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Forum: Face plant 07-14-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By abhibeckert
Really? In australia the police would haveturned...

Really? In australia the police would haveturned up at the address the car is licesed to, and taken him to the office for a recorded interview. If he admits to driving, or a friend/family member...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By abhibeckert
I'll look into getting a louder horn. I...

I'll look into getting a louder horn.

I always do stop next to the car but this was a narrow CBD street with parked cars on one side of him (not enough room even to fit a bike) and visability was...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,480
Posted By abhibeckert
:1drink I used to ride a set of...

:1drink



I used to ride a set of twisties with 263 corners in 19km (14 miles?) every day to/from work. Now I've moved closer to work (90 minutes each way was killing me, especially on cold/wet...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,480
Posted By abhibeckert
Maybe on a CT500 the rear brake would have...

Maybe on a CT500 the rear brake would have stalled the engine. On my KTM they'd just glow red and I'd continue accelerating. But I sespect even a very weak engine could not overpower the brakes...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,480
Posted By abhibeckert
Number one is not to panic. Number two is...

Number one is not to panic.

Number two is your finger (or two fingers if your bike needs that much strength) should have already been ln the clutch lever. Never take your finger off the clutch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,586
Posted By abhibeckert
Parking a scooter is easy in areas where you...

Parking a scooter is easy in areas where you would have to walk 20 minutes to the nearest available park to fit a full sized bike.

A flindstone stop is perfectly fine if you have adequate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,586
Posted By abhibeckert
I have to do a u-turn everyday to park in the...

I have to do a u-turn everyday to park in the side street near work (nessesary due to one-way streets, etc). I always make sure to block my entire lane when slowing down or stopping to do begin the...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 131,823
Posted By abhibeckert
Same here. In this specific case god only knows....

Same here. In this specific case god only knows. But if you want to avoid riding off a cliff then you need to have your brakes and clutch covered during technical sections.

And to train yourself...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By abhibeckert
Reversed into

Last night a car reversed into me. I was following a safe distance, and he suddenly stopped, and I stopped behind him less suddenly since I didn't have enough time to check my mirrors.

This left...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18,054
Views: 1,928,732
Posted By abhibeckert
I just installed a new bearing/spacer kit in the...

I just installed a new bearing/spacer kit in the front wheel, and now my speedo is fucked.

It seems it might be accurate at low speeds (10/20kmh) but much above that and it definitely stops...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By abhibeckert
Yep, that could be a problem. Some gear is...

Yep, that could be a problem. Some gear is designed to reduce injuries in a crash, while other gear stops you from being injured at all.

Since I crash all the time in the dirt, I tend to go for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,125
Posted By abhibeckert
They ban phones at gas stations but it's...

They ban phones at gas stations but it's bullshit, no phone has ever caused a fire at a gas station. It is illegal to sell a phone that causes sparks even when there's an electrical fault with it.
...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,102
Posted By abhibeckert
A 220kg bike with a DR 450 engine? No thanks....

A 220kg bike with a DR 450 engine? No thanks. :lol3

Myself, I don't see what this bike does that my KTM 690 doesn't do better. I bet my 690 is more capable for nasty hill climbs...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-24-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By abhibeckert
From what I've seen of SPOT I'm not sure if I...

From what I've seen of SPOT I'm not sure if I would trust it. Never used one myself, but I've followed other riders who have one and it doesn't seem to be as accurate or update as frequently as I...
Forum: Australia 01-24-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,953
Posted By abhibeckert
Supposedly steel brake lines do not stretch as...

Supposedly steel brake lines do not stretch as much when you squeeze the lever, which makes your brakes feel more accurate. A good set of steel brake lines is better than a good set of non-steel...
Forum: Australia 01-24-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,416
Posted By abhibeckert
I would wait a day or two if I was you, and...

I would wait a day or two if I was you, and definitely avoid inland roads.

I'm also currently stuck in townsville, but heading north (the roads juts opened up so I'll be leaving at dawn tomorrow)....
Forum: Australia 01-14-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,529
Posted By abhibeckert
Depends on the bike I guess, but I've done it...

Depends on the bike I guess, but I've done it several times with no issues.
Forum: Australia 01-14-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,133
Views: 536,300
Posted By abhibeckert
Never ridden a 640 but I think the 690 will...

Never ridden a 640 but I think the 690 will definitely suit you. However I'm not so sure about owning a 525 and a 690. Those two bikes are really similar. The 690 will be a lot better at speed and...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,529
Posted By abhibeckert
If I'm trail riding I take a spare front tube and...

If I'm trail riding I take a spare front tube and tools. Just riding down the highway I'll usually call someone to pick me up in a ute (that's only happened once, and it was my own fault: the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,619
Posted By abhibeckert
Conditions at dakar are a lot harsher than...

