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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I just changed the oil on my old 89 XT600 (new to me). I also stripped the threads on the engine side to the lowest bolt of the oil filter cover
I downloaded the manual and quickly realized that quite a number of changes have taken place between the 89 and current bikes. I could not find the drain plug on mine anywhere??? I removed the oil filter cover and not much come out of there so what i had to do was loosen the screws on the oil line coming into the trans from the filler tank on the frame. The oil was sooo black i don't think it had been changed in years. Overall the bike is pretty beat up but still runs well (other than the tapety tapp on the top end -it doesn't sound any louder than my old XR 250 but maybe it is supposed to be dead quiet???)
When i was putting it all back together i ended up tweaking the threads on this bolt hole. I think that it might have already been messed up and the previous owner had it liquid welded in there because i really put very little pressure on it at all.
So now i need to figure out how to deal with this issue -tap it out slightly larger -some type of bonding material?
any ideas? I was going camping and riding with the kids come Tues but now i have no bikes as my IT250 has -no spark issues
Well Scoots, I had the same problem when I changed the oil for the first time. I stuck a coat hanger in there and found out just how deep the threads were. Fortunately they are a little deeper than the bolt. I then went to Lowes and got a steel dowel and tapped it to the proper thread pitch. I loctited it in and stuck a nut on the end. So now there is a stud on there that I don't ever have to remove. Probably an easier way to do it but it's all I could figure out with the resources I had available..... Good luck!
The permanent stud is a great idea! Since it is a screw that will be removed often i can only see the problem returning in bigger more frightening ways. The stud will give me a lot more confidence since it can stay placed during oil filter changes.
great advice, thanks bulacouple2
don't put a larger bolt in there. That will impede oil flow. Notice that the bolt is a special sholdered bolt. I had the same problem with mine. You can very carefully install a heli coil and it will work great. Be careful when breaking off the installation tab so as not to let it fall back into the motor or you'll have to take the clutch cover off.
There's a small hole in that bolt hole that oil flows through. You don't want to block it off with a larger bolt, and I'm not sure how things will be effected with installing a stud without the shoulder.
I made a stud for my old engine and that worked just fine. I took a larger bolt and machined it down to the size of the original bolt with the threads just a little bit longer so it gripped the undamaged threads that was left in the hole,and then locktieted it.Since I used a larger bolt it was easy to make the sholder as well and then a thread on the end.
But I think it will work even without the sholder.
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