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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Yamaha TechOriginally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
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This is the state of affairs that I have been left with thus far, with prudent use of a hammer and then a bigger hammer then heat and frustration with mole grips I am sure I will get that sucker out, but any tips; I would be grateful for!
Where can I get cheap downpipes? and are all XT600's of the 87 variety the same down pipes? they all look similar.
i would try to "ease" that baby out of there, it may actually be easier to drop the engine out of the frame ( its not that difficult, honest) to make access better.
try lots of penetrating fluid and very very very gentle taps with a very sharp small chisel to ease it out, or a dremel to cut the ring... you dont want to damage the aluminium in any way at all.........
when refitting the new headers use the copper sealing washers and coat the ends of the headers, the studs in the head, the nuts on the studs etc, in copper anti-sieze compound ( copaslip) this will stop the electrolytic action of the aluminium and steel welding itself together in future.
Patience is a virtue here im afraid...... like waiting for the perfect picture.... its gonna take time, and you cant rush it.
Run out of attachments, but google search for:
vultures "patience my ass I'm gonna kill something"
and you will see how I feel!
I finally resolved the issues, used the two screw method to remove the double ended threads.
I figured out the chisel and hammer idea, delicately... but no success
My neighbour is most useful as an antique desiel engine mechanic, he goaded me on for the day, whilst I worried the header with a pair of mole grips, WD40 for about an hour or so.
I resisted his very persuasive argument to let him heat it a bit. and swore at the bike alot, even kicked her once or twice, but constantly aware that I may have to do this in the bush.
30 minutes continous worrying with the bigger mole grips, (I've been watching my jack russel doggie go nuts shaking squeeky toys to bits so learnt from her.) and many many violent epitaphs later, I managed to release the one pipe blixem.
A further 45 minutes and now three sizeable blisters later I removed the other blixem then the copper bits as well.
I am now the proud owner of new Yamaha downpipes and the wrong (but it fits) silencer. Incidently the yamaha parts may (or may not) be stainless steel, but they are black and are cheaper than anywhere else.
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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