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Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 1,724,529
Posted By Te Hopo
Honestly, I think Suzuki would be the more likely...

Honestly, I think Suzuki would be the more likely of the two to do it as they already have an engine with a great reputation, upgrade it a bit and it's done.
As for the gearbox, I'm not fussed about...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,697
Posted By Te Hopo
I use a Kathmandu Camper sleeping bag, it a...

I use a Kathmandu Camper sleeping bag, it a little bulky with the stock bag but I found a compression sack that makes it a manageable size.
Synthetic, comfort to -7'c.

Underneath I use a...
Forum: New Zealand 09-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Te Hopo
Sounds like great fun, did you partake in any of...

Sounds like great fun, did you partake in any of the "traffic light GP" starts? :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Te Hopo
What...a...bike! It looks like it's actually...

What...a...bike!
It looks like it's actually gonna be a practical bike.
That thing is simply awesome, please please please give us more. :evil
Forum: New Zealand 09-13-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 57,827
Posted By Te Hopo
Shit, the DRZ will have the power for that,...

Shit, the DRZ will have the power for that, anyone got a hang glider I can borrow? :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 49,311
Posted By Te Hopo
You might want to check his ladt posted pic again...

You might want to check his ladt posted pic again ;)

Sent from my XT320 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: New Zealand 09-08-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,203
Posted By Te Hopo
The bike looks bloody marvelous. :clap So...

The bike looks bloody marvelous. :clap


So what colours are you thinking of then? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,793
Posted By Te Hopo
Yup, a damned nice looking bike. I reckon...

Yup, a damned nice looking bike.

I reckon it's been even more refreshing to see a usable custom :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 09-06-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,069
Posted By Te Hopo
An excellent pic XRman as I am wanting to fit a...

An excellent pic XRman as I am wanting to fit a set of canvas panniers just like those, whether I go for the Andystrapz, Steel Ponies or have my friend make me some.
I love the durability and...
Forum: New Zealand 09-06-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
Well I was planning on going for a night camping...

Well I was planning on going for a night camping a play in some sand dunes down Kekerengu way....but....last night while Taz and I were having a few quiet brews we heard a hell of a bang out in the...
Forum: New Zealand 09-06-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,203
Posted By Te Hopo
Hell yer, and get someone there with a video...

Hell yer, and get someone there with a video camera as I'm sure we all want to hear how loud the wee beasty is :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,478
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm liking the slight contrast between the frame...

I'm liking the slight contrast between the frame and the body work.
The line flow together and yet are distinctive.

Keep up the great work.
Forum: New Zealand 09-04-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Te Hopo
What size foot are you? I have a pair of Burton...

What size foot are you?
I have a pair of Burton Progression boots sitting around but I'm no snowboarder.
8.5US, 41.5EU
They're yours if they'll fit.

If your coming through Marlborough I'd be...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 2,488,457
Posted By Te Hopo
Thats a great looking set up Underground, and it...

Thats a great looking set up Underground, and it looks like you had a beautiful night to sleep up Mount Patriarch. :clap
Forum: New Zealand 09-04-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,173
Posted By Te Hopo
Keep adding them, it's providing some interesting...

Keep adding them, it's providing some interesting discussion points.

I don't mind that CX, the rear guard is a fun idea but what could be an ok build is completely ruined by the seat cover/rug...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 51,704
Posted By Te Hopo
Or talk with the member Triboy, his partner has a...

Or talk with the member Triboy, his partner has a hotted up KLE using some GPZ500 bits.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 49,311
Posted By Te Hopo
This bike is looking mighty fine so far mate,...

This bike is looking mighty fine so far mate, keep up the good work.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,030
Posted By Te Hopo
This makes me laugh, different perceptions for...

This makes me laugh, different perceptions for different folks.

I went from an XT225 to a DRZ400E and that "shitty suspension, terrible brakes and disposable, stamped steel parts" to me is more...
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,173
Posted By Te Hopo
See that one might actually be let by, I used a...

See that one might actually be let by, I used a GPS for a few years on the XT after the hub drive chewed out.

The head of the WOF Testing Station here in Blenheim explained a GPS is fine for the...
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,173
Posted By Te Hopo
Agreed, I for one have always loved the looks of...

Agreed, I for one have always loved the looks of bobbers, ok I wouldn't tour on one often but for commuting and getting the groceries I'm sure I could handle it :D
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,572
Posted By Te Hopo
After following the KLX700 build, I'm definitely...

After following the KLX700 build, I'm definitely keen to see what you come up with for this one.

