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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Oaters
you may have some luck if you search and post in...

you may have some luck if you search and post in the BMW Owner's Register Forum http://bmwor.org.nz/forum/index.php?topic=1394.0 - good luck
Forum: New Zealand 06-29-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,666
Posted By Oaters
Thumb Great little vid

Pleased for you Marty - I take it you're following Wade
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
thanks Jamie - who are you using for shipping the...

thanks Jamie - who are you using for shipping the mighty Buell to and fro - despite your modest comment - you've way more experience of travel in Aus and the US than I'll ever hope to have - cheers...
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
Cheers Night Falcon - I'll check out the 300XC -...

Cheers Night Falcon - I'll check out the 300XC - gotta say this young man's experience with his 690 http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014108&page=33 on the TAT is causing me to reconsider...
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
turning into an "I want, I want, new bike advice thread"

Mark - love your response - my sentiment exactly (love the metaphor - 'crying inside') - as I've remarked in the last decade (yes it's almost that long since we met on that ride to Whanga with the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By Oaters
Kiwi contemplating the TAT - bike swap anyone?

hi - recently retired - I'm 67 - am currently exploring whether I may attempt the TAT later this year, sometime in the July August or September October window. I need to be here in New Zealand for my...
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By Oaters
I believe, in fact I know, you rank among one of...

I believe, in fact I know, you rank among one of the 'good guys' we can meet on KB - for me however, due in part to its global content, ADV is the default option
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
Hi brick rider (BMW K bike rider?) - thanks for...

Hi brick rider (BMW K bike rider?) - thanks for your comment - I saw you'd responded whilst I composing the response above to Voltaire. Candidly, given what I've revealed in my response to Voltaire,...
Forum: New Zealand 06-16-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
Mildly embarrassed having put this 'out there'

Cheers Voltaire - whilst one doesn't want to be too self centred, one does want to maximise this gift called 'life'. I expect my wife will join me in retirement late this year and the challenge I...
Forum: New Zealand 06-15-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
thanks Phil - I'd go as soon as possible but my...

thanks Phil - I'd go as soon as possible but my son is 40 in August - a significant milestone - I'm working toward early September start at this stage - buying and selling a DR, DRZ, WR250 or KLR...
Forum: New Zealand 06-15-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
Cheers for that Te Hopo - I think in my case it's...

Cheers for that Te Hopo - I think in my case it's now or never - advancing years don't slow down :)

Bart - you've also like Te Hopo got youth on your side - as some have already remarked...
Forum: New Zealand 06-14-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 136,587
Posted By Oaters
great pics Mark!

great pics Mark!
Forum: New Zealand 06-14-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
Cheers Marty - I'm sure you'd be amazing company...

Cheers Marty - I'm sure you'd be amazing company were our shared dream to coincide - as we both know "life's certainly not a rehearsal"

Hope your recovery is going well - Cheers Oaters
Forum: New Zealand 06-14-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By Oaters
Wicked Anyone else interested in doing the TAT this year

Just curious - I'm not sure how realistic it'd be for me - age, fitness and skill level - but it's something I keep coming back to as a possibility.

I'm currently noting how cheap (relatively) the...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 1,147,198
Posted By Oaters
Hi Kym - MasterBrewer has already put you right...

Hi Kym - MasterBrewer has already put you right about he and Trev not being pensioners yet. However, you're correct in my case as you now. The trick it seems to me is not to fritter this precious...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 1,147,198
Posted By Oaters
Hi Master Brewer

Hi MB - still relatively mild by New Zealand late Autuum standards - I'm off next week to the Brass Monkey Rally in Oturehua in the South Island may strike snow - in the Alpine Passes and or the...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 1,147,198
Posted By Oaters
Great to hear you're enjoying life Trev - it...

Great to hear you're enjoying life Trev - it surely isn't a rehearsal - enjoyed looking at the pics of you and your pals at the Flinders Classic - catch you later - I guess you'll be looking forward...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 1,147,198
Posted By Oaters
Just popped into this forum to see what you guys...

Just popped into this forum to see what you guys are up to - sounds a nice choice you've got there - assume this is the new generation Tiger - enjoy




Goodness me Trev - you're not letting...
Forum: New Zealand 05-07-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 136,587
Posted By Oaters
yip and this old fool would like to be along on...

yip and this old fool would like to be along on his DR if circumstances permit :)
Forum: New Zealand 05-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 186,418
Posted By Oaters
Thumb excellent RR Steve

great pics and you all obviously had a great time - respect for descending the Porika on your Airheads with luggage and crossing Mackley. As for Mark_S he appears to be a man of great faith trusting...
Forum: New Zealand 05-03-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oaters
Padders - my off in the Blue Mountain station en...

