of bikes xv1700, fjr1300, triumphs, fj1200 etc etc etc and recently decided I wanted an 80's thumper and wish I had done it years ago. One I bought is a good example. 53k on clock, runs great. Only issue I have come across is this almighty backfire when closing the throttle on overrun. It only does it if the revs are high when you shut the throttle. If I decelerate gently it is ok. Iv'e given a few pedestrians a severe shock when passing them as it really is quite loud. Any pointers greatly appreciated.
hi there as mezo says its proberbly the coasting enricher diafram once you have removed the small cover on the side of the carb carefull of the spring remove the diafram and check it for holes etc . under the diaframe on the carb body there will be a small brass pin/plunger there will be a very small screw at the side of it . this pin/plunger must move in when you press it, it is spring loaded so will move in and out. if it does not move the internal plunger is siezed . undo the screw you will notice the carb body is slightly peened over on to the plunger bit , see the two small marks . grab the bit sticking out and pull to remove but if its siezed bad you could have a problem dont forget the plunger/pin is brass. it may be possibal to get some wd40 etc down the side of the pin/plunger to free it off if you are unsure get someone to have a look . then just clean it all up and put back together ,no more back fireing . good luck zigzag
At least the US version comes as a kit with the diaphram and the brass valve. I just rebuilt 2 sets of carbs and replaced the diaphram and brass valve assy. It should come out fairly easily. Mine was not seized but did have the two marks on the valve. I think this may have been part of the assembly process. I did not find it peened at all. I was able to grab a hold of the brass valve on the lip sticking out and wiggle it out.
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