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Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 12:22 PM
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Views: 94,732
Posted By Box'a'bits
What the hell was a '97 Subaru Outback doing in...

What the hell was a '97 Subaru Outback doing in the bike open classes? :huh
Forum: New Zealand 04-30-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
Got that. Wonder what impact that'll have on...

Got that. Wonder what impact that'll have on arrival time (i.e. how much they will strive to catch up to schedule).

Yup, 6 years. Bart you are right. That was a benchmark ride.
Forum: New Zealand 04-30-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
That'll be fine :D

That'll be fine :D
Forum: New Zealand 04-30-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
My Photo a/c shows the last North Island Invasion...

My Photo a/c shows the last North Island Invasion of the South (NIIS) occurred 21/5/09. Eddie's subsequent one doesn't count - that was in summer. So could be the NIIS (2) :deal - the charge of the...
Forum: New Zealand 04-29-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
Cabins $25 /night for a single with queen bed....

Cabins $25 /night for a single with queen bed. Camping $15/night. I went with the cabin for the security of knowing my gear would be there when I got back, given the Domain...
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
Oil generally floats, so.... That said, I've...

Oil generally floats, so....
That said, I've never seen oil in the diff, & Gus has done some fairly deep wading...
The gearbox would be another matter.
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
Down. We'll be doing a run down Wairau Valley....

Down. We'll be doing a run down Wairau Valley. We'll do Porika & Braeburn on the way on Friday, Mairua Saddle on the way back Monday. The others will depend on river flows, but probably Denniston to...
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
Hi Phil, all the details were in the 'Off Topic...

Hi Phil, all the details were in the 'Off Topic Thread'.

Thinking of coming down. You would be more than welcome.

Taking the 8.00 am Bluebridge down on Friday. You could stay over night here...
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
Looks just like a bought one :wink:, with a side...

Looks just like a bought one :wink:, with a side benefit of being just a tad lower than the stock pegs.
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
This Turkey? Surely not...:lol3 ...

This Turkey? Surely not...:lol3

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BvGxbUorZ98/VTx5ORUrNpI/AAAAAAAAVMs/x8RJmakeI2g/s1000/20150426_125232.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,624
Posted By Box'a'bits
Watching with interest. If you are making up...

Watching with interest. If you are making up frame braces, I've got that spare GS frame (pencilled in for Gus) here waiting for work. :wink:
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 188,436
Posted By Box'a'bits
In my defence, it seemed a viable bush bash until...

In my defence, it seemed a viable bush bash until I found the stream cut out....And I rode it out. :D
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Box'a'bits
Lucky you didn't grind thru the rocker covers. I...

Lucky you didn't grind thru the rocker covers. I assume the usually bumps & bruises, & new scuffs on the leathers, but otherwise fine? What happened?
Forum: New Zealand 04-25-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
In my defence, it did seem viable from where I...

In my defence, it did seem viable from where I sat initially. Who put that stream there...

A couple more photos for giggles...The perils of Anakees in the Mangatooks. I think we need tougher...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,468
Posted By Box'a'bits
Looking real good. Keep posting as you get it...

Looking real good. Keep posting as you get it dialled in. I have some WP 4860 forks & HPM triples to get added onto a GSPD shortly, & it seems you might just fit the bill as the crash test dummy...
Forum: New Zealand 04-25-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
So, riding tomorrow? Time? :wink:

So, riding tomorrow? Time? :wink:
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
That looks really good. The thickest rally...

That looks really good.

The thickest rally bash plate I found was 8mm. I think that you'll be fine.
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 177,737
Posted By Box'a'bits
Got Gus going. There were a couple of...

Got Gus going.

There were a couple of potential shorts. One where a main loom wire to the starter was chaffing, the other where it looks like someone has spliced something onto the red ignition...
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,646
Posted By Box'a'bits
Not bike related, but amazing none the less....

