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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Hello there - not sure if this is truely the correct section however, I would appreciate your comments or redirection...
I have just bought a 1989 Yamaha XTZ750 Super Tenere and it has a terrible front brake - ie the lever comes back to the bars with relative ease!!! Although the brake scrubbs low speed off, it is virtually non existenet at higher speeds. I used to have a race bike so know a little about brakes and I know the XTZ's brake won't be anything like the race bike however they are meant to work, aren't they???
I have replaced all rubber seals (master cyclinder and capliers), bled a number of times, from the nipples and banjos, checked the hoses with clamps along their length and they seems fine.
Any ideas? or are they just rubbish!!! it almost feels as though the master cylinder hasn't got enough umph to power all 4 pots, as when I clamp one side after the spliter in the hose the lever works a lot better, and teh same on teh other side!!
My favourite method of bleeding brakes is to remove the master cyl from the handle bar and point the brake lever in the air at about 60 degrees. Make sure fluid still covers the 2 little holes in the bottom! Any air will flow up the brake line, banjo fitting, through the master cylinder body to the highest point which will be the ports (little holes in bottom of reservour). To help the process tap the lines, any tee pieces, master cylinder, with the plastic handle of a screwdriver. VERY SLOWLY SQUEEZE the brake lever so that the master cylinder piston moves a few millimeters ONLY. If there is any air in the system you will see bubbles comming out of the ports in the reservour. Just keep slowly squeezing the brake lever a few millimeters and releasing it. Let gravity do the work for you. Air bubbles will come out and fluid will go in. DO NOT FULL STROKE OR PUMP BRAKE LEVER, this will only airate the system. Easy as pie. regards,
I had an XTZ for ages. I bought it with goodridge hoses already fitted.
They were ok but 'stoppies' were out of the question!
I take it the disks and pads are clean? Getting even pad wear from each caliper?
Are the calipers the right ones? (compare with known good one). From memory I seem to remember that the rear caliper can be fitted, but the bleed hole is in the wrong position, so can't get all the air out.
I had one with goodrich hoses and the brakes were good for the size of the bike, it took me a LONG time to bleed the brakes properly, the advice given in a previous post is good. Persistence is the name of the game here.
I had a conversation with one of the best Honda mechanics in the UK and I think I've sorted it - I'm giving it to him to fix!!! and he only wants a for it. However, I have given him free unlimited classified bike advertising on my site... He said the first thing he was going to do was fit steel braided hoses. Cheers for your help gents.
[quote=Cheekster]I'm giving it to him to fix!!! and he only wants a for it. He said the first thing he was going to do was fit steel braided hoses. /quote]
sounds a good deal - these bikes are desperate for s/s hoses and then they're not bad, tho i believe you can fit the better master cylinder from the TDM.
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