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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Noprogram
The Platypus Big Zip looks like a great...

The Platypus Big Zip looks like a great option....large opening, handles and able to pour. Nalgene and Platypus make good quality products and have several of their collapsable bottles. The Nalgene...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Noprogram
There were a couple of features that I didn't...

There were a couple of features that I didn't mention when it comes to water collection technique, depending on your camping situation. -While the narrow neck collapsible water bottles are convenient...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Noprogram
The MSR Hydromedary bags are great for extended...

The MSR Hydromedary bags are great for extended trips. The fabric exterior is very durable to abrasion and stowing while the perimeter webbing allows it to be strapped down or hung. Wide mouth dual...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 149,512
Posted By Noprogram
I discovered your RR a bit late, but I hope you...

I discovered your RR a bit late, but I hope you still maybe able to answer a couple of questions...how did the XRs of Space Trooper, Che and Amir? stand up to the prolonged abuse of low earth orbit?...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 149,512
Posted By Noprogram
Absolutely fantastic and inspiring journey...

Absolutely fantastic and inspiring journey guys/cosmonauts! Thanks for posting all the amazing footage and photos...just incredible :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 93,492
Posted By Noprogram
Brilliant and inspiring RR....

Brilliant and inspiring RR....
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,713
Posted By Noprogram
Thanks Te Hopo, great trip and RR! They closed...

Thanks Te Hopo, great trip and RR! They closed the Molesworth on the 7th I think due to fire risk...didn't want to head through the Rainbow?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,389
Posted By Noprogram
Looks like it's in great condition! Looking...

Looks like it's in great condition! Looking forward to the rebuild :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
Just out of curiosity MassiveLee, how do find the...

Just out of curiosity MassiveLee, how do find the GSA compared to the Africa Twin?
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 290,513
Posted By Noprogram
The potatoe wrapping technique is critical...

The potatoe wrapping technique is critical Kawasakirob. Take note!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
Look great Professor!

Look great Professor!
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Noprogram
I would try and remain as flexible as possible...

I would try and remain as flexible as possible with the accomodation to allow you to change plans based on the weather. -It's a narrow island with a maritime climate and can change quickly but the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
Got yourself a great bike Kiwi-Roscoe. It's not...

Got yourself a great bike Kiwi-Roscoe. It's not the Black and White RD04 originally from Switzerland with the crashbars is it? Be great to see a pic of the bike and the rebuild :wink: Wemoto and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
Thanks Ladder106, lots of nice scenery in NZ and...

Thanks Ladder106, lots of nice scenery in NZ and nothing to do with my photography skills!

Didn't ride 90 mile beach as it's further up in the North Island but it would be a great ride on a light...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
I've used the same versions in the past and...

I've used the same versions in the past and pretty good....I found that metal was slightly thicker and there wasn't enough clearance for the split pin once the washer was on. Used a slightly thinner...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
Those plugs to the reg/rect are definitely an...

Those plugs to the reg/rect are definitely an issue. I burned out several reg/rects before putting in a voltmeter and MOSFET with direct connects to the stator outputs and it's been super stable.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By Noprogram
I use the Giant Loop Possibles Pouches either...

I use the Giant Loop Possibles Pouches either side for spare tubes and lashed on with Pronghorn Straps (brilliant straps). -It means they're always with the bike if I'm just out for a day trip and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-gJg...

http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-gJgDKtj/0/L/DSC04489-L.jpg (http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/44313474_4DbfnJ#!i=3829840167&k=gJgDKtj&lb=1&s=A)
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
A few shots of my trip around the South Island of...

A few shots of my trip around the South Island of New Zealand during Christmas. A little bit warmer than Sweden!
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Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,200
Posted By Noprogram
http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-PGq...

http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-PGqQzkt/0/L/DSC04536-L.jpg (http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/44313474_4DbfnJ#!i=3829832621&k=PGqQzkt&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,200
Posted By Noprogram
There's always been a compromise between the...

There's always been a compromise between the convenience of gas canisters and liquid fuel stoves. Gas is quiet, easy to start up and will simmer a meal more easily than liquid fuel stoves (there are...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 290,513
Posted By Noprogram
I keep it simple when I'm camping and like to...

I keep it simple when I'm camping and like to have flexible options depending on circumstances and how tired I'm feeling etc. Fancy cooking is mostly wasted on me anyway. I usually have one or two...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,865
Posted By Noprogram
As it's a connection requiring fuel tightness it...

As it's a connection requiring fuel tightness it will need brazing using an acetylene gas torch...it can't rely on a press fit. Not a difficult job for someone that knows what they're doing. A good...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,323
Posted By Noprogram
For a minimal cooking setup I use an MSR Pocket...

