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Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Laugh Excellent.

Excellent.
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2015, 03:01 PM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This thread has become a bit bipolar. Can't...

This thread has become a bit bipolar.

Can't work out if it's a love fest over KLRs or airheads.

Needs a bit of orange to spice it up.
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'll be worried when he turns up covered in...

I'll be worried when he turns up covered in tassles.
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
I bought a tube of dielectric grease from BNT in...

I bought a tube of dielectric grease from BNT in Levin (just south of the lights on the main drag). I must have bought it for something.....can't imagine why I could ever need it.
Forum: New Zealand 02-10-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 167,180
Posted By Manakau.KTM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/IYaQVowYSC7v5zem...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/IYaQVowYSC7v5zempvY6jJNms4HIyFr9oLgOMfmwNMo=w308-h212-p-no

In the early eighties Sarah and I were on this machine and had to wait beside a culvert for two hours...
Forum: New Zealand 02-08-2015, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Always good for an entertaining airhead ride...

Always good for an entertaining airhead ride report. Still waiting for the other one.
Forum: New Zealand 02-08-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Photos please? I'm thinking....bike or part of,...

Photos please? I'm thinking....bike or part of, in foreground with stunning views in background. Perhaps a lonely selfie in motel (clearly not in a tent) followed by photo of hamburger with beetroot...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 04:59 PM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Just a hip replacement. No street cred in that....

Just a hip replacement. No street cred in that. Nothing like wiping livestock off the map.

The only thing that bothered me about the block, was the bit where they had to find spinal fluid before...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
For a moment there I had thought that you may...

For a moment there I had thought that you may have bought an airhead. It was just the drugs addling my brain.

Op went well. They gave me a spinal block so I could talk to the guy with the power...
Forum: New Zealand 02-02-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This is not what I'm thinking......is it?

This is not what I'm thinking......is it?
Forum: New Zealand 01-12-2015, 12:31 AM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Provided you accept the limitations of these big...

Provided you accept the limitations of these big motards, the gravel can still be a bit of a hoot. You can't really compare them to something with a skinny MT21 up front though. The big fat front...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
That's Turakina Valley dust on them thar wheels. ...

That's Turakina Valley dust on them thar wheels.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-weyfUTbkL50/VLIY0eISHoI/AAAAAAAAAmM/kLLz8MdHpl4/w818-h699-no/20150111_155528.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 01:56 PM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
More torture. While I'm not suggesting you...

More torture.

While I'm not suggesting you consider a ktm Mark, one of the endearing qualities of my LC4 is that it is cheap to fall off. No bling.

One of the BRR guys has dropped his 800 xc on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10,081
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
This thread has been a fantastic source of...

This thread has been a fantastic source of experience. I read it through before I bought this smr and am now picking my way though again.

I bought this recently from a guy in Nelson (top of the...
Forum: New Zealand 12-30-2014, 05:38 PM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Did over 600km yesterday on the smr. 390km when...

Did over 600km yesterday on the smr. 390km when the fuel light comes on and still 7 litres left. Managed 16.5 km/l at steadyish 1**Km cruising. Really pleased with the Safari tank.
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 01:10 AM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
On that run up the Paraparas and up to the ski...

On that run up the Paraparas and up to the ski field it did 15km /litre. It was a mixture of quiet running and silliness so I suppose it wouldn't be hard to do better. The big tank has made a huge...
Forum: New Zealand 12-26-2014, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Didn't go out until today. Steve got in touch to...

Didn't go out until today. Steve got in touch to tell me that he wasn't able to make the Wanganui races so Brian and I headed off. It dawned on us at Sanson that it would be really hot in Wanganui so...
Forum: New Zealand 12-25-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thanks Steve. Good luck with hanging on to...

Thanks Steve.

Good luck with hanging on to your card.
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2014, 03:23 AM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Since I've only got GST and the lawns to do,...

Since I've only got GST and the lawns to do, count me in.

Steve, let me know if you're going on Boxing Day. I may tag along if I haven't eaten too much trifle the day before.
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2014, 01:10 AM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
To be honest it doesn't feel that much different....

To be honest it doesn't feel that much different. All the volume seems to be beyond my knees, a bit like the 18 litre tank on the 640. I haven't filled it yet so can't report on the balance. I'll go...
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2014, 12:31 AM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D0rpjPsCjpA/VJk...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D0rpjPsCjpA/VJkZOemO4_I/AAAAAAAAAko/cdth8rPRXbk/w846-h635-no/20141223_201727.jpg

The Safari 950 comes with a 30 litre tank as standard
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Joined the BRR guys this morning at Shannon and...

