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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I have an 03 XT600 E. After my last trip which was my first off road foray through the African bush, I stupidly forgot to run the engine dry, and then left the bike sitting for a couple of months.
It wouldn't start last weekend. A bike mechanic came around, checked plug, stripped the carburettor, and cleaned it (brushed it with petrol). To my delight bike started, and I went for an hours ride, and put new petrol in tank. Bike was still stuttering v slightly however.
Tried to start the bike today, but it keeps dying out, it will idle and stutter for max 20 seconds before cutting out. (with choke on, won't start with choke off). If I try to rev throttle, it dies immediately.
well if it wont run without choke I'd say you have a fuel starvation problem. Check your float levels and if they are fine check no gunge has clogged the jets. After that and with much hesitation adjust the mixture.
I'd agree that its a fuel starvation problem. If it wont start immediately after its cut out but will after a minute or so as the the fuel will fill the float bowl in the carb then run out and need re-filling again.
Check the fuel flow out of the tank to rule out the filters in there first. Then work your way down.
hi there try removing the carb drain screw on the left carb ,pull the rubber pipe of first , catch the fuel in a clean container you should have a steady flow off clean petrol. if the flow is very very slow try tapping the bottom of the carb with a piece of wood gentaly to free the flow valve it may be stuck. if you have a good flow of fuel the the whole fuel system may need cleaning again. also remove the screw or bolt on the bottom of the right carb ,with the carb drain screw back in fuel should flow from here also . a few months is not a long time for a good carb to gunge up ,so you may just have a piece of dirt in there as already suggested good luck zigzag also its worth checking the air filter
It's most probably fuel related as everyone above says, but once in Algeria I had these symptoms on an XT. Eventually it stopped running. After doing the whole carb thing as below it turned out to be oily rust flakes clogging an inaccessible gauze tube in the silencer. A strangled hiss out of the pipe as the engine cut out was a hint. I banged some holes in the back of the pipe and it got me home.
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