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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By dnrobertson
Change the theme (look in settings, under maps I...

Change the theme (look in settings, under maps I think) to Garmin HV. Also make sure the brightness is set to 100%. Finding the brightness can be a bit tricky if you have modified the settings,...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,350
Posted By dnrobertson
Had to order one. Not many products...

Had to order one.

Not many products developed on a KTM 640 Adventure these days. So I know it will fit my bike (2005 640 Adventure) without a problem. :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 95,618
Posted By dnrobertson
My 590 (in Australia) included the cradle cover. ...

My 590 (in Australia) included the cradle cover. But if you buy another mount (for another bike), it does not include a cover :cry
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By dnrobertson
Where is your warehouse located in Australia? ...

Where is your warehouse located in Australia?

Went to your website (no .au on the end of the URL) and it mentions about taxes, VAT outside Canada and the EU. So do you have a warehouse in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 85,906
Posted By dnrobertson
Truly awesome build. Wish I had skills like...

Truly awesome build.

Wish I had skills like you.

As a rider of an aging 650 Wee Strom, I would buy a 650 KTM like this in a second!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-13-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 95,618
Posted By dnrobertson
I must have a good Zumo. Recent 3000km...

I must have a good Zumo.

Recent 3000km trip, 8 days, 9 tracks. I am positive I had all 9 tracks displayed at once. Just tried it now and could display 4 tracks at once, so not sure where you got...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By dnrobertson
Hi SeattleDan, Nothing much to add, except...

Hi SeattleDan,

Nothing much to add, except the parts manuals (either printed or online) nearly always list the length of bolts that hold/clamp/squeeze various parts.

So you can use the...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,585
Posted By dnrobertson
I like the feel of paper in my hands. Wife...

I like the feel of paper in my hands.

Wife doesn't like her iPad after I have sat on the can for half an hour reading the web. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-06-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By dnrobertson
Ha, Ha. Funny you mention the Simpson. Part of...

Ha, Ha. Funny you mention the Simpson. Part of our trip was a day ride from Birdsville to Poeppel Corner and back. Created a track, loaded it to the 590 and followed it. No problems except that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By dnrobertson
My mate just picked up a Ohlins that had been...

My mate just picked up a Ohlins that had been sitting in a shop here for a while (really cheap). And you can guarantee that it wasn't made for a DR.

But as wrk2srf said, the eye to eye distance...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By dnrobertson
Hi Kim, I am sure on my old Oregon 200,...

Hi Kim,

I am sure on my old Oregon 200, when a track was loaded you could display fields on the display (like you do with a Route, like distance to next turn, distance to destination, etc.)
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By dnrobertson
Couldn't you use Basecamp to convert the imported...

Couldn't you use Basecamp to convert the imported track (from Google) to a Route before sending it to the Zumo. Unless you really want a track, in which case you are :cry:cry
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By dnrobertson
I've got one mounted on my KTM 640 Adventure. ...

I've got one mounted on my KTM 640 Adventure.

Firstly, do you know about this thread? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966727 Some good shit in there (in amongst all the...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By dnrobertson
Is that a Caberg Tourmax? I will be...

Is that a Caberg Tourmax?

I will be interested in hearing your thoughts on it after some use.

It looks like the perfect helmet for me.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-03-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,719
Posted By dnrobertson
That looks cool. I was thinking the other...

That looks cool.

I was thinking the other day, why can't Garmin re-engineer the VIRB ANT+ controller to control some of the newer Garmin Zumo GPS?

With some adaptable mounting, it would be...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By dnrobertson
GPS can handle tracks, friends can't handle...

GPS can handle tracks, friends can't handle dealing with GPS. They give their GPS to me and I update maps, load tracks etc. It may surprise some, but there are still people who don't have email.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-02-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By dnrobertson
Pretty much this except Australia uses metres as...

Pretty much this except Australia uses metres as well :D.

I had typed a really good answer but the browser hung and I lost it (twice). :cry

So in point form:
1. We run much greater zoom...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-01-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By dnrobertson
Took me a while to come to the realisation that...

Took me a while to come to the realisation that the Topo maps on hand helds are a pain in the a**e for this reason. However, with it getting harder to load topo maps (unless you buy the DVD) to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8,966
Views: 1,960,520
Posted By dnrobertson
As well as Gunnerbuck's suggestions about the...

As well as Gunnerbuck's suggestions about the ignitions switch, I would be looking for worn insulation on wires.

I have had both problems (ignition switch / worn insulation) and in my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 95,618
Posted By dnrobertson
I have had the same experiences with the track to...

I have had the same experiences with the track to route feature in the 590.

I found several things:

1. if this happened and I stopped the route and then reselected it, it sometimes fixed the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-29-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By dnrobertson
IMHO you won't know what you want and need in a...

IMHO you won't know what you want and need in a GPS until you have bought one and used it. And get to a few events and looked at what others are using.

So get the cheapest thing second hand you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 95,618
Posted By dnrobertson
I started by removing the battery but found just...

I started by removing the battery but found just holding down the power button for 10 seconds or so did the same thing. Never had it lock up to the point where the hold down the power button doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By dnrobertson
Just to be clear, I think Bill means change the...

Just to be clear, I think Bill means change the brake fluid, not just a quick bleed. :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,343
Posted By dnrobertson
And a wife encouraging you to go ride :clap

And a wife encouraging you to go ride :clap
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By dnrobertson
Put the old pads in a box. Put the new pads...

Put the old pads in a box.

Put the new pads in to keep the rotor supplier happy (and warranty intact).

Then when the new pads wear out, open the box and put those pads on. :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,013
Posted By dnrobertson
I recently has 2 Garmin 60SCx given to me to...

I recently has 2 Garmin 60SCx given to me to load tracks for an upcoming ride.

Both exhibited the same symptoms as rodgerdodger's Garmin 60SCx.

This was on a computer that I had used for the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 36,261
Posted By dnrobertson
I am on FB, but prefer the updates on ADV. ...

I am on FB, but prefer the updates on ADV.

Great RR.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 95,618
Posted By dnrobertson
You mean a car cannot use TPMS? Or you don't...

You mean a car cannot use TPMS? Or you don't have a car that has TPMS?

And if my car has TPMS and it fails, you don't want the 590 to alert me of no reading (because you don't have TPMS on your...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 95,618
Posted By dnrobertson
The issue I see about turning warnings off...

The issue I see about turning warnings off totally when it doesn't detect TPMS is what happens if both TPMS senders fail? How does the GPS know it's been fitted to a vehicle with no TMPS? Would you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,966
Views: 1,960,520
Posted By dnrobertson
Amazing. I have just done this after 5 years of...

Amazing. I have just done this after 5 years of ownership. Lots of dust in there. The other problem is the "chrome" is wearing off.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 95,618
Posted By dnrobertson
Hi Rob, I guess only you can make the...

Hi Rob,

I guess only you can make the decision. For me( coming from an Oregon 200 on the dirt bike and a Zumo 550 on the Street bike) it was several factors:

1. Bigger screen. Bloody eyes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
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: 15,147
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: 442,976
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: 442,976
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: 8,927
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: 135
Views: 8,720
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: 6,176
Views: 1,123,820
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: 8,966
Views: 1,960,520
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: 6,176
Views: 1,123,820
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.
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