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'm fitting an xt600 engine to a crosscart.
There's only one problem..
I don't have the wire harness..
I can make a new harness following the wiring diagram i have.
But the problem is that in the diagram it only shows what colour the wires are and not to witch connector and pin number...
So i wondered if there's anyone out there that could send me a closeup picture of the CDI unit showing the connectors and wires?
I'm not sure what model it is, but it's betwen -84 and -90 with el. start.
Near the engine number you should find something like 3AJ or 3VJ or 3TB please specify to understand better what motor is yours. a picture and the serial of the ignition unit could help too to identify your model
As has been said, knowing *exactly* which engine and ignitor you have is important, there's a helluva lot of different setups for the XT engine. For starters, there's models with CDI, that you can happily run without battery, and models with TCI that will require a battery to run.
If the wiring diagram you have doesn't make sense for the colours of the wires coming out of the bits you have, then there's a good probability you have the wrong diagram, which won't help...
For example, I've attached a snip of the wiring diagram for my XT550 (it's labelled in Italian, but hey), from which we can see not only the colours of the loom wires (B/W, O and B from the CDI, the rest are component to component interconnects), but also the colours of the wires coming from the CDI itself (W/G, G, W/R, Br, R, B/W, O and B). In this case, we can see that I would need to connect green to green, white/red to white/red etc. It also shows the plugs, sockets and bullet connectors, as well as their genders - we can see that the sensor coil connections from CDI to alternator have a female CDI end, male alternator end, and that the red and brown (ignition source coil, FWIW) and black connections are male bullet connectors at the CDI end, whereas black/white and orange are female at the CDI end.
Exact wiring diagrams are available from various places on the net, but we'd need exact references to point you to the one you want.
The engine is marked with 3AJ00. I don't have the ignition unit.. I will have to get a new one..
Out of the engine there comes 6 wires.
From stator (3 white)
Neutral switch (1 skyblue)
And 2 wires from the pickup (blue\yellow and green\white)
It's not much to go on but so far it matches the diagram i downloaded from smokin' lizards.
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