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Forum: New Zealand Today, 03:33 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea that does look a tad chilly. :lol3 There...

Yea that does look a tad chilly. :lol3
There was certainly a frosty chill on my ride to work this morn but the day turned out bloody nice until this evening aye.
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 02:24 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,005
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea the scallops are much the same here at the...

Yea the scallops are much the same here at the mo, but the snapper are biting in the Pelorus Sound and have been all winter. :evil

This was my mate a few months back, he let another one a slightly...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 12:40 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,005
Posted By Te Hopo
God what a horrible distraction :lol3 Much luck...

God what a horrible distraction :lol3
Much luck out there?
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 78,287
Posted By Te Hopo
Now that was a fun evening, last night I went...

Now that was a fun evening, last night I went around to my mate Taz's and told him to get kitted up, get the DR350 out as we were going night riding.

We ended up going over the Port Underwood...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Now that was a fun evening, last night I went...

Now that was a fun evening, last night I went around to Taz's and told him to get kitted up as we were going riding.

We ended up going over the Port Underwood ridge trail to the forestry and then...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 697,457
Posted By Te Hopo
Well we did the run last night and got thoroughly...

Well we did the run last night and got thoroughly wet and muddy on greasy tracks and sloppy bogs.

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/TeHopo/DRZ400/DSCF2915_zps6f946db6.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Now that was a fun evening, last night I went...

Now that was a fun evening, last night I went around to Taz's and told him to get kitted up as we were going riding.

We ended up going over the Port Underwood ridge trail to the forestry and then...
Forum: New Zealand 08-30-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers for that Mark. I found the Crampbuster...

Cheers for that Mark.
I found the Crampbuster second hand on Trademe, someone had used it for their ride around NZ and was selling off some of their gear.
Cost me a total of $12

It fits on fine...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6,197
Views: 2,452,982
Posted By Te Hopo
I love the bike/sidecar, and I love the teepee....

I love the bike/sidecar, and I love the teepee. :clap

He's definitely doing it right IMO, certainly got a lot more space than my DRZ400 and solo tent just big enough for me and my gear.

It...
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, I'll hold your beer bro while you show us...

Yea, I'll hold your beer bro while you show us how it's done :p3rry
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm keen. Name a time to be there as I'll come...

I'm keen.
Name a time to be there as I'll come through the QC Drive and meet up at the VMX, unless others want to come through too?
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 56,726
Posted By Te Hopo
"Ow many times I have ta tell you don' step on my...

"Ow many times I have ta tell you don' step on my fecking heel ya eedjit!" :lol3



Well I'm sitting here eating venison chilli, drinking single malt whiskey and listening to Rage Against The...
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
So Ian has suggested we do another ride soon and...

So Ian has suggested we do another ride soon and catch some of the VMX out near Havelock.
What time is the VMX on and is it this Sunday 31st or Sunday 7th? :deal

Afterwards we could always head...
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Sounds good Ian, I'll put it up in the...

Sounds good Ian, I'll put it up in the Marlborough thread :clap
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
I had posted this in other threads and people...

I had posted this in other threads and people seemed to like it, so I'll share it here too.

I do a fair amount of evening riding on back roads and of course, good light is essential.
My hunting...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Final pics, that seat is a HUGE improvement and...

Final pics, that seat is a HUGE improvement and I'm very happy with the result.
I haven't ridden more than 100km on it yet, but damn the old felt bad at the 50km mark so I'm already ahead. ...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Some other random shots. the new IMS tank...

Some other random shots.

the new IMS tank allows easier access to the radiator cap and oil dipstick, making the morning check of each easier for my fat fingers....
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Some pics to remind you all just how bad the...

Some pics to remind you all just how bad the stock seat looks:
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/TeHopo/DRZ400/DSCF2884_zpse15cb59d.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
So big things have been happening around...

So big things have been happening around here.............big tanks especially. :evil

So yea, last week I got home to find my package had arrived from Just Gas Tanks.
An IMS 4Gallon (a hair over...
Forum: New Zealand 08-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 56,726
Posted By Te Hopo
If you like hoppy beer, I do a mean creamy Irish...

If you like hoppy beer, I do a mean creamy Irish Red
3 different malts
2 different hops
2 different yeasts
1kg honey

It gets up around 7% and takes at least 6 months to mature.


As for...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,745
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, so when he dies we can buy all these barn...

Yea, so when he dies we can buy all these barn finds of his wife who just wants the cash, and then make more of these custom bikes. :D

To the OP, very nice job.
I love the exhaust

Sent from...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,085
Posted By Te Hopo
The xt has nothing over the tw as its the same...

