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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 12:11 AM
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Posted By .chris
I managed 65km on reserve. Was lots of coasting...

I managed 65km on reserve. Was lots of coasting downhills and kept to about 80kph.
Only had to push the bike about 2km, so a great result :clap
Forum: New Zealand 09-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,387
Posted By .chris
I understand the tough position you are in, I...

I understand the tough position you are in, I would hate to imagine what bike I would end up with after the 690.
I think I would probably go big (f800/TigerXC) since I seem to do more...
Forum: New Zealand 09-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 24,088
Posted By .chris
I think I shall put my hat (helmet) in the ring...

I think I shall put my hat (helmet) in the ring for this one.
Last year I managed a home-to-cape which does not quite have the same ring to it.
I will have to find some unpractical tire to run...
Forum: New Zealand 09-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By .chris
A few photos from the weekend. It was a great...

A few photos from the weekend. It was a great coldkiwi.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kW8oOU031qM/VAzo9VfKdkI/AAAAAAAAoPs/WK_kLgrA7jg/s640/IMG_6165.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By .chris
That reminds me I need to check my oil leak issue...

That reminds me I need to check my oil leak issue before I leave. These old-bike issues eh!
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By .chris
Failed my pre-coldkiwi WOF because my T63 was on...

Failed my pre-coldkiwi WOF because my T63 was on the wrong way. I explained it was that way to use the sharp side of the knobs. Apparently unacceptable.

Now switched it around, hopefully the tread...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By .chris
So too rough for you then Bart :p I still...

So too rough for you then Bart :p

I still owe you a few for your lovely accomodation and lovelier homebrew. Will have some products onboard, probably something to warm the cockels.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
I have had problems with my rollover sensor...

I have had problems with my rollover sensor giving the 15 error. I take it off the bike, give it a shake so you can hear movement in the unit again (it appears to get stuck somehow) and refit to the...
Forum: New Zealand 08-19-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,766
Posted By .chris
Will probably rock along. I figure I head down...

Will probably rock along.
I figure I head down friday, do another late in the day run through the 42nd on the way.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18,470
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Posted By .chris
I have run a 47T with no problem, my rear...

I have run a 47T with no problem, my rear chainguide has a 2 mount options, one drops the guide a bit lower. Did you try that?
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By .chris
It is such an amazing place, so many great places...

It is such an amazing place, so many great places to visit.








Glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By .chris
Yeah, I know what you mean. I am planning to...

Yeah, I know what you mean.

I am planning to head down for most of January next year. Hopefully the weather will be better.

Will plan to head deep south and do Milford sound (where I am yet to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By .chris
Nah, the hammock was pretty chilly, even with my...

Nah, the hammock was pretty chilly, even with my DIY underquilt, I need to buy a proper down one. Then it should be warm.




No problem, which image did you use for your desktop? (just curious)...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By .chris
Great to know, might just give them a try next...

Great to know, might just give them a try next time or maybe not.
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By .chris
Thanks, was a fun tour. I just wish the weather...

Thanks, was a fun tour. I just wish the weather was better, so many places were inaccessible due to the heavy rain.







Yep I reckon it is. Love it to bits, would only trade it for a newer...
Forum: New Zealand 04-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,532
Posted By .chris
I spent a bit of time during March and April...

I spent a bit of time during March and April riding my 690 around the south island. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974437)
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By .chris
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W9A5DCzjvQM/U18...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W9A5DCzjvQM/U18weha2ajI/AAAAAAAAYM0/zs6-OOmJAYU/s640/IMG_4091.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,379
Posted By .chris
New Zealand - A few weeks on a 690

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DrnIVDRmGbA/U18vT8M5OFI/AAAAAAAAYM0/nW0OSnQ4rAw/s640/IMG_3437.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By .chris
I am doing a bit of a ride around the south...

I am doing a bit of a ride around the south island. I am in the Mackenzie district (fairlie) at the moment.

Have you guys got plans for after Easter weekend? I could show/guide you through some...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,814
Posted By .chris
Great report Clint. Looks like you guys had a...

Great report Clint. Looks like you guys had a great trip.

How many palms needed greasing to get into the Clarence?
I am heading back south next week to pickup the bike and return north, figured I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
I have run a couple of the 140/80-18's without...

