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Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 65,648
Posted By Rednut
Things that go boing

I have set mine to the soft settings as in the manual for general trail riding, I found this great for taking the fight out of the bike in the tight stuff. It is pretty good for most things other...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,597
Posted By Rednut
Dargo area

Just returned from a 3 day ride around there. The traffic should be gone now that the holidays are over. I came down Billy goats and Collingwood tracks, they are both in good nick 90% of the way....
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 329,085
Posted By Rednut
It is leaning out from Idle to WOT. Also, I'm not...

It is leaning out from Idle to WOT. Also, I'm not sure we run the same emissions gear as the US models. The Australian units are the same as Euro spec bikes. Maybe a piggy back unit like Dynojet will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 329,085
Posted By Rednut
Oxy sensor

I ran the bike today with a air to fuel ratio sensor in the exhaust. The bike is loaded with the dealer Akro map and a Wings exhaust.

The bike runs rich at idle and and any rpm when the revs a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 329,085
Posted By Rednut
Wings and a Mapping

I am running the wings and the Akra map given to dealers on my 690. It worked well for a while but has been giving me the usual problems lately that other are getting. I have changed the iridium...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Rednut
Bike hire in Melbourne

If your after shorter term hire then try A1 Motorcycles. They are Suzuki dealers and have just put on a new range of hire bikes. Here's the link to have a look.
...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Rednut
well you could, but I wouldn't

Dave,

I rode this area a year ago on a 640 adv and while the roads from Hells gate were in good condition the bike is very forgiving and could sit on 100km/h comfortably. The river crossings can...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 329,085
Posted By Rednut
The Wings Titanium can

<a href="http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd172/dave4miia/?action=view&current=ktm690.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd172/dave4miia/ktm690.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Australia 07-11-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By Rednut
too easy

You guys will be fine. I also did that road and a few more back tracks. The road is in good nick and if you ring to the Hells gate road house a few days earlier and be nice to them they will give you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By Rednut
A bit closer

Mine got anther step closer to being dirt ready. all the useless bits are coming off (except me) and the knobbies are waiting to go on next.

http://<a...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 631,707
Posted By Rednut
Wink I've benn bitten too

After a long stink without the 640a I put down a deposit yesterday on the 690e.

Its a very different bike. not so much the old lounge chair but now a very fast enduro bike.

Can't wait to head...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,555
Posted By Rednut
GS800 pricing

I think the pricing is inline with the rest of BMW models. They are a bit hard to compare to a DR I think. Maybe it's not going to do twice the riding but you do get more bike.

I suppose it comes...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Rednut
Thumb The only Spam I've had over the last 30 years...

The only Spam I've had over the last 30 years came in a can, and it wasn't very good.

I was only trying to find out if the Duke is coming to Oz because I can't see the KTM website for Australia....
Forum: Australia 11-01-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Rednut
Is this coming to Oz

Hi guys,

I took my trip from Cairns to Broome and I think I took a wrong turn somewhere..... I'm in Helsinki ???? Yeah I know.


Anyway I'm trying to find out if the 690 Duke is coming to...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Rednut
vote for the plastics

Pete,

I'm currently roaming around the topend my self and am using the Hepco gobi panniers. I have found them very handy with the water storage not that I have needed them full all the time. I...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Rednut
Hells Gate Roadhouse Closed

I have been making enquiries for the trip across the top this week to find out Hells Gate is no longer opperating as a roadhouse. The distance of travel without stops is now out to just under 500kms....
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
I was now on the path home, I followed the dirt...

I was now on the path home, I followed the dirt tracks back and I realised how much different terrain there in such a small area. Rain forest, bush, sandy tracks, the lot. I really recommend the...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
BAck down to the coast and I found myself in Wye...

BAck down to the coast and I found myself in Wye river. Good surf break and the start of a very challenging track that is a bit hard to find. You have to go up the hill where all the houses are and...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Alright Cape Otway lighthouse here we come. get...

Alright Cape Otway lighthouse here we come. get ready for the postcard photos, sweet.


