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!
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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!
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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.'
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i have a 2003 xt600e and i need to get the rotor off to fit a new cam chain.i have tryed a puller and i have tryed heat.( i think i have melted the resin in the magnito) but it still wont come off .any ideas???? do i need to buy a new rotor ???
Big puller, and a big, big hammer...You need a lot of force.
Tighten the puller very good, then heat, and a big gonk with the hammer. Me and my buddy had to remove his flywheel, and we used a big slegdehammer with a 1meter long grip on it. (just to give you an idea of the size and the force)
We took a pic, but I cant find it. I believe i posted somewhere inhere...
As Tenere Tom said a proper puller will do the job a whole lot easier.
But having said that and this may sound strange but on off road bikes the axle bolt more often than not has the same thread on it as the rotor. just screw it in and you can use that in a side hammer type arrangement.
Strange I know but has worked for me a couple of times when I only had basic tools available.
I recently also had a hell of a time removing my magneto to renew the Camchain.
I used a standard puller worth about 10 quid. Ground the end of the puller centre bolt to a taper as there was no room for the tapered attachment which came with the puller. Then using three 8.8 tensile bolts I attached it & tightened the centre bolt with a 2 ft power bar !! Then tried hitting the centre bolt with a 3 lb hammer. Then tried heating the magneto. Eventually it came off after much hitting with the hammer & some heat.
End result was puller still in one piece & not bent suprisingly, but threaded end of crankshaft bent somewhat & thread damaged due to the puller centre bolt trying to go off-centre from the force involved.
P.S. During the operation I had to fit a short piece of heavy wall pipe over the threaded end if the crankshaft to the keep the puller centre bolt central.
Also, when refitting the magneto ensure the taper is dry (no oil).
If oil or grease is on the taper, being a lubricant that will allow the magneto to be pressed on further than it is designed to & therefore even harder to remove next time.
Hope this helps & good luck !! you'll probably need it.
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