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Forum: New Zealand 01-12-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Provided you accept the limitations of these big...

Provided you accept the limitations of these big motards, the gravel can still be a bit of a hoot. You can't really compare them to something with a skinny MT21 up front though. The big fat front...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
That's Turakina Valley dust on them thar wheels. ...

That's Turakina Valley dust on them thar wheels.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-weyfUTbkL50/VLIY0eISHoI/AAAAAAAAAmM/kLLz8MdHpl4/w818-h699-no/20150111_155528.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
More torture. While I'm not suggesting you...

More torture.

While I'm not suggesting you consider a ktm Mark, one of the endearing qualities of my LC4 is that it is cheap to fall off. No bling.

One of the BRR guys has dropped his 800 xc on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10,052
Views: 1,610,201
Posted By Manakau.KTM
This thread has been a fantastic source of...

This thread has been a fantastic source of experience. I read it through before I bought this smr and am now picking my way though again.

I bought this recently from a guy in Nelson (top of the...
Forum: New Zealand 12-30-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Did over 600km yesterday on the smr. 390km when...

Did over 600km yesterday on the smr. 390km when the fuel light comes on and still 7 litres left. Managed 16.5 km/l at steadyish 1**Km cruising. Really pleased with the Safari tank.
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
On that run up the Paraparas and up to the ski...

On that run up the Paraparas and up to the ski field it did 15km /litre. It was a mixture of quiet running and silliness so I suppose it wouldn't be hard to do better. The big tank has made a huge...
Forum: New Zealand 12-26-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Didn't go out until today. Steve got in touch to...

Didn't go out until today. Steve got in touch to tell me that he wasn't able to make the Wanganui races so Brian and I headed off. It dawned on us at Sanson that it would be really hot in Wanganui so...
Forum: New Zealand 12-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thanks Steve. Good luck with hanging on to...

Thanks Steve.

Good luck with hanging on to your card.
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Since I've only got GST and the lawns to do,...

Since I've only got GST and the lawns to do, count me in.

Steve, let me know if you're going on Boxing Day. I may tag along if I haven't eaten too much trifle the day before.
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
To be honest it doesn't feel that much different....

To be honest it doesn't feel that much different. All the volume seems to be beyond my knees, a bit like the 18 litre tank on the 640. I haven't filled it yet so can't report on the balance. I'll go...
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D0rpjPsCjpA/VJk...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D0rpjPsCjpA/VJkZOemO4_I/AAAAAAAAAko/cdth8rPRXbk/w846-h635-no/20141223_201727.jpg

The Safari 950 comes with a 30 litre tank as standard
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,966
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Joined the BRR guys this morning at Shannon and...

Joined the BRR guys this morning at Shannon and went up to the dams. Then took a paper road North of Shannon that came out at P/Ntn. New to me, single track. Something a bit different. Went over...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 163,744
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I was out at White Rock recently with the BRR...

I was out at White Rock recently with the BRR guys and as I rounded that corner at the bottom, there was a shaft of light bearing down on the rock. It was a renaissance oil painting moment and gave...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,966
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Little head usually tells big head what to do. As...

Little head usually tells big head what to do. As we get older, perhaps big head stops listening.
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,966
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'll be tip toeing around the Manawatu on skinny...

I'll be tip toeing around the Manawatu on skinny MT21s on Sunday with the BRR guys. I'll have to put the 16t front sprocket back on the 640 as we are going to the Shannon dams, Ridge Rd and Takapiri...
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,966
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thought I saw your double on my way back from a...

Thought I saw your double on my way back from a job in Wellie (in the Guzzi/KTM Recovery Vehicle) in the early afternoon. Packed out last night and got home at 3 this morning so sensibly went for a...
Forum: New Zealand 12-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,966
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Nice to see this thread back again. I always...

Nice to see this thread back again.

I always think that the top of the South Island is the place to be, but these photos remind me what is at our back door. With inland Taranaki and Rangitikei as...
Forum: New Zealand 12-01-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
The trick with the strawberries is to keep them...

The trick with the strawberries is to keep them at room temperature and marinate them in orange juice with a bit of icing sugar. Oh... and the bike was great as well.
Forum: New Zealand 11-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I think Sunday will be better. It is crap here at...

I think Sunday will be better. It is crap here at the moment.

I have to pack out a wedding early on Sunday in the Mangaroa Valley and will use the 640 so that I can leave the truck on site during...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Gerald was really helpful and I enjoyed meeting...

