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Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6,518
Views: 2,568,816
Posted By MarkH67
When I was living in and commuting around the...

When I was living in and commuting around the city I rode a Burgman 400 - it's a really good commuter!
For camping:...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,342
Posted By MarkH67
I think all stoves that burn wood generate wood...

I think all stoves that burn wood generate wood gas, the more efficient designs allow the wood gas to be burnt so that less fuel is wasted as smoke - this allows more heat to be generated from less...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,342
Posted By MarkH67
I bought a flat-pack titanium wood gas stove that...

I bought a flat-pack titanium wood gas stove that I really like from here:
http://shop.mysurvivalpack.com/core-4-stove-ultimate-ti

I gave it a test at home in wood gas mode:...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,518
Views: 2,568,816
Posted By MarkH67
I'm pretty sure that you are correct that push...

I'm pretty sure that you are correct that push bikes are so called because propulsion is providing by pushing the pedals. Although bikes that lock the feet to the pedals (cleats or whatever) allow...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By MarkH67
For the sake of gaining the ability to put up my...

For the sake of gaining the ability to put up my tent at a motorcycle rally without looking like an incompetent fool I put mine up a second time as practice - this thing is actually really easy to...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,599
Posted By MarkH67
I just picked up a second hand Redverz Expedition...

I just picked up a second hand Redverz Expedition II tent and set it up in my back yard - on the first try without checking any instructions or guides I got it up in 15 minutes. I expect to get this...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By MarkH67
I just got a green one. I'm riding an ST1300...

I just got a green one.

I'm riding an ST1300 (730 lb wet) so I'm really not bothered by the weight of the tent when riding - I have it in my large tail bag strapped to my passenger seat. Due to...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By MarkH67
Really? I just picked up a second hand Redverz...

Really? I just picked up a second hand Redverz from almost 100 miles away, on the ride home I couldn't even tell that there was more weight than on the way there!

On the other hand - I'm riding...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,391
Posted By MarkH67
That's where the Honda ST1300 is good - it's a...

That's where the Honda ST1300 is good - it's a sports tourer because it is the sporty version of the Goldwing which is noticeably bigger & heavier.
TBH I find the ST1300 to have quite a sporty feel...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,940
Posted By MarkH67
Wow, I'm amazed at how many of those steps I...

Wow, I'm amazed at how many of those steps I skip!
I know I do step 1, but I barely think about step 2 (here'll do!), then I skip 3,4,5,6, 7 & 8. If I use my 2 pole tent the 2 poles are identical...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,940
Posted By MarkH67
I'm a bit low on funds right now but have a good...

I'm a bit low on funds right now but have a good income and will have plenty of spare money soon enough. I'm considering getting a good hammock setup with the idea of taking it as well as the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 298,233
Posted By MarkH67
Not worried this time of the year, I'm riding to...

Not worried this time of the year, I'm riding to work at 4am where it is only a few degrees above freezing.
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By MarkH67
I use a Galaxy S4. I used to have a Uniden GPS...

I use a Galaxy S4.
I used to have a Uniden GPS but I couldn't update it, the phone is better because it is able to run a bunch of different GPS apps.
I like Mapfactor Navigator because it lets me...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 298,233
Posted By MarkH67
here's my ST1300: ...

here's my ST1300:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8tuwF4fipRg/Uy_bF5VZ_0I/AAAAAAAAEnc/BkpXgYcxIfQ/s1152/ST1300_01.jpg

I'm lovin' it BTW.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By MarkH67
I took a tiki tour the other day, came home from...

I took a tiki tour the other day, came home from work the long way.
The scenery was really good but I was having so much fun riding that I didn't want to stop - so no pics!

I might go for a...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,267
Posted By MarkH67
I have a Nolan N103, but it is a bit cheap and...

I have a Nolan N103, but it is a bit cheap and I've had problems with the plastic button things that hold the visor on.

I now have a Schuberth C3Pro and I really like it.
It fits well for me, it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,391
Posted By MarkH67
I no longer have an RF900R, now I have an '07...

I no longer have an RF900R, now I have an '07 ST1300 - I love my Sports Tourer!
Rode 380km (~240 miles) today and it felt good!
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,548
Posted By MarkH67
Lol, no! Are there many bikes with a better...

Lol, no!
Are there many bikes with a better range than this one?
Over 300 miles on a tank isn't hard if you keep under 70mph.
The EFI engine does well for economy considering the size of the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,548
Posted By MarkH67
It didn't happen with the 2004, the owner decided...

It didn't happen with the 2004, the owner decided to not sell it.
I've bought an '07 with 24k miles on the clock in charcoal. It had a Givi Monokey box which I've replaced with the bigger E55 Tech,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,391
Posted By MarkH67
I've got an RF900R but I'm looking at trading it...

