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Forum: New Zealand 11-16-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By .chris
A great weekend riding, I put my photos up on my...

A great weekend riding, I put my photos up on my photo site.

http://pics.pixelle.co.nz (http://pics.pixelle.co.nz/Home/album/6082127704505757217?)
Forum: New Zealand 11-02-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 35,590
Posted By .chris
Labour Weekend Camping in the Central North Island.

Labour Weekend Camping in the Central North Island.

I did not get as many photos as I would have liked because I forgot to charge my camera battery before I left.

...
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,997
Posted By .chris
It is looking pretty likely I am going to have to...

It is looking pretty likely I am going to have to bail on this ride :(:

Stupid workload.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 10-02-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By .chris
With a bit of giggery pockery I have generated a...

With a bit of giggery pockery I have generated a track version of the autorouted sections which works with my Android based GPS mapping application (New Zealand Maps by altlogis.com)

And with that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By .chris
Did you wire it directly to your battery? The...

Did you wire it directly to your battery?
The one I got says it is rated to 2amp, but I doubt it is that probably more like 1amp, as you say it charges pretty slowly with my Note 2 (2amp charger is...
Forum: New Zealand 09-29-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By .chris
Yeah, I plan to be riding the south for Most of...

Yeah, I plan to be riding the south for Most of Jan and head back North sometime after bike week.
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 55,254
Posted By .chris
Nice work Bart. You missed including that...

Nice work Bart.

You missed including that great photo of me enjoying the view. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By .chris
1. Yep I have that exact model on my 690 and it...

1. Yep I have that exact model on my 690 and it works great.
2. That is the wrong bulb, the 690 use a H4 bulb (unless the newer ones have changed then ignore this)
http://www.dx.com/s/H4+Led

I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
What are they for? I got one but never fitted it.

What are they for? I got one but never fitted it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
Just discovered my 2nd broken wire on the bike...

Just discovered my 2nd broken wire on the bike (first one was the horn at a nasty angle change).

This time it was to the engine mapping switch, I was wondering why the bike was running a bit rough...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
I managed 65km on reserve. Was lots of coasting...

I managed 65km on reserve. Was lots of coasting downhills and kept to about 80kph.
Only had to push the bike about 2km, so a great result :clap
Forum: New Zealand 09-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,388
Posted By .chris
I understand the tough position you are in, I...

I understand the tough position you are in, I would hate to imagine what bike I would end up with after the 690.
I think I would probably go big (f800/TigerXC) since I seem to do more...
Forum: New Zealand 09-09-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,997
Posted By .chris
I think I shall put my hat (helmet) in the ring...

I think I shall put my hat (helmet) in the ring for this one.
Last year I managed a home-to-cape which does not quite have the same ring to it.
I will have to find some unpractical tire to run...
Forum: New Zealand 09-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By .chris
A few photos from the weekend. It was a great...

A few photos from the weekend. It was a great coldkiwi.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kW8oOU031qM/VAzo9VfKdkI/AAAAAAAAoPs/WK_kLgrA7jg/s640/IMG_6165.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By .chris
That reminds me I need to check my oil leak issue...

That reminds me I need to check my oil leak issue before I leave. These old-bike issues eh!
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By .chris
Failed my pre-coldkiwi WOF because my T63 was on...

Failed my pre-coldkiwi WOF because my T63 was on the wrong way. I explained it was that way to use the sharp side of the knobs. Apparently unacceptable.

Now switched it around, hopefully the tread...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By .chris
So too rough for you then Bart :p I still...

So too rough for you then Bart :p

I still owe you a few for your lovely accomodation and lovelier homebrew. Will have some products onboard, probably something to warm the cockels.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
I have had problems with my rollover sensor...

I have had problems with my rollover sensor giving the 15 error. I take it off the bike, give it a shake so you can hear movement in the unit again (it appears to get stuck somehow) and refit to the...
Forum: New Zealand 08-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By .chris
Will probably rock along. I figure I head down...

Will probably rock along.
I figure I head down friday, do another late in the day run through the 42nd on the way.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
I have run a 47T with no problem, my rear...

