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Forum: New Zealand 08-18-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,207
Posted By Manakau.KTM
C'mon Steve. Some of us had to spend the weekend...

C'mon Steve. Some of us had to spend the weekend doing shit and not riding. We need to live vicariously through ride reports.
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By Manakau.KTM
''... I didn't have my hearing aid in so I...

''... I didn't have my hearing aid in so I couldn't hear what he was on about, but after abusing the hell out of me he gunned his bike and wheelied off. I don't think these hot heads should be...
Forum: New Zealand 07-28-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Everything wot Steve said. One of the...

Everything wot Steve said.

One of the benefits of the group thing. BRR ride to Waikarimoana and Motu about 2 mths ago. Russell hit a hole and the front rim pinched the tube in two places. The grey...
Forum: New Zealand 07-27-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
BRR ride to Akitio Something like 28...

BRR ride to Akitio

Something like 28 riders. Swamped the kitchen at the Porangahau Pub
...
Forum: New Zealand 07-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Is a 'stuffed toy' a soft tactile representation...

Is a 'stuffed toy' a soft tactile representation of a human construct or just an old adventure bike on its last legs?
Forum: New Zealand 07-06-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
If your bag is full of that other stuff, where do...

If your bag is full of that other stuff, where do you keep your makeup then?
Forum: New Zealand 07-06-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I don't want to be branded a cheapskate here,...

I don't want to be branded a cheapskate here, but...

My parents had an old handheld VCR camera that was a bit of a monster. It came in a good robust bag with strong zips that makes a fine tail...
Forum: New Zealand 07-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Quick blast up to the Mangahou Dams above Shannon...

Quick blast up to the Mangahou Dams above Shannon (today).

Water being released from the top dam.
...
Forum: New Zealand 06-28-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Will look out for a silver flash. Having lunch in...

Will look out for a silver flash. Having lunch in taihape half way along main street on left heading north (I think). Anyway there'll be a pile of dirty bikes somewhere in town.
Forum: New Zealand 06-28-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Excellent idea. 9.15 at Z in marton. Meeting...

Excellent idea. 9.15 at Z in marton. Meeting Brian at his place at 8 ish will lookout for you
Forum: New Zealand 06-27-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Hi Steve Heading up the Turakina Valley with...

Hi Steve

Heading up the Turakina Valley with the BRR guys tomorrow so can't make it. Will keep an eye on this thread so that I can join you next time.

Cheers

Wayne
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,098
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Looking forward to seeing you out there again...

Looking forward to seeing you out there again Marty. I was with a loose email group of old b'stards called the Back Road Riders. Let me know when you pick up the new 390e and I'll send you the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,098
Posted By Manakau.KTM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mOK8yA8bnYM/U4wUviaKI6I/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mOK8yA8bnYM/U4wUviaKI6I/AAAAAAAAiCs/R0PvT5AhYc8/s1600/DSCN3713.JPG

Winter Ride

Using Backcountry Navigator on a S4 to find where we are. Somewhere near Wairoa, East...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,070,312
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Had a bit of a problem with rear bulbs blowing...

Had a bit of a problem with rear bulbs blowing like many people have had. Culminated last week when the numberplate bulb dislodged inside the holder, the taillight stopped (brakelight still going)...
Forum: New Zealand 05-03-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By Manakau.KTM
A creek that runs through a tunnel? Now I'm even...

A creek that runs through a tunnel? Now I'm even more keen.
Forum: New Zealand 05-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,854
Posted By Manakau.KTM
How about the track from Denniston to the Iron...

How about the track from Denniston to the Iron Bridge in the Buller? Really want to do that sometime. Does it have a name?
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thanks Steve I found your link for a...

Thanks Steve

I found your link for a replacement rego plate. Must be a record to manage to destroy one on its first time out.

...
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
8.30 sounds fine to me. Cheers Wayne

8.30 sounds fine to me.

Cheers

Wayne
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'd be a starter for either Sat or Sun. Could...

I'd be a starter for either Sat or Sun. Could make mid week as well if the ktm is still running.

I'll keep an eye on the thread.
Forum: New Zealand 04-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,037
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Packed out a wedding at the old museum Buckle St,...

Packed out a wedding at the old museum Buckle St, Wgton this morning. This was parked at the design school around the back. I assumed it was a student's and then remembered how early I was.
...
Forum: New Zealand 04-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,709
Posted By Manakau.KTM
The 640 has long suspension which is great in the...

