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Forum: New Zealand 02-26-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Oaters
Cheers Trustme

Cheers Trustme
Forum: New Zealand 02-26-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Oaters
Hi Mike - he and I have communicated thus far -...

Hi Mike - he and I have communicated thus far - following an introduction from AussieTrev of Gawler SA via FaceBook Messenger - but from the link in my original post you'll see he does post here on...
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Oaters
Wink Sounds like you chose the right hire company

Hi MasterBrewer aka Kym - sounds as though you've chosen the right hire company

Thanks to all Kiwi inmates for chiming in with helpful advice to ensure MB and his fellow South Australian pals...
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Oaters
Thierry's documentary

here's a link to a doco Thierry has made about his passion

http://player.vimeo.com/video/40018968?byline=0&%3Bportrait=0&%3Bcolor=ff9933
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Oaters
Talking Swiss Globetrotter in Aotearoa - let's show him some Kiwi hospitality

greetings folks

as a result of meeting some great Adventure Riding inmates in Australia during my modest travels there last year, I've been put in touch with Swiss global traveller Thierry Wilhelm...
Forum: New Zealand 02-21-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,021
Posted By Oaters
Thumb Great build thread

The bikes looking great Marty - loving your work and attention to detail - should result in a really personalised machine you're pleased with - and yes - assuming that's a WW2 Mustang - nice also -...
Forum: New Zealand 02-15-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Oaters
Helping the good guys from South Australia please

Fellow kiwi inmates or others from overseas whove hired bikes in New Zealand, (thinking McCardigan here)please chime in with any helpful advice for Master Brewer aka Kym.

Kym is a buddy of Kipo...
Forum: New Zealand 02-05-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Hi zaTTaz - I ended up choosing to skip the...

Hi zaTTaz - I ended up choosing to skip the Molesworth on Sunday as the ferry I was one - Kaitaki - was delayed due to mechanical issues. I did enjoy the Clarence Reserve however on Monday and...
Forum: New Zealand 02-05-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Hi kiwibul - due to problems with Kaitaki our...

Hi kiwibul - due to problems with Kaitaki our sailing from Wellington didn't reach Picton till nearly 4pm on Sunday. So..... as it was getting on toward 5pm by the time I'd fuelled up at Blenheim and...
Forum: New Zealand 02-05-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,057
Posted By Oaters
I went in from Kaikoura - having camped at the A1...

I went in from Kaikoura - having camped at the A1 Backpackers and Caravan Park - on Monday 2 February and out on Tuesday 3 February. I stayed the night on Monday in the Warden Hutt - nice hut had it...
Forum: New Zealand 02-04-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By Oaters
Signed - thanks for the initiative Eddie

Signed - thanks for the initiative Eddie
Forum: New Zealand 01-30-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Cheers for your comment Marty - I'll be thinking...

Cheers for your comment Marty - I'll be thinking of you on Monday and your surgery - what a tenacious spirit you've shown in your recovery - best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery from the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
cheers for that kiwibul - I'll watch out for you...

cheers for that kiwibul - I'll watch out for you and your pal - I'll be on blue DR650
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,057
Posted By Oaters
Weather permitting

So I've spoken to Colin Nimmo of Muzzle Station and currently I plan to go into the Clarence Reserve on Monday 2 February - I expect to have camped at Hanmer on Sunday 1 February

Colin did ask if...
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Laugh Greetings Marlborough Lads (and any Lasses)

Okay - so I've committed to travel to Picton on the InterIslander which should reach Picton about the middle of the day on Sunday 1 Feb.

Given the possible closure of the Molesworth this coming...
Forum: New Zealand 01-25-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Oaters
Richardson's Truck Museum

Hi Te Hopo

Enjoy the deep South and good luck with the sprockets and chain.

Pics of Richardson's Truck Museum mentioned above - I'm not a truck or car fan but found the museum great....
Forum: New Zealand 01-25-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,057
Posted By Oaters
Thanks dazzadm

Thanks for your RR about the Clarence and other Top of the South locations. You've my respect for tackling the Maungatapu and the Porika on your big GS.

Good call on how long you stayed in the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Thumb encouraging response Te Hopo

Hi Deano - if you're willing to accompany this old fool that'd be grand

I've unlocked Josh's info on Remotemoto for the Clarence - looks superb and best done with company rather than solo

At...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,021
Posted By Oaters
Nice bike / project Marty - go well with the...

Nice bike / project Marty - go well with the remainder of your recovery / rehab

I admire your positive attitude - cheers Oaters
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Padders - I'll be sorry not to see you - sounds...

