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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 403,963
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: 1,194
Views: 356,096
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: Pics, pics, pics... 05-25-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 581,861
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 1,161
Views: 318,733
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: 1,161
Views: 318,733
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: 7,317
Views: 2,998,454
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: 996
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: 996
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: 4,544
Views: 1,054,967
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: 15,008
Views: 2,079,544
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: 1,906
Views: 444,707
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: 7,317
Views: 2,998,454
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: 7,317
Views: 2,998,454
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 11,036
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 11,036
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: 15,008
Views: 2,079,544
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: 15,008
Views: 2,079,544
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 19,795
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 1,906
Views: 444,707
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: 1,906
Views: 444,707
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 7,317
Views: 2,998,454
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 7,317
Views: 2,998,454
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: 109,598
Views: 22,051,526
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: 9,239
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: 20
Views: 3,513
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
...
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