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Forum: Vendors 11-12-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,610
Posted By MarkC
Completely agree, the one above is closer to the...

Completely agree, the one above is closer to the original BBQ rack than the others. The original BBQ rack style is what I'm looking for (and many here have been looking for, since the ebay seller...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,610
Posted By MarkC
Anyone know where to buy a wide rack for the...

Anyone know where to buy a wide rack for the DR650 like the old BBQ rack? The Manracks version is too narrow, but I like the 4 point mounting.
Forum: Vendors 05-25-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 205,950
Posted By MarkC
Thanks Barb, looking forward to receiving the...

Thanks Barb, looking forward to receiving the dual sport long hair deluxe, natural dark. :thumb

My first one from you kept me warm on some frosty mornings through Russia. Just brush off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By MarkC
I had a 450SX that came with a SM kit back in...

I had a 450SX that came with a SM kit back in 2005, the front would tuck or washout if pushed into a corner. I believe the problem was the rake/trail which was optimized for a 18/21" wheel combo. I...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,291
Posted By MarkC
It's just the exchange rates.

Have KTM prices risen significantly here in Australia in the past year? Aus prices aren't higher, it's the exchange rates. Interest rates are near zero in the US and UK and is just one of several...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 76,471
Posted By MarkC
Looking forward to the next group buy. :clap I...

Looking forward to the next group buy. :clap I need a donor shock though.
Forum: Australia 03-08-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By MarkC
Thanks for the replies! :thumb Yeah, Toyota...

Thanks for the replies! :thumb

Yeah, Toyota Troopy, 80, 105 or Nissan Patrol 4.2 would be a great choice. I like diesel power, manual roll up windows and vinyl seats...like my KLR650.:D It's...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,129
Posted By MarkC
Which 4x4 for Alice Springs?

A bit off topic but Oz related. Choices; Ford SVT F150 Raptor or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with diff lockers?

Which would you rather have for driving all the tracks around Alice and the interior...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By MarkC
Thanks for the replies, I was reading this...

Thanks for the replies, I was reading this thread; http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11847640&postcount=81 regarding someone who lives in Alice Springs taking their Ducati to the track....
Forum: Australia 01-13-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By MarkC
Any race tracks near Alice Springs?

Anyone know of any paved race tracks for sport bikes within a reasonable driving distance from Alice Springs? Reasonable driving distance would be less than 4 hours one way.
Thanks, Mark
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 235,551
Posted By MarkC
Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures of the...

Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures of the Kolyma highway :clap
Forum: Australia 12-02-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,595
Posted By MarkC
Yes, that is what I was thinking of. A person...

Yes, that is what I was thinking of. A person who genuinely resides in either WA or NT where it is legal to register a LHD vehicle newer than the 30 year rule (or any other territories where a LHD...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,595
Posted By MarkC
Legalities of driving LHD vehicles.

I understand that one can register a LHD vehicle if you reside in the Northern Territory or in Western Australia. If you live in either NT or WA and you own a LHD vehicle, are you legally able to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 614,434
Posted By MarkC
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<a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/worldadventuretour/?action=view&current=IMG_1446.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/worldadventuretour/IMG_1446.jpg"...
Forum: Europe 11-09-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,609
Posted By MarkC
I was there for the Saturday ride and had a...

I was there for the Saturday ride and had a superb day out on the KLR :thumb A big thanks to Dazzer and all for organising this event. :clap
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,181
Posted By MarkC
Where are your tubeless TKC80 made?

Where are your tubeless TKC80 made?
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,692
Posted By MarkC
It wasn’t easy getting to Magadan from Anchorage...

It wasn’t easy getting to Magadan from Anchorage since 2005 was the last year Magadan Airlines flew to Anchorage. At the time I was with a fellow RTW traveler from Ireland and the both of us were to...
Forum: EMEA 06-02-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By MarkC
Here's one: http://www.directferries.co.uk/

Here's one: http://www.directferries.co.uk/
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By MarkC
If I remember correctly I bought the Tourances...

If I remember correctly I bought the Tourances from: http://swmototires.com/ I still have the tires (remounted them for another trip) and the rear one read's tubeless and the front reads tubeless...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,343,347
Posted By MarkC
F800GS Adventure

In the July 08' issue of "Two" (motorcycle magazine, see www.visordown.com) theres an article about adventure style bikes, and in a small text box was written about some upcoming bikes. Besides the...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By MarkC
Thanks for all the replies :thumb. Markk53 makes...

