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Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By dnrobertson
Gunnerbuck answered your question, but I just...

Gunnerbuck answered your question, but I just wanted to say I run: 2 x 35W HIDs, Heated grips and GPS and never flatten the battery (when on the open road, slow speed can cause problems).

So,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,367
Posted By dnrobertson
On the 2005-2007, just lose one of the disks when...

On the 2005-2007, just lose one of the disks when converting to a high guard. Save about 2 kg (from memory) of un-sprung weight. This mod needs a new master cylinder to be effective.
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 439,060
Posted By dnrobertson
Cannot find the post, but somebody here on ADV...

Cannot find the post, but somebody here on ADV tried to get in contact with them and sent a few emails and never got a response. Sigutech was the first I looked at, before Oberon.

They do look...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 439,060
Posted By dnrobertson
I just ordered the same slave cylinder. I...

I just ordered the same slave cylinder. I ordered it direct from the manufacturer. For those interested, I paid the cheap postage and it arrived less than a week after I paid for it. About $155...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,553
Posted By dnrobertson
Hope you don't mind some input on wide feet. I...

Hope you don't mind some input on wide feet. I am a EEEE fitting and have recently tried on about 10 different makes and models of boots.

Tried on the Forma. Too narrow.

Tried on the Alpine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,260
Posted By dnrobertson
Same reason I don't wave to those three wheeler...

Same reason I don't wave to those three wheeler things.

They are not real motorcycles. :D:D:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6,123
Views: 1,099,392
Posted By dnrobertson
I have a Stenhouse under bar steering damper with...

I have a Stenhouse under bar steering damper with high mounts, along with Rox Risers on my 640 and the only cable I had to extend was the manual decomp (go for 1999 cable). Everything else,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8,886
Views: 1,933,447
Posted By dnrobertson
Spend much less time polishing and more time...

Spend much less time polishing and more time riding. :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6,123
Views: 1,099,392
Posted By dnrobertson
+1 for this mob as well. sent me a wrong screw...

+1 for this mob as well. sent me a wrong screw once. Free shipping on next order to make it up.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
I attached a lanyard to the battery box screw and...

I attached a lanyard to the battery box screw and then fastened that to the mount. I know it's not the greatest solution, but it may hold on long enough for me to stop the bike.

However, after...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-28-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
For me it came down to price (don't forget to...

For me it came down to price (don't forget to factor in cost of mounts for Montana) and I got a fantastic deal on the 590LM.

So that's what I have.

I wrote a mini review up in this thread...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,539
Posted By dnrobertson
It's perfect for me. Great report.

It's perfect for me.

Great report.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By dnrobertson
I cut the cigarette lighter thingy open. ...

I cut the cigarette lighter thingy open.

Get rid of the end that plugs into the socket.

You can then solder some wires onto where the tangs for the cigarette socket are. Run them out to you...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 439,060
Posted By dnrobertson
Not impossible though. I replaced a cam a...

Not impossible though.

I replaced a cam a while ago and the auto-decomp worked for less than 10,000 km. :cry
Forum: Australia 08-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 439,060
Posted By dnrobertson
Hardest part for me was getting the starter motor...

Hardest part for me was getting the starter motor out.

Easy job after that. (And I'm no mechanic).

I still need to use the manual decomp from cold (Auto decomp is not working) after the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By dnrobertson
Look into spending a couple of days up at...

Look into spending a couple of days up at Arkaroola as well?

Coming home, look into some of the other tracks. Walkers Crossing to Innamincka, then Old Strzelecki to Cameron Corner, through to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
See here: ...

See

here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976094

and here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976812
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
Aus Maps. Lifetime Updates. How sweet it...

Aus Maps. Lifetime Updates.

How sweet it is. :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
And thanks to Gigitt, I got the same deal....

And thanks to Gigitt, I got the same deal. hahahahaha :1drink:1drink
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By dnrobertson
My latitude is too big for my neck so I have...

My latitude is too big for my neck so I have found wearing a buff http://www.mybuff.com.au/how-to-wear/motorcycle/
prevents a lot of cold air coming down into the jacket.

Then I just wear a polar...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By dnrobertson
I've had one of the Ebay ones (that comes in a...

I've had one of the Ebay ones (that comes in a plastic case) on my KTM 640 for 2 years / 15,000 kms. No problems. Works well with my heated grips.
Forum: 2 smokers 08-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By dnrobertson
My father (who died last year aged 87) had a job...

