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Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,988
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....
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
Nice bike and not a bad price but for some reason...

Nice bike and not a bad price but for some reason they don't really push my buttons

They should - they tick all the right boxes and that one seems very tidy for its age and km



when you...
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,988
Posted By Mark_S
at least I can say to my wife 'well I'm less of a...

at least I can say to my wife 'well I'm less of a bike slut than he is....'
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
photos.... c'mon where are the photos??? ...

photos....

c'mon where are the photos???


sweeet

so is this the 'one bike to rule them all' or the bike to complement the beemer???

btw do you know anything about this local bike...
Forum: New Zealand 01-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By Mark_S
18 months..... that’s just so so long ...

18 months.....

that’s just so so long





remember lots of photos of shiny things....
Forum: New Zealand 01-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,609
Posted By Mark_S
I've decided that I don't like summer - I was in...

I've decided that I don't like summer - I was in the Hawkes Bay area yesterday and it was simply too hot to be on a bike. tar was melting everywhere. got some allergic response to pollen or something...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-16-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Mark_S
so where are the pics?

so where are the pics?
Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
New bikes are against my religion - I don't like...

New bikes are against my religion - I don't like that initial depreciation hit



we can but try



already on my watchlist - looks mint
If it was regoed and warranted and running fine it...
Forum: New Zealand 01-14-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
There is a warped logic to my tragic klr history ...

There is a warped logic to my tragic klr history

klr1 was an oil burner and kawasakis under warranty repair failed to fix it so I sold it
klr2 was fully farkled and mint (never been offroad) when...
Forum: New Zealand 01-13-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
Yup - more comfort = ride longer fortunately...

Yup - more comfort = ride longer
fortunately the tiger is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden



Tim said he really enjoyed his ride.
I'll be back in March so I might just take you up on...
Forum: New Zealand 01-13-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
Having ridden some bigish distances on a DT230...

Having ridden some bigish distances on a DT230 (Lake Waikaremoana, Gentle Annie, Molesworth - Porika - Rainbow etc etc etc) I have no real desire to repeat the experience.

If I wanted a road...
Forum: New Zealand 01-13-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Mark_S
the correct answer is 'oh I always wheelie across...

the correct answer is 'oh I always wheelie across streams....'
Forum: New Zealand 01-12-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
I was talking about my 955 tiger which apart from...

I was talking about my 955 tiger which apart from a stone guard on the front of the exhaust has a completely naked bum. There are no after market bash plates that I am aware of for the 955.

I'd ...
Forum: New Zealand 01-12-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
gen1 would be a good compromise - it might take a...

gen1 would be a good compromise - it might take a while as good ones are getting hard to find.



recidivist has such an unpleasant ring to it....



you are right that the tiger is...
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By Mark_S
and try and be flexible with timing the...

and try and be flexible with timing

the weather on the west coast is the most fickle so if its good when you get here do the west coast first. It only seems to stay fine for 3 or 4 days at a...
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
Are you enjoying it on gravel or just 'waiting...

Are you enjoying it on gravel or just 'waiting till the seal starts again'?



Yes I hadn't thought about the stigma associated with owning a dr....



that's my current thinking
although...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
odd that that bike looks like it had the primary...

odd that that bike looks like it had the primary impact to the left fork - not the front wheel?



Yep I should have taken that red on for a ride when I was in mahana all day Thurs...

the poor...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
don't take the piss Boris

I have considered contacting the guy I sold my last klr to (he must be bored by now....)

bikes like dr650s and klr650's seem hard to get excited about but they do do a competent job for not a lot...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
pfft .... amateur as soon as I get a new front...

pfft .... amateur
as soon as I get a new front tire on the tiger we need to go on a real ride.



