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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,628
Posted By Mark_S
and leave the tire sitting in the sun for a...

and leave the tire sitting in the sun for a couple of hours prior
makes a huge difference to the amount of swearing required

bike looks too good to get dirty although I'm sure that won't stop...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 138,653
Posted By Mark_S
Thanks for that Steve sent a link for some...

Thanks for that
Steve sent a link for some flash speedohut gps ones but they are pretty spendy




speedo part works but nothing else

odomenter part is rusted solid and odometer drive has...
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 138,653
Posted By Mark_S
Craig are you happy with the speedo you put...

Craig

are you happy with the speedo you put on the gs?
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,666
Posted By Mark_S
did you replace the bushes as well as the seals? ...

did you replace the bushes as well as the seals?

cost of fork upgrade?

mine don't seem to respond very well to the minor road irregularities but they seem fine with bigger hits.
Forum: New Zealand 02-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,666
Posted By Mark_S
what do you plan to get him to do to the forks? ...

what do you plan to get him to do to the forks?

my forks are currently in a gazillion pieces on the workbench and the fork oil is liberally distributed around the work bench....
Forum: New Zealand 02-28-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 168,159
Posted By Mark_S
Was a fun day - thanks nice food with the odd...

Was a fun day - thanks
nice food with the odd bit of motorbiking in between

Riding airheads makes me appreciate what an absolutely brilliant road bike the tiger is

gimme an airhead on the...
Forum: New Zealand 02-27-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By Mark_S
just one of many tests - at least I keep my...

just one of many tests - at least I keep my clothes on for this one

I'll also have to accept that I'll probably have faecal matter thrown at me when I arrive tomorrow seeing as my pistons go up...
Forum: New Zealand 02-27-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 168,159
Posted By Mark_S
I have standards I'll find someone else to...

I have standards

I'll find someone else to ride with tomorrow
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,364
Posted By Mark_S
really enjoyed reading the 'back story' ...

really enjoyed reading the 'back story'

thanks for posting
Forum: New Zealand 02-26-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By Mark_S
Great photos I must head up to the 42nd as...

Great photos

I must head up to the 42nd as soon as I get the pd mobile
It feels like its been ages since I have been through there
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 168,159
Posted By Mark_S
I'm going to get a new chain wheel thingy as well...

I'm going to get a new chain wheel thingy as well
you are welcome to my old one as it is a lot better than yours
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 168,159
Posted By Mark_S
Its gratifying to know that needling you provides...

Its gratifying to know that needling you provides for more than just my own pleasure.

parting shot...

your throttle reminded me of those old push bike twist grip gear changes - except those...
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
IMHO this is the best looking airhead price...

IMHO this is the best looking airhead

price (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=850767335) is a little steep?

http://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/366405222.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By Mark_S
are we taling about this? ...

are we taling about this?

http://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/362444849.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 02-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
I'd be interested to see how they compare. My...

I'd be interested to see how they compare.
My girly wrists can be sore for days after riding a bike with heavy controls so any reduction in lever pressure is worth it to me.

I can never see the...
Forum: New Zealand 02-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
Thanks - my new 'featherlight' throttle and...

Thanks - my new 'featherlight' throttle and clutch cables turned up yesterday

If the weather is nice on Sat we could leave early and ride up via Martinbourough?
Forum: New Zealand 02-24-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
so is that an oilhead driveshaft? is the tank...

so is that an oilhead driveshaft?
is the tank like yours?

I like it

BTW your springs are here - although you won't notice the difference they make because of your throttle
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
not sellers remorse - just the recognition that a...

not sellers remorse - just the recognition that a true thoroughbred has left the stable

I thought owning an airhead was a bit like staying at the Hotel California
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
thanks for that no - there is nothing wrong...

thanks for that

no - there is nothing wrong with you
I regret selling my last one and will probably own a 4th at some stage.

ignore the comments of the philistines - they just aren’t...
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
Orange is strictly verboten ktm riders are all ...

