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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:30 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 212,225
Posted By dnrobertson
http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp318/dnroberts...

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp318/dnrobertson/ktm_uluru_zps24b799cc.jpg

In front of a big rock in Australia.
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Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By dnrobertson
There's two ways of solving this problem. Your...

There's two ways of solving this problem. Your way and the correct way.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 117,202
Posted By dnrobertson
Nothing as far as I can see. That update is...

Nothing as far as I can see.

That update is quite clearly titled Zumo 3x0 Update.

I think Express recently updated my 590 to 2.9, but I don't have the device close by.
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By dnrobertson
And for those who don't know, about 2,500 of this...

And for those who don't know, about 2,500 of this blokes posts are in the Loctite thread as he works for them.

And he owned a KTM 640 LC4 that is (to quote him) a:

dirt bike that rattles...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,833
Posted By dnrobertson
GET OVER YOURSELF WANKER!! It's their...

GET OVER YOURSELF WANKER!!

It's their forum. Really, if you cannot have a bit of a laugh at yourself (for having too much money that you can afford one of these high speed battle ships), then...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,171,165
Posted By dnrobertson
No worries there Doc. I run the 99. The...

No worries there Doc.

I run the 99.

The only reason I ordered the 93 was I didn't realise the part number is printed on the sleeve of the cable and I wanted another spare cable (run next to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,171,165
Posted By dnrobertson
Don't know what year you have, but the 1999 or...

Don't know what year you have, but the 1999 or 1993 cables are longer than the 2005.

I have the:

1. standard 2005 cable, 630mm end to end not including fittings.
2. standard 1999 cable,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 117,202
Posted By dnrobertson
So what did this 550 mod entail?

So what did this 550 mod entail?
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By dnrobertson
5 or 6 days? I would even question if the cost...

5 or 6 days? I would even question if the cost and the jetlag even justify coming this far.

In 2001/2002 I flew regularly to the USA and back to Oz. It would take me about three days to get...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,555
Posted By dnrobertson
My latest box of KTM parts from shipito.com left...

My latest box of KTM parts from shipito.com left LA on Monday (USA) time last week, arrived Friday (AUS time) and I fitted them Saturday and rode Sunday.

Don't even mess around with Aus Post when...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,668
Posted By dnrobertson
I've got nothing to add to this particular...

I've got nothing to add to this particular problem.

But in terms of parts availability and prices, perhaps you should look at a company like http://shipito.com or similar.

They give you a USA...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By dnrobertson
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004877
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9,225
Views: 2,021,632
Posted By dnrobertson
Welcome Hardrider63. Don't want to burst...

Welcome Hardrider63.

Don't want to burst your bubble, but that looks like a standard KTM tank and the 05 (and later) did not hold thirty litres.

The earlier silver models were close to 30...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,701
Posted By dnrobertson
Is that a KTM Part? Do you have a link from...

Is that a KTM Part?

Do you have a link from where you bought it?
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9,225
Views: 2,021,632
Posted By dnrobertson
I don't know if my FCR is a GEN III, but I bought...

I don't know if my FCR is a GEN III, but I bought one of these and it is working great (2005 640 A) .

http://www.nossmachine.com/fcr_adapters.htm
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By dnrobertson
Yes there is double vision and halos, but I...

Yes there is double vision and halos, but I haven't found them dangerous at night or low light.

Prefer to have minor double vision, than a visor that's fogged to the point of not being able to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By dnrobertson
RE: iPhone 6, cell coverage and GPS. You do...

RE: iPhone 6, cell coverage and GPS.

You do not need cell phone coverage if you use one of the GPS apps available on the iDevices. You download the maps to the device and then use it like a GPS....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By dnrobertson
I own a Garmin Zumo 590 which I believe is a...

I own a Garmin Zumo 590 which I believe is a close relative of the Navigator V. Here's a solution I created for making the track wider on the Zumo. It may work for you.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9,225
Views: 2,021,632
Posted By dnrobertson
Funnel Web Air filters in Australia make an...

Funnel Web Air filters in Australia make an interesting air filter. As well as the other options you have already been given.
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 119,196
Posted By dnrobertson
Tubes to fit 650 V-Strom and others??

Hi,

One 19" tube and one 17" tube to fit a V-Strom 650. May fit other bikes as well. I inflated them and they hold air. Maybe good spares for an Outback trip.

Don't ask me the sizes (hey...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,456
Posted By dnrobertson
I wouldn't read too much into it. Most...

I wouldn't read too much into it.

Most teams value the opinion of ex-World Champions (sometimes even more so than their test riders).

I'm sure Mick Doohan tested for a few years after he had...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By dnrobertson
I have a 6" LED bar from Rigid Industries on my...

I have a 6" LED bar from Rigid Industries on my KTM 640 Adventure.

Lights up well and has survived 3 years of vibration.

Something like these ones.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By dnrobertson
IMO depends how you land. I have a mate who...

IMO depends how you land.

I have a mate who was carrying an empty 5 litres fuel container in his back pack (which I sort of equate to a hard shell back pack) and landed squarely on it.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
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, 10:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,830
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 117,202
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,676
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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 135,799
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, 09:15 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 117,202
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,233
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, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
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, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,941
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, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
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, 04:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,485
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,923
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,923
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...
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