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Forum: New Zealand 02-08-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 64,245
Posted By rogerh
You are very right about all of this, however we...

You are very right about all of this, however we have found the big cruiser to be substantially more durable and capable. All of our guys at work who were driving surfs previously will now never go...
Forum: New Zealand 02-08-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By rogerh
Usually a 7kg hand luggage allowance too. If you...

Usually a 7kg hand luggage allowance too. If you are close....
Or worst comes to worst $100 each way for an extra 23kg bag.
Most of the airlines are pretty much the same.

Have fun
Forum: New Zealand 12-29-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By rogerh
Both of these look like better solutions than...

Both of these look like better solutions than welding to me. I find it take a lot of prep to get oil out of castings etc to get a nice weld, and then my welding never looks very tidy.

Or maybe I...
Forum: Trials 06-14-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,186
Posted By rogerh
This is very true. Trials is not really that...

This is very true. Trials is not really that popular here, so the market is pretty small, and prices seem high to me. I have a friend in the UK at the moment on holiday, which got me looking at...
Forum: Trials 06-11-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,186
Posted By rogerh
Yep, I hear what you are saying, but for me the...

Yep, I hear what you are saying, but for me the reason to buy a newer bike is to get later technology and lower weight etc. My personal preference is to get a late model bike that has been hammered,...
Forum: Trials 06-10-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,186
Posted By rogerh
Thanks, that is helpful. I suspect my budget will...

Thanks, that is helpful. I suspect my budget will limit me to about an 04 at best. I saw a comment somewhere that 06 were a new frame, and I always like the newest I can afford, but I need to do some...
Forum: Trials 06-09-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,186
Posted By rogerh
When did this era finish? About? I am trying...

When did this era finish? About?

I am trying to track down a bike locally, and I am stuck between the "buy the newest bike you can" advice, and budget constraints. I am also a strong believer in...
Forum: New Zealand 06-01-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 64,245
Posted By rogerh
Sign is described as "Removal of all previous...

Sign is described as "Removal of all previous restrictions". And they mean all, but to have the real fun you need to be driving a seriously modified Audi:D . Boy have they got the nice sound under...
Forum: New Zealand 05-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 64,245
Posted By rogerh
All the issues you point out are true to some...

All the issues you point out are true to some extent. I know exactly what you mean. We make regular purchases at work from there. To crack supply from people you have not worked with before can be...
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 117,871
Posted By rogerh
Nice. Good call for the mungatooks. But you will...

Nice. Good call for the mungatooks. But you will now need to learn throttle control. Bugger of a challenge :D
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 117,871
Posted By rogerh
Yeah :ear

Yeah :ear
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 117,871
Posted By rogerh
OK. That explains why they like them so much in...

OK. That explains why they like them so much in the states.



And this convinces me it is likely not worth me trying one. I don't get to see many rocks. What are they like on the tight stuff...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,263,279
Posted By rogerh
Birchy looking like 29th overall after today’s...

Birchy looking like 29th overall after today’s stage :D
Us kiwis pretty impressed with his effort at the moment
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 75,210
Posted By rogerh
The E-07 will surprise you with how good it is on...

The E-07 will surprise you with how good it is on gravel. That and the knobbly front will be perfect. My combo of preference for almost all situations. Good choices IMO.
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By rogerh
Tyres and other bulky and heavy stuff all costs a...

Tyres and other bulky and heavy stuff all costs a lot here. It is all about volumetric freight. We import quite bit for work, and most people underestimate the costs involved. Small parts are pretty...
Forum: New Zealand 12-28-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,620
Posted By rogerh
Nah. I get where you are coming from. It is...

Nah. I get where you are coming from. It is because they are dickheads. But like Steve says. Move on.

I don't really know why the ADV crowd still hang out there. There have been several...
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,620
Posted By rogerh
There is a finds issue as well....

There is a finds issue as well....
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,620
Posted By rogerh
If I had more time, I like the look of the bucket...

If I had more time, I like the look of the bucket idea. But time is a very limited resource. And I like spending it riding when I can....
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,620
Posted By rogerh
Completely agree with the sentiments, but I think...

Completely agree with the sentiments, but I think I am turning into a bit of a pussy in my old age. Increasingly I also think the road is not a good place for recreation. The idiot count is just too...
Forum: New Zealand 07-27-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 75,210
Posted By rogerh
Yep. Or if you can't wait, baby oil should do....

Yep. Or if you can't wait, baby oil should do. :rofl
Forum: New Zealand 07-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 75,210
Posted By rogerh
Yep, can't undo what is already done, and I would...

