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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Yamaha TechOriginally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
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Hello. I bought my 1990 XT600E 3TB about 3 months ago very cheap from a friend of a firend who had just been using the bike to ride around the hills abit, I know he's a good guy and takes real good care of his bikes, but like I said its a 1990, and it has had afew owners befor him.
So anyway, I have been doing the bike up a wee bit, mainly cosmetic stuff so far, long range fuel tank, new header pipes and exhaust and afew other bits, but now its time to get to the more important bits like the engine and electrics. I am just wondering what I should pay special attention to, and what I can worry about next year when I can afford the bits that wont need special attention!!! What can I get away with for now, or how can I try to improve the durability of parts, ie; vaseline on electrics??? Any info and pointers would be great. I know these are great bikes and I have fallen in love with my XT, I dont see why I cant do the bike up and not ride it to some far flung land just because its old and a bit tatty. While riding the bike everything seems fine, she pulls great, the handeling is spot on, on the tarmac there is just the usual vibration you would find on a big single, she can hit just over 160kph(on a closed road away from the public ofcourse!) and dosnt struggle getting there, I have taken her up heart in the mouth accents and poop in the pants decents, in a nut shell I think the bike is in perfect health, but I like to take care of my bikes, so hopefully in another 20 years she will still be running strong.
As for previous history of the bike I dont know much, but the guy that had it befor had the usual things like the fork seals etc sorted, other that that I dont even know when it was last serviced.
Yes electric is something to check, open connectors, clean with contact spray and verify that there are no sign of heating (brown color)
Electric cables are prone to be cut, specially under the steering tube.
Generally once that you see small electric problems, CORRECT THEM before they get bigger. For the rest, if you have the standard bike manual, there are things like grease on bearings that must be done following the time schedule.
Valve joke check, and timing chain to be replaced after 40k km (u can check chain removing tensioner)
ah and the bloody joints between carburtor and head, when get old, they divide in two (rubber-metal part). You usually notice it from "explosions" at low regime.. once a while, with engine on, try to move carburetor and see if u get strange things (minimum not regular)
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