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Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 185,281
The corner of the faring pushed into the tank and...

The corner of the faring pushed into the tank and split the corner open. Im going to look into getting some crash bars made up before I buy a new tank.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 185,281
Had my first off today. Well I can say one...

Had my first off today. Well I can say one thing. We have all had our suspicions about the vulnerable corners of the tanks. Well I was a little upset when I had a small off and this happened. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
No RR yet

Im currently in Manaus after taking the ferry from Belem but not on my bike yet. I was asked to drive an overland truck around South America for 5 months so till may im driving around South America.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
To all those still waiting for more pictures of...

To all those still waiting for more pictures of Antarctica. I returned to Australia and headed to South America almost straight away.
Heading back to Australia next month to start my planned RTW...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
MeinMotorrad, Thanks for the info. The bike...

MeinMotorrad,

Thanks for the info. The bike is running a K&N filter with the top of the air box drilled to allow extra air into it. I want to change this and fit the open filter box. I ran the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
That would be the one! I have know idea why I...

That would be the one! I have know idea why I said Vance and Hines? Probably because I had one on my other bike?
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
Hi John, Its a Vance and Hines slip on.

Hi John, Its a Vance and Hines slip on.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
Goes like stink but Stalling off idle. Other wise Love this bike!!

After buying my new ktm 690R almost 6 months ago while still living and working down in Antarctica, I had a chance to ride it for the first time. Can anyone suggest a good tuner in the Melbourne...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Time to leave.

Hi Guys,

Sorry I have not posted on here for a long time. The last couple of months have been very busy, with work out in the field and lately getting the station ready for the new group that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Night Sky

Here is a quick time laps of last nights sky.

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w653/travelingaustralian/Night%20Sky/th_Aurora_zps018b3d42.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,549
Views: 1,602,481
Nice work Noah great job!! It doesn't matter how...

Nice work Noah great job!! It doesn't matter how fast, all that matters is, you made it:clap:clap
Cant wait to hear your take on this intimidating bridge.:deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Miss the Adventure biking!!! Only a couple more...

Miss the Adventure biking!!! Only a couple more months to go and Ill be home building my bike ready for South America. Ill then Have to start a tread on that:clap:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Its not all Fun and Games

Been very busy the last couple of weeks with annual maintenance and repairs to one of the powerhouse generators.
One job we were not looking forward to was replacing the broken window in the snow...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,950,803
Travel to Africa. You can;t miss it!!

I agree with you about taking precautions as you would anywhere in the would but don't agree with your statement about Zimbabwe.
2007 to 2009 I would agree with your statement, tho I still...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
Thanks for the offer of the forks. I think Ill...

Thanks for the offer of the forks. I think Ill be changing the internal damper rods and changing the springs to increase the travel.


Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
Help with Front forks

I want to get 300mm travel from my front forks.
The bike is being set up to travel RTW trip. I have ordered a rear shock that will give a full 300mm travel just need to sort the front.

What...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
The buildings are different colours to make it...

The buildings are different colours to make it easier to identify and see. Most of the red buildings are mechanical/service buildings, Blue are the power houses, Yellow are for science/communications...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Station Clean Up

Its been just over a week since we had 48 hours of cyclonic winds. With the winds averaging speeds of 70knots and gusts well over 80. At the time all non essential movements around station were...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5,093
Views: 527,779
Not true Catman, John is a great guy and...

Not true Catman,

John is a great guy and will do anything he can to help. One thing he can't do anymore is dodge up the invoice. He has done this in the past and got caught. He had a problem...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Have to love family! My mum sent me an email...

Have to love family! My mum sent me an email today. She was kind enough to unpack all the gear that arrived from Rally Raid and took pictures for me so I could make sure it was all there. So...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Its crazy really to think just how far technology...

Its crazy really to think just how far technology has come in just 30 years!!!!
My father worked at Mawson in 1983/84 and my mother was not able to hear from him for the whole year!!! And here I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
Thanks for the information. Ill be able to ...

Thanks for the information. Ill be able to order it on line now.

Cheers
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Rally Raid Evo2 fairing and tanks

Well had 2 good bits of news today. First up I have been given the all clear to go back to full duties after I hurt my back just over 2 weeks ago. This is good news, because it means Ill still be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17,552
Views: 1,844,997
Hammerhead shifters/brake levers

Does anyone know which hammerhead brake/shift levers part numbers fit the 690. Was looking on their web site but could not find 690 levers in their list?
Or does anyone know the OME part numbers...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Ice Bergs, Penguins and Davis Station

When I arrived in Antarctica in November (2012) Davis Station looked a whole lot different than it does right now (July) From our living area we could see open ocean and an array of animals and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Ferals hit the nail on the head. The filter that...

Ferals hit the nail on the head. The filter that we use is placed before the fuel pumps and as the Jet A1 is sucked through the filter the fuel is then given lubricating properties. With out this...
Forum: Australia 07-25-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5,093
Views: 527,779
If you were to only buy the Evo2 Tanks and full...

If you were to only buy the Evo2 Tanks and full fairing Id guess it would be around $200. I spent just under $6000 thats why I had to pay $600.
Forum: Australia 07-24-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5,093
Views: 527,779
Custom charges

Just thought Id let you guys know that If you do order your Rally Raid tanks and gear there will be a good chance of paying import tax when it arrives if its over $1000.
This was my second...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
We have 4 on station. One has the old Mercedes 5...

We have 4 on station. One has the old Mercedes 5 cylinder engine in it and is still a standard bv206 that we use as our fire fighting vehicle. The others have been upgraded from your standard bv206....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Most of our heavy diesel vehicles have some type...

Most of our heavy diesel vehicles have some type of block heater connected to them for ease of starting.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Before the winter

I thought Id put a couple pictures of earlier in the season just before the sea ice melted out. I will not get the chance to get out to these places later on in this season as Ill be flying out to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Thanks for that. I though it might be that but...

Thanks for that. I though it might be that but was not 100% sure.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3,549
Views: 1,602,481
Wink Fishfunds bike going strong?

Just been catching up on your RR. Looks like your having a great time!.
How has the bike been going? The only reason I ask is I've been laid up with a back injury. Been reading through some old...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Back update and how the plans are going for my RTW trip

Still feeling a little worst for wear today. Just spent the last hour or so in our spar trying to loosen up.
I've also been doing research for my RTW trip when I get back. I cant wait to build my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Thanks for the well wishes guys. Well its...

Thanks for the well wishes guys.

Well its been a week now and the good thing is I'm up and moving by myself. Im not moving freely yet still have pain in my left side of my back and I feel like I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
SAR Rescued

Hi guys. Been some time since I was on here. Been away from station for a couple weeks. We did not do the traverse but myself and one other diesel mechanic plus an extra help went up to the remote...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
I just keep them in my jacket pocket close to my...

I just keep them in my jacket pocket close to my body. I have 2 batteries for my camera and replace it with the one in my pocket. I then put the flat battery in my pocket as it warms back up it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3,549
Views: 1,602,481
My current one.

Hey Noah. A link you might be interested in? current little write up.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=886240
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3,549
Views: 1,602,481
Colebatch you hit the nail on the head!!! I...

Colebatch you hit the nail on the head!!! I spent 4 years driving overland trucks around Africa taking these backpackers and lonely planet disciples from place to place. So many people took the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-20-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,568
Mid Winter's Swim

Tomorrow is mid winter's. For us and most Antarctic base's there will be some sort of celebrations to mark the longest day of night. As today is my birthday the station agreed to do the mid...
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