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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1) You have probably stripped the thread on the bleed screw, it is very delicate and strips easily. You wiil need to get a helicoil replcement thread put in. Any bike/engineering shop should be able to do this.Once it is fixed don't touch it again. I have changed my oil lots of times and never opened this bleed screw and had no problems.
2) The only filter is the one on the side of the motor.
3) See previous posts about oil level.
I also have a 3AJ that holds 2.8 - 2.9 litres of oil, and I also never touch the bleed screw.
I have wondered whether I was doing the right thing, but on the one occasion that I bled the oil filter cavity as per the Clymer manual I was worried about over-tightening it and stripping the thread or under-tightening it , the screw coming out and loosing the oil supply to the top of the engine.
So I removed all traces of oil from the screw & thread and stuck it in using medium strength thread locking compound.
There is a gauze oil strainer in the oil tank, it can be seen inside the tank once it's drained. This can be removed and cleaned by removing the appropriate oil-line once the tank mounting bolts have been removed to give some slack. Don't lose the o rings between oil line and tank and make sure that they are seated correctly when you re-assemble. I don't do this every oil change, too fiddly.
I fill my oil tank, start the engine with the cap off and add the remainder as the level drops. I change the oil often and the filter every second time. I drain the filter housing by removing the covers bottom bolt, don't touch the other 2, you see an extra drop of oil trickle from the drain plug a few seconds after removing the screw.
I have not been able to find a gauze filter on the XT600E.
You can buy a hellicoil ket and repair the thread yourself, its not difficult but if you only have one thread of that size to repair it may be cheaper to pay someone who already has the tool to do it.
Some excellent pointers. Clears up a lot of confusion, will be using the clymer manual as a rough guide ONLY from here on. Screw must have been already stripped as I applied hardly any pressure thats why I was so suprised.
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