The xt has nothing over the tw as its the same engine

Hmmm what about an xr250 engine hotted up?
That engine in a cr chassis has been a dream of mine for a while now

Sent from my XT320 using...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 36,943
Posted By Te Hopo
Wow, bloody amazing effort for sure. :clap ...

Wow, bloody amazing effort for sure. :clap

Wonder how many tickets he'll have when he gets home? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 697,457
Posted By Te Hopo
I do a fair amount of evening riding on back...

I do a fair amount of evening riding on back roads and of course, good light is essential.
My hunting headlamp is powerful (900lumens) and has a good beam, a lot of throw to the sides with a center...
Forum: New Zealand 08-24-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Oh, and I got home Saturday morning to this pile...

Oh, and I got home Saturday morning to this pile at my door :evil
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/TeHopo/XT225/DSCF2862_zps111ddaf6.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 08-24-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Well that was a good weekend, I rode out to visit...

Well that was a good weekend, I rode out to visit my friends in Manaroa (Outer Sounds) on Thursday night.
It was an awesome evening ride in the dark and things really clicked between me and the...
Forum: New Zealand 08-23-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Awesome, thanks Clint. I was going to check...

Awesome, thanks Clint.

I was going to check out your thread this evening and post up some ride pics, and pics of the latest farkles like the 15L IMS tank....

But Taz rang up to see if I would...
Forum: New Zealand 08-20-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 143,336
Posted By Te Hopo
Great write up and pics. I always love...

Great write up and pics.

I always love seeing pics of Gus, what a beast. :clap
Forum: New Zealand 08-20-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
I took the bike out for a good gravel ride on...

I took the bike out for a good gravel ride on Sunday with the Marlborough lads and had a lot of fun.
It took me a while to get settled and comfortable, then I started having some fun :evil

The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23,978
Views: 4,079,867
Posted By Te Hopo
Just throwing it out there as I have not owned my...

Just throwing it out there as I have not owned my DRZ for two weeks yet, but is it the skid plate vibrating?

I have a Hyde plastic one on mine and it was shocking, lower revs it would have this...
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Doesn't bother me asking it here, but you're more...

Doesn't bother me asking it here, but you're more likely to get more of the airhead lads checking in your thread.
Alex is in the minority over here, surrounded by all these thumpers :D
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Top man, yea we have to make the most of the...

Top man, yea we have to make the most of the weather.
I went grocery shopping after the ride yesterday.


Today I got home from work and it was like Christmas, my rack and seat foam/cover had...
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
The first pic was right at the end, Tumbledown...

The first pic was right at the end, Tumbledown Bay.
The 2nd pic is the road leading to the gate over to the cable station.
Forum: New Zealand 08-17-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers for the text regarding that mate, I warned...

Cheers for the text regarding that mate, I warned the lads when we departed this morning.
We just took our time and stuck to the clear tire tracks and it wasn't too bad.

Sure it would have been...
Forum: New Zealand 08-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Cheers for coming guys, and for being patient...

Cheers for coming guys, and for being patient while I got used to the DRZs gravel manners.
All up it was 109kms for me, a nice wee Sunday ride :D

Here's the only decent pic I got, from Robin Hood...
Forum: New Zealand 08-16-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, it wasn't a deterrent to my idea, I think...

Yea, it wasn't a deterrent to my idea, I think with slightly different gearing the gearbox will not be an issue.
A sixth gear would be nice, but not a deal breaker.

I took it for a spin around...
Forum: New Zealand 08-15-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha another 13 or so years without a...

Hahaha another 13 or so years without a conference then? :lol3

Yea, Springcreek 4 Square, 10am Sunday.
We'll head out Rarangi, around Port Underwood and then out to Tumbledown Bay.
Back track...
Forum: New Zealand 08-14-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
Two more pics from my aunty before I left...

Two more pics from my aunty before I left Wellington, my cousins wee lad liked the bike, especially giving it a good twist early on a Sunday morning :lol3
...
Forum: New Zealand 08-13-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 9,391
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha awesome bro, I got home this evening to...

Hahaha awesome bro, I got home this evening to find snow on the hills around Picton

Have fun up there mate :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 08-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By Te Hopo
I didn't find it too bad actually, the first time...

I didn't find it too bad actually, the first time I ran it up to 100kmh I was thinking WTF!
With the current stock E gearing it cruises really nice at 80kmh, and is very busy sounding at 100kmh...
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