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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Haha yea I did a real number on it. I went for...

Haha yea I did a real number on it.
I went for a full steel replacement.

Currently in Clinton and getting ready to head back in to the Catlins this arvo via some more backroads.

Sent from my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 22 Well the sprocket finally arrived and...

Day 22

Well the sprocket finally arrived and the lads shouted me some Subway for lunch while I changed it over.

This is why I was so limited as to how far I could go:...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 21 After spending the morning doing my...

Day 21

After spending the morning doing my laundry and catching up on phone calls I headed off to E Hayes and Sons Hammer Hardware to see what all of the fuss was about.

Well it's definitely...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-25-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 189,027
Posted By Te Hopo
I just saw the preview pic on the Motorbikin FB...

I just saw the preview pic on the Motorbikin FB page and wondered if there was going to be a build thread somewhere.
I'm in with a grin for this, what a cool idea :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Larryboy, glad you found it mate as your RR's and...

Larryboy, glad you found it mate as your RR's and bike builds are always a favorite of mine.
Stay tuned as I still have a few weeks worth of riding to get home. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Mate, I don't believe I'm in Inverrrcarrrgill...

Mate, I don't believe I'm in Inverrrcarrrgill either, it's blooming well 28'c outside! :huh
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 677,119
Posted By Te Hopo
Gidday Andi, back up for the Dakar? Maybe in...

Gidday Andi, back up for the Dakar?
Maybe in my dreams as I'm up on the pegs, blatting through the Molesworth with the Nelson/Marlborough lads egging me on :lol3

I quit my job at Christmas,...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,282
Posted By Te Hopo
Right, into the real interesting stuff now! ...

Right, into the real interesting stuff now!

It's been nice to get some time out of my travels to catch up on all the updated threads here, the Beemer is looking sexy :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers guys, I'm planning on writing up a list of...

Cheers guys, I'm planning on writing up a list of the gear carried and used most often with a rating of what I thought of it when I make it back home. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm using an older Kathmandu Mono which I've had...

I'm using an older Kathmandu Mono which I've had for a while.
It's cramped to sleep in if it's raining but the pole length allows me to fit it inside my panniers and I also carry a 2.5x3m silnylon...
Forum: New Zealand 01-24-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Te Hopo
Thats first on the plans when the bike is good to...

Thats first on the plans when the bike is good to go again. :D
Right now the rear sprocket has only half the teeth on it (bloody aluminium) so I'm iffy about going more than 50kms.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 677,119
Posted By Te Hopo
Finally got a day off from my travels to catch up...

Finally got a day off from my travels to catch up on your ride report, wicked up date.
Thats some real nice looking country you've been travelling through. :clap
Forum: New Zealand 01-24-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By Te Hopo
Amen to that bro :D

Amen to that bro :D
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Te Hopo
Invercargill turning it on :rofl ...

Invercargill turning it on :rofl
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26003109&postcount=71
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 20 continued So I ah, found some...

Day 20 continued

So I ah, found some entertainment :lol3

Like any good southern lads we were sitting around drinking beer and waiting for something to happen when a quad bike came zooming up...
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Te Hopo
All good suggestions so far :lol3 For the...

All good suggestions so far :lol3
For the evening I'm kicking it off with burgers and a 12 pack of Wild Buck :freaky

As for Oreiti Beach, I plan to go there empty with a new sprocket on and see...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Oh I'm keeping on top of it, once these are...

Oh I'm keeping on top of it, once these are sorted things should be right as rain and full steam ahead, if anything it's giving me time to recover a bit of energy.
Yup she's a DOT rated enduro tire...
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Te Hopo
Not far wrong there :lol3

Not far wrong there :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Te Hopo
Things to do in Invercargill?

I put this in my ride report but I reckon I'll get more responses here. :evil

So I'm stuck in Invercargill till Monday waiting on parts for the bike that were supposed to be overnight shipped....
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 20 So I'm stuck in Invercargill till...

Day 20

So I'm stuck in Invercargill till Monday waiting on parts for the bike that were supposed to be overnight shipped.
Told them they had better not charge me the overnight shipping rate then...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 19 A worrying day, the fuel issue was...

Day 19
A worrying day, the fuel issue was solved when I found Mr Garmin was lying and there were two gas stations in Tuatapere which resolved that issue.