I have run a 47T with no problem, my rear chainguide has a 2 mount options, one drops the guide a bit lower. Did you try that?
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By .chris
It is such an amazing place, so many great places...

It is such an amazing place, so many great places to visit.








Glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By .chris
Yeah, I know what you mean. I am planning to...

Yeah, I know what you mean.

I am planning to head down for most of January next year. Hopefully the weather will be better.

Will plan to head deep south and do Milford sound (where I am yet to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By .chris
Nah, the hammock was pretty chilly, even with my...

Nah, the hammock was pretty chilly, even with my DIY underquilt, I need to buy a proper down one. Then it should be warm.




No problem, which image did you use for your desktop? (just curious)...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By .chris
Great to know, might just give them a try next...

Great to know, might just give them a try next time or maybe not.
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By .chris
Thanks, was a fun tour. I just wish the weather...

Thanks, was a fun tour. I just wish the weather was better, so many places were inaccessible due to the heavy rain.







Yep I reckon it is. Love it to bits, would only trade it for a newer...
Forum: New Zealand 04-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 35,590
Posted By .chris
I spent a bit of time during March and April...

I spent a bit of time during March and April riding my 690 around the south island. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974437)
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By .chris
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W9A5DCzjvQM/U18...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W9A5DCzjvQM/U18weha2ajI/AAAAAAAAYM0/zs6-OOmJAYU/s640/IMG_4091.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By .chris
New Zealand - A few weeks on a 690

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DrnIVDRmGbA/U18vT8M5OFI/AAAAAAAAYM0/nW0OSnQ4rAw/s640/IMG_3437.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By .chris
I am doing a bit of a ride around the south...

I am doing a bit of a ride around the south island. I am in the Mackenzie district (fairlie) at the moment.

Have you guys got plans for after Easter weekend? I could show/guide you through some...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,399
Posted By .chris
Great report Clint. Looks like you guys had a...

Great report Clint. Looks like you guys had a great trip.

How many palms needed greasing to get into the Clarence?
I am heading back south next week to pickup the bike and return north, figured I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
I have run a couple of the 140/80-18's without...

I have run a couple of the 140/80-18's without any clearance problems. They last longer than the 130's
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
Thanks, I think that is EXACTLY the problem, I...

Thanks, I think that is EXACTLY the problem, I will have a search for that pin tomorrow. And will order the replacements on Monday.
My rocker cover has the exact same marks on it.
EDIT: Found the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
Just whipped the rocker cover off and it appears...

Just whipped the rocker cover off and it appears everything is still there (phew).
But the decompression shaft did side out as I took the cover off (possibly because the bike is on its side-stand....
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
Cheers Marty, I have it on the charger overnight...

Cheers Marty, I have it on the charger overnight will chuck the volt meter on it tomorrow and see how that goes.

EDIT:
Yep, confirmed, drops down to 7.8v when I try and start. I tried my old...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
Yep as per the service schedule, due to be...

Yep as per the service schedule, due to be checked again shortly.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
Battery is a newish ( about 1 year old) Motobatt....

Battery is a newish ( about 1 year old) Motobatt.
Bike was ridden last weekend with no problems, I will try the other(spare) battery and see how that goes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19,885
Views: 2,309,970
Posted By .chris
I am having a problem with my 690 (2008e -...

I am having a problem with my 690 (2008e - 65,000km).
I can't seem to start her, it seems like the starter motor is unable to turn the engine over properly, it sometimes gets one compression done...
Forum: New Zealand 10-28-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,997
Posted By .chris
I have just uploaded a few of the photos from the...

I have just uploaded a few of the photos from the ride. (http://pics.pixelle.co.nz/Home/album/5939896160684894801?)
Unfortunately my camera lens has some issues so most of my photos were ruined...
Forum: New Zealand 10-24-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,997
Posted By .chris
Don't panic Mark, you can follow my progress here...

Don't panic Mark, you can follow my progress here (http://pics.pixelle.co.nz/Home/cape2cape).
(Once I start geo-tagging photos along the way the maps shall show something meaningful.).
Forum: New Zealand 10-21-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,997
Posted By .chris
If he gets wet, he just needs to back it up a...

If he gets wet, he just needs to back it up a bit, then try again.
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