I've got an RF900R but I'm looking at trading it in on a ST1300, I think that sports tourers are my favourite bike style.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,548
Posted By MarkH67
I'm currently looking at an 04 ABS ST1300 with...

I'm currently looking at an 04 ABS ST1300 with similar mileage and thinking of trading in my RF900R on it. The RF is a fun ride but over longer distances the ST would be more comfortable.
I'm also...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,285
Posted By MarkH67
I've just sold the Burgman and moved to a 900cc...

I've just sold the Burgman and moved to a 900cc bike because I've moved and no longer do the city commuting which was the biggest reason I got the scooter. I never did get around to changing that...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,536
Posted By MarkH67
I've been on a Burgman 400 for about 4 years...

I've been on a Burgman 400 for about 4 years (2007 model) and have run up about 34,000 miles. I've never adjusted the valves yet.
Servicing has been incredibly easy so far - I'm only on the 2nd...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 901,980
Posted By MarkH67
OH-NO - was your bike OK?

OH-NO - was your bike OK?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By MarkH67
Electric is definitely coming along - 100km range...

Electric is definitely coming along - 100km range and motorway speeds definitely bring it into contention for being a great city commuter vehicle. Being BMW it is bound to be a bit expensive, but...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By MarkH67
I would NEVER consider using 80 or 90 weight oil...

I would NEVER consider using 80 or 90 weight oil in my '07 Burgman 400 - Suzuki say to use 40 weight so that is what I use. Unless you figure that Suzuki don't know what the best oil to use in a...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 901,980
Posted By MarkH67
I never leave the house without my SAK &...

I never leave the house without my SAK & Multi-tool (Victorinox Cybertool 34 & Victorinox SwissTool X) because you never know when you'll need some useful tools for cutting, filing, driving screws,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,285
Posted By MarkH67
On my Suzuki Burgman 400 I ran my first belt...

On my Suzuki Burgman 400 I ran my first belt until ~20,000kms and then replaced it with a Malossi Kevlar reinforces belt - I should check on its condition since it has been 25,000kms since I put it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,469
Posted By MarkH67
Burgman 400 + Givi Flow 35L Monokey case. ...

Burgman 400 + Givi Flow 35L Monokey case.

Stock standard

I jam that sucker full when I go camping, never worried about the weight limit.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,799
Posted By MarkH67
I like the Hoop. But I hated the screen, got...

I like the Hoop.

But I hated the screen, got me a Givi screen and that sucker is great! I'd recommend changing the screen to anyone over 5'4"!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,558
Posted By MarkH67
The red Burgy on the far right looks just like...

The red Burgy on the far right looks just like mine, except I have a red Givi Flow 35L top-box on mine. My topbox is big enough to hold my full face helmet, gloves and I can even squeeze in my...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,046
Posted By MarkH67
I have the license for a car, but I sold the car...

I have the license for a car, but I sold the car because I prefer to ride, so it is the scooter every time I need to go somewhere. Buses SUCK! I'd rather ride no matter the weather.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,167
Posted By MarkH67
I have a B400 and I LOVE it for all of the first...

I have a B400 and I LOVE it for all of the first 4 on that list, for the last item I'd rather have a B650. I'd say from 25 - 70mph it's fantastic and above that it's running out of puff and revving...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,799
Posted By MarkH67
Hey she's built for comfort, not like those...

Hey she's built for comfort, not like those bone-bag sports bikes!
I've ridden over 1,000kms in a day on my B400 - I wouldn't want to do that on an uncomfortable skinny bike!
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 901,980
Posted By MarkH67
I have an original Wave (have been carrying it...

I have an original Wave (have been carrying it everyday for about 10 years) and it really is a good & useful multi-tool.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By MarkH67
Mine is probably 43 with the amount of steel...

Mine is probably 43 with the amount of steel that the road has ground off my centre stand. I find that the lean angle isn't too bad, but I still scrape the centre stand fairly often.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,344
Posted By MarkH67
No, that sounds right. My '07 Burgman 400 isn't...

No, that sounds right. My '07 Burgman 400 isn't most scooters I guess, because it DOES have an electronic speedo.

But I really don't want to spend the money - it isn't hard to remember to stay...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,344
Posted By MarkH67
If I was going to fix my speedo then I'd go with...

If I was going to fix my speedo then I'd go with a speedohealer - this would be the easiest and most effective way to get near 100% accuracy.

So far I have simply used a GPS to check what speed...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,020
Posted By MarkH67
Yeah, I don't think that there has ever been a...

Yeah, I don't think that there has ever been a suggestion that a scooter's speed would be impressive for its engine size. If you want a bike around that size with an impressive top speed then there...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,973
Posted By MarkH67
I'm not sure on the OD ratio either, I've been...

I'm not sure on the OD ratio either, I've been told by a B650 rider that the OD in manual is higher than what the CVT goes to in auto and that is the only thing he bothers to use manual ratio...
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