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Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By MarkH67
I ordered a hammock with bug net and one without,...

I ordered a hammock with bug net and one without, at those prices it seemed wrong not to!
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By MarkH67
I ordered a hammock with bug net and one without,...

I ordered a hammock with bug net and one without, at those prices it seemed wrong not to!
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4,521
Views: 1,042,016
Posted By MarkH67
Damn, so very tempting! I have concerns...

Damn, so very tempting!

I have concerns about replacing the headlight bulb with an LED due to beam issues (especially getting a good high beam and also getting a good low beam) since the headlight...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 2,060,345
Posted By MarkH67
You can get those on the DR650 . . . DAMHIK.

You can get those on the DR650 . . . DAMHIK.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 435,682
Posted By MarkH67
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it does, it sure feels that...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it does, it sure feels that way for me at least.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,940,098
Posted By MarkH67
The Helinox looks pretty good, might have to look...

The Helinox looks pretty good, might have to look into getting one.
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,940,098
Posted By MarkH67
I have a good down sleeping bag - Exped Starling....

I have a good down sleeping bag - Exped Starling.
I've had that bag for a while and I'm really happy with it, compresses down really small too if you push the air out of it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
My understanding is that properly tuned (extra...

My understanding is that properly tuned (extra shim washers) the stock carb runs just fine. However a pumper carb like the TM-40 or FCR 39 will give better performance and in particular snappier...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
Is this true? It doesn't sound true and this is...

Is this true?
It doesn't sound true and this is the very first time I've heard of it.
a. I've read plenty about riders with stock carbs having problems including surging and excessive fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
I wouldn't have bought a KLR because I had done a...

I wouldn't have bought a KLR because I had done a ton of research and decided that the DR was the bike for me.
Having said that I think that if I had bought a KLR it would have worked for me 95% of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
You should really make a decision on what it is...

You should really make a decision on what it is that the bike should do best to suit your requirements.
The KLR is a better tourer that can go off road.
The DR is a better off road bike that can...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,464
Posted By MarkH67
You can set up the Redverz the same while it is...

You can set up the Redverz the same while it is raining as normal, the inner tent (sleeping area) should stay dry because it is under the waterproof tent material. This is different to a dome tent...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
On my bike the previous owner had upgraded damn...

On my bike the previous owner had upgraded damn near everything and yet there was a worn trail wing on the rear (Mitas E07 on the front).
I replaced it with one of these:...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,464
Posted By MarkH67
That's what I use: ...

That's what I use:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lFOSEQaPDwA/VIPTCIVSjMI/AAAAAAAAEv0/38FhDB3bgyI/s1024/ST1300_tent3.jpg

I like the Redverz tent, very well made and very nice to use.
It can...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 2,060,345
Posted By MarkH67
Previous owner put this in his listing: So,...

Previous owner put this in his listing:
So, yeah, he spent some money and did a bunch of stuff - saves me having to spend the money to get all that done.

When I picked it up I mentioned I was...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 2,060,345
Posted By MarkH67
I recently bought a 2008 DR650 with ~20,000 kms...

I recently bought a 2008 DR650 with ~20,000 kms on the clock.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ER0s8DSSP2w/VKb9yPuwD6I/AAAAAAAAEww/ZsYig4xj-WA/s1152/DR650_1.jpg

It goes pretty good, running...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
The stock instruments are pretty rudimentary, the...

The stock instruments are pretty rudimentary, the vapor adds quite a bit.
I like having an accurate speed reading (you can calibrate the Vapor to be correct to the nearest 1kph or nearest 1mph...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,181
Posted By MarkH67
I replaced my white Nolan N103 with a white...

I replaced my white Nolan N103 with a white Schuberth C3Pro and in the next couple of days my new Caberg adverture helmet in white should arrive.

It all started when I saw someone wearing a white...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
First thing to check: Talk to customer: "When...

First thing to check:
Talk to customer: "When did it work, what did you do after it worked and before it didn't work anymore"
Check whatever they have done in case they did it wrong - chances are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
I'm considering adding 2 LED driving lights so...

I'm considering adding 2 LED driving lights so that I have the headlight plus 2 more = 3 lights illuminating the road/trail. The LED lights are pretty economical on the power so it shouldn't tax the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 435,682
Posted By MarkH67
The sealed parts were OK and the gravel was fine...