Padders - my off in the Blue Mountain station en route to the Dusty Butt in 2012 saw me launched over the handle bars when my bars were wrenched out of my hands when my front wheel went into a rut...
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oaters
Hi Mike - I don't know - seems that the main...

Hi Mike - I don't know - seems that the main negative folk are citing about wearing a neck brace is that the brace restricts one's ability to turn their head and may thus result in collisions with...
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oaters
Cheers Kym - influenced by yours and Aussie...

Cheers Kym - influenced by yours and Aussie Trev's comments I'll certainly give it serious consideration. A Pal of mine - an inmate on here - certainly appreciated your post which I linked to and is...
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oaters
Cheers for the comments folks - consensus would...

Cheers for the comments folks - consensus would seem to be neck braces are too restrictive for adventure use but desirable for serious off road / moto cross - don't think I'll be buying one anytime...
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By Oaters
On the virtues of neck braces - Aus forum

Folks - XRMan who I've met and respect has posted an interesting thread - directed primarily at those of us who are older riders - certainly has provoked my interest - see here...
Forum: New Zealand 04-14-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By Oaters
don't wish to contradict onestop above,...

don't wish to contradict onestop above, especially as I'm no tech wizard - my experience with both an '02 R1150GS and currently an '08 R1200GS is as follows:

on the '02 I was able to use my...
Forum: New Zealand 04-11-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,666
Posted By Oaters
Thumb good to see you 'back on the horse' Night Falcon!

great news - pleased for you Marty - that Wade's a good bloke - cheers Oaters
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-07-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,456
Posted By Oaters
great RR Rosie and Clint - looks like you had an...

great RR Rosie and Clint - looks like you had an amazing adventure - liking the photos and the prose - cheers Oaters
Forum: New Zealand 03-31-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By Oaters
cheers for the update PJay - thanks to others who...

cheers for the update PJay - thanks to others who offered to meet with Thierry but due to time constraints (Thierry's) he may not have managed to link up with you
Forum: New Zealand 03-30-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Oaters
Cheers for your comment Motu - sorry for your...

Cheers for your comment Motu - sorry for your friend - I too have witnessed friends with Parkinson's, certainly very sad - I've just returned from a Rally in the Central North Island and count myself...
Forum: New Zealand 03-25-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Oaters
John Stockwell's ride for Parkinson's Disease

people - this bloke, formerly of Taranaki and himself a Parkinsons sufferer, has ridden round Australia in February 2014 raising $33,000 for the Parkinsons Society of South Australia and peoples...
Forum: New Zealand 03-23-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 186,418
Posted By Oaters
Thumb top stuff

excellent stuff Steve - looks like you had a grand time - respect :)
Forum: New Zealand 03-22-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 32,504
Posted By Oaters
great initiative - apologies from me as I'll be...

great initiative - apologies from me as I'll be at the BMW Owner's Register Rally in the Central North Island - another time - have a great ride
Forum: New Zealand 03-21-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,218
Posted By Oaters
excellent! Inspirational - his site says 'taking...

excellent! Inspirational - his site says 'taking the dis out of disability!'
Forum: New Zealand 03-21-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By Oaters
Thumb Pleasant evening with Thierry

met Thierry off the Ferry from Picton this evening

Delightful fellow - pleasant evening sharing a meal, few beverages and stories

Planning to ride tomorrow to Lake Ferry Pub

Thierry...
Forum: New Zealand 03-21-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 32,504
Posted By Oaters
not trying to increase my post count honestly...

not trying to increase my post count honestly Padmei :)

Update - leaving Park Avenue Lower Hutt tomorrow Sunday for Lake Ferry Pub for lunch - via Western Lake Access Road and then possibly on to...
Forum: New Zealand 03-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 32,504
Posted By Oaters
Wink riding the 'rapa this Sunday?

Planning to leave Caltex Rimutaka 10:30am Sunday 22 March for back road riding in the Wairarapa and possibly Southern Hawkes Bay - we'll see how far we get - plans are fluid at this stage pending...
Forum: New Zealand 03-17-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By Oaters
Just heard from Thierry - he arrives into...

Just heard from Thierry - he arrives into Wellington from the South Island this Saturday around 6pm. He's staying with us this Saturday.

Any folks keen to meet up either Saturday evening or Sunday...
Forum: New Zealand 03-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 32,504
Posted By Oaters
Swiss Globetrotter expected into Wellington this weekend

please check the thread on this topic and let me know if you'll be around this weekend / early next week and keen to meet with Thierry and or go for a ride with him & me - Cheers Oaters
Forum: New Zealand 03-17-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By Oaters
Wink Thierry expected in North Island soon

Folks - firstly thanks to all fellow inmates who've responded to this thread with offers of hospitality and or encouragement to Thierry

I've just received a message from Thierry indicating I may...
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