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.
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Hi guys, long time lurker but 1st time poster.
My 3TB engine (in an SRX400 frame) has a knocking sound from what sounds like the bottom end. Replacing the camchain and putting the chain guide the right way round after setting the tappets dulled it but its still there. Its primarily noticable at idle, cant hear anything after that coz the pipe a 'bit' noisy. Any obvious things to check? The camshaft looks mint so not likely to be from previous oil starvation, I hope?
As an aside how the hell are you supposed to get the covers off the engine, I mean the ones to turn the crankshaft and see the timing marks? Had to get someone else to do it! any tips?
Hi ,try this link :http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ine-gone-6422; "loose nut on the crank shaft ";
It might not be that, but after my scary but in the end lucky experience, bolt on the crankshaft (the one holding the two pinions together) or the one on the balancing shaft would be the first thing i would check if i was ever to hear that banging noise coming from the botom of my 3AJ again.
With regards to the bolts on the crank case - you can find the settings and sequence of tightening them in the service manual. (if you don't have one - i can send you the bits from our manual, just pm me.)
For some light entertainment, whilst you solve your problem, I can show you, very graphically and visually how NOT to do it... How to Kill Your Engine...
I find it is worth having two types of torque wrench, a 1/2" drive which will handle larger sockets and torques with a range of 50nm-200nm and a smaller torque wrench with a 3/8" drive for smaller sockets and a range of 10nm-80nm. After a while you get the feel for hand tightening bolts but on things like flywheels always stick to exact torque specs, as I found to my cost on my Morini and had a flywheel come off causing the following damage to my casing and a 2 mile walk home. Experience don't you love it , you get the test then shortly followed by the lesson.
The hole made but the flywheel nut coming off
However quickly fixed by taping some card on the outside and using some jb weld, very good casing repair. Still holding out after over a year of service
Quite a few months ago I got my mechanic to have a look at the crank/balancer nuts and they were stil factory and on spec so thats nt the problem.
Yesterday I found a missing bolt which holds the header to a short connector box, cant believe I missed it! Havnt started the bike yet but im hoping thats the cause of the tapping.
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