I have run a couple of the 140/80-18's without any clearance problems. They last longer than the 130's
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
Thanks, I think that is EXACTLY the problem, I...

Thanks, I think that is EXACTLY the problem, I will have a search for that pin tomorrow. And will order the replacements on Monday.
My rocker cover has the exact same marks on it.
EDIT: Found the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18,470
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Posted By .chris
Just whipped the rocker cover off and it appears...

Just whipped the rocker cover off and it appears everything is still there (phew).
But the decompression shaft did side out as I took the cover off (possibly because the bike is on its side-stand....
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18,470
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Posted By .chris
Cheers Marty, I have it on the charger overnight...

Cheers Marty, I have it on the charger overnight will chuck the volt meter on it tomorrow and see how that goes.

EDIT:
Yep, confirmed, drops down to 7.8v when I try and start. I tried my old...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
Yep as per the service schedule, due to be...

Yep as per the service schedule, due to be checked again shortly.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18,470
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Posted By .chris
Battery is a newish ( about 1 year old) Motobatt....

Battery is a newish ( about 1 year old) Motobatt.
Bike was ridden last weekend with no problems, I will try the other(spare) battery and see how that goes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
I am having a problem with my 690 (2008e -...

I am having a problem with my 690 (2008e - 65,000km).
I can't seem to start her, it seems like the starter motor is unable to turn the engine over properly, it sometimes gets one compression done...
Forum: New Zealand 10-28-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 24,088
Posted By .chris
I have just uploaded a few of the photos from the...

I have just uploaded a few of the photos from the ride. (http://pics.pixelle.co.nz/Home/album/5939896160684894801?)
Unfortunately my camera lens has some issues so most of my photos were ruined...
Forum: New Zealand 10-24-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 24,088
Posted By .chris
Don't panic Mark, you can follow my progress here...

Don't panic Mark, you can follow my progress here (http://pics.pixelle.co.nz/Home/cape2cape).
(Once I start geo-tagging photos along the way the maps shall show something meaningful.).
Forum: New Zealand 10-21-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 24,088
Posted By .chris
If he gets wet, he just needs to back it up a...

If he gets wet, he just needs to back it up a bit, then try again.
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 24,088
Posted By .chris
I might be able to make it down for this. :D ...

I might be able to make it down for this. :D

I will however not be meeting at East Cape, more likely around Barryville/Pueroa Forest area. At a guess you guys will be 250km+ deep into the ride by...
Forum: New Zealand 09-10-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,213
Posted By .chris
Bugger, I am having to replace my rear wheel...

Bugger, I am having to replace my rear wheel bearings (again), first lot lasted nearly 50,000km, but the new ones (proper KTM bearings) have only lasted about 10,000km, apparently it is my fault for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 677,630
Posted By .chris
<iframe width="640" height="360"...

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9jbftHVV8cA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: New Zealand 01-16-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,097
Posted By .chris
I assume the bike will be arriving sometime on...

I assume the bike will be arriving sometime on friday? You could send it to Mackenzie Country Motors, 2 Regent Street, Fairlie,my bother runs the garage there and will not mind (I will let him know...
Forum: New Zealand 12-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,762
Posted By .chris
I would be tempted with a considerable price...

I would be tempted with a considerable price drop, but would still want to try-before-I-buy.
Is that an option?
Forum: New Zealand 12-02-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,762
Posted By .chris
Personally I think it is great we finally have...

Personally I think it is great we finally have some people taking notice of the potential market for adventure gear here in NZ.

And people doing it directly from the source to sales is much...
Forum: New Zealand 09-26-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,097
Posted By .chris
I am going, but heading down over a month...

I am going, but heading down over a month earlier., doing a bit of an extended dusty butt commute if you will. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
Time for a service. Forks are already off, just...

Time for a service. Forks are already off, just having trouble with this one bolt.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
And a special prize for Gros Buck :clap... Turns...

And a special prize for Gros Buck :clap... Turns out it is a T50, not a T45, now I get to try again with a half stripped bolt and the right sized Torx, might have better luck this time.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18,470
Views: 2,013,566
Posted By .chris
Tried your idea, and now I have managed to strip...

Tried your idea, and now I have managed to strip the torx bolt. :deal
Who the hell uses torx for such tight bolts, will be replacing it with a proper bolt if I ever get it out.
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