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!
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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.'
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Got a -87 XT600 (2KF/NF) which runs strong and smooth most of the time but occasionally I get this idle problem: when the engine is warm the idle sometimes drops from the usual 1300-1500 rpm to 1000 and lower and the engine dies when I try to rev it up. This happens only intermittently. Any ideas who's the culprit?
In the winter I removed, emptied and flushed the tank so there should be no garbage coming from there. The bike is garaged overnight so no water condensation is possible.
If this is some gunk in the carb is there a low tech way of dissolving it with some fuel additive (i.e. avoiding disassembling the carb)? TIA
Your idel revs are a bit high, my bike idels at 900-1000rpm depending on temperature. have a look at your cabels and choke as mentioned above.
If the bike is running good normaly and just does this once in a while I don´t think the mixture is off.
You might allso want to take a look at the ignition cable, sometimes a change to a new and "fresh" one can do wounders on a old bike.
My Clymer says idle should around 1300 and based on this I raised the rpms a bit - the idle used to be (last riding season when I didn't have this problem) just a tad above 1000 according to bike's tacho.
The gas cables I lubricated some months ago and now checked again. They slide fine.
The bike runs strong at full throttle, no problem there. At cold start full choke brings the rpm's in a minute or two to 3000 and then I take it down. So no cold problem with the choke.
In Clymer they say that gas may go bad during the off-months and recommend some operation to flush the carbs. I'm a bit hesitant to do this not to screw up the set-up. My car which has fuel injection (presumably more sensitive to gas quality) and even after months of unuse never has gas problems. Is this chemical thing real or not?
Thanks guys for ideas. Have to keep checking, ignition cable and else.
With the bike running, spray some WD40 or similar on the rubbers between the carbs & cylinder head. If there's no change then all is well there. But more likely, the bike will either stall or rev up due to the rubber separating from the metal on the inlet manifolds. Known fault - get 'em changed.
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