Thanks for all the replies :thumb. Markk53 makes the most sense :beer. In the past when I used a tube in the tubeless Metzler Tourance rear tire, I noticed wear marks on the tube where the thin...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By MarkC
Tubless Vs TubeType

I have a choice to purchase either tube type or tubeless TKC80 tires for my KLR650.

Anyone know the benefits or negatives of using a tubeless tire with a tube on a tube type wheel? Would a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 1,141,736
Posted By MarkC
Since the Tenere is made in Italy and not Japan,...

Since the Tenere is made in Italy and not Japan, does it make sense that Yamaha never intended it for the US market? Anyone know of any other European made Japanese brand bikes officially...
Forum: Europe 05-06-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By MarkC
You can ride your bike from Moscow to Irkutsk in...

You can ride your bike from Moscow to Irkutsk in about a week.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 1,141,736
Posted By MarkC
I know some use the KLR650 for comparison with...

I know some use the KLR650 for comparison with price, but the KLR is made very inexpensively. I think $8000~$8,500 would be a good price for the Tenere, the value seems to be there. If Kawasaki...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,623
Posted By MarkC
Counterfeit products: Helmets, leathers etc

We all heard of the fake Rolex, but it seems today most any name brand item is acceptable to counterfeiting. What's disturbing is that apparently there are counterfeit safety equipment, fake Shoei...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 89,826
Posted By MarkC
Thanks for checking :thumb

Thanks for checking :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,343,347
Posted By MarkC
In the UK, the F800GS base price is 6,695 UKP,...

In the UK, the F800GS base price is 6,695 UKP, which is about $13,400 (about $2US=1 UK pound). The UK price includes a 17.5% VAT (sales tax). I'm not sure of the actual import tariff, I was told to...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 89,826
Posted By MarkC
Could US Hornet DS owners check to see if "ECE...

Could US Hornet DS owners check to see if "ECE 22.05" is written anywhere on the helmet OR if there is a white tag inside the helmet, or on the chin strap with an "e" in cased in a circle?

Reason...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By MarkC
TKC80 life expectancy TT vs TL

My KLR650 got great service life from a set of TKC80 tires I bought in the states, I believe they were tubeless (looked at a couple of online sellers in the US and only the tubeless shows up). Here...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By MarkC
I have the stock KLR spring and shock and don't...

I have the stock KLR spring and shock and don't have a sag amount to tell (bike is apart waiting parts). No doubt a re-valve would make sense when going to a much stiffer spring, but the damping on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By MarkC
Thanks for the reply, I should have added that I...

Thanks for the reply, I should have added that I made my estimates based on the thread you provided, along with http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185101
and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By MarkC
KLR650 rear spring replacement advise needed

I have used a Progressive rear shock with the heavy spring (500-560) with the preload turned down to the stiffest amount advised by progressive (don't remember the minimum spring length preload...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By MarkC
Ok, good to know. Thank you kindly for taking...

Ok, good to know. Thank you kindly for taking the time to look :)
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By MarkC
Arai XD sold in the US also ECE 22.05 certified?

For XD owners in the US, could you look inside your helmet for an 'e' tag. If there is one, it should be attached to either the strap or the liner, and be a small white tag with the Euro 'e' (e...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,713
Posted By MarkC
Recap: I did take an ERC, but did it at another...

Recap:
I did take an ERC, but did it at another location for $130.

My opinion about the ERC;

There were about a dozen or so student, I was the only one who had taken the basic MSF course. No...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By MarkC
I've added more information than you asked for,...

I've added more information than you asked for, but wanted to be clear for others as well.

I have a Clymer repair manual for the KLR650 in front of me, there are images and the directions/wording...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,713
Posted By MarkC
Cost of MSF ERC (Experienced Riders Course)

How much have members here paid for the 7 hour ERC course? The community college wants $230.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2007, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By MarkC
According to Clymer's repair manual; With the...

According to Clymer's repair manual; With the front wheel off the ground, loosen the lower triple clamp bolts.

This way the weight of the wheel pulls the upper triple clamp down upon the upper...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3,718
Views: 1,141,736
Posted By MarkC
How can communicating with Yamaha Japan do any...

How can communicating with Yamaha Japan do any good? Doesn't Yamaha USA alone decide which bikes they import?
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