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Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,288
Posted By jondirt
I like him too. I also think its fantastic they...

I like him too. I also think its fantastic they took the bikes the wanted to take, and showed you can have an adventure on whatever. Regarding gear/training, I have mixed opinions - heck, they are...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,288
Posted By jondirt
That - and his wife Victoria Beckham is Posh...

That - and his wife Victoria Beckham is Posh Spice, a former member of the Spice Girls, who performed at the UK Olympics closing ceremony, and according to Wikipedia, are the best selling female pop...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,288
Posted By jondirt
Beckham on a Triumph Scrambler in the Amazon "Into the Unknown"

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/06/03/article-2647037-1E68792A00000578-615_634x423.jpg

David Beckham Into the Unknown just aired on the Beeb. (if you are in the UK you can watch it here...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,877
Posted By jondirt
+1.

+1.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,877
Posted By jondirt
Loaded TE610

Depending on how much you decide to carry, you may want to consider beefing up the tail subframe on the bike by adding some gusset welds. I did this -
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,877
Posted By jondirt
Loaded TE610

One last one:

http://www.advtrail.com/nz2013/content/images/large/img2013-01-10_26.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,877
Posted By jondirt
Loaded TE610

This is .chris on my bike - I wish I was out riding now!

http://www.advtrail.com/nz2013/content/images/large/img2013-01-10_27a.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,877
Posted By jondirt
Loaded TE610

Heres a photo of that gives you an idea of everything I pack/wear for a 3-4 week trip - gear, boots, helmet, clothing, tools, food, spare parts, kitchen, first aid, camera, tent, sleeping bag etc.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,877
Posted By jondirt
Loaded TE610

Envy you. I have a Giant Loop and an Ortlieb top bag and it works out great as a combo. I took the Giant Loop on the TAT, and also to New Zealand. The GL does let in water, so I keep everything...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By jondirt
Fun riding

Love the light-through-the-trees shot. Getting more sold on the hammock - was it warmish?
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,877
Posted By jondirt
TE610 in New Zealand

I just completed a trip on my TE610 from Fairlie to Auckland.

Here's an image I pulled from my GoPro:

http://advtrail.com/nz2014/front.jpg

The TE610 is such a blast for these types of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By jondirt
Yes, I feel very fortunate to be able to visit....

Yes, I feel very fortunate to be able to visit. And lots of fun too...

http://www.advtrail.com/nz2014/content/images/large/IMG_2683.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By jondirt
New Zealand trip report

I spent a couple of weeks in March riding on the dirt roads in New Zealand on my TE610. I was traveling solo with a tent and camping gear, taking it easy, basking in the amazing scenery.

A full...
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 53,309
Posted By jondirt
Caught on vid

Hi Bart - I checked over my GoPro video that I made coming down the Takapari road, and put eight minutes of the footage up on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5PpWsTmMTA

There's a bit...
Forum: New Zealand 03-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 53,309
Posted By jondirt
I don't know - a DR rider with an orange thing......

I don't know - a DR rider with an orange thing... seems wrong to me.

Hope its just a sprain and heals up fast. Perhaps time for a new helmet?

Those are great shots Bart. Thanks everyone for a...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By jondirt
Safari tank fuel pump leak

I bought a Safari tank for my 610 about a year and a half ago.

I've had a lot of problems with fuel leaking out around the fuel pump. I finally took it apart and inspected the tank carefully and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By jondirt
Yes, everyone I met there was incredibly helpful...

Yes, everyone I met there was incredibly helpful and friendly. I stopped once at a mechanic's shop on the South coast when I noticed a bolt had shaken out. I asked the owner if I could buy a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By jondirt
New Zealand South Island in January

I spent January on NZ's South Island with riding buddy Chris Whitehead. A crash midway took me some recovery time, so I couldn't ride the full month on dirt. What I did manage was glorious.

I...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,633
Posted By jondirt
When I was doing similar research, I considered...

When I was doing similar research, I considered four options - rent, buy from dealer, buy used, or ship.

The easiest option is to rent e.g. a DR 650 from a dealer. The folks at Ardmore...
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-01-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By jondirt
Routes - You are probably fairly far along,...

Routes - You are probably fairly far along, definitely check out http://www.adventureguide.co.nz. They have lots of routes with different gradings. You can get a used copy of the New Zealand...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By jondirt
Thanks - another workaround to create a route...