Joined the BRR guys this morning at Shannon and went up to the dams. Then took a paper road North of Shannon that came out at P/Ntn. New to me, single track. Something a bit different. Went over...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 11:42 PM
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Views: 167,180
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I was out at White Rock recently with the BRR...

I was out at White Rock recently with the BRR guys and as I rounded that corner at the bottom, there was a shaft of light bearing down on the rock. It was a renaissance oil painting moment and gave...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Little head usually tells big head what to do. As...

Little head usually tells big head what to do. As we get older, perhaps big head stops listening.
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'll be tip toeing around the Manawatu on skinny...

I'll be tip toeing around the Manawatu on skinny MT21s on Sunday with the BRR guys. I'll have to put the 16t front sprocket back on the 640 as we are going to the Shannon dams, Ridge Rd and Takapiri...
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thought I saw your double on my way back from a...

Thought I saw your double on my way back from a job in Wellie (in the Guzzi/KTM Recovery Vehicle) in the early afternoon. Packed out last night and got home at 3 this morning so sensibly went for a...
Forum: New Zealand 12-11-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Nice to see this thread back again. I always...

Nice to see this thread back again.

I always think that the top of the South Island is the place to be, but these photos remind me what is at our back door. With inland Taranaki and Rangitikei as...
Forum: New Zealand 12-01-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
The trick with the strawberries is to keep them...

The trick with the strawberries is to keep them at room temperature and marinate them in orange juice with a bit of icing sugar. Oh... and the bike was great as well.
Forum: New Zealand 11-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I think Sunday will be better. It is crap here at...

I think Sunday will be better. It is crap here at the moment.

I have to pack out a wedding early on Sunday in the Mangaroa Valley and will use the 640 so that I can leave the truck on site during...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 02:48 AM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Gerald was really helpful and I enjoyed meeting...

Gerald was really helpful and I enjoyed meeting him. Looking at the bike, you can easily see how well he has maintained it. I used a lame excuse this afternoon that I had to fill it up and shot...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
It feels similar in flickability to the 640 in...

It feels similar in flickability to the 640 in the twisties. Only slightly heavier. Its the first modern bike I've owned that has tyres wider than a fist so I'm feeling my way at the moment. Motor is...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 12:09 AM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Us7eQJItF5GiBSJy...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Us7eQJItF5GiBSJyHNrS1Mp-Ov-J5dv-zWqVvsTaKoQ=s176-p-no

Rode this home from Nelson last week. Can now leave the knobblies on the 640 and do more distance with this....
Forum: New Zealand 11-04-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
I look at 30kg as 3/4 of a bag of cement. I find...

I look at 30kg as 3/4 of a bag of cement. I find lifting a 40kg bag a bit of a grunt so lifting the equivalent up out of a river doesn't seem too attractive. I know that the wheels act as the fulcrum...
Forum: New Zealand 10-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 31,324
Posted By Manakau.KTM
+1

+1
Forum: New Zealand 10-21-2014, 07:03 PM
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Views: 31,324
Posted By Manakau.KTM
You are welcome to borrow the solenoid off my 79...

You are welcome to borrow the solenoid off my 79 Guzzi. I'm an hour north of wellie and unfortunately won't be home till late. Could do transplant in morning. May be rejection issues though being...
Forum: New Zealand 10-09-2014, 03:46 PM
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Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Just have to remember next time that Steve...

Just have to remember next time that Steve doesn't like dates (the dried fruit variety).

So then, we will hear the mighty roar (I hope it doesn't whine) of the mighty Tiger sometime soon.
Forum: New Zealand 10-02-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
Might as well kick off with some decent...

Might as well kick off with some decent dishwater.

Steve is the farthest away so how about texting me when he arrives at yours and then I'll put the jug on. I will have had my porridge with...
Forum: New Zealand 10-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Sunday sounds good to me. Have fueled up the...

Sunday sounds good to me.

Have fueled up the Izusu Triumph Recovery Vehicle (formerly the Guzzi Recovery Vehicle that could've been the KTM Recovery Vehicle but I was in the wrong island).
Forum: New Zealand 09-29-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I would've thought that the gravel/tar rash was a...

I would've thought that the gravel/tar rash was a sign of a hardcore biker.

Do I spy a centrestand?
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 35,778
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'm fine for either day.

I'm fine for either day.
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