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Forum: Europe 11-25-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 35,593
Posted By Normlas
cool, thanks guys - I have some homework to do !

cool, thanks guys - I have some homework to do !
Forum: Europe 11-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 35,593
Posted By Normlas
Thanks hellracer, much appreciated. the...

Thanks hellracer, much appreciated.

the reason I am curious about the carnet is one possible plan is to drive through Asia where I know you need one (Pakistan and India).

Another question,...
Forum: Europe 11-19-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 35,593
Posted By Normlas
advice wanted for an ex-pat dutchie

Hi all,
I was born in Holland and have lived in New Zealand for over 30years, I still speak Dutch (not too bad) and have a Dutch passport , I am planning a big trip - maybe RTW - and am thinking...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,610
Posted By Normlas
Yep - that's what I'm doing here :D Thanks...

Yep - that's what I'm doing here :D

Thanks for the advice all, I am tossing up between two main routes;

Route 1 - Ship to Australia (or buy there) - Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand-Laos Cambodia -...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,610
Posted By Normlas
Thanks for that advice guys, its a good start,...

Thanks for that advice guys, its a good start, hopefully someone else can inform me about the carnet stuff, from what I read borders are a pain in the arse anyway, and this could just make them...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-22-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,610
Posted By Normlas
As a foreigner - can I buy a bike in the US and cross borders with it?

Hi all,
I am in the early stages of planning a long bike trip and need some help with a couple of big questions that will have a large bearing on how I do this. My questions are around the option...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,991
Posted By Normlas
Hiya Polanskiman, sorry but I never got the...

Hiya Polanskiman, sorry but I never got the bluetooth to work because the headset I had was stuffed, I've since sold the bike with the peaklife and when I ordered another one from chinavision they...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 383,192
Posted By Normlas
bump, this thread is too good to die

bump, this thread is too good to die
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11,286
Views: 1,016,669
Posted By Normlas
stock exhaust question

Hi all,
I asked this a week or so ago and didn't get any hits, I still really need to know! does anyone know if a stock exhaust from a pre-07 KLR will fit on to an '08 KLR? Or with minor...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11,286
Views: 1,016,669
Posted By Normlas
stock exhaust

Does a stock KLR exhaust from a 2007 fit on a 2008 model? Or perhaps with a little modification?
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11,286
Views: 1,016,669
Posted By Normlas
you're right, thanks mate :lol3 I was...

you're right, thanks mate :lol3

I was dreading that it might be something horribly expensive or a sign of something expensive about to self-destruct !
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,286
Views: 1,016,669
Posted By Normlas
stalling issue

Thanks Aprilia, I did an oil change recently and am using Hi-Rev racing 4T 15W-50 Semi-synthetic, this seems to have made the stalling a little worse, what oil do you recommend? Note I have an '08...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11,286
Views: 1,016,669
Posted By Normlas
stalling issue

I have a 2008 KLR and when its cold, even after I let it warm up for a few minutes, when I go to drop it into first gear, it catches and stalls, only ever does it once and only when its cold.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11,286
Views: 1,016,669
Posted By Normlas
Best single source of KLR farkles?

Hi all,
I just got my first KLR (2008, 15,000kms) and want to get a bunch of farkles for it, unfortunately shipping from the US to New Zealand where I live, is criminally expensive, double or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11,286
Views: 1,016,669
Posted By Normlas
Anyone know an '08 KLR called Boulder in New Zealand?

Hi all,
just bought my first KLR (2008, 15,000km) , the guy I bought it off was a complete moron, but clearly someone before him knew what they were doing as it has an eagle mike dohickey sticker...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-09-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 383,192
Posted By Normlas
Bombing range ride

So I'm pretty new to riding and am told there's a nice beginners dirt /off road ride out near the army bombing range in South head, near Auckland, New Zealand. I am further told that if there's a red...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-06-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,991
Posted By Normlas
I had tried kml files but when imported to the...

I had tried kml files but when imported to the unit it makes thousands of waypoints along the route as opposed to just the few I had used to make the route, this makes it very hard to see the route...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-07-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,991
Posted By Normlas
I did get the garmin XT version working on this...

I did get the garmin XT version working on this unit but it was a huge mission, requires software port-emulators and some scripting and although it worked in the end, it doesn't work well and I don't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,991
Posted By Normlas
Thumbs down I've been trying to do the same thing with this...

I've been trying to do the same thing with this unit and have not yet managed to achieve it.

You can save a track that you've ridden on the unit using the 'track' feature, and then put that on the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,180
Posted By Normlas
there's another thread about these units here; ...

there's another thread about these units here;

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697456&highlight=peaklife

with some info on the software.

Mine's still working great....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-24-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,991
Posted By Normlas
installing Igo8 maps on the peaklife GPS

Hi all,
here's some advice from my playing around with this unit - hope its helpful - use at your own risk!

Background:
This unit runs windows CE 5.0 and so any software you want to run must run...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,991
Posted By Normlas
Hiya Jim, I found pretty much all the maps of...

Hiya Jim,
I found pretty much all the maps of the world for either Igo8 or tomtom and got them running on this unit - they all came from torrent sites - will post some details later, I am a bit of a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,732
Posted By Normlas
I bought exactly the same bike 6 months ago ,same...

I bought exactly the same bike 6 months ago ,same colour even! Put some road tires on and have done about 3000km's mainly around the city but also a few blasts up Muriwai beach, a few 300km+ days and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 39,991
Posted By Normlas
I bought one of these from chinagrabber.com...

I bought one of these from chinagrabber.com recently - free shipping there too, I am really happy with it, comes with iGO8 nav software and a few maps - very easy to find more maps. Mine works really...
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