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Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,524
Posted By MarkH67
I have that, it does save the hassle of sloshing...

I have that, it does save the hassle of sloshing the fuel about to get it to the left side.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,524
Posted By MarkH67
Did some single track with slippery mud in...

Did some single track with slippery mud in places, dropped the DR a bunch of times, 21 litre Acerbis tank held up just fine.
Range with the 21 seems fine too.
I'm happy with that tank.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,317
Posted By MarkH67
Why get the leg extensions? I've used mine...

Why get the leg extensions?
I've used mine without leg extensions and found that it was comfortable and worked just fine. The chair was low enough to be close to my cup/bottle holder (the ground)...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,506
Posted By MarkH67
Very true! Do you have trees to hang a...

Very true!

Do you have trees to hang a hammock from?
Do you have flat ground to set up a tent on?
Sometimes it is only one of those or the other. In hilly terrain with trees a hammock might...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
Posted By MarkH67
I'm confused - do you not like LED lights because...

I'm confused - do you not like LED lights because they are too dim or because they are too bright? Or is it your belief that LED lights are no good because you tried one that wasn't very good?

My...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,320
Posted By MarkH67
Yep, it is definitely different to a dome tent to...

Yep, it is definitely different to a dome tent to put up.
Lay the tent out, put in the 3 poles and push 2 stakes in one end - you just have a tent laying flat on the ground.
Pull the other end and...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,506
Posted By MarkH67
That is what puts me off about the idea of a...

That is what puts me off about the idea of a sleeping bag wrapped around a hammock. I have a PLUQ but I will be needing to spend some money on a proper winter UQ. I do find that my down sleeping bag...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 364,074
Posted By MarkH67
After an accident my 2007 Charcoal ST1300 was...

After an accident my 2007 Charcoal ST1300 was written off by my insurance company. Since the ST1300 is just perfect for my road riding needs I've bought another, this time a Red 2008 model.
...
Forum: Photos 05-25-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 612,719
Posted By MarkH67
I do the same - I know that I CAN park the bike...

I do the same - I know that I CAN park the bike in the tent, but stuff it, I like to use that vestibule for sitting in and cooking up my food and making hot drinks.
The Redverz is a great tent any...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
Posted By MarkH67
You have jumped between 2 numbers there. ...

You have jumped between 2 numbers there.
Heavier weight oils like 40w and 50w (2nd number) could be compared to thinner viscosities like 30w (2nd number) but the 1st number is a different thing.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
Posted By MarkH67
I'm thinking that isn't what those numbers mean. ...

I'm thinking that isn't what those numbers mean.
I've lost track of the number of hours of reading I've done on oils to understand what is what, but I'm now comfortable in my ability to make a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
Posted By MarkH67
Not in the least. It also wouldn't be a problem...

Not in the least. It also wouldn't be a problem to now use fully synthetic oil and not tell your mechanic what it is. Fully synthetic is more stable over a larger temperature range, useful for an...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 324,308
Posted By MarkH67
I just leave washing mine until later. What I...

I just leave washing mine until later.
What I use looks like this one: http://www.amazon.com/TOAKS-Titanium-Folding-Fork/dp/B00GLSEI76/ref=pd_sim_468_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=09HJB2QMTA1HQ6F53RMA
Mine has...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 324,308
Posted By MarkH67
Almost perfect until that point. I carry...

Almost perfect until that point.
I carry folding titanium tableware (knife, fork & spoon) in my fairing compartment just so I never have to use a plastic knife or fork!
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,479
Views: 3,090,978
Posted By MarkH67
You can have the same from a tent! ...

You can have the same from a tent!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lFOSEQaPDwA/VIPTCIVSjMI/AAAAAAAAEv0/38FhDB3bgyI/s1152/ST1300_tent3.jpg

I have a nice large vestibule that I can cook in and...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
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: 1,073
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: 4,585
Views: 1,074,328
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: 15,249
Views: 2,111,524
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: 1,992
Views: 464,318
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: 7,479
Views: 3,090,978
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: 7,479
Views: 3,090,978
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 11,667
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 11,667
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: 15,249
Views: 2,111,524
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: 15,249
Views: 2,111,524
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 20,513
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 1,992
Views: 464,318
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: 1,992
Views: 464,318
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 111,185
Views: 22,595,364
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: 7,479
Views: 3,090,978
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...
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