Bike Tech

Miscellaneous technical stuff. If you have anything of interest to travellers, just send it in and we'll publish it here as a useful guide to all. I'd like to expand this section but I have little time, so your articles are much appreciated!

Thanks, Grant


Tech Index

Language: Common Phrases for the road

Motorcycle and Vehicle Technical Terms Glossary

Motorcycle and Vehicle Tech Terms Translation


Oilhead Tech

R bike Charging System Maintenance

Engine specs 1970-85

Driveshaft flange

Truing and rebuilding Tubeless GS wheels

BMW Airhead (R) gearbox rebuild how-to

BMW Airhead (R) gearbox tools and output shaft circlip mod specs

BMW R100GS ignition switch removal

BMW GS 20th Anniversary Rally - pics of trick travelling Beemers

All bikes:

Tools for the Road - Mini Compressor

Chain adjustment, tips and tricks to make it easy

Panniers - Build your own

Why a new Rear Shock?

Carb jetting for altitude

Links to off-site technical tidbits (from our links page)

Important: For more information on what World Nomad's policies cover, read this Prices & Benefits page for residents of various countries.
Grant says: ALWAYS read the policy CAREFULLY to be SURE you are covered on your motorcycle, there are exceptions and variations depending on home country and where you're going and a whole lot of other things. READ THE POLICY!

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