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.
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Here's my problem: The ham fisted individual who owned the '90 XT before me decided it would be a great idea to tighten the bolts for the oil filter so tight he stripped the one in the 10 oclock position. I've owned it for about 3 weeks now and decided to change the oil today and discovered the bolt extremely loose. That would explain the ever so slight coating of oil on the left crankcase. Upon attempting to retighten it I found nary a thread to tighten it into. Any Suggestions out there in ultra smart XT land? How far are the threads into the case, can I just get the next longer bolt and get to the threads that aren't boogered up, ETC......... Any help will be a appreciated......
two good sugestions from aukboss, there should also be enough meat in the casing to drill out the hole and tap it out to 8mm, a much cheaper option if you dont have a helicoil kit already.
personally i would go with the helicoil and locktite a stud in there, then you will only ever disturb the nut and not the thread in the casing.
Thanks for the ideas guys! You are the cat's meow! Sorry about the left side statement I I meand there was a film "Left" on the crankcase. I have no helicoil stuff available so I pulled the cover and found there was some threads left down there past the stripped ones. Will be heading to the store to find some studs to loctite into there. THanks, again, for the sugestions
Time Sert is definitely to prefer over Helicoil for one major advantage: Time Serts (properly fitted) can't dislodge and unscrew themselves. Helicoils sometimes do and the result might be a case for the well equipped enginering shop (TIGweld & mill) or Yamaha parts salesman.
Helicoil sets are dirt cheap. If you can't afford them then go to a workshop instead of messing with your bike using inappropriate tools.
Time Serts unfortunately require VERY expensive tools which makes them a No-NO for hobby mechanics and even small workshops. Find someone who fits them for you. I'll do it for you if you come to Cape Town
You can get an extra long Helicoil fitting tool kit for suitable for retapping the XT oil filter bolts threads without taking the clutch cover off.
2 of my oil filter cover bolts were stripped when I bought my bike.
Take the right side case cover off, it only takes about 45 mins. (you'll need a new gasket) and helicoil all 3 of them. If they aren't strpped yet they will be soon enough, just do all 3 now. You can get longer helicoils if your concerned you won't get enough purchase.
All up it's about a 2 hour job in the garage or about an hour in a real workshop.
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