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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On the page "Camshaft Chain" you need to get the part number 12 or you can make your own cable bracket(holder)...
Besides that, you'll have to get a small bicycle-type of lever (the left lever with the bracket) that will fit securely on your handlebar, a cable with those things to put on the end to "close" the cable at the length you want AND one of those bicycle outer cable guides ( which the cable goes in )....
To put in the part number 28 on the cylinder head you can CAREFULLY punch a hole in that small black cap... I MEAN CAREFULLY so nothing falls into the cylinder and just pull the cap off...
You can lean the bike to it's side to help avoid anything falling into the cylinder....
DON'T FORGET to clean the hole without the cap or any small particle that fall into the cylinder will almost certainly damage the cylinder sleeve!
Location: XXX<-Portugal->Azores->Santa Maria (island)
To put the part number 17 of the Starter page you will have to take the clutch out.....
After you take the clutch springs and that plate out you will see a weird shape nut. Try not to mess around with it...
When you take that weird shape nut, you can see the axle is "hallow"(don't know how if it is written like that) and there is a small metal ball in the axle, DO NOT LOSE IT..
Take the clutch plates out but don't loose the order of the because two of them are different and only fit in that specific order!
To take the clutch boss out you will need one of those air guns so you can take the lock nut from the inside.... but take a look before taking that nut out because it has a special spacer that helps hold the nut so it won't vibrate loose... it's easy! also, check the workshop manual for the XT600E so you know how tight you'll have to lock the nut back in on reassembling...
As for the clutch springs, be careful when you tighten them back on because if you over tighten it, the boss hub might brake ( it happened to me because I didn't have the workshop manual back then).....
Location: XXX<-Portugal->Azores->Santa Maria (island)
Hi tom... The decompresser looks good on the bike and is quite simple to do in my opinion... I don't need the decompresser because I can kick it with no hassle so it would be just something to do in the future because now I'm doing some things on the bike....
Ive just acquired an 84 XT600 for parts and i would like to add the kick starter to my 90 XT600E. The engine from the 84 is dead, sat outside for years without a sparkplug. Im going to be pulling my 90's engine apart soon to do the clutch and want to add the kick starter.
If the bike is 1998 the clutch arm is probably on the top of the clutch cover, that makes it a much harder job, I've just done my 1999/2000, on the older models you can fit an earlier clutch cover with the shaft hole already machined out behind a rubber plug but the earlier cover won't have the clutch operating arm fitted, you will need to machine the hole out yourself, the boss is cast into the inside and fairly accurate to centre up on a mill, once a small hole is drilled through you can turn the whole casting over and re-center from the outside and finish the shaft bore and oil seal recess.
I have a spare kickshaft and idler gear but no return spring, also a couple of shims are required as well as the guide and stopper plate but they are surprisingly cheap to buy new.
I think a manual decompressor would be easy to do on the head with a well shaped piece of 12mm bar and return spring, I'll tell you when I've finished mine.
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