My father (who died last year aged 87) had a job in his earlier days in Melbourne, Australia assembling English bikes as they were delivered to the distributor.

He used to tell the story of the...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 101,636
Posted By dnrobertson
And the new Zumo 590LM supports BT.

And the new Zumo 590LM supports BT.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By dnrobertson
Loosen the levers enough so they spin on the bars...

Loosen the levers enough so they spin on the bars when you crash, but not enough that you are chasing them all over the place.
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,842
Posted By dnrobertson
So Kevin, What would have been TT response...

So Kevin,

What would have been TT response if maddognsc had contacted the ORIGINAL owner and the ORIGINAL owner had contacted you?

Seems like you're losing the PR war on this one.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,881
Posted By dnrobertson
I got hold of the Zumo 590LM on the one day Dick...

I got hold of the Zumo 590LM on the one day Dick Smith was selling it for $640.

The 590 comes with a 5" screen (like the Montana), 3 profiles (car, bike and off-road) AND Car and Bike mounts...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By dnrobertson
Every KTM filter I have bought has the O-ring on...

Every KTM filter I have bought has the O-ring on the filter pre-installed. ANd I've never installed any other O-ring.

I reckon if you had screwed it up, you would have oil leaking all over the...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,026
Posted By dnrobertson
Looks like you are using Basecamp and Garmin Topo...

Looks like you are using Basecamp and Garmin Topo maps for your route planning.

I suggest getting some Hema maps for a sanity check on any route you plan. Basecamp / Garmin Aus Topo tend to show...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By dnrobertson
FYI, I have found two of the "new" dual o-ring...

FYI, I have found two of the "new" dual o-ring slave cylinders available.

One is from sigutech and the other from Oberon. CJ Designs (an inmate) sells the Oberon slave. Both of these are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-29-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
You mention downloading tracks and routes in the...

You mention downloading tracks and routes in the same response. They are two different things (I guess you know the difference).

I have just returned from a 3600km trip to the outback of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,486
Posted By dnrobertson
My auto-decomp is currently not functioning (just...

My auto-decomp is currently not functioning (just stopped on a new cam after less than 2000 kms).

I have got into the habit of always stopping my engine using the manual decomp lever. I just pull...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,033
Posted By dnrobertson
Leaving in a week for a similar trip. :clap ...

Leaving in a week for a similar trip. :clap

Your RR means my concentration at work has gone out the window. :rofl

Thanks for the great RR.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
OK, don't like to boast BUT: Us Aussies...

OK, don't like to boast BUT:

Us Aussies very rarely get a bargain.

I got my 590LM for $624 Australian (about 600 US $). Local online dealer was having a 25% OFF ONE DAY SALE.

I was...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,324
Posted By dnrobertson
Better not do any research into how many nasty...

Better not do any research into how many nasty bugs live on the keyboard that you used to type your original message. :eek1

Research has shown some keyboards have more germs than a toilet seat. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By dnrobertson
Basecamp should allow you to install maps onto...

Basecamp should allow you to install maps onto the Garmin unit.

But the GPS USB interface is really slow.

What I do is load the card into a USB 2.0 (or 3.0) USB hub and select the card as the...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By dnrobertson
I really have nothing constructive to add, but I...

I really have nothing constructive to add, but I do notice on the latest Hema Maps Top End and Gulf (included in the 2014 Digital Map product), that they show they drove that track in 2013.

Their...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 439,060
Posted By dnrobertson
I would agree stator/rectifier. But don't...

I would agree stator/rectifier.

But don't rule out a broken wire somewhere as well.

I had a broken wire up near the ignition switch that would cause the bike to miss every so often, until...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 81,685
Posted By dnrobertson
Changing track width on the 590LM

Maybe others knew this but:

The track width seems to be controlled by the Map theme being used.

I found an online editor for the themes here: http://www.javawa.nl/zumocolors.html

Point it...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 439,060
Posted By dnrobertson
Jase, A quick Google search shows up at...

Jase,

A quick Google search shows up at least three places in Australia that sell Mikuni parts:

Mikuni Oz www.mikunioz.com
Ian William Tuning www.iwt.com.au/mikparts1.htm
Show and Go...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,956
Posted By dnrobertson
Man, You have done seriously well with that...

Man,

You have done seriously well with that bike.

Imagine a 10 year old bike that looks like it just came off the showroom floor.

Almost too pretty to ride. I hope you fix that very...
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