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Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 06:47 PM
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Views: 359,256
Posted By vegemanNZ
She Rides Canada

Awesome, I'm coming from New Zealand next year to ride the tat hopefully with a buddy but seeing you go further and solo for your 50 is inspiring, so if my mate can't do it... I'll do it solo for my...
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
just some feedback...When I got my 08 690e years...

just some feedback...When I got my 08 690e years ago, I rushed and bought a ktm gel seat...when I got it, I took it back to check that I got the right one ...as it seemed rather thin, compared to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 352,658
Posted By vegemanNZ
I agree and that is what I did also, while I...

I agree and that is what I did also, while I liked the K60 on my 690...I recall a couple of times where I struggled to get up a slippery grass hill. I lost momentum and really really needed more...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 38,088
Posted By vegemanNZ
thanks for your photos and comments on food and camp places

good stuff mate...
I'm shipping my ktm690 from New Zealand to Tennesse next year to ride the TAT...so all your info has been very helpful in my planning.

It would seem that this time of the year...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
I hear ya...I have a rally raid rear tank coming...

I hear ya...I have a rally raid rear tank coming and as part of installing that, I'll be giving the rear section a good servicing so will be checking it all out.
cheers
Forum: Australia 06-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
grease nipple - retrofit

After ready el ponkins build and maintenance reports. I had the question about adding grease nipples to the swing arm and steering head. The old XR's used to have these, and tapping in a grease...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
yup, I second that thumbs up, with a wow...you...

yup, I second that thumbs up, with a wow...you have certainly gone all out...nice work!, makes the mod's I have been slowing working through on my 08...seem rather limp dick.

It's great to hear...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
tank bolts

Hi,
yeah, I hear you on the why do they still ship them...and while they can't replace or enhance everything (as then the bike prob would get to expensive) yet I'm sure that these can't be that...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
I'm a year early..but want to start looking for TAT ready bikes

Hey guys,
I'm in New Zealand and coming to TAT next year, gonna do the whole thing.

First thing is ship my ktm690, or buy over there. It would seem that buying from Atlanta would be the best...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
I replaced mine with the rally raid unit, mainly...

I replaced mine with the rally raid unit, mainly as a preventative measure. I replaced it years ago, and am trying to remember any improvement in ticking sounds (not sure now)...however I did get a9...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,816
Posted By vegemanNZ
looks good...and with the feedback from everyone,...

looks good...and with the feedback from everyone, it's probably the best way to add additional or emergency fuel as required.

I was thinking about it more, and because I normally get 200kms, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,821
Posted By vegemanNZ
I'm thinking the same way

Hey...good thread.
I have a 690 and still love it...44,000km's and very little in the way of failures (rocker bearings).

MY mate just got a new WR450, and I have to say that I really like the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 253,312
Posted By vegemanNZ
Hi, I've been lurking and thinking, and have...

Hi,
I've been lurking and thinking, and have always wanted an extra 5L somewhere on the bike...and this concept/prototype is interesting indeed.

I also agree that for adventure style riding,...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 36,428
Posted By vegemanNZ
Ryans setup has been installed

Hey,
After some delay due to the craziness of Xmas and trying to ship stuff to me here at the bottom of the world, Ryan's bracket and mounting kit complete with KTM PHDS bar mounts, and scott damper...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 36,428
Posted By vegemanNZ
ok...I've measured the bar height and its 3.5"...

ok...I've measured the bar height and its 3.5" from the triple clamp to the bottom of the handle bar. The other thing that is important to me is that the rox rises allow the bars to go up and...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 36,428
Posted By vegemanNZ
I'm sure you will be right, let me get home...

I'm sure you will be right, let me get home tonight and measure things up...as I don't want to go lower than the current height as I've finally got everything in the right position for standing.
...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 36,428
Posted By vegemanNZ
Using Rox anti-vibe risers as well.

Hi,
I have standard bar clamps with rox anti-vibe risers. the height above standard must be at least 2" which works well for me and also works with the cables etc.

With the risers there is...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
ha, nice and I hears ya on this one...I've read...

ha, nice and I hears ya on this one...I've read and read and read and it just hurts to read anymore. When I changed from my XR650L to the 690...the first thing I noticed was how stable and smooth the...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
C I with you on that. I run 16:45 and feel like...

C
I with you on that. I run 16:45 and feel like that the bike rewards you with the taller gearing. Long trips, around 110 etc is better, but I reckon the bike feels quicker around, it's just pulls...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
I removed mine recently on my 2008 690e here in...

I removed mine recently on my 2008 690e here in NZ, and pleased that I did. Firstly I thought that the akra map changed it (but it didn't) and since the bike hauls ass anyway, it didn't seem as...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
Hey...I did the same ie stripped the hole once I...

