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Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 12:44 AM
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Posted By Hoots
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-04mGvUhvd90/U0f...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-04mGvUhvd90/U0fU_aYLD6I/AAAAAAAAUh4/7Jqx6q45d4I/w1023-h731-no/DSC04791.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 279,523
Posted By Hoots
I'd love to see it I had been wondering...

I'd love to see it

I had been wondering about a quick trip down and back with FF points, but some other stuff happening

Condo was the same weekend, and that's another event I'd like to...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 279,523
Posted By Hoots
Tom and Fati: How was Maldon? ...

Tom and Fati:

How was Maldon?

Pretty spectacular?

Any good pics or vid?
Forum: Australia 04-11-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 32,649
Posted By Hoots
Fantastic - keep the pics coming ...

Fantastic - keep the pics coming ...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 515,362
Posted By Hoots
KTM EXC 2004-07 Safari tank 15L - prefer...

KTM EXC 2004-07

Safari tank 15L - prefer orange, but clear OK

Rear wheel - prefer complete

I'm located in NSW, but long-distance postage may be OK

Please PM if you can help
Forum: Australia 04-10-2014, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Hoots
Apparently some sand tracks around Stewart's...

Apparently some sand tracks around Stewart's Crossing
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 32,649
Posted By Hoots
Sensational

Sensational
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 129,926
Posted By Hoots
What you said was, "If you're in water deep...

What you said was, "If you're in water deep enough to get the filter on a 690 wet, you have a lot more to worry about then rubbish liquidating on the filter"

And this isn't true, as explained -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 129,926
Posted By Hoots
You're wrong there Albie Heavy rain comes in...

You're wrong there Albie

Heavy rain comes in the front, and the airbox / filter is frequently wet

It's also not uncommon to find yourself in a deep hole in a creek - seem to be caused by the...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 32,649
Posted By Hoots
Can you post some pics when all complete?

Can you post some pics when all complete?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 129,926
Posted By Hoots
You can't use the TwiAir filter without the Rally...

You can't use the TwiAir filter without the Rally Raid kit

Unifilter make a replacement for the OEM paper filter - see below - they used to make a pod filter, but this was replaced by the new box...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 129,926
Posted By Hoots
The danger of this is that if the filter gets...

The danger of this is that if the filter gets wet, then the filter oil and rubbish liquidate and go straight into the motor

Easy enough to clean out traditional filter oil with turps, then wash...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Have you tried the Pirelli Scorpion Rally front...

Have you tried the Pirelli Scorpion Rally front tyre?

My feeling is that it's the best allround font tyre I've had on the 690 so far - predictable / long lasting / stable

I've got a Michelin...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 279,523
Posted By Hoots
And you get a complimentary egg and bacon...

And you get a complimentary egg and bacon sandwich ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
I always balance both front and back wheels -...

I always balance both front and back wheels - some others don't, but I found it had an immediate effect on the bike's tracking at speed - particularly on hard gravel roads

Only run one rimlock...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Definitely rimlocks front and back And UHD...

Definitely rimlocks front and back

And UHD tubes

I ran the MT43 at 12psi on the 690 - [take it down to 6-9psi on the 450] - I found that the trick with making the MT43 last on the 690 was to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15,498
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Posted By Hoots
I found the same thing (slipping out in the arse...

I found the same thing (slipping out in the arse end), and hence some experimenting

I liked the MT43, and may put another on some day

I've also found that the 690 is a bike that you really...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15,498
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Posted By Hoots
Depends a fair bit on the sort of dirt riding...

Depends a fair bit on the sort of dirt riding you're doing ...

The D606 is a reasonable all-purpose offroad tyre for the 690 ...

The Mitas E09 is also OK ...

I've run a couple of Motoz...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 279,523
Posted By Hoots
That's your problem right there ... Bad...

That's your problem right there ...

Bad women may break your heart, but they're generally pretty good at keeping arteries unblocked ...

Get well ... :nod
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Thought I could get in ahead of you - just...

Thought I could get in ahead of you - just rechecked the RR UK site, and while they have the tanks available for purchase there is small print that says available 4-6 weeks ...

