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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Hi all ! Attempting to replace the exhaust studs on my xt (2003). One had snapped before I got anywhere near the bike and I managed to snap the other three all by myself ! (and I had soaked them in penetrating oil for weeks in readiness) It was suggested that I remove the head for better access, which Ive done. However before I start drilling the remnants of old studs out, Ive encountered an unexpected problem with the headers insomuch as they are rusted solid to the cylinder head. Because the old pipe was rusted through in a few places Ive cut it off thinking I would be able to get molegrips on the left over pieces and lever them out easily, Wrong! Anybody got any ideas or top tips to remove them ?
Ive yet to order a head gasket, any particular places I should buy one from ?
Is there an alternative to "yamaha bond 1215" used for sealing the rocker cover to the head, assuming I ever get the studs and exhaust bits out ?
Location: XXX<-Portugal->Azores->Santa Maria (island)
The other stud you will have to weld some "drops" one over the other untill you get enough height to get grip with one of those "pressure pliers" (dunno the right name..mole grips?) And follow the rest as described!
And don't worry, you don't have to be worried of welding the bolt to the head alluminum and steel just don't match.
Easiest way to weld, you either scratch-start and do a few circles at a time, let it cool, clean the slag and scratch-start again and do a few more circles.
If you don't remove the slag it's gonna be too weak...
Harder way to do is: scratch-start and do a few circles, let it just barely cool off(it has to stay glow/red) and do some more circles. If it cools too much you need to remove the slag.
Plus one for the "weld a nut on" method. It worked for me and I left the head on and the engine in the bike. It also worked for getting the front brake disc screws out after I'd ground the heads off them all.
From the feel of how they unscrewed, I think the application of the extreme heat from the welder did the trick. The welded on nut allows decent grip from a hex socket - try not to use a 12-point one in the first place, I find that if they don't undo reasonably easily first time, a 12-point or bi-hex socket just rounds them off.
With the header pipes if you saw through them close to the head then use a hammer and chisel to fold what's left in towards the centre you should be able to get the remains out quite easily.
PS - The drilling method has only ever worked for me once, and that was a stud much bigger than the tiny M6 things here, if you drill it off centre then you're in for a world of trouble.
hi there i very much agree with the weld a nut on way , or even blobs of weld , i resently got a snaped off bleed nipple out of a caliper by knocking in a small allen key in to the hole welding it on to what was left of the nipple and simply unwinding it out with the allan key. as seid above if you screw up drilling it out you have got BIG problems good luck zigzag
Hi everyone ! The "head" is with a mechanic colleague who has done a quite a few bike studs with success and intends to use heat- scarily though, he said he said he has not seen one as bad as mine! Wished id got pictures now to show you all ! Thanks for all the advice I will keep you posted.
Well ! what an ordeal that was ....... Mechanic got the remaining bits of header out, but no joy with the studs. I ended up drilling them and tapping new threads. Put stainless steel replacements in, so fingers crossed there will be no need to get them out again.......
Just waiting for head gasket to arrive and then the reassembly begins....
Thanks for all the advice and keep watching this space, cos im sure there will be a part I wont remember taking off or which way up it goes !
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