So - I've just sold the sv and will soon have my trail bike on tardme so I think I need to buy a...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,885
Posted By Mark_S
The Last Harrah

Friday
Mahara (Nelson) - Porridge for breakfast
Murchison - Cup of Tea and muffin
Westport - Sparkling water and peanuts
Greymouth - Sammies and coke
Reefton - croissant and cup of tea
Hamner...
Forum: New Zealand 01-06-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mark_S
I would have thought that the anakees would have...

I would have thought that the anakees would have been hard to top?

They should last for ages, work great on seal and in the wet and, if my my worn anakee 2 on the front of the tiger is anything to...
Forum: New Zealand 01-05-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,885
Posted By Mark_S
Its a cheap and nasty pelican knockoff from super...

Its a cheap and nasty pelican knockoff from super cheap auto (http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/online-store/products/ToolPro-Safe-Case-560x430x215mm.aspx?pid=326046#Recommendations)

cost about $90...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mark_S
get on with it....:ddog

get on with it....:ddog
Forum: New Zealand 12-28-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mark_S
I have to work tomorrow so I think it best if you...

I have to work tomorrow so I think it best if you get painting - it will certainly make me feel more positive about working
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,885
Posted By Mark_S
Yup This track is my favourite - Martins...

Yup

This track is my favourite - Martins Flat then up and down the rock garden



Probably - this last ride was fun but I can't get past the fact that I've ridden these tracks so many many...
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
That Raetahi Taihape Ashurst Whanganui block is...

That Raetahi Taihape Ashurst Whanganui block is just packed with some of the best riding in the country.
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
doesn't twin plugging allow you to lean off the...

doesn't twin plugging allow you to lean off the mixture?
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
Like you - I'm primarily concerned about range...

Like you - I'm primarily concerned about range rather than cost. I love not having to think about where I will fill up next.

I have to admit to really liking the fact that the tiger is more...
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,885
Posted By Mark_S
27th Dec

Went for my first trail ride in the Mungatooks since last Feb (I think)

We brave 3 (Andrew, my son Glen, and I) met up at about 9.15

http://webcoda.com/images/bike/trail-ride-4.jpg

The...
Forum: New Zealand 12-26-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mark_S
I love reading ride reports great photos ...

I love reading ride reports

great photos

I've never ridden down in the deep south - I must get off my arse and do it this coming year
Forum: New Zealand 12-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
Nice photos so have you worked out your...

Nice photos

so have you worked out your economy? (the sv gets 15.5 km/l and the tiger gets 18.5)

Are you happy with the bike?
Forum: New Zealand 12-25-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
I suppose we could just slum it and ride with a...

I suppose we could just slum it and ride with a Buell - will pm you when something gets organized



no argument from us...



Did you go out for a ride on the 24th?
Forum: New Zealand 12-23-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,722
Posted By Mark_S
so I'm the little boy in the club with my paltry...

so I'm the little boy in the club with my paltry 24 litres
we won't even mention the sv's shrivelled 17 litres


We should pick a nice cool/overcast day soonish and do the napier - taihape loop -...
Forum: New Zealand 12-22-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mark_S
I will do my level headed best

I will do my level headed best
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mark_S
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may...

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the...
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,988
Posted By Mark_S
same difference between the sv650 and sv1000 ...

same difference between the sv650 and sv1000
sv650 has non-adjustable damper rod forks that'll jar your arms out of their sockets whereas the 1000 has fully adjustable cartridge forks - night and...
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,988
Posted By Mark_S
Cool photo with the wall an stuff So how...

Cool photo with the wall an stuff

So how many km could you do on it before your body started rebelling?
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,885
Posted By Mark_S
How was your ride?

How was your ride?
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,885
Posted By Mark_S
Sate 20th Dec

I decided to squeeze in one more ride before giving the Tiger a major service so I headed off towards Ashurst but on a spur of the moment decision headed to Marton instead.

Just north of Marton...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,885
Posted By Mark_S
You are the exception that proves the rule - most...

You are the exception that proves the rule - most 20 somethings listen exclusively to the little head
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