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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Vaseline is the best stuff to use.Pack the pump with vaseline and you can leave it forever,it will pick up oil as soon as it turns over.Vaseline will melt and mix with the oil,greases won't....oils will run out and may not get the pump to pick up oil.
The vaseline might work, never heard of that.
Since you have the clutch cover off anyway you can turn the oil pump by hand till oil comes out of the discharge hole leading to the oil filter. Make sure to have a good full oil tank.
Btw, this is very important, because of the long and relatively narrow oil lines it has happened ofthen that after a complete rebuilt of the engine it was restarted, the oil pump not filled with oil so the top end ran without oil for a sizeable amount of time.
For the same reason, do not change oil through removing the oil feed line flange next to the shift shaft.
Remove the spark plug(s), so the engine will spin faster, and will not start. Then run the starter motor and hope the oil pump 'catches'. Sometimes this works. Some times it does not. I did this once to my Nissan truck which has two sets of plugs per cylinder. With one set removed it still sucked in enough gas for the other set to ignite. The flames are then shot out open holes with the pistions helping. Scary, but the special effects are kinda cool.
You can also remove the oil filter and cover with the same theory that it makes the priming easier for the oil pump. When the oil comes gushing out, you're primed. The oil is always fed from the pump to the filter and then from the filter to the rest of the engine.
I forgot, you can back fill the pump from the oil filter if all else fails. Just remove the filter and find the casting passage that leads from the pump (usually the 'outside' one) squirt oil in until it backs up. At this point you can spin the engine backwards with a wrench to suck the oil into the pump; gravity might help too.
Hi, After rebuilding my 3aj the pump would not pick up oil so my solution was to attach an airline( at low pressure) to the oil tank filler neck using an old plastic bottle cap with a small hole drilled in it. then spin the engine over with plug removed and the air pressure forces the oil through the pump round the engine and out the bleed hole.
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