Orange is strictly verboten
ktm riders are all scheißhaufen fresser's



if I decide to keep the bike long term I'll go back through everything properly
for now I just want some confidence...
Forum: New Zealand 02-22-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
the races look much better if you close your eyes...

the races look much better if you close your eyes
despite visible marks they feel completely smooth and there was no notchyness before dissasembly
Forum: New Zealand 02-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
The initial tickle: new fork seals/oil (been...

The initial tickle:
new fork seals/oil (been oozing for years by the look of the mess
grease steering head bearings and wheel bearings
new brake fluid and maybe kit in master cylinder
probably...
Forum: New Zealand 02-22-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
I'll just check the oil...

http://webcoda.com/images/bike/IMG_0141.JPG
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
I'll have a look while I've got everything apart....

I'll have a look while I've got everything apart. Thanks for the offer of the bash plate

I've ordered your throttle springs.



Where do you get dialectic grease from?
Forum: New Zealand 02-15-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
That is a deep sump - not sure if its a positive...

That is a deep sump - not sure if its a positive or not - losing 30mm ground clearance is not insignificant

Mine doesn’t have lowered footpegs but could do with them - have you been investigation...
Forum: New Zealand 02-09-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
Working from home all day tomorrow if'n you want...

Working from home all day tomorrow if'n you want to pop up



Thanks for that - I'll order some bits tomorrow



I'd never thought of a high cog as having benefits
The tiger certainly goes...
Forum: New Zealand 02-09-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
Patience kimosavi I got home 9ish last night...

Patience kimosavi

I got home 9ish last night and fell asleep soon after....



Hi - thanks for the company and refreshments yesterday.
Forum: New Zealand 02-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 168,159
Posted By Mark_S
more please

more please
Forum: New Zealand 02-04-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
I like tools - I always need more tools I'm...

I like tools - I always need more tools
I'm going down from 3 bikes to 2 so about the same space should be taken up



I'm happy to spend time in the shed but I'd rather it was time doing a...
Forum: New Zealand 02-04-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
you mean it was the klr's fault that the rider...

you mean it was the klr's fault that the rider rode at 11/10 th's most of the time?
You’ve just slowed down a tad in recognition of how much carnage seriously throwing away a pd could cause.


...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
there is an element of logic to that. If you want...

there is an element of logic to that. If you want a bigger adv bike that will go where a dr or klr will and don't want to spend much money then there are really only airheads, africa twins and the...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
What do you hope to get for it - 3.5-4k? Are...

What do you hope to get for it - 3.5-4k?
Are there that many places you could get the klr that you wouldn't take the pd?



Maybe the small size of our market will always limit the prices of...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
I haven’t seen it yet but they haven’t made a...

I haven’t seen it yet but they haven’t made a bike yet that doesn’t need farkling....



I think you are right.
Was it as mint as it looks?



There is a plan Stan
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
As Mark points out - the other pd is waaaay over...

As Mark points out - the other pd is waaaay over priced
I think I could probably sell it for what I paid for it fairly easily but ,given its done 160k km, I don't think its worth much more


...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
they certainly have a bit of 'mass' to them...

they certainly have a bit of 'mass' to them although I'd rather leave playing with the sheepies to you



Roger Whittaker - sweet - he really gets the beard a bobbin and the sandles floppin


...
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
I'm answering these 3 at a time as I seem to have...

I'm answering these 3 at a time as I seem to have issues with the multi quote thingy



Problem is I don't think I'll be able to stop slagging off beemer owners even though I are one (soon)


...
Forum: New Zealand 02-02-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,025
Posted By Mark_S
coming out of the closet

<img src=http://webcoda.com/images/bike/358754629.jpg>
Forum: New Zealand 01-31-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,943
Posted By Mark_S
nuts

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Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,666
Posted By Mark_S
yup wot he said

yup

wot he said
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,350
Posted By Mark_S
if I knew the dummy was going to be spat I'd make...

if I knew the dummy was going to be spat I'd make sure it was all brought and paid for before I mentioned it

better to ask forgiveness than permission....
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