What do mean is getting painted? It's summer, you know peak season!

So now you all have to go and see it...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Now there is only one way to head to Cape Otway...

Now there is only one way to head to Cape Otway and that is on the Great Ocean Road. I was pretty happy with how the nobbies took the road. I thought they would walk all over the place but I could...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
I was up really early the next morning. funny...

I was up really early the next morning. funny that, when there is no TV to waste time in front of, you find yourself in bed reasonably early too.

So now I was off for a look around the Melba...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
The camp spot. Tent goes up, check. done. ready...

The camp spot. Tent goes up, check. done. ready to take on the top end in 8 weeks. Beauty.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
It was now getting towards the end of day 1 and I...

It was now getting towards the end of day 1 and I was making for Lavers Hill. I stopped at the pub for a refreshment and then looked around for a camp spot out of town.

This pic is the first...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
another pic at Aire crossing

another pic at Aire crossing
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
I took a track south west again with the Melba...

I took a track south west again with the Melba gully being the most westerly desination in mind. The halls ridge road was a top track from'the redwoods' following the ridge through to Aire crossing....
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
The walk in was worth it though. not excactly...

The walk in was worth it though. not excactly Niagra, but, a nice cool change to rest anyway.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Beauchamp falls is just to the east of Beech...

Beauchamp falls is just to the east of Beech Forest so I tried my luck and again with these dam waterfalls. really, in the middle of a killer drought what was the point. this this the track intto the...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Leaving The Gellibrand pub I took the old Beech...

Leaving The Gellibrand pub I took the old Beech forest rail trail south. This 'walking track' follows the route the loggin train took. the forrest was pretty cool with all the over hanging trees.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
First I need to gather my thoughts and check with...

First I need to gather my thoughts and check with the locals for a few tips. Glad I did really, seems there have been a few changes to the map with road closures. Later that day I found out the hard...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Yeah so thats a good sign of things to come I...

Yeah so thats a good sign of things to come I think, well there are gut loads of them around and they can't all be shut. Can they? A quick sqize of the map for a new destination and I'm off.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Yeah so thats a good sing of things to come I...

Yeah so thats a good sing of things to come I think, well there are gut loads of them around and they can't all be shut. Can they? A quick sqize of the map for a new destination and I'm off.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
The Otways have plenty of falls marked on the map...

The Otways have plenty of falls marked on the map so I headed out for Stevensons Falls, look like a popular spot...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
The trails are prety smooth which was nice but I...

The trails are prety smooth which was nice but I was looking for a bit of a challenge. I think with so little rain the track had firmed up a lot.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Kept going through Deans Marsh and in the forest...

Kept going through Deans Marsh and in the forest tracks. The roads are in great condition and you can let it hang out a bit.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rednut
Cape Otway 2 day ride

A few weeks ago I wandered around the otways for 2 days to see a few attractions but mainly wanted to go for a squirt on the bike and try out a few bits of new kit.

I left the Pricess Hwy at...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Rednut
I've used a similar set up on the road bike but...

I've used a similar set up on the road bike but have it mounted to the bike rather than your helmet. On the helmet it moves about alot and can be harder to follow. That said though, it really gives a...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Rednut
Rim Locks

The 640 adv dosen't have rim locks as standard and since the trip north will see a lot of dirt, bull dust and sand so I will be running lower tyre pressures yeah,

Any thoughts or experience from...
Forum: Australia 02-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Rednut
otways

Thanks boys,

I will send through a report after the trip so everyone gets an update. Since i've got 2 days I should be able to cover a fair bit of the park and get a few pics.

Nice work on...
Forum: Australia 01-29-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Rednut
Otway Ranges Natioanl Park

I'm going to head down to the Otways next week for a 2 day camp. Had been planning a trip through the Alpine park but we all know whats going on there.

Just looking for any spots that I should see...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Rednut
Melbourne stop over

Guys,

If you around tonight give me a call or if not pm me where you would like the key posted.

dave
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