But they say...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15,498
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Posted By Hoots
The Safari is a very ugly tank - shame to do that...

The Safari is a very ugly tank - shame to do that to such a good-looking bike ...

The Rally Raid Evo-2 kits for 2014 models are available now if you buy direct from the UK ...

Tanks look good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
I use the BB VPS hand-guards - look good and fit...

I use the BB VPS hand-guards - look good and fit well, and the little slider does help to regulate the amount of wind deflection
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Thanks - I'm going to do this at the start of...

Thanks - I'm going to do this at the start of next summer, and couldn't find the volume in the manual ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 114,723
Posted By Hoots
Re' mods: one of the few things I would do is fit...

Re' mods: one of the few things I would do is fit the disabling kit for the kickstand cut-out switch - this fails of its own accord, or gets damaged - when it does, the bike thinks the kickstand is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15,498
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Posted By Hoots
Again, seem to have a different view ... ...

Again, seem to have a different view ...

I use (interchangeably) the older pod-style Unifilter and a K&N filter, and find I have no dust inside the airbox at all ...

I also use the opened...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
When you've finished, could you post the volume...

When you've finished, could you post the volume that was needed to fill the system back up again?
Forum: Australia 03-31-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 495,301
Posted By Hoots
You bailing out ... ?

You bailing out ... ?
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 129,926
Posted By Hoots
+1 on the Hard Parts windscreen ... I'd...

+1 on the Hard Parts windscreen ...

I'd only get a fairing if I was racing the bike and really needed the nav tower ...

There's the initial outlay, then the fact that you've got this big...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
We were standing around fixing a tyre on a TE630...

We were standing around fixing a tyre on a TE630 just a week or so ago, with a 12-inch stout stick holding up the back end ...

I was tempted to keep the stick, it worked so well ...

But...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Even cheaper, and just as effective - the first...

Even cheaper, and just as effective - the first available stick ...

Seriously, unless you're in the desert then just use a stick / log / big rock / etc ...

No need for anything else ...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 495,301
Posted By Hoots
Brand new DRZ400 forks, shock and triple clamp...

Brand new DRZ400 forks, shock and triple clamp for sale on the flea market:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23818680&postcount=116

Apparently the forks go well on the 690 - not...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,636
Posted By Hoots
Could talk to Vince Strang about this ...

Could talk to Vince Strang about this

http://www.vincestrangmotorcycles.com.au/index.html

He set my old DR up beautifully, based on verbal communication of my weight etc

Not the...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 515,362
Posted By Hoots
Bump ...

Bump ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Except that this is not New Zealand ... ...

Except that this is not New Zealand ...

Pointed out in an earlier post that this looks a lot like my brother - but we're unsure who the bloke in hat is ...

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
I'd buy and resell if planning anything...

I'd buy and resell if planning anything substantial

Easy enough to manage if you've got family there
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 129,926
Posted By Hoots
I would be very surprised if this was the case ...

I would be very surprised if this was the case

Loading the appropriate map is not complicated - the dealer did mine after undertaking the first warranty service - 5 min procedure

KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 129,926
Posted By Hoots
I don't know about the 2014 model, but the...

I don't know about the 2014 model, but the 2012-13 needed re-mapping when fitted with aftermarket exhaust and air filter, and the airbox opened up

That is, just a KTM map - not Tune ECU

The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Some tyres that go on these bikes are also a lot...

Some tyres that go on these bikes are also a lot wider than that MT21

The Pirelli Scorpion Rally for example, or the Motoz Tractionator Desert H/T

Plus there may be some crap on the tyre
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15,498
Views: 1,578,008
Posted By Hoots
Be good to know how get on with this ...

Be good to know how get on with this

There don't seem to be many reviews

I'm tempted
Forum: Australia 03-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,864
Views: 495,301
Posted By Hoots
+1 Don't worry about the centre stand -...

+1

Don't worry about the centre stand - you'll get used to using other options in the shed or on the trail - more weight and less clearance, and something to get snarled up in sticks etc ...
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