A short stop on the coast:...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 18 Damn was I sore, another hot shower...

Day 18

Damn was I sore, another hot shower was definitely needed and a few more pain killers with breakfast before we headed back into Te Anau for a spot of brunch.

I whole heartedly recomend...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 17 Tom left at sparrow fart early to go see...

Day 17
Tom left at sparrow fart early to go see his girlfriend so after a big breakfast cooked by his mum, I gave his dad and Pete a demo in changing a motorbike tire.

So yea, a Dunlop D903...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers mate, might have been easier to ring in...

Cheers mate, might have been easier to ring in about them if there'd been any sort of cell service.
But no I let them go with a glare and salute :fyyff
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 16 While Tom was sorting a replacement...

Day 16

While Tom was sorting a replacement car and how to pay for it, Pete and I had a good day walked around the city, checking out some of the architecture and botanical gardens.

Finally...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 15 What a wash out, we headed over to...

Day 15
What a wash out, we headed over to Dunedin to do some jobs and drop one of the lads off and it all went to plan and we were making good time until we went to leave.

16kms out of town, Toms...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Ok so I'm a little behind but here we go finally....

Ok so I'm a little behind but here we go finally.

Day 14
Despite the rain overnight it dawned nice and clear so the decision was made to head into Skippers Canyon.
After a quick breakfast of...
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By Te Hopo
Looking real nice mate. A couple of points,...

Looking real nice mate.

A couple of points, I loved the Seat Concepts from the get go and wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.
The shape works for me and the foam is just right.

Windscreens...
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By Te Hopo
Yup pretty deaf here too, especially if theres a...

Yup pretty deaf here too, especially if theres a bit of back ground noise and I'm trying to keep up with a conversation.
Seems like theres always a bunch of cotton wool in each ear

But it is...
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 23,491
Posted By Te Hopo
I'll have a better idea closer to the time, but...

I'll have a better idea closer to the time, but it's definitely a possibility for me to blat up from Christchurch and meet you at Kaikoura to head in there for a night or two.

I've been in before,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha really? :rofl There was Ryan(?) on the...

Hahaha really? :rofl
There was Ryan(?) on the DR650, his lil bro on a TTR250 and missus in a burgandy Vitara.
I was solo in my dark gray Vitara.


Well guys I've had some minor bike troubles...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Sorry mate, I've only been riding with the Gps on...

Sorry mate, I've only been riding with the Gps on when I need it.

Your best bet for finding info on any of the tracks I've been riding is to go to remotemoto.com and type the track name in the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
I've fitted a Dunlop D903 enduro....because it...

I've fitted a Dunlop D903 enduro....because it was super cheap and selection in Gore and Dunedin was surprisingly limited.

It worked a treat up the Mavora Lakes 4x4 track yesterday.
Spent the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 23,491
Posted By Te Hopo
I'll probably be home by then Oaters and a go for...

I'll probably be home by then Oaters and a go for any riding, the Clarence especially :)


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Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 23,491
Posted By Te Hopo
haha just a few pics that look familiar there. ...

haha just a few pics that look familiar there.

I do recall looking at that track and checking it on the maps.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Well thats been an interesting few days catching...

Well thats been an interesting few days catching up with people, shooting guns (welcome to the south :D), a road trip to Dunedin and culminating in a blown car engine.

Still stuck here in...
Forum: New Zealand 01-19-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 23,491
Posted By Te Hopo
I might be home in time for it but the bike is...

I might be home in time for it but the bike is certainly due a birthday, 3000kms so far this trip.
It gets a new rear today and a service in the next week.

Sent from my GT-S6500D using Tapatalk...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 13 Warning, this is a big one! When I...

Day 13 Warning, this is a big one!

When I logged on today I found the messag efrom NzRian offering me a bed and an invite to so some trails today.
So of course I took him up on it, but first I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 12 Meh, wet and drizzly. I took my...

Day 12

Meh, wet and drizzly.
I took my time over my cup of tea and packing up as I was tired and still wanting rest but not in this sort of weather.

So onwards and upwards, up the Landsborough...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,101
Posted By Te Hopo
Day 11 I woke up much better today, ready...

Day 11

I woke up much better today, ready for action.
After a meeting with the real estate agent I was ready to hit the road and cover some ground.
We started the day off right with a round of...
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