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Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Mathias52
2005 F650GS Bar risers

I have a stock 2005 F650GS and being a taller guy want to raise the bars up a bit. does anyone know how high I can go without having to replace the front brake line?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-30-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 220,538
Posted By Mathias52
Me and my wee man Lachlan ...

Me and my wee man Lachlan

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/IMG_1739_zps7f83986e.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 05-30-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mathias52
This website has all the details you need for...

This website has all the details you need for getting thru the rainbow road, complete with contact details. have a look round the site and u might find some other awesome rides.
...
Forum: New Zealand 05-30-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Mathias52
quick answer to your...

quick answer to your questions......yes........and yes!



long answer is it is generally not to bad. can be cold and frosty in the mornings but if you have the right gear its not a problem. I...
Forum: New Zealand 05-30-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mathias52
We did it a couple of years ago, they could only...

We did it a couple of years ago, they could only take 3 bike due to where on the boat they put them and if the lake levels are too low they cant get the bikes on due to the ramp being too steep. I...
Forum: New Zealand 05-09-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,419
Posted By Mathias52
If you don't put your rego on hold and don't pay...

If you don't put your rego on hold and don't pay to register it after a year the plates become dead. I worked out for a bike over 600cc would cost approx $1000 to re-vin it. For a bike 600cc and...
Forum: New Zealand 03-05-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 158,892
Posted By Mathias52
Have a look at this website...

Have a look at this website http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/articles/12/209/black-forest-road.php

It is through private land but this site gives you the contact details of the farmer etc, It also...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 30,654
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/_MG_3220_zpsb38b7949.jpg

Middlemarch train Station, Otago NZ
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 518,566
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/_MG_3220_zpsb38b7949.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 2,503,624
Posted By Mathias52
Thats GOLD!!!

Thats GOLD!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 2,503,624
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/_MG_0977_zps6f867613.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mathias52
I'll have to drop the average age then. haha ...

I'll have to drop the average age then. haha
I'd be keen for any ride down this way. I really good ride is the West Branch of the Manuherikia River that goes between St Bathans and Omarama, There is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mathias52
Send me a message when you get down this way, Im...

Send me a message when you get down this way, Im always keen to do some riding. Yep the transalp was 2 up.

Last time I went thru the Nevis I was in a 4wd. Due to a accident at work I couldnt...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8,121
Views: 7,654,111
Posted By Mathias52
My wife with the Kingston flyer in Kingston, New...

My wife with the Kingston flyer in Kingston, New Zealand.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/_MG_2246.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 02-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 158,892
Posted By Mathias52
taken fro the Old Nevis ski hut at the Garston...

taken fro the Old Nevis ski hut at the Garston end of the Nevis road

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/Untitled_Panorama2_zpse79e41db.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mathias52
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mathias52
Nevis Valley, New Zealand

This is my first report so please bare with me.

On Sat a few of us rode through the Nevis Valley then over Duffers Saddle (NZs highest public road) into Bannockburn. Alot of different experience...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 518,566
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/_MG_2321.jpg


http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/P2090019_zpsad23b8c2.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 02-07-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Mathias52
I was thinking that but to polite to say it.

I was thinking that but to polite to say it.
Forum: New Zealand 02-04-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Mathias52
I have been thru in a 4wd, was planning on going...

I have been thru in a 4wd, was planning on going thru on my bike a while ago but burnt my hands in a work accident and couldnt hold my bars properly. looking forward to going thru.
Forum: New Zealand 02-03-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Mathias52
Nevis

Hey, there is 3 or 4 of us planning on going thru the Nevis this Saturday (9th Feb) starting in Garston, At this stage the plan is to meet at the Garston Pub at about 10:30am. I'll be there on a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,929
Posted By Mathias52
Awesome RR, Just wondering which tyres you...

Awesome RR, Just wondering which tyres you preferred?? The Heidenaus or the Metzlers??
Forum: New Zealand 11-20-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Mathias52
message sent

message sent
Forum: New Zealand 11-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Mathias52
I only want to go 20mm so I dont have to replace...

I only want to go 20mm so I dont have to replace my brake cable. where did u get the rox risers from??
Forum: New Zealand 11-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Mathias52
2005 f650gs bar risers

Hey does anyone know where i can get bar risers for my 05 F650gs in NZ??
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 518,566
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/_MG_2321.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 11-08-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,516
Posted By Mathias52
Like Oscar I use a pair of Gaerne MX boots. They...

Like Oscar I use a pair of Gaerne MX boots. They have lots of support in the right places but arent so stiff that you cant walk in them when needed.
But like everything it is very subjective....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 55,921
Posted By Mathias52
Yes it is, i was actually riding to the wharf and...

Yes it is, i was actually riding to the wharf and she was just sitting there so took photos of her instead (and the wife) I havent been on it since I was like 8 (now 32)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 55,921
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/_MG_2246.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 220,538
Posted By Mathias52
My 1yr old son Lachlan and I ...

My 1yr old son Lachlan and I

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/IMG_1736.jpg
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-29-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mathias52
I have a Motobatt battery in mt F650GS. Never had...

I have a Motobatt battery in mt F650GS. Never had a problem. Any battery town outlet shoyuld have them or be able to get them in overnight..
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-27-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 164,651
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/P3170017.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 518,566
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/PA270005.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By Mathias52
Queenstown Wharf ...

Queenstown Wharf

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/P3260026.jpg


Bikes on the Earnslaw
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By Mathias52
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrac...

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/mattygrace/Motorbike%20Adventures/P3260026.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 66,003
Posted By Mathias52
Great to see ya getting it dirty. I ride with a...

Great to see ya getting it dirty. I ride with a guy who does the same thing with his. he is about to turn 70 and he thinks his 07 FZ6 is a dirtbike.
Forum: New Zealand 06-30-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mathias52
If you can fit a trip thru the Catlins (south...

If you can fit a trip thru the Catlins (south East corner of the South Island) its well worth it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 518,566
Posted By Mathias52
Yeah they have had a hammering, Not all by me...

Yeah they have had a hammering, Not all by me though.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,383
Posted By Mathias52
I got about 8500km (5200 miles) out of my rear...

I got about 8500km (5200 miles) out of my rear Shinko 705 that was on my bike when I brought it, not sure how far it had travelled before I brought the bike. they handled well in the wet and also off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,315
Posted By Mathias52
not a problem, I saw things were getting a bit...

not a problem, I saw things were getting a bit off topic and you werent really getting any answers. I Love my bike and use it as often as I can. alot of guys in New Zealand dont ride their bikes in...
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