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Forum: New Zealand 07-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By bart-nz
Iím working that weekend. The joys of 4 on 4 off...

Iím working that weekend. The joys of 4 on 4 off shift work...:cry
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By bart-nz
Go to a small town bike shop that usually deals...

Go to a small town bike shop that usually deals with quads and farm bikes. They let anything through. Works for me.:lol3
Forum: New Zealand 06-13-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Nah, it gives the bike some character. Iím not...

Nah, it gives the bike some character. Iím not that fussy about looks.

A new front tyre may have prevented the whole ordeal, which would have been a better investment...in hindsight.
Forum: New Zealand 06-03-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Iíll resurect it next year. The days are too...

Iíll resurect it next year. The days are too short now. I wasnít really in a position to do it a few months ago.
Forum: New Zealand 06-03-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Apiti or Pori, but I'm picking the weather would...

Apiti or Pori, but I'm picking the weather would have been shit around Pori.
Forum: New Zealand 06-03-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Went for a quiet ride yesterday. Stopped by...

Went for a quiet ride yesterday. Stopped by Wade's for a coffee, then headed for the coast. The day wasn't the best but I didn't care. I just wanted to ride.
...
Forum: New Zealand 05-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 53,087
Posted By bart-nz
Skin them in a bucket of water. I caught a lot of...

Skin them in a bucket of water. I caught a lot of the vicious little bastards when trapping possums as a kid.

I got bitten trying to catch one as a kid also. It just about took the tip of my thumb...
Forum: New Zealand 05-23-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By bart-nz
Using a GT40 to sell gulf oil...the shit must be...

Using a GT40 to sell gulf oil...the shit must be good. Iím glad Iím running it in the DR.
Forum: New Zealand 05-23-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 15,753
Posted By bart-nz
Itís an artform getting 2 stroke exhausts right....

Itís an artform getting 2 stroke exhausts right. Length is really important. Not so with much with 4 strokes though.
Forum: New Zealand 05-18-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 53,087
Posted By bart-nz
2005 Itís LíOreal you numpty, and the chain...

2005

Itís LíOreal you numpty, and the chain looks to have a funny round cover over it. I guess I could drill a hole in it...:wink:
Forum: New Zealand 05-18-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 53,087
Posted By bart-nz
An American friend turned up yesterday on this......

An American friend turned up yesterday on this...

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/bart-nz/misc/IMG_8344.jpg

My daughter said "it's faaat Daddy...just like you"

I thought that...
Forum: New Zealand 05-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,011
Posted By bart-nz
That pretty well sums up my DR650. It does...

That pretty well sums up my DR650. It does everything I want really well, but what a bland piece of shit. The good thing is I donít give a crap if I drop it.
Forum: New Zealand 05-11-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,520
Posted By bart-nz
That looks freaking awesome...

That looks freaking awesome...
Forum: New Zealand 05-01-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By bart-nz
I looked for a cheap run about for a couple of...

I looked for a cheap run about for a couple of months. Heaps of shitbox, overpriced, mid 90's, Corolla's and Nissan Pulsars about. 250,000 kms on a 1600cc engine and they still want 3k+ for them...
Forum: New Zealand 04-30-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By bart-nz
Iíve just gone through the whole íbuying a cheap...

Iíve just gone through the whole íbuying a cheap run about carí thing. Absolute minefield. One thing I did discover is the smaller the car the stupider the price. Aim for something with a 2 litre...
Forum: New Zealand 04-28-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 22,897
Posted By bart-nz
4 days on, 4 off. Stupidly long days and a...

4 days on, 4 off. Stupidly long days and a longish comute.
Forum: New Zealand 04-27-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 22,897
Posted By bart-nz
It looks like you had a nice day for it. Some of...

It looks like you had a nice day for it. Some of us had to work.:cry
Forum: New Zealand 04-25-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 22,897
Posted By bart-nz
I may have to postpone the mid week RRRR for a...

I may have to postpone the mid week RRRR for a week or two. I have a couple of painting jobs to finish off before the weather turns to crap. School hols too, so Iíd better spend a little time with...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 22,897
Posted By bart-nz
I could bolt on some kind of side car, but I...

I could bolt on some kind of side car, but I don't think even you would be crazy enough to ride with me.
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 22,897
Posted By bart-nz
Wednesday looks good for weather. I don't care...

Wednesday looks good for weather. I don't care which way we go, but I guess clockwise would work better for you guys from the south.
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 22,897
Posted By bart-nz
Working... It’s a bastard having to earn a...

Working...

