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!
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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When riding my 92 xt600 wi 21000km on it, when your riding it slow like around 25/40mph it has a kinda wobble,, you CANNOT go in a straight line, it weaves from right to left, the weaving is very strange. but on accelaration, the problem goes away.. but whilst cornering especialy on the right bends,, it feels scary.. the wobble is there again..or a should say weaving..I originaly thought the bike has had a prang, as Ive just bought it. only done 200 miles with it,, but this was very noticeable within the first 5 miles..
just below the headstock on the frame just where you would put the oil, theres seems like its kinda rippled,,its not smooth on the tube frame... 6 inches from the headstock id say just about level with the bottom yoke.
I have also noticed under braking.. it dives to the right, as if the bike is gonna fold in the middle.. its very strange..
I have Mitas tyres on it... the front an rear wheels bearings seem fine.. the shocker is damping ok, the forks are dry,so no leaking.. looking along it when trying to ride at a straight line with someone else riding it,, i noticed that the wheels are out of line with each other... the front looks dead straight whilst the back looks like its not in line with the front. in fact the rear looks like a wee bit of an angle.. but the rear wheel is sitting straight in tehe swinging arm with the chain adjusters...the same number at each side on the axle.
all bearings seem ok, as i said, on accleration, you do NOT feel any weaving, but try going slow,,its a different matter...
I did notice that its not the correct front mudguard, also the headlight has been changed to a round one,,an the wiring is all bodged behind the headlight, an the tanks shrouds are missing. an the tank has a slight dent in it.. with me thinking it may have had a front end shunt at one time. but the last owner o 3 years,,tells me he has never felt anything unduly with it...but I DEFINTALEY feel a weave,, the weave Im talkin about feels as if one of the tyres is twisted,, giving that impression,, but the tyres are ok.... any ideas people...... Thanks,... bama3
I'm sure you dont want to hear this, and you probably have half a suspicion yourself, but it sounds like you've been had. Ripples in the frame, wheels out of line, bits missing or replaced - this bike has most probably had a prang and been repaired. Dont believe what the previous owner tells you, he was trying to get shot of it , after all.
If you've only just bought it I'd take it back and ask for a refund. Good luck.
Hi Timus.. yea am actualy thinkin that as well, they ripples am talkin about,, ad say more of some crinkin, jist slightly, but am thinkin that as well, i did call the guy up as he lives 70 mile fae me, an he said that it has been fine wi him an he didnt know about it. I might try an get a hold o a frame, an swop eveything over, as its a great engine in it....cheers
AWOLXT Yes thats a good picture,, also ITS the same as mine.. so they must all be like that... well that rules that out... in teh picture jist to teh left hand side,, youve got a wee bit o rust there,, I have too,, that was me thinkin there was a wee crack or somethin an its got all rusty,, an someone has put a wee bit o oil or grease over it to camoflage it.... thanks fur the picture...
How long ye had yours an what year is yours... ive ran XT660x an R fur years,, but I do prefer the 600, thanks again.... john
hi before you go down the road of breaking the bike would you be able to get these guys to check it? i dont know how far you are from them but you would know one way or the other and then can make the best choice to sort your needs (MOTORBIKE REPAIR CENTRE SCOTLAND) hope this helps steve
steve.. what do they do , ?? Steve ave just checked them out in teh link ye sent,, they seem to know whit their doin... a wonder how much all that comes to.as its only a 800 quid bike...I like the bike. an would keep it, but am not forkin out serious money on gettin it fixed,,, sayin that al never know how much till i ask them,, i`l call them teh morra... thanks fur that. john
also am only 30 mins from them,, a might take it oer the morra an get it asccesed..if possible or price it at least... thanks. john
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