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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,516
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Posted By Manakau.KTM
My favs would be Denniston to Mackley (sorry...

My favs would be Denniston to Mackley (sorry Mark), the falcon that I saw in there, Maruria Saddle, Porika, the bush Robins, all the ferns and lichens in that amazing bush and Jeff's patented boot...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 81,032
Posted By Manakau.KTM
All home safe and well Reached the turn off...

All home safe and well

Reached the turn off with no problems. I gave them all a big wave and carried on.

The cat was pissed off.

Work is much better now the new princess has a name.
Forum: New Zealand 04-30-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 81,032
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Pity you can't join us Marty. A bit more Austrian...

Pity you can't join us Marty. A bit more Austrian hardware would be welcome.
Forum: New Zealand 04-28-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,669
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This one is for old farts ...

This one is for old farts

https://youtu.be/tgizvHA8ZRI

How do you get these links to display as above?
https://youtu.be/tgizvHA8ZRI
Forum: New Zealand 04-28-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 81,032
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Perhaps I should bring a plunger.

Perhaps I should bring a plunger.
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 81,032
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Booked on Bluebridge. The drop down box for...

Booked on Bluebridge.

The drop down box for vehicle make is incomplete. Had to book as a Kawasaki. I feel an identity crisis coming on.
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
A very clever turkey indeed. The nurses will be...

A very clever turkey indeed. The nurses will be impressed.
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thanks for that. I was a bit worried about the...

Thanks for that. I was a bit worried about the full discharge thing stranding me, if the battery was to behave like my drill. I assumed for some reason that it was lithium... don't know why. I take...
Forum: New Zealand 04-25-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Just a couple for starters ...

Just a couple for starters

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QJfGuUZGfpQ/VTxyAAXy22I/AAAAAAAAAvE/WQDJUZdhvCk/w907-h680-no/20150426_125500.jpg

Mark
...
Forum: New Zealand 04-25-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
See you there

See you there
Forum: New Zealand 04-25-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Sounds great. Do you have a plan? Is this bush...

Sounds great. Do you have a plan? Is this bush whacking or gravel/tar? Weather should be okay.
Forum: New Zealand 04-25-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I have Motobatt batteries in both the 950 and...

I have Motobatt batteries in both the 950 and 640.

I had a total battery failure (lead acid) in the 640 last summer in Hawkes Bay. The ecu thingy, that controls something that I don't understand,...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 81,032
Posted By Manakau.KTM
How about a KTM to add to the mix?

How about a KTM to add to the mix?
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I have resisted the temptation to add a screen to...

I have resisted the temptation to add a screen to the 950 because of buffeting. I have enough trouble focusing on the road as it is without adding parallex issues to my line of sight.



It was a...
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
An alleged 140

An alleged 140
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10,161
Views: 1,665,461
Posted By Manakau.KTM
After you reach the main highway (if you can call...

After you reach the main highway (if you can call it that) you only have to travel less than an hour north before you reach the Plateau. Blasting around those hills where I took the photos, you can...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10,161
Views: 1,665,461
Posted By Manakau.KTM
A few photos from the centre of the North Island...

A few photos from the centre of the North Island of New Zealand

We are in autumn (fall) here now and the air is clear and crisp. I took the opportunity to go for a mid week ride west of Taihape.
...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Finally I've discovered how to multi quote ...

Finally I've discovered how to multi quote



It's been nearly 3 mths now since the op and really I couldn't have wished for a better outcome. I've done a couple of longish days on the 950 and...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Watershed Rd. The turn off on SH1 is North...

Watershed Rd.

The turn off on SH1 is North of Hunterville and then it climbs above Taihape to the West and comes out to the North, back on SH1.
...
Forum: New Zealand 04-14-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 81,032
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Heard on National Radio this evening: How do...

Heard on National Radio this evening:

How do you start a small business in New Zealand?

Give a Kiwi a hundred million dollars and wait
Forum: New Zealand 04-11-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,669
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I trust that no sheep were harmed in the making...

I trust that no sheep were harmed in the making of this video.
Forum: New Zealand 04-11-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,669
Posted By Manakau.KTM
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=7071827692927...

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=707182769292776

Is off piste the same as off road?
Forum: New Zealand 04-11-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 127,074
Posted By Manakau.KTM
That looks familiar. Hope the armour...

That looks familiar.

Hope the armour plating is going well.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10,161
Views: 1,665,461
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Yes please. It gets just as dark down here at the...

Yes please. It gets just as dark down here at the bottom of the globe.
Forum: New Zealand 04-06-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,771
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thanks for that. I'll trawl through Topo...

Thanks for that.

I'll trawl through Topo maps and get my bearings. Not far from home so definitely worth a go.

Cheers

Wayne
Forum: New Zealand 04-06-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,771
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Kaweka Road sounds interesting. Can you elaborate?

Kaweka Road sounds interesting. Can you elaborate?
Forum: New Zealand 04-04-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,669
Posted By Manakau.KTM
And then someone said 'Why don't we give Odlin's...

And then someone said 'Why don't we give Odlin's Track a go?.......'
Forum: New Zealand 04-02-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 178,038
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This year the Odlin's Rd Award for trying to...

This year the Odlin's Rd Award for trying to destroy a perfectly good adventure bike on the first ride, goes to.......
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10,161
Views: 1,665,461
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I've had that problem with those little gas tanks...

I've had that problem with those little gas tanks that sit in the garage for filling the lawn mower. Is it the air or the fuel that expands? I remember reading that cooling fuel on race day enables...
Forum: New Zealand 03-21-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Weather Report

Would it be useful to post weather conditions so that those on the move had some heads up? Perhaps more useful when the weather is crap.

For example I'm in wellington at the moment and its been...
Forum: New Zealand 03-19-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,771
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Looking at these dates I have realized that the...

Looking at these dates I have realized that the pig iron that's rammed in to my femur has only been in for 10 weeks. Given that Odlins Rd probably the blunt trauma capital of the world, I should pass...
Forum: New Zealand 03-15-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,771
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Make that another yup.

Make that another yup.
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,771
Posted By Manakau.KTM
There are a few tank traps up in there and of...

There are a few tank traps up in there and of course the obligatory 'Wall of Death'. You guys may need a scout to go ahead and compact the soft stuff with something that really vibrates.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I ground mine back with a 4 inch angle grinder....

I ground mine back with a 4 inch angle grinder. Didn't take long and there now seems to be enough clearance for the 17 tooth and chain. I use the 17 for road rides and gravel rides with big bikes. It...
Forum: New Zealand 03-07-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 81,032
Posted By Manakau.KTM
+1

+1
Forum: New Zealand 03-05-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,489
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I could only buy a Regina chain in Italy in 1980...

I could only buy a Regina chain in Italy in 1980 to replace the OEM one on a Moto Morini. Admittedly we were 2 up with too much gear, but the thing stretched like a rubber band. I remember adjusting...
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,488
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Laugh Excellent.

Excellent.
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,488
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This thread has become a bit bipolar. Can't...

This thread has become a bit bipolar.

Can't work out if it's a love fest over KLRs or airheads.

Needs a bit of orange to spice it up.
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,488
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'll be worried when he turns up covered in...

I'll be worried when he turns up covered in tassles.
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 39,488
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I bought a tube of dielectric grease from BNT in...

I bought a tube of dielectric grease from BNT in Levin (just south of the lights on the main drag). I must have bought it for something.....can't imagine why I could ever need it.
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