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Forum: Airheads Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By Voltaire
The new Norton Commando is the only current 'New"...

The new Norton Commando is the only current 'New" bike that gives me the " I wants"
http://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/366457037.jpg
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Forum: New Zealand Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Voltaire
There will be engine and frame number inspections...

There will be engine and frame number inspections and points lost for non original parts.:evil
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Voltaire
BMW R90s 40th Anniversary At Taupo

My race mate Adrian is organising an R90/S weekend in Taupo.
Seeing as this is airhead central for NZ do any of you chaps have an R90s or know of anyone who has who might like to come along.

...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By Voltaire
I've only got a couple of Triumph pre unit...

I've only got a couple of Triumph pre unit project bikes older than me, Never owned a new vehicle. Import taxes on them here in the 80's were high and now I don't really care about new stuff (...
Forum: New Zealand 03-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Voltaire
Dunno what you budget is, mine is always low for...

Dunno what you budget is, mine is always low for accommodation as cuts into beer spend.
Busy time in Auckland with Cricket and stuff on.
Rooms looking very pricy
had quick look

...
Forum: New Zealand 03-02-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Voltaire
http://www.waiheke.co.nz/ Accommodation I have...

http://www.waiheke.co.nz/
Accommodation I have used this sitehttp://www.jasons.co.nz/accommodation
We have Trademe instead of Craiglist

http://www.trademe.co.nz/
Forum: New Zealand 03-02-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Voltaire
Its called the Link bus and it goes in a circle...

Its called the Link bus and it goes in a circle route.
https://at.govt.nz/ImageResizer/media/41018/map-inner_700x419.jpg
The old Post Office building is the transport hub down by the waterfront, ...
Forum: New Zealand 03-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Voltaire
If I was a visitor to Auckland: Catch ferry...

If I was a visitor to Auckland:
Catch ferry across to Devonport for breakfast.
Go up Sky Tower for view.
Wander around the Viaduct
Not sure where the craft beer places are, Vulcan lane, heading...
Forum: New Zealand 03-02-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 457
Posted By Voltaire
On weekends I like to start early and get to...

On weekends I like to start early and get to Bunnings in Mt Roskill before the crowds.
They have re opened the railway near me and I can go into the city on the train, done this once.
Vultures...
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,798
Posted By Voltaire
Got a linky? I found this on GS forks, they...

Got a linky?

I found this on GS forks, they are 40 mm marzocchi with rebound in one leg and compression in the other.

http://www.largiader.com/tech/gsforks/


Problem with emulators is the...
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 139,064
Posted By Voltaire
+1, I ignored my ring gear coming off once and...

+1, I ignored my ring gear coming off once and that noise did not go away :rofl
Good to see proud tradition of Sparkies having poor electrics being carried on.:evil
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,798
Posted By Voltaire
I got him to supply Ohlins for my race bike, I'd...

I got him to supply Ohlins for my race bike, I'd already fitted emulators. He was of the opinion that BMW forks contained too little fluid to be effective.
he did upgrade the springs, the BMW ones...
Forum: New Zealand 03-01-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 162,323
Posted By Voltaire
Out with Trustme around Kaipara harbour, stopped...

Out with Trustme around Kaipara harbour, stopped in Port Albert.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/Port%20Albert_zpstah9z4jb.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 02-28-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 168,634
Posted By Voltaire
So how is Kane, haven't seen him at the track for...

So how is Kane, haven't seen him at the track for ages?
He must be finding the supply of old BMW parts is drying up.
I haven't seen any good parts on TM for ages.
Forum: New Zealand 02-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Voltaire
Have you been watching The Sound of Music again?

Have you been watching The Sound of Music again?
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Voltaire
I went with the non piggyback ones in the end. ...

I went with the non piggyback ones in the end.
The blend in rather than stand out.
http://www.bits4motorbikes.co.uk/Ohlins/Shocks/S36E.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Voltaire
I have two twin shockers a r90/6 racebike and an...

I have two twin shockers a r90/6 racebike and an R90/6
Recently replaced the Ikons on the racebike with Ohlin non piggy back S36's.
When I get around to it going to replace the ones on my road bike...
Forum: New Zealand 02-26-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 168,634
Posted By Voltaire
Apparently BMW thought their geared set up was...

Apparently BMW thought their geared set up was better than the conventional drum set up....
Keeping the cable pull straight VS, a gear set, a chain and a cover...
Replacing a worn set makes the...
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Voltaire
Harken ( Hoken) who owns Enduro tours also does...

