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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I have been having starting troubles with my '89 3aj... The bike only has an electric starter and that has got stuck brushes for the third time in as many months.... Have had it refurbished but that does'nt seem to have helped, Solonoid and Ignition circuit seem fine,anyone know the step by step process of checking the whole circuit...?
The bike does push start,with a bit of PT....Running out of eager Mates!!! What I would like to know is it possible to Transplant the side cover,kicker and decompression bits from a 1vj tenere to my bike....?(as a back up) What about the internals like Ildle gears and the like! My cover also appears a bit wider,so will the clutch assembly still fit? I have looked at a microfiche of the parts and it looks fairly intricate!!
hiya i have been looking into this i think your case has the hole for the kick start in it but it is just blanked off inside there are the holes for the bearings and shafts for the idler gear and kick start mechanism from what i could make out you could have both there at the same time and use whichever. hopefully this is the case but someone may know for sure.
I did see the blanks,but what concerns me is that there are 2 or 3 circlips that hold the idle gears in place,and I think the standard shaft does not allow for this...I Stand corrected though...?
Don't forgett the little case reinforcement where kick shaft goes out, it protects the aluminium case.
For your e start problems, it could be as simple as a badly tightened battery cable or oxyde between cable and battery leads, or just a dead batttery.
Also check black - cable from regulator to chassi, WD40 and retight.
Check the red black cables on the device front battery, they can loosen.
I wouldlike to add a tip concerning dead batterys, cause generally what do we all do when it can't hold the charge or some dirt inside creates nasty shortcuts= we throw it away and buy a new one..logic I guess!
But there truely is a way to ressurect a dead battery,
here's how you do it:
1 Make sure you don't smoke or stand near something burning; explosion of battery gas is possible.
2 Use a breath mask and gloves if you have.
3 Unplug the cells of the battery, poor out all of the acid with all of the lead oxyde thru a coffea filter into a plastic bottle.
4 Fill up to max level every compartement with demineralised water.
5 Shake like a vodka/martini to clean up, poor out water and dirt again.
6 You can now fill with water again but firstly all of the acid you filtered, you will then put the battery on charge for 24 hours..top up when water is boiling away.
7 There you are ready for one more year of e-starting.
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