The 640 has long suspension which is great in the knarly stuff but if I'm banked over on the tar and I have to brake suddenly then the rake becomes a hoe. The absence of a bag of cement does help...
Forum: New Zealand 03-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,675
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I agree about tree lined roads. One reason that...

I agree about tree lined roads. One reason that we don't see a lot of them up here is local body attitude to safety and visibility. It's about being able to exit safely without hitting something....
Forum: New Zealand 03-15-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 141,830
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I might have a look at putting one of those...

I might have a look at putting one of those bright yellow batteries in the Guzzi. May look a bit grim if I lose another side cover (probably munched by a roadside mower in the Paraparas by now)....
Forum: New Zealand 02-24-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 55,699
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Bruce Bay is well worth stopping at. The beach is...

Bruce Bay is well worth stopping at. The beach is littered with white stones that have been weathered by the sea and people have left messages on them. Its a bit like walking through a cemetery and...
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 55,699
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This is a bit off topic. It seems that not...

This is a bit off topic.

It seems that not many Russians were hurt in the making of this

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Forum: New Zealand 02-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,675
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Is Homer yawning or slobbering with anticipation?

Is Homer yawning or slobbering with anticipation?
Forum: New Zealand 02-14-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,675
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This has been one of the most entertaining...

This has been one of the most entertaining threads I've read for a long time. Perhaps you should try a M1nsk as the ultimate adv bike.
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,675
Posted By Manakau.KTM
A scrambler would be most welcome in the Clarence...

A scrambler would be most welcome in the Clarence on Saturday. Could get a bit dirty though.
Forum: New Zealand 01-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'll be on a red KTM lc4 (made before Austria was...

I'll be on a red KTM lc4 (made before Austria was awash with orange) with a mate on an orange 990 adv. We will stay Friday night in Kaikoura and head up to Clarence on Saturday. I have rung the DOC...
Forum: New Zealand 12-29-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,037
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Hi Steve ...

Hi Steve

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-v3Md6Fo0Wp8/UsERvWK2sJI/AAAAAAAAAS8/F4OAyZGawYk/w630-h487-no/20131230_105734.jpg

Took this out today. Give me shout when you are on the road again....
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Hi Steve Can't make it this time. Slept in...

Hi Steve

Can't make it this time. Slept in this morning and I see that the dandelions in the lawn have reached epic heights. Will be clear felling this afternoon.

Hope you have a good ride and...
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Mangahou dams (Shannon) this afternoon. ...

Mangahou dams (Shannon) this afternoon.

First half is freshly graded but the rest is good.

Looking across top dam with a couple of bikes in the way.
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-29-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 22,409
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Great ride report Steve. Wished that I'd joined...

Great ride report Steve. Wished that I'd joined you on this one. At least I got the GST done.

Cheers

Wayne
Forum: New Zealand 08-15-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Steve, do you know something about earthquakes...

Steve, do you know something about earthquakes that the rest of us don't?
The next time you organise a ride, I'll either come with you or stay away from Wellington for the day.

By the way I'm...
Forum: New Zealand 08-15-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'm caught up with work tomorrow so I'm out....

I'm caught up with work tomorrow so I'm out. Don't give up on us slack bastards Steve. I can often get away in the week but at the moment I'm in the middle of a busy spell.

Cheers

Wayne
Forum: New Zealand 08-02-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 22,409
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'm still keen. Thats at least three of us from...

I'm still keen. Thats at least three of us from this neck of the woods.

Wayne
Forum: New Zealand 07-20-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
An hour north of wellington, it was pretty...

An hour north of wellington, it was pretty strong. House rolled around, pool sloshed over. ktm ready to go if kids stranded in wgton. Anything left standing in Seddon?
Forum: New Zealand 06-29-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 25,129
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Good luck tomorrow Steve. I have to do some...

Good luck tomorrow Steve.

I have to do some much needed maintenence tomorrow and a bit of prep for next week so will hang around here for the day.

Cheers

Wayne
Forum: New Zealand 06-20-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Weather Report (not the 70s jazz/rock band)

Hi all.

I thought it may be useful to post the odd weather observations that may help others on the move. Of course we are in the grip of a storm that means most of us are hunkered down so photos...
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,150
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Another vote for LaramieLC4. He has contributed...

Another vote for LaramieLC4. He has contributed heaps to helping us all understand a bit more about our LC4s.
...
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