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Forum: Beasts 02-17-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,472
Posted By Davest
Ural ST

Who else think this is a fantastic bike? Hopefully Ural decide to produce in numbers and make available to overseas markets. Personally I'm tired of the overly complicated and pig ugly modern...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,274
Posted By Davest
What is it with this manufacture mentality of...

What is it with this manufacture mentality of more CC's more weight and complexity following the BMW crowd. Ok for road bikes. But for a adv bike and especially RTW mount I want a simple light...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Davest
Odd, ok I swapped the 10amp Fan Fuse as it was...

Odd, ok I swapped the 10amp Fan Fuse as it was blown as posted earlier, after a ride today fan wouldnt cut in. Checked Fuse blown again. Any thoughts on what kind of fault would keep on blowing the...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Davest
I like Suttos the most, down to earth,friendly...

I like Suttos the most, down to earth,friendly honest. Unfort for me they are too far away being in Penrith. But great team.


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Australia 03-28-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,253
Posted By Davest
Tasmania Routes

Doing Tassie over Easter on a KTM 990Adv looking for some interesting routes away from main roads if anyone has some local knowledge. Nothing more technical then 4x4 tracks if possible.

In...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,630
Posted By Davest
Best in the business bar none are the Andy Strapz...

Best in the business bar none are the Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers. I've taken these on two trips to Cape York and are exceptionally tough,waterproof,have taken a few falls and a lot of abuse.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Davest
Hi, thanks for reply. It was the fuse... :doh ...

Hi, thanks for reply. It was the fuse... :doh



Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Davest
990 Adv Cooling Fan Not Cutting In

First ride in traffic on a hot day in a while and the Cooling Fan never cut in, ended up touching max temp and flashing warning light. Luckily happen just as entering freeway so able to cool it back...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18,679
Views: 7,454,851
Posted By Davest
Lonely Planet.. ...

Lonely Planet..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/davest/LonelyPlanet.jpg
Forum: Australia 09-29-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,021
Posted By Davest
This time next year I might go for the top but...

This time next year I might go for the top but have doubts whether it's worth it and feeling more inclined to do a loop out to Birdsville and back.

I've just come back from a 8,300km ride over...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 17,095
Posted By Davest
<style></style>I thought it was terrible. To copy...

<style></style>I thought it was terrible. To copy the same format word for word and right down to "the stig" and with three awful presenters trying to emulate their British hosts is completely...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By Davest
Just passed 20,000km with my 07 990 the last...

Just passed 20,000km with my 07 990 the last 12,300 km this month during a single trip from Sydney to Cape York and back.

So far not a single issue.


Dave,
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,410
Posted By Davest
2 to 1 is on the way along with a Wings NOS. As...

2 to 1 is on the way along with a Wings NOS. As for the ugly gap I'm planning on making use of the new space and fill it with a Tool Tube.


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Australia 07-15-2008, 05:15 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,837
Posted By Davest
From this thread thought I would have a look at...

From this thread thought I would have a look at the offical website. By Any Means but only BMW's are allowed to be on camera for the final stage. :csm

"The convoy will meet up at Flagstaff Hill...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,187
Posted By Davest
I picked up a $30 First Aid kit on Ebay from a...

I picked up a $30 First Aid kit on Ebay from a medical equipment supplier which is pretty comprehensive. Several different packets inside the kit covering differernt types of injuries pretty well....
Forum: Australia 07-14-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,837
Posted By Davest
So where is Ewan on this one? Or is Charley still...

So where is Ewan on this one? Or is Charley still in a Tiff that he wanted to bring his wife on their little trip to SA.

Personally I thought the best bit about that entire movie was when his...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Davest
September 6 Days Sydney - Brisbane (route ideas)

Looking for ideas on how to best fill 6 days riding on a 990 Adv between Sydney and Brisbane. Camping rather then pubs and motels.

Other then for a quick ride up to Frazer Isl and back last year...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,162
Posted By Davest
$2,500 for a custom leather one piece race suit...

$2,500 for a custom leather one piece race suit fair enough. $2,500 for a textile suit you have to be F***** kidding me. I don't care if it was hand stitched by virgins with a life time warranty. No...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,162
Posted By Davest
While I appreciate the overseas option especially...

While I appreciate the overseas option especially with the current dollar exchange rate. The problem is that manufactures all have different ideas of what size L is unless they offer a good customer...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,162
Posted By Davest
Jackets & Pants nothing but Cheap Rubbish

Anyone else tired of walking into bike shops and seeing the same cheap brands over and over again for adventure riding suitable jackets and pants? Unless you want to get ripped off by BMW and look...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By Davest
Dubbo City Motorcycles or Sutto's in Penrith....

