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 a 98 XT600E and i done a oil change last night. I put 2.5L of oil in and then took it for a ride when I came back I let it idle for a 1 minute. When I checked it again the level just touched the bottom of the stick so I added 200ml and retested. But when I checked again the oil didn't touch the stick. I have 2.7L in there at the moment.
My question is how much oil should my bike take?
The only reason I ask is more than 3.6L came out of it. Then the other issue is I put 15W40 mineral car oil in it does anybody have an opinion on that.(I don't intend to start "The oil debate" I just want a "she'll be right" or "take it out right now".
I would change the oil out at half the 'normal' time, because the mineral oil will degrade faser than synthetic. (keep the filter for normal time). Keep topping up until you are at the right level. note, oil needs to rest to settle before checking the level, partly ( and contradictorily) due to oil not having time to drain down from the oilways, and partly due to the increase in volume caused by bubbles. Let it settle for at least 5 minutes, overnight is better... but if 3+ litres came out, i woud expect to put 3+ litres back
two points to consider here and i will state now i am not an expert on oils. its just what i heard and im sure someone will correct me or elaborate more.
1) motorcycle oils are designed to have higher sheer factor than car oil. This is because they have to deal with a lot of gear box work for a small amount of oil. hence why you change oil every few 1000 miles not 10'000 miles. the mashing of the gears breaks up the molecular structure of the oil you see making it loose its oily properties.
2) car oils have addatives and things to enhance lubrication, polymers ect. put these in a bike and youll find your clutch may slip as its not designed to have this sort of oil in it.
check out previous threds re oils and there will be an explanation re the weights and temp ranges eg 10w40 20w50 ect.
all said and done car oil as an emergency is better than no oil.
my 85 xt 600 states it takes 2.7l including filter.
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