2 or 4 cylinder, either way it's gonna be awesome!
Forum: New Zealand 09-02-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 20,430
Posted By Te Hopo
Damn now that was a good score. :clap

Damn now that was a good score. :clap
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,811
Posted By Te Hopo
An excellent suggestion, I wasn't a fan of it as...

An excellent suggestion, I wasn't a fan of it as a folding knife though so I modified it into a full tang blade:
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/TeHopo/Peasant%20knife/DSC06653.jpg
...
Forum: New Zealand 09-02-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,173
Posted By Te Hopo
I like it, some proper mud guards on it and...

I like it, some proper mud guards on it and higher bars and I'd ride the hell out of it.

But I ain't trimming my beard, rolling up my jeans, wearing thick rimmed glasses or riggers gloves. :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 09-02-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
Yup, I'm in with a grin mate, 10-30 at the VMX...

Yup, I'm in with a grin mate, 10-30 at the VMX then?
Post it up in the Nelson thread if you want, if some of them come over I'd be keen to escort them over some of the Mangatapu afterwards, even if...
Forum: New Zealand 09-02-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
Ohhh now that is a cool idea, the sort of trip...

Ohhh now that is a cool idea, the sort of trip where a pair of good quality binoculars or a spotting scope can make stargazing that bit more interesting.

Those Domex bags are real good quality, I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,030
Posted By Te Hopo
It is for me. I don't do whole lot of...

It is for me.

I don't do whole lot of highway but since I added a Seat Concepts to it and a 15tooth CS sprocket it is acceptable if not great.
And I don't MX or enduro, so I'm at no disadvantage...
Forum: New Zealand 09-01-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea that does look a tad chilly. :lol3 There...

Yea that does look a tad chilly. :lol3
There was certainly a frosty chill on my ride to work this morn but the day turned out bloody nice until this evening aye.
Forum: New Zealand 08-31-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 18,798
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea the scallops are much the same here at the...

Yea the scallops are much the same here at the mo, but the snapper are biting in the Pelorus Sound and have been all winter. :evil

This was my mate a few months back, he let another one a slightly...
Forum: New Zealand 08-31-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 18,798
Posted By Te Hopo
God what a horrible distraction :lol3 Much luck...

God what a horrible distraction :lol3
Much luck out there?
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 80,669
Posted By Te Hopo
Now that was a fun evening, last night I went...

Now that was a fun evening, last night I went around to my mate Taz's and told him to get kitted up, get the DR350 out as we were going night riding.

We ended up going over the Port Underwood...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,069
Posted By Te Hopo
Now that was a fun evening, last night I went...

Now that was a fun evening, last night I went around to Taz's and told him to get kitted up as we were going riding.

We ended up going over the Port Underwood ridge trail to the forestry and then...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 704,117
Posted By Te Hopo
Well we did the run last night and got thoroughly...

Well we did the run last night and got thoroughly wet and muddy on greasy tracks and sloppy bogs.

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/TeHopo/DRZ400/DSCF2915_zps6f946db6.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
Now that was a fun evening, last night I went...

Now that was a fun evening, last night I went around to Taz's and told him to get kitted up as we were going riding.

We ended up going over the Port Underwood ridge trail to the forestry and then...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,069
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers for that Mark. I found the Crampbuster...

Cheers for that Mark.
I found the Crampbuster second hand on Trademe, someone had used it for their ride around NZ and was selling off some of their gear.
Cost me a total of $12

It fits on fine...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6,313
Views: 2,488,457
Posted By Te Hopo
I love the bike/sidecar, and I love the teepee....

I love the bike/sidecar, and I love the teepee. :clap

He's definitely doing it right IMO, certainly got a lot more space than my DRZ400 and solo tent just big enough for me and my gear.

It...
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, I'll hold your beer bro while you show us...

Yea, I'll hold your beer bro while you show us how it's done :p3rry
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm keen. Name a time to be there as I'll come...

I'm keen.
Name a time to be there as I'll come through the QC Drive and meet up at the VMX, unless others want to come through too?
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 57,827
Posted By Te Hopo
"Ow many times I have ta tell you don' step on my...

"Ow many times I have ta tell you don' step on my fecking heel ya eedjit!" :lol3



Well I'm sitting here eating venison chilli, drinking single malt whiskey and listening to Rage Against The...
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 10,434
Posted By Te Hopo
So Ian has suggested we do another ride soon and...

So Ian has suggested we do another ride soon and catch some of the VMX out near Havelock.
What time is the VMX on and is it this Sunday 31st or Sunday 7th? :deal

Afterwards we could always head...
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