Padders - I'll be sorry not to see you - sounds you've got far more important / rewarding time with family going on - I love your colourful & imaginative prose - I reckon you've anothe career in you...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Cheers Alex - I may well take you up on that for...

Cheers Alex - I may well take you up on that for Sunday night given I expect I'll reach Picton around the middle of Sunday 1 February subject to getting a sailing that day
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Hi zaTTaz - I'll send kiwibul a PM - key issue...

Hi zaTTaz - I'll send kiwibul a PM - key issue were they to go on Sunday 1 Feb is the time they'd plan on leaving Picton as the earliest I can sail (other family events to attend on Saturday 31/1) is...
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,057
Posted By Oaters
thanks Steve - hope you and Mandy have a great...

thanks Steve - hope you and Mandy have a great time at the Bannockburn Bike Week
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,057
Posted By Oaters
so folks - others currently going in or been in...

so folks - others currently going in or been in recently, is the fee $50 for motorcycles? Cheers Oaters
Forum: New Zealand 01-19-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 27,396
Posted By Oaters
Laugh Old Codger passing through

hi Marlborough lads - see my post in the Clarence thread

I'm heading down to Dunedin to link with my son for some riding together on two DR's

I've yet to book my ferry but I need to be in...
Forum: New Zealand 01-19-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,057
Posted By Oaters
Wink lots of interest in riding into the Clarence Reserve

I'm planning to travel to Dunedin to join with my adult son for riding we're hoping to do together - Dunstan Trail, Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station and on to Mavora Lakes and out into Eastern...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,034
Posted By Oaters
You're having a real adventure - onya Te Hopo -...

You're having a real adventure - onya Te Hopo - Tumeke mahi :)
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By Oaters
Retirement

Gentlemen - simply to acknowledge you both and your helpful comments - my travels in the small part of this Lucky Country I got to explore are done for now

Flying back to NZ tomorrow

Go well...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By Oaters
Hi rednax - sorry to hear of your health concerns...

Hi rednax - sorry to hear of your health concerns - hope they resolve and that you're able to enjoy retirement
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Oaters
Hi Chris - what Steve said - also you could try...

Hi Chris - what Steve said - also you could try the BMW owners register site - there may be computer savvy members in Auckland - cheers Stephen
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,034
Posted By Oaters
Hi Te Hopo - thanks for the response - I've yet...

Hi Te Hopo - thanks for the response - I've yet to book my travel - I expect it to be end January early February - no fixed plans - will keep you posted - back in Aotearoa next Thursday - cheers...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,034
Posted By Oaters
Excellent stuff Deano - looks like you're having...

Excellent stuff Deano - looks like you're having a great time - I'm impressed with this update you've achieved whilst having lunch! What's your computing setup - a tablet
Forum: New Zealand 01-08-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,163
Posted By Oaters
Hey Bass - I think Colin may be right given your...

Hey Bass - I think Colin may be right given your concern about safety versus price tradeoff and having your wife riding pillion. I've not used the Karoo but I believe the new generation one is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,818
Posted By Oaters
Laugh Plan - what plan?

Cheers Merv - still trying to work it out as I go along - riding motos will be a key part of it for as long as my health permits

On my return to NZ - my immediate plan is to catch up with my son...
Forum: New Zealand 01-06-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,163
Posted By Oaters
Hi Bass - congrats on the new water cooled GS ...

Hi Bass - congrats on the new water cooled GS

On my GS I run a TKC80 front and Mitas E07 rear. The TKC80 front requires replacing after about 14000km. Mitas rear still only half worn if that after...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By Oaters
fantastic pictures, beautiful scenery, a real...

fantastic pictures, beautiful scenery, a real adventure - thanks for taking the trouble to compile and post your report - quite envious of your trip / machine for the job - looks like you've...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,611
Posted By Oaters
Thumb great pics and RR

great RR Mike - hopefully you're all refreshed now for another year - go well! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,818
Posted By Oaters
Postscript continued

Well, it’s early January 2015. I ceased paid employment 6 months ago on 4 July 2014 choosing to begin my ‘retirement’ (still haven’t quite figured out what that means yet, still very much a ‘work in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,818
Posted By Oaters
Postscript

I've been back here in Melbourne for the birth of another grandchild since mid November 2014.

I decided to sell the DR whilst here.

My riding this time has been limited since the primary...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,611
Posted By Oaters
Looks like you've had a great time Mike - assume...

Looks like you've had a great time Mike - assume you're back in the home of the Taranaki 'Hard Core' by now
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