For a minimal cooking setup I use an MSR Pocket Rocket stove (stowed in it's case) with the gas canister fitting inside a Titan Mug. This allows you to cook up things like noodles, soup or oatmeal...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Noprogram
Rev'it sizing is a lot smaller relative to...

Rev'it sizing is a lot smaller relative to typical US sizing in my experience. I have the Sand jacket/pants and the Off Track jacket. Usually I'm an XL/2XL in US sizes and I have to go for the XYL in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14,452
Views: 5,252,960
Posted By Noprogram
Looks in great condition ML! Amazing...

Looks in great condition ML! Amazing trip...looking forward to the pics :D.

A couple of todays ride in the hills around home. With it's torque and handling the XRV is still a beautiful machine to...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 52,851
Posted By Noprogram
Multitools can't replace a full tool kit of...

Multitools can't replace a full tool kit of course but they are a great supplementary tool for a wide variety of non specific, improvisational tasks like field repairs. -Convenient utility tasks ...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Noprogram
I use the Wolfman Large Expedition on my XRV....

I use the Wolfman Large Expedition on my XRV. Well built and plenty of volume....large enough for an iPad mini and beers for the end of the day. The harness has four quick release buckles holding the...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By Noprogram
The Alite Bison does looks like it ticks a lot of...

The Alite Bison does looks like it ticks a lot of boxes brbo. I have the Mayfly which I'm extremely happy with as a design...well built, compact and comfortable. The advantage of a low chair design...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,418
Posted By Noprogram
I'd agree with Kawasakirob and go for a warmer...

I'd agree with Kawasakirob and go for a warmer bag...one of the Marmot or The North Face climbing mummy bags with 800 loft down at around 1000g. There's nothing like getting a good nights sleep and...
Forum: New Zealand 11-27-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Noprogram
I have the Motion Pro Jumbo and will do 530 no...

I have the Motion Pro Jumbo and will do 530 no problem. A very solid and worthwhile tool to have in the armory. The PBR should do a good job also....looks strong and MP don't make junk.
Forum: New Zealand 11-24-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,476
Posted By Noprogram
Thanks for the heads up Te Hopo....I must have...

Thanks for the heads up Te Hopo....I must have been past it a dozen times and never noticed it.

Looking forward to seeing these Andy Strapz panniers fitted....no rush! :wink:
Forum: New Zealand 11-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,476
Posted By Noprogram
The Andystrapz Expedition panniers are simple and...

The Andystrapz Expedition panniers are simple and rugged, a good choice for NZ and Aus conditions especially Te Hopo. The pannier with dry bags/duffles on top gives you a lot of loading options and...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,816,788
Posted By Noprogram
Ha, no problems AteamNM.. I was thinking, wow...

Ha, no problems AteamNM.. I was thinking, wow you guys really take your chairs seriously!:wink: Thanks for posting the breakdown of the camp kit....nice tidy setup you've got there. Swapped to...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,816,788
Posted By Noprogram
Seriously?! :huh There's a picture of it at my...

Seriously?! :huh There's a picture of it at my camp on the previous page. I was indicating it's packed size for reference.
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,816,788
Posted By Noprogram
Thanks Te Hopo and Underground, camp kit...

Thanks Te Hopo and Underground, camp kit refinement is always work in progress as you know. The XRV is great for adv touring around here and the GL setup works great. She's bit heavy for anything...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,816,788
Posted By Noprogram
Giant Loop Great Basin with the 23l dry bag and a...

Giant Loop Great Basin with the 23l dry bag and a Wolfman Expedition Tank bag. I keep my tent, tarp and sleeping mat in the dry bag along with spare gloves and rain gear for easy access.

I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5,978
Views: 1,053,028
Posted By Noprogram
Totally agree Rusic. I've been waiting for...

Totally agree Rusic. I've been waiting for something new from Honda but nothing replaced the Africa Twin. It's still a great useable bike even after all these years. The marketing hype had long...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Noprogram
I'd look at the XR650L...you're a reasonably big...

I'd look at the XR650L...you're a reasonably big guy so it you can handle the relatively tall seat (35"). It's low maintenance, the most dirt worthy of all the dual sports and will handle a trip...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5,978
Views: 1,053,028
Posted By Noprogram
Anthropometry. The Africa Twin and the Ktm 990...

Anthropometry. The Africa Twin and the Ktm 990 seat heights are 34" with the 1190 being 35" I think. The XR650l and XR650R are 37" so 35+ wouldn't be without precedent. Sag will take out some of that...
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