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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 141,910
Posted By Te Hopo
Great write up and pics. I always love...

Great write up and pics.

I always love seeing pics of Gus, what a beast. :clap
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
I took the bike out for a good gravel ride on...

I took the bike out for a good gravel ride on Sunday with the Marlborough lads and had a lot of fun.
It took me a while to get settled and comfortable, then I started having some fun :evil

The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23,915
Views: 4,047,397
Posted By Te Hopo
Just throwing it out there as I have not owned my...

Just throwing it out there as I have not owned my DRZ for two weeks yet, but is it the skid plate vibrating?

I have a Hyde plastic one on mine and it was shocking, lower revs it would have this...
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Doesn't bother me asking it here, but you're more...

Doesn't bother me asking it here, but you're more likely to get more of the airhead lads checking in your thread.
Alex is in the minority over here, surrounded by all these thumpers :D
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Top man, yea we have to make the most of the...

Top man, yea we have to make the most of the weather.
I went grocery shopping after the ride yesterday.


Today I got home from work and it was like Christmas, my rack and seat foam/cover had...
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
The first pic was right at the end, Tumbledown...

The first pic was right at the end, Tumbledown Bay.
The 2nd pic is the road leading to the gate over to the cable station.
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers for the text regarding that mate, I warned...

Cheers for the text regarding that mate, I warned the lads when we departed this morning.
We just took our time and stuck to the clear tire tracks and it wasn't too bad.

Sure it would have been...
Forum: New Zealand 08-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers for coming guys, and for being patient...

Cheers for coming guys, and for being patient while I got used to the DRZs gravel manners.
All up it was 109kms for me, a nice wee Sunday ride :D

Here's the only decent pic I got, from Robin Hood...
Forum: New Zealand 08-16-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, it wasn't a deterrent to my idea, I think...

Yea, it wasn't a deterrent to my idea, I think with slightly different gearing the gearbox will not be an issue.
A sixth gear would be nice, but not a deal breaker.

I took it for a spin around...
Forum: New Zealand 08-15-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha another 13 or so years without a...

Hahaha another 13 or so years without a conference then? :lol3

Yea, Springcreek 4 Square, 10am Sunday.
We'll head out Rarangi, around Port Underwood and then out to Tumbledown Bay.
Back track...
Forum: New Zealand 08-14-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Two more pics from my aunty before I left...

Two more pics from my aunty before I left Wellington, my cousins wee lad liked the bike, especially giving it a good twist early on a Sunday morning :lol3
...
Forum: New Zealand 08-13-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha awesome bro, I got home this evening to...

Hahaha awesome bro, I got home this evening to find snow on the hills around Picton

Have fun up there mate :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 08-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
I didn't find it too bad actually, the first time...

I didn't find it too bad actually, the first time I ran it up to 100kmh I was thinking WTF!
With the current stock E gearing it cruises really nice at 80kmh, and is very busy sounding at 100kmh...
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, I'll be there, most likely on the new bike. ...

Yea, I'll be there, most likely on the new bike.

I also sent Bucky a text just in case he missed it here.
Taz is on his way north, despite missing the early ferry and more snow in the North...
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha I've had the same thing happen while on my...

Hahaha I've had the same thing happen while on my brothers brand new Hyosung GT650, right down to the blip of the throttle cackling out the Ixil pipe.
Thankfully I was more sensible in my...
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm up the top of the South Island in Picton,...

I'm up the top of the South Island in Picton, right near the Queen Charlotte drive which is a real nice scenic ride.

If you think your coming this way, feel free to PM me, I'm keen to meet for a...
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm happy to take Bacon from Picton to Nelson if...

I'm happy to take Bacon from Picton to Nelson if he needs a lift
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers for all the details, more pics on it would...

Cheers for all the details, more pics on it would definitely be appreciated.

A project, common, cheap and powerful, that sounds perfect. :D
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, I'm now only wanting some durable, light,...

Yea, I'm now only wanting some durable, light, simple road lighting and a bit more wind protection.
I can see that with a good quality headlight and home made screen.

For the additional lighting...
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Look in the build section here for jimmythehogs...