Thanks - another workaround to create a route that mixes direct and auto-routing sections is to change the activity in the Routing Properties dialog while drawing the route (shown in this youtube...
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-05-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By jondirt
(See this thread...

(See this thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819600) for more...)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-05-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By jondirt
Thanks Rivers Pilot - good to learn that about...

Thanks Rivers Pilot - good to learn that about the 350LM, I will skip it. Also handy to learn about your operation, I'll keep it in mind. And yes, the TAT is a blast.

On the Montana, do you miss...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By jondirt
The recent Garmin DVDs are locked. Its currently...

The recent Garmin DVDs are locked. Its currently $75 per extra unlock key. If you buy a new Garmin device and you have two DVDs, you get to fork out an extra $150 on top of the cost of the new...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By jondirt
That Viliv looks sweet - a bit like the Sony VAIO...

That Viliv looks sweet - a bit like the Sony VAIO UMPC, both discontinued. Are we at the end of the cambrian era of portable devices, or the beginning, I wonder...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By jondirt
Hello from my netbook

http://www.advtrail.com/2012/netbook1.jpg

I'm writing this on my 10.1" Asus Eee 1025c Windows 7 Netbook. The keyboard is so small my fingers hurt. But I'm a happy camper.

Manufacturers are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,667
Posted By jondirt
Offroad/onroad combination - Montana vs 350LM

Currently, I run two GPSs on my bike: a Zumo 550 and an Edge 800.

The Zumo 550 hits a sweetspot as a great onroad device - its good at recording log tracks, showing fuel/speed stats, and routing...
Forum: Americas 10-10-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By jondirt
Anyone shipped from LA to Dunedin with Robert Stephens?

I found a reference to this shipper here (ttp://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/wiki/Importing_a_used_bike). Has anyone shipped a bike with him? I asked him for a copy of the contract, and he said there is no...
Forum: New Zealand 10-10-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By jondirt
Anyone shipped from LA to Dunedin with Robert Stephens?

I found a reference to this shipper here: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/wiki/Importing_a_used_bike. Has anyone shipped a bike with him? I asked him for a copy of the contract, and he said there is no...
Forum: New Zealand 08-21-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,268
Posted By jondirt
Need riding buddy for two week adv tour - NZ South Island, January

My riding buddy isn't free next year and I want to do a tour of NZ, on the road from around Jan 7 - 21. I'm thinking of starting out near the tip of South Island and finishing by taking part in the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-21-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By jondirt
Need riding buddy for two week adv tour - NZ South Island, January

I'm looking for a riding buddy. Provisional dates around Jan 7 - 21. Starting out near Te Anau, New Zealand, finishing by taking part in the DB1K (www.db1k.com).

I'm planning to ride a midsize...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 97,840
Posted By jondirt
Pine Plains, New York.

<img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/7114271051_a6649bcccb_b.jpg" width="1000" height="667" alt="Motorcycle graveyard, Pine Plains, NY">
In a farm field just outside Pine Plains, New York,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 405,515
Posted By jondirt
Add up the risks...

My only big get-off was (a) close to home, (b) when it had just started raining, (c) after I'd been riding for six months and was feeling cocky, (d) after I hadn't ridden for a week, (e) going over...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By jondirt
NYC to Catskills

Pine Barrens was postponed this year because of a forest fire, so I took the bike from Manhattan up to Kingston, NY, stayed in a little B&B there (<a href="http://akingstonbedandbreakfast.com/">A...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 47,836
Posted By jondirt
Catskills it is....

Up in Kingston. Will be doing some of CanonsvilleRiders TETCatskillAlt route.
(see http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=721895&page=2). Any other riders up near Kingston?

Mosquitoes...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 47,836
Posted By jondirt
Catskills or parts of TransNJ?

Gutted at the news. Thumbs up to Jack and crew for all their efforts, and for giving us enough notice. I'm willing to donate to the organizers as well.

I'm in NYC. My bike is all dialed in, now...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,518
Views: 2,569,864
Posted By jondirt
Pack out for 20 days on the TAT

Here's what I packed for a 20 day trip on the TAT with a buddy:

http://www.advtrail.com/files/gimgs/3_pack.jpg

After several days on the trail I downsized, swapping the tent for a bivvy, the...
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