Dubbo City Motorcycles or Sutto's in Penrith. What ever you do, don't go to Procycles bunch of twats. Once the cash is in the draw they don't want to know you.

Bought a new KTM 990 Adv at Sutto's...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,778
Posted By Davest
Bought a new KTM 990 and always thought Procycles...

Bought a new KTM 990 and always thought Procycles came across as a bunch of posers. Talking to the sales guys about the differences between the GS and KTM like talking to a 10 year old. You'd think...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Davest
Which Route Sydney to Birdsville?

Looking at a month off work Aug/Sept for some touring up the coast but also thinking of a detour to Birdsville for the races.

Any thoughts on a good route? I'll have at most 8-9 days to get to...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 16,262
Posted By Davest
One of the first casualties of high oil prices is...

One of the first casualties of high oil prices is the airline industry, Qantas like all airlines hedge their fuel costs for a year, they expired on 1st June. Previously they were still enjoying...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-24-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By Davest
+1 Exactly only bike in my garage and I...

+1

Exactly only bike in my garage and I don't own a car. Fantastic commuter shoots any gap like nothing else.


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Orange Crush 04-24-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By Davest
Best bike ever owned I can't keep off the thing. ...

Best bike ever owned I can't keep off the thing.

Purchased 990 16th March so far 7,600 km mixture of touring,scratching,dirt riding and commuting any weather Rain,Hail or Shine it's a blast! ...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By Davest
Adventure S Handling On Road

Looking to pull the trigger on a new 990, ridden the std version a bit and love it's handling. Prefer the longer suspension,height and feel of the S though. How does it compare to the std 990...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 23,552
Posted By Davest
What's changed? Always liked the ST had...

What's changed?

Always liked the ST had 955 version thinking about a 1050. What's it like for pillion comfort? Pillion seat looks kind of high.


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 64,001
Posted By Davest
Pacific 800, always looked like a fugly big...

Pacific 800, always looked like a fugly big scooter to me.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/davest/Pacific800.jpg


Dave,
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Davest
Top Box? Don't tell me that's the standard shock...

Top Box? Don't tell me that's the standard shock as well? :eek1


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,420
Posted By Davest
I did a few days riding/exploring on Fraser...

I did a few days riding/exploring on Fraser Island with a new 08 KLR650 and there is no way I would take anything heavier then that. You won't even make it to the ferry ramp on a GS. The sand is very...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,715
Posted By Davest
Dave, What would you think of it as a...

Dave,

What would you think of it as a choice for touring Australia two up? Given Aussie summers, hows the heat issue on the bike, read that it's wamer then a FJR,ST1300.

Bascially I'm looking...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 497
Posted By Davest
BBQ Rider sees error of Eastern Freeway ways

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/davest/BBQRider.jpg

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23147364-2862,00.html


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,382
Posted By Davest
CANBUS, isn't fixable in the bush that's my...

CANBUS, isn't fixable in the bush that's my problem with it. Electrical problems I need to be able to fix with a volt meter and piece of wire. Same goes for the "bigger brothers quality and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By Davest
New Zealand Police still prefer their RT's it...

New Zealand Police still prefer their RT's it seems. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/davest/PigBike2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/davest/PigBike1.jpg


Cheers,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,382
Posted By Davest
Standard 16ltr tank makes it close to useless for...

Standard 16ltr tank makes it close to useless for Australia, adding Aqualine or Touratech tank will be expensive option just like the 650GS.

Final nail in the coffin (Spec wise) for this bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,192
Posted By Davest
So tired of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and...

So tired of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and their bloody support crews. Where's the adventure if you have backup trucks and someone ahead booking hotel rooms in advance?

So many other...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Davest
Thanks for the feedback guys. So what are...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

So what are the (critical) TSB's that need to be done? Should I be able to negotiate these to be completed within a service and final price before I pick it up?
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Davest
2003 950 Good Option?

Sorry if this has been asked before.

Looking at a 03 950 adventure as can't afford the 20k AUD for a 990, just wondering if a reasonable milage 03 is a good option and what might need attention...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By Davest
Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated....

Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated. Now to just get over the "old mans bike" syndrome with my mates and I'll hopefully have one in the garage within a few weeks.


Cheers,
Dave
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