Gerald was really helpful and I enjoyed meeting him. Looking at the bike, you can easily see how well he has maintained it. I used a lame excuse this afternoon that I had to fill it up and shot...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
It feels similar in flickability to the 640 in...

It feels similar in flickability to the 640 in the twisties. Only slightly heavier. Its the first modern bike I've owned that has tyres wider than a fist so I'm feeling my way at the moment. Motor is...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Us7eQJItF5GiBSJy...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Us7eQJItF5GiBSJyHNrS1Mp-Ov-J5dv-zWqVvsTaKoQ=s176-p-no

Rode this home from Nelson last week. Can now leave the knobblies on the 640 and do more distance with this....
Forum: New Zealand 11-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 70,404
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I look at 30kg as 3/4 of a bag of cement. I find...

I look at 30kg as 3/4 of a bag of cement. I find lifting a 40kg bag a bit of a grunt so lifting the equivalent up out of a river doesn't seem too attractive. I know that the wheels act as the fulcrum...
Forum: New Zealand 10-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 30,810
Posted By Manakau.KTM
+1

+1
Forum: New Zealand 10-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 30,810
Posted By Manakau.KTM
You are welcome to borrow the solenoid off my 79...

You are welcome to borrow the solenoid off my 79 Guzzi. I'm an hour north of wellie and unfortunately won't be home till late. Could do transplant in morning. May be rejection issues though being...
Forum: New Zealand 10-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Just have to remember next time that Steve...

Just have to remember next time that Steve doesn't like dates (the dried fruit variety).

So then, we will hear the mighty roar (I hope it doesn't whine) of the mighty Tiger sometime soon.
Forum: New Zealand 10-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Might as well kick off with some decent...

Might as well kick off with some decent dishwater.

Steve is the farthest away so how about texting me when he arrives at yours and then I'll put the jug on. I will have had my porridge with...
Forum: New Zealand 10-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Sunday sounds good to me. Have fueled up the...

Sunday sounds good to me.

Have fueled up the Izusu Triumph Recovery Vehicle (formerly the Guzzi Recovery Vehicle that could've been the KTM Recovery Vehicle but I was in the wrong island).
Forum: New Zealand 09-29-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I would've thought that the gravel/tar rash was a...

I would've thought that the gravel/tar rash was a sign of a hardcore biker.

Do I spy a centrestand?
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'm fine for either day.

I'm fine for either day.
Forum: New Zealand 09-26-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
We will await further instructions then. In...

We will await further instructions then.

In the meantime, I'll check out the Earl Grey supplies as a backup.
Forum: New Zealand 09-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Sounds good to me. If you go in front, you won't...

Sounds good to me. If you go in front, you won't have to weave around the rest of my number plate as it comes off.

I'll make sure there are some fresh Havana beans in the kitchen draw for kick off.
Forum: New Zealand 09-25-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
That's impressive progress. You'll be wanting to...

That's impressive progress. You'll be wanting to get it dirty now.
Forum: New Zealand 09-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,657
Posted By Manakau.KTM
yup

yup
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,813
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Congratulations Mark on the new steed. ...

Congratulations Mark on the new steed.

Looking forward to seeing photos of it on the top of cnut hill.
Forum: New Zealand 08-26-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,658
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Does a Moto Guzzi count as an airhead?

Does a Moto Guzzi count as an airhead?
Forum: New Zealand 08-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,351
Posted By Manakau.KTM
C'mon Steve. Some of us had to spend the weekend...

C'mon Steve. Some of us had to spend the weekend doing shit and not riding. We need to live vicariously through ride reports.
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,221
Posted By Manakau.KTM
''... I didn't have my hearing aid in so I...

''... I didn't have my hearing aid in so I couldn't hear what he was on about, but after abusing the hell out of me he gunned his bike and wheelied off. I don't think these hot heads should be...
Forum: New Zealand 07-28-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 28,659
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Everything wot Steve said. One of the...

Everything wot Steve said.

One of the benefits of the group thing. BRR ride to Waikarimoana and Motu about 2 mths ago. Russell hit a hole and the front rim pinched the tube in two places. The grey...
Forum: New Zealand 07-27-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 28,659
Posted By Manakau.KTM
BRR ride to Akitio Something like 28...

BRR ride to Akitio

Something like 28 riders. Swamped the kitchen at the Porangahau Pub
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