Not bike related, but amazing none the less. Stolen from Jo Momma.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.liveleak.com/ll_embed?f=f69efee04974" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 144,514
Posted By Box'a'bits
Here's the burb...

Here's the burb (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22944085&postcount=1468) & links for that in the Gus Thread. :D
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
Steve, he's already got a Nissin calliper &...

Steve, he's already got a Nissin calliper & adapter, installed by the PO. Just needed new pads.

Mark, I've got a Motobatt 51814 on Gus. Recommended is MBTX30U. I took the smaller one because:
...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
Mark, here is the original conversion thread for...

Mark, here is the original conversion thread for the Nissin brake calliper conversion (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75031). That should give you the info you need to change your...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
I'm good whenever...

I'm good whenever...
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 177,737
Posted By Box'a'bits
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i0tPdt6vFGc/VTb...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i0tPdt6vFGc/VTb1MC-lBGI/AAAAAAAAVKs/ZAWQyRmK53U/s800/1901361_10206818560607302_7689871192455712194_n.jpg

Feels about right...:lol3
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
Oooh, ooh, pick me!!! :y0!

Oooh, ooh, pick me!!! :y0!
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
If you rebuilt the calliper & master cylinder,...

If you rebuilt the calliper & master cylinder, then it has to be the pads. I could lock the front on Gus when I had the 4 pot on it. If anything it was a bit too aggressive for gravel.

Failing...
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 177,737
Posted By Box'a'bits
Yup, be keen on that. Haven't fixed Gus yet, but...

Yup, be keen on that. Haven't fixed Gus yet, but think that should be relatively straight forward to do. I'll let you know if it doesn't go to plan. Just need Katherine & Mandy to help me move Gus...
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,738
Posted By Box'a'bits
Fixed the ringing in the new bash plate yet?

Fixed the ringing in the new bash plate yet?
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 177,737
Posted By Box'a'bits
Jumped Gus off the car, identified the short, got...

Jumped Gus off the car, identified the short, got a bit of insulation round it, & then...Gus stopped even trying to start. I think that piece of wire is fried & I'll need to replace it. Given the...
Forum: New Zealand 04-18-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 177,737
Posted By Box'a'bits
Bugger

How ironic. Gus is laid up with an electrical short. The battery is flat. So much for riding today....:shog
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
It gets better than that, because a Basic with a...

It gets better than that, because a Basic with a 32 litre PD tank & tombstone fairing is called a Kalahari. That's the ultimate. :D. BTW Mark, that different shock was a WP, which was a sports option...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 80,539
Posted By Box'a'bits
Not a Basic. That's different (see Kokopellis...

Not a Basic. That's different (see Kokopellis bike). This bike is a white version of the Bumblebee.
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 57,378
Posted By Box'a'bits
The Touratech unit is discontinued, but you can...

The Touratech unit is discontinued, but you can get a similar unit (smaller lights, & by all accounts, better light) from SWT-Sports.de...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,988
Posted By Box'a'bits
How were the hips? Good call on the Odlins...

How were the hips?

Good call on the Odlins Rd ride.
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 31,651
Posted By Box'a'bits
Jealous. Spent my day stripping wallpaper,...

Jealous. Spent my day stripping wallpaper, thinking about riding...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,587
Posted By Box'a'bits
My ICU was similar when it died. Heat related.

My ICU was similar when it died. Heat related.
Forum: New Zealand 04-11-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,409
Posted By Box'a'bits
Excellent. Was thinking 18 months was a long time...

Excellent. Was thinking 18 months was a long time between drinks. More importantly, how did it feel (apart from good to be out).
Forum: New Zealand 04-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,646
Posted By Box'a'bits
<iframe width="800" height="640"...

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Forum: New Zealand 04-08-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,738
Posted By Box'a'bits
I also had spotted your interest. I'd thought...

I also had spotted your interest. I'd thought about that one too, if only for the gearbox & a few other bits.
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