It’s a bastard having to earn a living. It was way more fun sponging off you poor tax payers. Oh well, reality had to bight at some stage. Mid week RRRR anyone?
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 53,087
Posted By bart-nz
We don't have a very good view to the east, so I...

We don't have a very good view to the east, so I took these out the upstairs toilet window. Set up a mini tripod on the widowsill. :lol3

They could have been a little sharper, but not bad for a 6...
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 53,087
Posted By bart-nz
moon

I took a few pictures of the moon last night.

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/bart-nz/misc/IMG_7838.jpg

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/bart-nz/misc/IMG_7855.jpg

eclipsed...
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Nice vid. You can see the marks on the track...

Nice vid. You can see the marks on the track where the bike hit. I put a new front tyre on the other day, so hopefully I won't have any more gravity attacks in the near future.



It's almost...
Forum: New Zealand 04-14-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By bart-nz
Over the summer I was commuting to my parents...

Over the summer I was commuting to my parents place out in the sticks to paint their house and numerous farm sheds. 40km of windy seal followed by 10km of nasty deep gravel each way, most days. It...
Forum: New Zealand 04-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By bart-nz
^^ Ha ha, I can't seem to quote you either Mark....

^^ Ha ha, I can't seem to quote you either Mark. Stupid computer thingy.

Anyway, you seem to go alright on the gravel. I haven't seen you arse off in ages.

I tend to lean into the corners...
Forum: New Zealand 04-05-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,011
Posted By bart-nz
Would have to be Sunday. Iíll see if Iím allowed...

Would have to be Sunday. Iíll see if Iím allowed out to play

Those 750ís were awesome bikes. Very nimble on the corners, but perhaps a little underpowered on the straights. Iíd love one as a...
Forum: New Zealand 04-05-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,011
Posted By bart-nz
Blah blah coffee/muffin blah blah autumn leaves...

Blah blah coffee/muffin blah blah autumn leaves blah blah pot of tea blah blah toasty blah blah blah...

You eat a lot for a skinny bugger and I think youíre getting soft in your old age.
Forum: New Zealand 04-02-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Good. I thought milk was just white stuff in a...

Good. I thought milk was just white stuff in a bottle. I didnít realise there were so many different types. Itís a bit cool in the chillers and the days are looong (6am to 6-30pm). I hit the road...
Forum: New Zealand 03-27-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Yeah, it wasnít quite the job I was after, but...

Yeah, it wasnít quite the job I was after, but itís better than no job.
Forum: New Zealand 03-27-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Permanent, in an ice cream factory. Itís almost...

Permanent, in an ice cream factory. Itís almost as good as working in a brewery...:evil
Forum: New Zealand 03-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Damage report

Cleaned the bike and started checking it over yesterday. Here's what I found starting from the front.
http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af29/bart-nz/Takapari%2022-03-14/IMG_7764.jpg

wonky...
Forum: New Zealand 03-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Hey dude, it was good to meet you. More photos...

Hey dude, it was good to meet you. More photos and larger versions over here if you're interested.
...
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Yeah, I'm usually pretty good at falling off (if...

Yeah, I'm usually pretty good at falling off (if there's such a thing). This time it all happened real quick.

I'm just trying to recall the bikes:
BMW 800
2 x BMW 1150 (or 1200)
KTM 690
Honda...
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
No worries Stephen, I was going a little bit...

No worries Stephen, I was going a little bit silly (as always). Like I said, It's a bit like smoking behind the bike shed at school...you'll get away with it for a while, but eventually you will get...
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
I think Wade has some spare screws. They're...

I think Wade has some spare screws. They're apparently designed to break so you don't do too much damage to the helmet. I should get a set of spares anyway.



It's not too painful...until I...
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
OK, perhaps there was a little white lie at the...

OK, perhaps there was a little white lie at the end there. Some idiot on a DR650 was going way too fast down a steep bit leading into a right hander and lost the bald front tyre. The bike went down...
Forum: New Zealand 03-24-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 49,897
Posted By bart-nz
Takapari Road

Oaters (Aslan) organised a ride up Takapari road on Saturday. We had a good turn out and a weird array of bikes. I don't think I've ever been on a ride with such variety.
...
Forum: New Zealand 03-16-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,011
Posted By bart-nz
I jump on any bike and feel right at home. Thatís...

I jump on any bike and feel right at home. Thatís why I donĎt often ride other peoples bikes...and why I feel right at home on a shitbox, rattly, DR.:rofl

I hate quads though. They suck.
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,011
Posted By bart-nz
That poor sheep. Gave itís life so Mark could sit...

That poor sheep. Gave itís life so Mark could sit his arse on it.
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