Conditions at dakar are a lot harsher than anything a typical adventure rider would face. I dunno about you, but I find riding in someone's dust cloud even more stupid than riding at night....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 12-02-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,546
Posted By abhibeckert
Check out openstreetmap.org for maps in your...

Check out openstreetmap.org for maps in your area.

Depending what GPS you have, it should be possible to load it up...

Anything brown/dotted line should be good riding:
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-25-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,463
Posted By abhibeckert
Upgrading will make a huge difference. The...

Upgrading will make a huge difference.

The 3G has around 30MB of memory available (excluding what the underlaying system uses), while the iPhone 5 has around 800MB available.

MotionX doesn't...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-19-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By abhibeckert
Have you considered just getting a smartphone?...

Have you considered just getting a smartphone? That way you don't need to take as much stuff with you when walking the dog.

And the price is real cheap, when you consider that you also get a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,642
Posted By abhibeckert
I wouldn't let that hold you back. Sygic is...

I wouldn't let that hold you back. Sygic is great, in my opinion better than iGo.

The two apps are certainly close enough you would be happy with either one. Sygic is about half the price as well....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-19-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,866
Posted By abhibeckert
Correct, garmin says: What Garmin does...

Correct, garmin says:


What Garmin does not talk about is "driving rain".

I looked it up years ago and just tried to find a source but can't... Anyway, as far as I know 7 definitely does not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-18-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By abhibeckert
I have never used Navigon, but I think Sygic...

I have never used Navigon, but I think Sygic might be better. And it's certainly cheaper.

Make sure you get the european version, although you might want to buy the US one first so you can try it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By abhibeckert
There was some kind of network outage this...

There was some kind of network outage this morning, my phone lost all data for about 5km in the city (but still had voice).

Apple's Maps app did not read any instructions out through that period....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-16-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By abhibeckert
Correct. Also, you will need to convert the...

Correct. Also, you will need to convert the "routes" in your GPX file to "tracks" before you can import them into Motion-X GPS. It's a great app, and you should probably buy it for for other...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By abhibeckert
It depends what type of riding/mapping you want...

It depends what type of riding/mapping you want to do.

I've tried a bunch, but the three I use regularly are:

* the built in maps app
* google's map website in the browser (which you can...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-16-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By abhibeckert
iPhone/iPad Turn by Turn launched in Australia

Yesterday Apple enabled turn by turn for directions in Australia —*you must have an iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or iPad 2/3/4/Mini and have already installed the latest software.

You don't need to do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,704
Posted By abhibeckert
I guess. I think you just need to keep an eye out...

I guess. I think you just need to keep an eye out until a good deal pops up. And the longer you wait, the more money you'll have saved up. :-)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,704
Posted By abhibeckert
Take a closer look at them. You want a 690...

Take a closer look at them.

You want a 690 Enduro or a 640 Adventure. The adventures are getting a bit old now, but maybe you're better off with a late model adventure than an early model 690. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,030
Posted By abhibeckert
Not where I live it's not. And by the way, the...

Not where I live it's not. And by the way, the closest dairy farm is a stones throw from my house, and I have to ride almost an hour in any direction to find a patch of ground that is not a dairy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,180
Posted By abhibeckert
I'm taller than most guys, and have never owned a...

I'm taller than most guys, and have never owned a motorcycle where I could get both feet on the ground (all dirt bikes, with tall suspension).

I don't see why there would ever be any reason to put...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By abhibeckert
A combination of an EPIRB or PLB (for...

A combination of an EPIRB or PLB (for emergencies) and smartphone (for telling family where you are) is ideal I think.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-02-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By abhibeckert
Just to make it perfectly clear... As far as...

Just to make it perfectly clear...

As far as I know the Montana 650 comes with no map data at all, and the 650t comes with some map data.

The 650 is cheaper and there is a wide variety of third...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,686
Posted By abhibeckert
USB is only 5 volts. Other people who know more...

USB is only 5 volts. Other people who know more about this stuff than me have said low voltage power does not need to be weatherproof.

Something about water having a high resistance so that only...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-02-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,354
Posted By abhibeckert
Maybe. I know the latest iPad has a 2 amp...

Maybe.

I know the latest iPad has a 2 amp charger (on the USB side, which is 5 volts), and it takes a ridiculously long time to charge compared to older models, so 2 amps is probably barely enough...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By abhibeckert
The satellites take about 12 minutes to send...

The satellites take about 12 minutes to send enough data for your GPS to figure out where you are in the world. And that assumes you pick up their signal perfectly, which is often not the case (it's...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,716
Posted By abhibeckert
I've never used a Nuvi, but as far as I know it...

I've never used a Nuvi, but as far as I know it is not suitable for riding anywhere except on roads/streets that are actually on the GPS.

I think it can record/export tracks, but not import them....
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