The sealed parts were OK and the gravel was fine on the DR, the slippery dirt had me concerned but the DR managed OK.
I had a bit of fun on the way home in the North Island with some very fun...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 435,682
Posted By MarkH67
I had a busy couple of days. I travelled in...

I had a busy couple of days.
I travelled in this vehicle:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E6sVyAshVUM/VKb9sPHIWDI/AAAAAAAAEwo/riKlbnlXMbg/s1152/Plane.jpg

Then picked up this vehicle:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
Clicking that link can be hazardous to you bank...

Clicking that link can be hazardous to you bank balance!

What do you guys think about fitting a Scott Oiler to the DR?
I really hate chain maintenance and anything to make it easier seems like a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
I've just ordered a couple of JIS cross type...

I've just ordered a couple of JIS cross type screwdrivers from Amazon, gotta be better than dealing with stripped screw heads!
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,940,098
Posted By MarkH67
I have a Snow Peak double walled titanium mug,...

I have a Snow Peak double walled titanium mug, like that one but not blue.
I like mine, my drink stays hot longer and it doesn't burn my lips when I drink from it. I can also hold the cup itself...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
I'm picking up my DR in a week and I'm thinking...

I'm picking up my DR in a week and I'm thinking that I'd like some racks on it. I've been looking at what is available and the ones that I like the most and will probably buy are yours. I see that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
Both look identical and the description is...

Both look identical and the description is identical - surely they are exactly the same thing? I find it hard to believe that they are made by different companies, my gut says 1 product sold by 2...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,940,098
Posted By MarkH67
I also bought a 2nd hand Redverz (Expedition II...

I also bought a 2nd hand Redverz (Expedition II model with floor for vestibule) and I really love it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25657465&postcount=1867

The only real negative is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 108,463
Views: 21,711,089
Posted By MarkH67
That would be mxrob from http://drriders.com...

That would be mxrob from http://drriders.com forums.
He is also the author of this app:...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,978
Posted By MarkH67
Having just been to a 3 day/2 night rally I'd...

Having just been to a 3 day/2 night rally I'd have to say that the Redverz tent is really great!
...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,156
Posted By MarkH67
Finally had a chance to go use my Redverz: ...

Finally had a chance to go use my Redverz:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cUWBx5jvM98/VIPS4z8zMlI/AAAAAAAAEvk/CKhuQH7DEMY/s1152/ST1300_tent.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,940,098
Posted By MarkH67
Bike & tent: ...

Bike & tent:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lFOSEQaPDwA/VIPTCIVSjMI/AAAAAAAAEv0/38FhDB3bgyI/s1024/ST1300_tent3.jpg

All gear loaded on the bike:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-06-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 562,751
Posted By MarkH67
My Redverz & ST1300: ...

My Redverz & ST1300:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lFOSEQaPDwA/VIPTCIVSjMI/AAAAAAAAEv0/38FhDB3bgyI/s1024/ST1300_tent3.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,940,098
Posted By MarkH67
For me: Someone else got hold of the Redverz...

For me:
Someone else got hold of the Redverz and used it on one trip, then put it up for sale on TradeMe (NZ version of Ebay) for NZ$400.
I bought that tent, paying only NZ$400 (~US$312) instead of...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7,194
Views: 2,940,098
Posted By MarkH67
It looks a lot like my Redverz Expedition II, but...

It looks a lot like my Redverz Expedition II, but the Redverz is only $450.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 349,594
Posted By MarkH67
Mine is OK to 190 kph, around 200 a weave...

Mine is OK to 190 kph, around 200 a weave develops and I back off the throttle. Considering the charges I would get if caught riding over 200 it isn't all that big a deal and I love the bike at all...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,025
Posted By MarkH67
Well, my Nemo Fillo Luxury pillow is now on the...

Well, my Nemo Fillo Luxury pillow is now on the way, I should have it next week!
My view: comfort is more important than money.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,941
Posted By MarkH67
When buying something like a camping chair I'd...

When buying something like a camping chair I'd rather spend $100 on the genuine article than $70 on a knock-off. Often the cheaper product is a knock-off made in China copying the design of the...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,025
Posted By MarkH67
If you don't use it often then it should last...

If you don't use it often then it should last many years, you can enjoy many years of use but you only have to pay the cost prices once.

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll be buying one soon....
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By MarkH67
I use Fuelio, I suspect that there are many...

I use Fuelio, I suspect that there are many decent apps that work fine for tracking fuel usage.
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