Look in the build section here for jimmythehogs dual sportster or google carducci dual sport :D

Sent from my XT320 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,475
Posted By Te Hopo
Yup, I agree wholeheartedly with you on all...

Yup, I agree wholeheartedly with you on all points, keep up the great work Jerry :clap
Forum: New Zealand 08-12-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Taz, I edited my post above to show my...

Taz, I edited my post above to show my inspiration for a light/screen set up which is actually extremely similar to Clints set up.
The stock one did nothing but let every gust of wind hit me square...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Te Hopo
Welcome to the forum Clint Read all about it...

Welcome to the forum Clint
Read all about it here mate http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992569
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
When I was helping you move the other week,...

When I was helping you move the other week, wasn't that a studded gimp mask I saw under your bed? :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea I spotted that this evening but it's too...

Yea I spotted that this evening but it's too bulky for my liking.
I'm thinking of switching out the headlight/speedo unit as there's apprently a few kg's up high there.

I'm still not sure whether...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Yup, having the power to roll on and overtake is...

Yup, having the power to roll on and overtake is certainly nice.

I'll have a look and see what price the MotoZ local dealers can do for me as I'll give them a go for sure if I can get a longer...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 75,575
Posted By Te Hopo
Here's some pics from my ride home, more details...

Here's some pics from my ride home, more details are in my signature:
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/TeHopo/Trips/DSCF2829_zps7fedaf08.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Haha I think it might have been worse as its only...

Haha I think it might have been worse as its only about 100mm wide down it's length.
I did think of taking some padding but it was a rush trip and it got better as time went on, I guess I was just...
Forum: New Zealand 08-11-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Te Hopo
Ol' Yeller, the Suzuki DRZ400E

So with the old XT225 getting a bit long in the tooth it was was definitely time to upgrade.
Basically I was wanting some more power, better suspension, similar weight and more capability, all while...
Forum: New Zealand 08-09-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Ha well I made it to welly by 7 this evening with...

Ha well I made it to welly by 7 this evening with a few visits along the way.
I took the desert road and have to say it was stunning, warmish sunshine with the odd snow flurry.

Taz already...
Forum: New Zealand 08-07-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
I'll be there. You might see the new bike...

I'll be there.

You might see the new bike sunday evening if you keep an ear out kiwibul, I have to come through and see tonz asap when I get back.
He paid and picked up the XT gears for me...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 258,226
Posted By Te Hopo
Damn now that looks TASTY! I'm definitely going...

Damn now that looks TASTY!
I'm definitely going to remember that one for my next camp out
Forum: New Zealand 08-06-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm keen for anytime next week. The usual...

I'm keen for anytime next week.
The usual Thursday 6:30pm?

Well I'm all packed and flying out early tomorrow afternoon and the forecast is showing snow damn it. :lol3

I've got all my warm gear...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 75,575
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm now the owner of a 2006 DRZ400E, on Thursday...

I'm now the owner of a 2006 DRZ400E, on Thursday I fly north to see my dad and collect the bike before beginning the 800km journey home over a few days.
Why ship it when I can make a holiday of it...
Forum: New Zealand 08-04-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,600
Posted By Te Hopo
Heck yea mate, the wait was worth it. :clap I...

Heck yea mate, the wait was worth it. :clap
I see a few items there which I will get around to adding a review of sometime.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 592,235
Posted By Te Hopo
What pics, I can still see them all fine?

What pics, I can still see them all fine?
Forum: New Zealand 08-03-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Funny you mention that, Taz and I were just this...

Funny you mention that, Taz and I were just this evening discussing that it's about time for another meet up.
Sometime next week sounds good to me. :freaky
Forum: New Zealand 08-03-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,450
Posted By Te Hopo
Well the parts for the XT are ordered and on...

Well the parts for the XT are ordered and on their way from Japan.

But I'll be on the road again this Friday as I start the long ride down from Auckland on a Suzuki DRZ400E already partially...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,475
Posted By Te Hopo
Dang, this is looking really nice so far, great...

Dang, this is looking really nice so far, great attention to lines and detail.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,004
Posted By Te Hopo
Awesome mate, thanks for sharing the pics and...

Awesome mate, thanks for sharing the pics and stories with us :clap
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