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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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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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Hi ive just brought a XT600E 1990 with 12750 miles on her .I hope to make it into an overlander on the cheap. Can anyone tell me what bits off Teneres will fit ie tanks bashplates etc or if you have any bits for sale please send me a PM . Also is there anythings i should look out for .
Hey I am up the road from you, I'm Rochester way sorting out an exhaust for an 87 xt600 that I plan to do some longer travels with, but at moment looking for some greenlaning time/ offroading. know any reasonable routes?
I have a cunning plan for panniers, that I believe will be revolutionary (for pannier ideas anyway.) but more on that next year.
My beastie's ailments as follows:
Standard procedure old Clutch needs replacing eventually.
All cables, throttle and clutch are a bit sluggish in response and feeling probably too late for graphite treatment.
Oil drip onto right hand side of cylinder head, and blown onto ehaust (may be hydraulic fluid) This appears to be comon with my year.
Exhaust header rusted badly and now sheared off, weld/replace
General state of electrics needs on going attention various bits of corrosion, loose connections. Use heat shrink.
High tension lead to Spark plug needed to be "coke-a-cola'd" and then screwed in further.
Air filter cleaned and glued together.
Checked all rubber pipes connected to Carbs etc and most were just about right, or needed to be repositioned.
Some previous numptie using plastic cable ties not metal clamps on various hoses around bike needs to be addressed.
Replace oil and filter - V. important
My Oil filter cover plate looks to be a dogs breakfast and in need of replacing and possibly a thread being "re-bored".
Replaced Spark plug.
Fuel lines hardened and cracking, replaced as necessary
Rust, not serious but in need of attention.
Emptied out fuel tank, and discovered it was clean (wow)
Fuel petcocks a tad tight, need attention with penetrating/spray oil
All grease nipples greased.
Mine were immaculate, but two older bikes that I looked at had very badly corroded wheeles, and/or spokes around the valve/ clamp hole place.
My bearings are all good, but this I thought was unusual
My Dad always said to run a new (second hand motor) for two hours before taking it apart, most things sort of sort themselves out or rear their ugly heads.
Then take it apart, clean it and put it back together again.
Thanks for the reply would be good to meet up some time for a chat or a ride . Im puting on a mini meet in Ashford next weekend so maybe you could come ? . Any way just picked up my XT from Rochester tonight & it died on the M20 on the way home simple broken wire to a home made ignition swich but hey what do you expect for £640 engine sounds real sweet so at least thats good so maybe the milage is genuine.
Ps im also one for making strange parts out of odd things just ask anyone who has seen my BMW
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