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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I put my Pipercross air filter today but am concerned about the fit. I ordered the MPX048 which from searching on here seems to be the right one for my '03 XT600E even though it's only listed as fitting up to '99. The base of the Pipercross is much thinner than the stock air filter so it doesn't fit as snugly into the airbox.
The size as in base area over the intake is fine - it's just the thickness of the base of the filter - it's only about half as thick as the stock filter so isn't held in place so tightly and I'm worried it will become dislodged from where it sits in the air box allowing dirt in.
I should have taken some photos but wondering if anyone else has come across the same problem?
But I've taken your're picture, and molested it in paint
The gray sqare on the lover egde is a little piece it lead i glued in (you can use just about anything) to make the filter snug there. on top, I used a little nylong rod i had laying around, which i push in between the filter and little egde on the airbox itself.
Hope it makes sence, its really kinda simple, but perhaps hard to explain for me =)
I dont know why they didnt make the filter correct for our bikes. I've seen people say they fit fine, but havent seen anything different in other airboxes, so I think some people ride around with a non sealing filter?! Perhaps others can help with this part?
Just read this thread. Sorry for late intervention.
My Pipercross fitted perfectly (1999) XT6E.
Don't forget BASIC UK consumer law - If it's not as described or fit for pupose or of a merchandisable quality simply return it to the seller for a FULL refund. If it was damaged trying to install it then that's okay too, it was their fault sending the wrong part.
Have a look at these -
Sales of Goods Act 1979
Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumer Regulations 2002
Distance Selling Regulation 2000
If you experience problems getting your money back, email me at clarkneil(at)live.co.uk and I will assist you free of any kind of monetary obligation. I have a law degree and enjoy going up against the big boys.... Won a case recently with PC World (Dixons Store Group).
The seller must refund your money so no need to be peeved off...
Pipercross themselves may well help you out if you explain what has happened here?
But don't forget your primary contract is with the retailer you purchased it from, don't let them wriggle out by telling you otherwise...
The laws here in the UK are pretty robust if you know how to use them.
I should maybe have updated but that's good info you've given there.
I did return it to the eBay seller thompsonsltd who to be fair were more than helpful. There was a no quibble refund and they gave me the Pipercross contact numbers who I spoke to about the problem. I would not hesitate to use them again.
I've not heard from Pipercross since sending through some further information - I'd be surprised if they changed the filter for such a small market.
I just mounted my twinair filter, its really nice. Its an aluminium house, with a foam egde to seal against the airbox. The part that filters the air is a piece of removable filter, so you carry just an extra of that piece, which doesnt add much bulk/weight to youre luggage. Hope that makes sence.
Its a bit pricy because you need the alu"box", but extra spare filters are cheap.
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