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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 60,570
Posted By MrKiwi
Just caught up with this thread, enjoying the...

Just caught up with this thread, enjoying the reporting, cheers from a chilly Lower hutt...:evil
Forum: Americas 01-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By MrKiwi
I'm planning a trip to Alaska in 2015. I want to...

I'm planning a trip to Alaska in 2015. I want to ride from Vancouver up through the Rockies to Fort Nelson, Watson Lake, Dawson, side trip up to Inuvik and back, head across the upper highway to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,118
Posted By MrKiwi
I know precisely how you feel. We had a back lab...

I know precisely how you feel. We had a back lab who also had to be put down due to cancer. My wife couldn't face the trip to the vet, I did it on my own. It took us a year before we could get...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,118
Posted By MrKiwi
I know I didn't ask the question but thanks...

I know I didn't ask the question but thanks anyway, have saved this advice for later use... :clap
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,783
Posted By MrKiwi
Sounds like your riding prescription is just like...

Sounds like your riding prescription is just like mine. Tar seal riding but want to head up those gravel roads but not necessarily the rough dirt tracks.

I also want to have my wife on the back...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 355,674
Posted By MrKiwi
:freaky loving the story...

:freaky loving the story...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,118
Posted By MrKiwi
Hi Walter, been reading this with great interest....

Hi Walter, been reading this with great interest. I'm not a dirt rider so this is a trip I probably could not do, I need to stick at least to more formed gravel tracks. It's great to read the RR...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,210,118
Posted By MrKiwi
really late just caught up with this, but I see...

really late just caught up with this, but I see there are many more days riding to report...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 502,500
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks for the update, I was just talking with a...

Thanks for the update, I was just talking with a mate of mine who I had told about your trip last year and he had asked what bikes you are now riding. We spent the last two days in different bike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,183
Posted By MrKiwi
I'm in :thumbup

I'm in :thumbup
Forum: Americas 08-29-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By MrKiwi
yes there's a thought!

yes there's a thought!
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,068
Posted By MrKiwi
Wow, that looked like a mean day indeed. As...

Wow, that looked like a mean day indeed. As usual your story and pics are first class. Enjoying your trip report. Man I gotta get up there sometime!
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 28,139
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks for the ride report, great photo's some...

Thanks for the ride report, great photo's some "real" adventure and problems with a bike. You had it all.

Cheers from downunder...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks, most helpful, that gives me a clear...

Thanks, most helpful, that gives me a clear picture of what to expect :eek1
Forum: Americas 08-28-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks for the helpful tips. I'm well aware...

Thanks for the helpful tips.

I'm well aware the seasons are inverted but just am not sure when your riding season starts. Sounds like mid March is a month too soon.

I might head south...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By MrKiwi
Canada in early to mid March

I'm possibly going to be in Canada for work from 1-10 March next year and I am seriously considering sticking around for a week at the end to hire a bike and do 6-7 days riding.

I will be starting...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 28,139
Posted By MrKiwi
Enjoying this ride report, keep it coming. You...

Enjoying this ride report, keep it coming. You live in an amazing country.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,462
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks for you reply, useful info to know. ...

Thanks for you reply, useful info to know. Definitely going to ride the USA...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 28,139
Posted By MrKiwi
I'm in, plan to do this trip at some point when...

I'm in, plan to do this trip at some point when we finally bring our bikes up from NZ...:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,462
Posted By MrKiwi
Sounds like you're having a good trip. If you...

Sounds like you're having a good trip. If you don't mind me asking, what are the typical rates you are paying for you bed and breakfasts? I'm thinking of touring the USA sometime in the next couple...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 128,865
Posted By MrKiwi
I put a pair of contri trail attacks in my 2006...

I put a pair of contri trail attacks in my 2006 triumph tiger 955. They were good, and I got 11,000km out of them. I've now put a road pilot 3 on the rear of the bike and I'm super impressed. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 66,533
Posted By MrKiwi
Just caught up with this, great report. Love the...

Just caught up with this, great report. Love the photos. Am planning to cruise this next year in July...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,842
Posted By MrKiwi
Both the Tiger 800 and the 800XC are excellent...

Both the Tiger 800 and the 800XC are excellent bikes with one rider and very capable bikes two up. If I had waited another year I would not have bought my 2007 Tiger 955i second hand (the last of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,963
Posted By MrKiwi
Tea Are Now...

Tea Are Now...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,526
Posted By MrKiwi
Black Pumpkin - towed behind Ms Piggy - yes quite...

Black Pumpkin - towed behind Ms Piggy - yes quite suitable.... Mind you it could be the black hole of Calcutta...:D
Forum: Australia 03-17-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,526
Posted By MrKiwi
I like this one... That'll sit with my tiger...

I like this one... That'll sit with my tiger better than the black pumpkin you bought Viz...:rofl
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,324
Posted By MrKiwi
The tires are what I call gravel runners as...

The tires are what I call gravel runners as opposed to capable off road tires. They're designed for mostly road (tarmac) but capable of being used on hard formed roads - they run ok when some...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,481
Posted By MrKiwi
Looking forward to the rest, especially the...

Looking forward to the rest, especially the kiwi/ocker banter...:rofl
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,324
Posted By MrKiwi
Look at this comparison - it is a good analysis. ...

Look at this comparison - it is a good analysis. I'm about to buy a 110/80x19 for my triumph tiger - I particularly like the wet weather behaviour of this tyre.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 7,071,780
Posted By MrKiwi
Wife and Bike

Here is a photo of me and my wife of 25 years and Louie the Tiger

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b1JNvvqHNNo/TuGktdI4fmI/AAAAAAAAAqU/OdSeJg1NVxU/s640/P1020596.JPG

My wife manages to look...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 144,333
Posted By MrKiwi
I'm enjoying reading this...

I'm enjoying reading this...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 564,939
Posted By MrKiwi
it's 1kg lighter than the existing Varadero.

it's 1kg lighter than the existing Varadero.
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 564,939
Posted By MrKiwi
nice pics, I can see them now.

nice pics, I can see them now.
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 462,256
Posted By MrKiwi
My good friend bought a DL 1000 when I bought my...

My good friend bought a DL 1000 when I bought my Varadero. We both rode each other's bike but I found the Varadero smoother, easier to handle (even though it is slightly heavier) I got better fuel...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 564,939
Posted By MrKiwi
It's simple really. Adventure touring bikes...

It's simple really. Adventure touring bikes should be able to do 450km before hitting reserve. That's my standard and my current bike does not meet it!:evil
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 564,939
Posted By MrKiwi
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 564,939
Posted By MrKiwi
Unless an adventure motorbike can do 450km on a...

Unless an adventure motorbike can do 450km on a tank, before reserve, it is not in my books an adventure motorbike. I'm a big guy so a little bit of weight up top is not going to worry me too much...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 564,939
Posted By MrKiwi
Not sure about this bike

It's the same weight as the current varadero, but has more power. I like the drive shaft, the general looks (although I prefer the triumph 1200 over this looks wise), the spoke wheels and that the...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 128,865
Posted By MrKiwi
I have the conti trail attack on the rear and it...

I have the conti trail attack on the rear and it is OK on gravel but no real grip in wet dirt/clay or in sand. Good tire though, I like it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9,986
Views: 3,168,809
Posted By MrKiwi
A little maintenance on my bike... ...

A little maintenance on my bike...
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