Yep, can't undo what is already done, and I would have riden it home as well. My guess is that you are right about it being the master. If the fluid is not going down, then it is just going straight...
Forum: New Zealand 07-04-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 75,210
Posted By rogerh
I would still be pretty nervous about riding it....

I would still be pretty nervous about riding it. That mineral oil is not a lubricant. Feels pretty weird, almost sticky. And if it is anything like hydraulic oil (and it feels like it to me) it does...
Forum: New Zealand 06-11-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,667
Posted By rogerh
All good suggestions there. Those are some good...

All good suggestions there. Those are some good highlights. But for those googling stuff, the rocks (and Hydrangea Cottages) are at Punakaiki.
Forum: New Zealand 06-11-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,667
Posted By rogerh
Yes absolutely. Be very careful about this. ...

Yes absolutely. Be very careful about this.



Camping stores have this. No problem in the larger cities and tourist areas, but small out of the way places it can be a problem. Similar to North...
Forum: New Zealand 06-10-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 75,210
Posted By rogerh
Just saw your post, so went and checked mine....

Just saw your post, so went and checked mine. Still have the carb as it was removed from putting in the FCR. Mine was about 2 3/4 out. From memory, I needed to adjust it at times as well, (much like...
Forum: New Zealand 05-30-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 75,210
Posted By rogerh
My experience with an FCR

Don't think I have written this all in one place before, so for what it is worth....

BST40 as it comes std is choking the bike

With the mods, there is an improvement that is well worth doing,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,148
Posted By rogerh
I am sure no expert, but I do know that when...

I am sure no expert, but I do know that when there is none, this is very bad. (Catastrophic failure?) When there is too much things are just a bit loose, and you can get wear. I would take wear over...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,487
Posted By rogerh
Dotbond, A beer is in order. Did my forks a...

Dotbond,

A beer is in order. Did my forks a few nights ago. The photos and description were very helpful. Particularly the idea for making the seal driver. Next time I am in Dunedin.......
Should...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,148
Posted By rogerh
Clint, The guy in Ashburton I was talking...

Clint,

The guy in Ashburton I was talking about is here. (http://www.nzcylinders.com/)

Grant is pretty helpful. As I said, I have not used him, (ended up with a new liner in the cylinder I did)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,148
Posted By rogerh
Not any more I don't think. I believe there is a...

Not any more I don't think. I believe there is a guy in Ashburton that has brought the gear, and although I have not used him myself, I am told the work is pretty good.

I will try and find his...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,148
Posted By rogerh
Yep, the change on the sump plug would have me...

Yep, the change on the sump plug would have me alarmed. Good call to rip into it I would say. Last thing you want is a catastrophic failure.

Good luck and have fun. See you soon. Weekend maybe...
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,627
Posted By rogerh
Turangi Bakery is also worth a mention. I...

Turangi Bakery is also worth a mention.

I have not found better yet, and have travelled pretty far and wide trying.....
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By rogerh
I don't know anything about this seller, but here...

I don't know anything about this seller, but here at the bottom of the world we have seen some fairly decent (read not complete rubbish) copies of the CRF450(R). But they are cheaper copies, and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,069,917
Posted By rogerh
Sounds great. Thanks for the offer. I will send...

Sounds great. Thanks for the offer. I will send you a PM and we can discuss the Wine Gums issue. More of a Jelly bean man myself.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,069,917
Posted By rogerh
Hi all. Foriegner here. Looking for some...

Hi all.

Foriegner here. Looking for some local knowledge from Northern Utah. (Sorry for the hijack)

I am a kiwi from the bottom of the planet that visits your region every couple of years for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,234
Posted By rogerh
If you look at the parts picture ...

If you look at the parts picture

http://www.keihin-us.com/am/_media/pdf/fcrmx_parts.pdf

the offending parts are 21 and 22

To get access to these you do not need to remove the carb from the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,234
Posted By rogerh
I have heard of a similar problem. It was after a...

I have heard of a similar problem. It was after a carb rebuild, (not the engine). Has the carb been apart since the engine was running OK?

From memory the problem in the case I heard of was that...
Forum: New Zealand 07-08-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By rogerh
I go nuthin either, but figure I should get some...

I go nuthin either, but figure I should get some for days I am getting a bit cocky:D

The EVS looks pretty good. One of the better ones. I like the Thor...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,296
Posted By rogerh
Oh crap..... I have been drooling over his seats...

Oh crap..... I have been drooling over his seats for a bit now. This is gonna be expensive. But I have not heard a bad word about them. Anywhere. Got a spare seat for my bike too, so I can get him...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,296
Posted By rogerh
Sparrowhawk This is great info, and the pics...

Sparrowhawk

This is great info, and the pics are very useful. I really like the look of that reflector, but I have not heard anything back from BD about weather the reflector is suitable for us...
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