Harken ( Hoken) who owns Enduro tours also does the Vietnam one I went on with him, great guy and his lovely lady Georgia.

If you picking up the bike from Auckland North Shore I's suggest going up...
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
True, I'm not as serious as you blokes, just the...

True, I'm not as serious as you blokes, just the odd gravel ride :D,
I've never ridden a para, only twin shockers and monos, but the mono is good enough for me.
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
Worthwhile upgrade from the R80ST? Never ridden...

Worthwhile upgrade from the R80ST?
Never ridden a paralever.......
tubeless rims, and decent suspension appeal.
I do find the ST a hoot to ride round Auckland as the R65 front end makes for nimble...
Forum: New Zealand 02-24-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,898
Posted By Voltaire
Your not helping break the reliability of Italian...

Your not helping break the reliability of Italian bikes myth:rofl
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,884
Posted By Voltaire
If Motobins can get parts to my door in New...

If Motobins can get parts to my door in New Zealand within the week I'd take an airhead anywhere.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,009
Posted By Voltaire
I ride oldish bikes from the 70's, I tend not to...

I ride oldish bikes from the 70's, I tend not to think about why too much.
Took my 2002 VW T4 TDI van into Diesel and Turbo today as its a bit 'gutless' , when I told the guy I'd had it for 10 years...
Forum: New Zealand 02-22-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
Cool, suppose its only a gravel road basher :rofl...

Cool, suppose its only a gravel road basher :rofl

not much frame under the tank is there ?
Forum: New Zealand 02-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
salvagable? the rollers tend to mark the race...

salvagable? the rollers tend to mark the race over time at the front and rear, if you can feel an indentation its a good time to replace them.
Prick to get out, I usually mig a bit of metal across...
Forum: New Zealand 02-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
Do Tip Top make steering head grease? Fun...

Do Tip Top make steering head grease?
Fun getting those bearings out :evil
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By Voltaire
here is a BMW too look at while we wait. 50...

here is a BMW too look at while we wait.
50 shades of matt grey....:rofl
http://andyw-inuk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R1200GS-BMW-Motorcycle-Photo/R1200GS-Other-BMW-Girls/i-cr4QPcZ/0/O/sm-gs.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 02-18-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,242
Posted By Voltaire
Excellent Post, that Velo was a lot of fun. ...

Excellent Post, that Velo was a lot of fun.
Methven Mountain Thunder :clap
Forum: New Zealand 02-18-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
Dang....they lost my entry again :rofl

Dang....they lost my entry again :rofl
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
Get some Harley aftermarket ones. ...

Get some Harley aftermarket ones.
http://www.tejasthumpcycles.com/Parts/Pegs/image/FP06.Woman.pegs.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
yes thats them, Adrian and John.:D

yes thats them, Adrian and John.:D
Forum: New Zealand 02-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 36,245
Posted By Voltaire
Adrian runs a deep sump on his race bike and I...

Adrian runs a deep sump on his race bike and I run a stock one.
His motor produces more power than mine so therefore more heat.
I find if I have the oil over 1/2 way it blows out the breather as...
Forum: New Zealand 02-14-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Voltaire
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/12/23/article-...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/12/23/article-0-16985C52000005DC-400_634x675.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 02-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Voltaire
My wife is painting the house two shades of grey...

My wife is painting the house two shades of grey :huhshould I worry?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Voltaire
I had one, must have been earlier as it was...

I had one, must have been earlier as it was sidevalve.
The one shown is a later OHV engine,
Cycle parts are knock off of BMW R71 made just prior to dubyadubyatwo, engine I guess is copy of 60's...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,088
Posted By Voltaire
Those CX100's pop up from time to time here, they...

Those CX100's pop up from time to time here, they are a lemans to look at with a touring 1000cc motor I think?
The good thing about second tier bikes is you get the riding experience without the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,713
Posted By Voltaire
I run a set on my BMW race bike and even with the...

I run a set on my BMW race bike and even with the stock cam it needs choke to start from cold and sometimes when warm.
It will sort of idle at about 200o RPM
When I had the 336 engine it would not...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,487
Posted By Voltaire
Central North Island New Zealand outside Waiouru...

Central North Island New Zealand outside Waiouru Museum.
Over 40 years and bike rego goes from $560 to $114 a year:clap...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By Voltaire
Bugger all are leaving now, can you guys get your...

Bugger all are leaving now, can you guys get your economy sorted so we can all come over :rofl
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