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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Yamaha TechOriginally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
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I picked this up 3aj off ebay last week.Got the ferry from Dublin to Liverpool and was picked up by the seller at the port,thanks Martin. She's currently awaiting a new stator as she wasn't charging. Had to make it back to the ferry before dark as I didn't know how long she would run on the battery. A good test for my newly aquired steed,up the M53 chasing the daylight. Made it back to Tipperary and enjoyed every cold moment of it.
I currently have a '91 registered 3aj with 92,000kms,that I'm very attached to,many memories,and a '02 KTM640 Adv with 50,000 kilometers on it,that I like just for it's stance and pedigree,but wouldn't consider for a serious trip without a full engine overhaul just for peace of mind....and a new seat.
Problem is,something has to go.
I like all the bikes,what should I do?
Also today I eventually became a member,but wasn't logged on.
When and how do I get recognised as a member?
On the subject of the stator, is it possible to get an uprated item?
Hi you can get a pattern stator or get your one rewound.
If you go for a pattern stator you will need to use your old ignition pickup.
I would get the oringal stator rewound either by west coast windings or electrex. Make sure you dont misplace the pick up as this is only avaible from Yamaha with a complete stator for about £400.
When you undo the screws holding the stator to the casing use a good impact driver with a good quality bit. I take mine to the local garage and get them to undo the screws with a snapon impact driver, the screws will be very tight if they round off they will need to be drilled.
I decided that the Tenere will always be the bike for me to do my Australian trip on eventually.
To have two really clean 3aj's from which to prepare one,is perfect. While I upgrade individual parts,I can still use the extra stock components to keep me on the road here. When I do hit the road,I'll have spare everything, to be shipped to me if I need them.
The KTM is really amazing,but the service intervals with fully synth oil(no question about fully synth,it has to be) and 2 filters and fiddly valve clearances on the side of the road,can't be practical.
I don't plan on crossing the Sahara and I feel with the correct suspension mods,the Tenere will be more than capable,as proven by lots of people on here.
There will always be 640 Adv's available,but I think good Tenere's are getting thin on the ground.
The XT is king.
On a slight deviation of the theme - My TTR600RE is a real pain when it comes to oil & filter changes.
You need to remove the lower oil tank pipe (behind the gear lever) to drain the tank and so you can remove the oil drain bolt! The oil hose has 2 x 6mm allen bolts holding it in place and the forward most one is a bit fiddly to access! The pipe union also has a small "O" ring which should be replaced!!!!
Then its round the other side to replace the filter (fairly easy) but ideal there 2 x "O" rings (big & small) to replace too! Did I mention the bleed screw?
Not the simplest of procedures I've ever come across
The Tenere is the same,easy once you get used to it.
The KTM is easy too except you have 2 filters,a gauze to clean on the drain plug and you have to burp the frame(oil tank).
Everything just seems a bit less delicate on the XT.
The KTM is a pleasure to work on in my garage where it's clean and bright.
Wouldn't fancy working on it anywhere else.
I wouldn't care where I worked on the XT.
Still waiting on some interest in my KTM, prob a bit rich with my asking price.
Oh well,it's a lot easier to drop the price than it is to raise it.
I hope I can sell it so I can hold onto my "new" Ten.
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