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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
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: 659
Views: 66,936
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: 659
Views: 66,936
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: 659
Views: 66,936
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: 24
Views: 1,164
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: 257
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: 1,375
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: 1,122
Views: 95,504
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: 254
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: 4,542
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: 13
Views: 993
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: 674
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: 1,633
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: 448
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: 659
Views: 66,936
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: 1,421
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: 2,814
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: 659
Views: 66,936
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: 2,205
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: 446
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: 26
Views: 1,482
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: 4,601
Views: 434,393
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: 659
Views: 66,936
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: 4,601
Views: 434,393
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: 6,507
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...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By dnrobertson
I meant the Australian made woollen socks. ...

I meant the Australian made woollen socks.

These ones:

http://www.andystrapz.com/products-details.php?productId=79&productCategoryId=40&Level=1

But I'll have to look at the other ones.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By dnrobertson
I know you are in the States, but I use the...

I know you are in the States, but I use the woollen socks from Andy Strapz.

Well over the calf and don't stink even after multiple days of wear.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,398
Posted By dnrobertson
Don't use Basecamp to plan your trips. I...

Don't use Basecamp to plan your trips.

I use OziExplorer and non Garmin maps. Then just download the GPX as a track (or route) to my which ever Garmin device I am planning to use.

Tracks are...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,427
Posted By dnrobertson
Mine are only 5 years old. Worn everyday...

Mine are only 5 years old.

Worn everyday week day on my 70km round commute to work. Bought them when I bought my Wee-Strom and the bike has done 81,000 kms so the boots have done that many as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 1,071,092
Posted By dnrobertson
No Longer available :cry

No Longer available :cry
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,781
Posted By dnrobertson
Just Google : KTM 700 LC4 bike.

Just Google : KTM 700 LC4 bike.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By dnrobertson
Hi shipwrek12001, DRTBYK and Emmbeedee, ...

Hi shipwrek12001, DRTBYK and Emmbeedee,

shipwrek12001: Thanks for asking the specific questions you have asked. I am in nearly exactly the same boat (excuse the pun!!). I have a Zumo 550 (I use...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 1,071,092
Posted By dnrobertson
Although all front levers may fit, I think the...

Although all front levers may fit, I think the road going models have an extra "bit" to actuate the front brake switch.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 102,302
Posted By dnrobertson
Any chance you can provide the measurements...

Any chance you can provide the measurements (outer diameter) of the pipes? I am interested to see if these are larger than the pipes on a > 2003 high flow motor.

Like Laramie_LC4 in post 506 in...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,278
Posted By dnrobertson
I second the above two comments.

I second the above two comments.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,507
Posted By dnrobertson
Sweet deal. I just wonder about the mindset...

Sweet deal.

I just wonder about the mindset of somebody who can spend a lot of money on a bike and not even ride it for 11 years!

There is lots of info on these bikes on advrider.com. This...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,744
Posted By dnrobertson
Your forum wants a username password. ...

Your forum wants a username password.

YouTube review doesn't explicitly show the peak and visor being used together and several comments underneath state that it is not possible.

So:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By dnrobertson
This is from memory: 1. Hook the Zumo to...

This is from memory:

1. Hook the Zumo to computer via USB
2. Navigate to where the map is stored (either on Zumo or on Memory Card.) on Windows this will e:\Garmin (or similar)
3. Delete...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By dnrobertson
I have the innovate MTX-L on a KTM 640. The...

I have the innovate MTX-L on a KTM 640.

The gauge is not waterproof and is exposed on my 640. Having said that, I have ridden for 8 hours in heavy rain and the gauge got foggy, but nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8,800
Views: 1,904,760
Posted By dnrobertson
Dual 35w HID. Wire so you can run High / low at...

Dual 35w HID. Wire so you can run High / low at the same time.

I have the Eastern Beaver fuse box sitting up the front of the bike connected to the battery with nice fat cable.

Then use the...
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