Hey...I did the same ie stripped the hole once I started using a alu bash plate. The 'fit' of the plate doesn't have any bend, so real easy to strip.

I did drill it out and re-tapped to now use an...
Forum: Australia 04-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
1. Leo Vince and akra... yes, it sure goes...

1. Leo Vince and akra... yes, it sure goes better, I thought that the akra map removes the 2nd gear/3rd gear restricter but it doesn't. So to complete the package, do the mod, it "really barks now"
...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
Valves and Rally Raid Manual Cam chain tenstioner

Hey,
After all the talk with the valves, I thought I'd double check my valves again. My 690 has 25000K's, and I checked at 20,000K and all within tolerance. I'd been giving the bike some thrashing...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
thanks...downside of being early adopter, with...

thanks...downside of being early adopter, with the 08 model, and getting first iteration of mod's...I've noticed more items over time that have had improvements.

keep em coming
Forum: Australia 09-13-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
oh stink...(sorry if I missed that in thread) I...

oh stink...(sorry if I missed that in thread) I also run KTM foam filter? (or the unifilter?), my airbox is also drilled out a bit.
and did the 15 minute idle reset.

(unsure if this is relevant...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
That plate looks great, and wish I had one that...

That plate looks great, and wish I had one that fits to the frame...far stronger. I have the flatland racing, and that was tight, and during a reinstall of the plate I stripped one of the threads...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
Yeah...I fixed that by installing those LED Bolt...

Yeah...I fixed that by installing those LED Bolt lights. Very small...and technically legal
...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
Once I got rid of the standard nuclear muffler, I...

Once I got rid of the standard nuclear muffler, I put on the Leo Vince slipon...and that made my stalling worse. I know a lot of people do the 15 minute reset, which helped...but the first times the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 47,553
Posted By vegemanNZ
good stuff

Hey,
am also enjoying your adventure...I'm impressed how much off road riding there is on this trip...looks fun :1drink
Forum: Australia 09-05-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
honestly...wtf, are you doing to your electrics...

honestly...wtf, are you doing to your electrics :evil - forgive me if I'm wrong, but lately...you seem to be finding some weird ass electrickery. Perhaps there is only one or two...but the one under...
Forum: Australia 08-28-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5,462
Views: 615,855
Posted By vegemanNZ
I had constant trouble with my alloy plate ...

I had constant trouble with my alloy plate (flatlands racing) vibrating the bolts loose (I could always hear the extra vibe) but during the time of tighting it...I eventually rooted/stripped the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 352,658
Posted By vegemanNZ
absolutely agree...I got caught on a steep, wet...

absolutely agree...I got caught on a steep, wet grassy hill...and it was an absolute bastard to get any traction...I let 'all' the pressure out of the tire, found the smoothest part with incredibly...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 54,889
Posted By vegemanNZ
Hey, good stuff on unplugging the machine. I have...

Hey, good stuff on unplugging the machine. I have Leo Vince and Foam filter (ktm orange but seems identical to UNI), my airbox is also drilled to let more air in, and have had the akra race map...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 60,831
Posted By vegemanNZ
Now we know where airhawk seat cushions got their...

Now we know where airhawk seat cushions got their idea :-)

http:// http://www.airhawk.com.au/userfiles/products/4f051cd8073c9SCP_Full-Cover.jpg

If used these on few long rides and love em....
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 60,831
Posted By vegemanNZ
no worries...

Hey Deano...no prob's mate - whether we're helping in the real world, or in the virtual world, it's all about supporting the guys and gals out there doing it :-)

PS nice frisky friday foto - thx...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 60,831
Posted By vegemanNZ
3d view of trip

Hey Deano,
My firefox just needed a restart...so even better with the 3D view. it really shows the size of the country and vista;s you encountered,

I can see how the F800 with its comfy seat,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 60,831
Posted By vegemanNZ
hey...good work on getting the maps in there...I...

hey...good work on getting the maps in there...I knew that you would :-) and for me, it is exactly what I was after :clap

but, buggered if I can see how to enable the 3D view, even after...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 60,831
Posted By vegemanNZ
hey no problems, and I'm here if you need me :-) ...

hey no problems, and I'm here if you need me :-)

Good that you made it back safe..even though I'm sure most people will be dissapointed as there will be less to write about.

Your tire wear is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 60,831
Posted By vegemanNZ
Yup...understand the end of day dramas :-) I...

Yup...understand the end of day dramas :-)

I was thinking that you simply use the 'get directions' feature Google maps using the main locations of the trip - which can easily make the high level...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 60,831
Posted By vegemanNZ
googling the entire trip

Hi,
Like the others, am enjoying your trip and photos...the other thing I'm working out, is 'where' you are, and have been googling to see the route.

Any chance that you can upload the entire...
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