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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 99,361
Posted By Te Hopo
Yup thats the one from the States. :deal It...

Yup thats the one from the States. :deal
It sounds like he got a hell of a lot of bike for not a lot of coin, even factoring in the Import Taxes and initial registration here.

I knew there...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,698
Posted By Te Hopo
Honestly, I've found it comes down to the mood...

Honestly, I've found it comes down to the mood the customs officer is in that day.
I've had boots with a smudge of mud get through fine, while another time I had to pay to have some spotless boots...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Te Hopo
In Picton, the best atmosphere, food and beers is...

In Picton, the best atmosphere, food and beers is at Cortado, on the corner down the foreshore end of the Main Street but it's kinda pricey.
But you get what you pay for.

The cheaper option is...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 25,981
Posted By Te Hopo
:rofl:rofl:rofl You guys have fun, I look...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

You guys have fun, I look forward to the pics in the coming weeks :deal
Forum: New Zealand 10-19-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Te Hopo
Greymouth Street Races

So this coming Sunday, 9am till something like 4pm.

I'm gonna be there watching, Padmei is considering (more like checking how many brownie points he's got cashed up :lol3).

Anyone else gonna...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 99,361
Posted By Te Hopo
While out riding today I met a guy out on his...

While out riding today I met a guy out on his Quota, I had read about these but never seen one in the metal or heard one.

Been a big Guzzi fan I had to snap a few pics and wait to listen to him...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Te Hopo
I love these sort of challenge builds, and this...

I love these sort of challenge builds, and this one looks like it's gonna have a whole bunch of cool :deal
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,202
Posted By Te Hopo
Na I haven't in a long time. The main tracks...

Na I haven't in a long time.
The main tracks that are up there nowadays are big, wide and easy for the most part.
Give me a bell some time when your over at the batch and keen for a ride up there,...
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,202
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahahaha oh how I wish I was that worthy. ...

Hahahaha oh how I wish I was that worthy.
Actually I think I have a salad spoon in my shed, it's just the thing for stirring paint.

Tentative itinerary at the moment is leave home on Friday...
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,202
Posted By Te Hopo
Then it was time for the test ride. I headed...

Then it was time for the test ride.
I headed off over towards Port Underwood and came across this guy from Nelson cruising around on a very cool Moto Guzzi Quota.
I've often admired these bikes but...
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,202
Posted By Te Hopo
Wellll, the test ride didn't go completely to...

Wellll, the test ride didn't go completely to plan but the bike is christened now :muutt

I had planned to do a conversion similar to Clintz single car headlight but when these brand new Dominator...
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,202
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha na I didn't make it over the hill in the...

Hahaha na I didn't make it over the hill in the end.
I felt like shit yesterday and spent most of the day in bed instead of breaking out the good duds and going to the hoedown. :cry

The camping...
Forum: New Zealand 10-18-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,202
Posted By Te Hopo
A teaser for now of the new front end on the DRZ....

A teaser for now of the new front end on the DRZ.

A little less weight, a lot more light and a larger wind screen
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
I have a party in Nelson Staurday night if the...

I have a party in Nelson Staurday night if the weather is not raining, any one keen to join me in riding over the Maungatapu mid afternoon if it's not too wet?
Forum: New Zealand 10-14-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm just gonna leave this here for Ian mostly,...

I'm just gonna leave this here for Ian mostly, but if you like VMX bikes check out some of these pics:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25278947&postcount=214
Forum: New Zealand 10-12-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Te Hopo
Excellent Padders, thank you very much for this. ...

Excellent Padders, thank you very much for this.

Must be time for the Marlborough lads to do a ride through. :evil
Forum: New Zealand 10-12-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Exactly the problem Alex and I ran into with the...

Exactly the problem Alex and I ran into with the locked gate and the sign saying it was open.

I came home late this evening with two dozen oysters for the old man, and while the scallping wasn't...
Forum: New Zealand 10-11-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
It sounds like you're onto it mate. :thumbup: ...

It sounds like you're onto it mate. :thumbup:

I spent the day celebrating my young mates 11th birthday, I'm so full of bbg venison and cake right now.
Life is goooood

Sent from out in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,040
Posted By Te Hopo
I'm not sure who makes it but Seat Concepts sell...

I'm not sure who makes it but Seat Concepts sell a really nice rack for the E model.

Sent from out in the middle of no where
Forum: New Zealand 10-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
I'd be there if I wasn't going out for scallops...

I'd be there if I wasn't going out for scallops and then driving all the way back into Picton tomorrow.

The Forks was nice last time I stayed up there.
Another option is Bartletts Creek camp...
Forum: New Zealand 10-10-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Sounds awesome. I could scrounge up a few 3-4...

Sounds awesome.
I could scrounge up a few 3-4 person tents and camp stretchers for those who dont have the kit.

Sent from my XT320 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: New Zealand 10-10-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
That coming from the teacher in our little group...

That coming from the teacher in our little group :D




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Forum: New Zealand 10-10-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea I'm away over the coast on the Drz for Labor...

Yea I'm away over the coast on the Drz for Labor Weekend.
I'm going to be at the Greymouth streetraces and take in some trails.

Last thing to get myself is a new GPS that shows maps and then I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,040
Posted By Te Hopo
I have the Seat Concepts on mine and it has...

I have the Seat Concepts on mine and it has changed the bike for me from a dirt bike to a comfortable tourer.
I used to be able to cruise no more than 50km before needing to get off and rest my...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,614
Posted By Te Hopo
Oooooh now that is seriously tempting, I've...

Oooooh now that is seriously tempting, I've penciled it onto the calender for now anyway. :clap
Forum: New Zealand 10-09-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Well that sounds like a good date to aim for,...

Well that sounds like a good date to aim for, I'll sort out a copy of my insurance in the coming weeks and I'm in with a grin. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,040
Posted By Te Hopo
I have the MSR footpegs on my DRZ, they are...

I have the MSR footpegs on my DRZ, they are comfortable and provide great grip.
But that grip comes at a cost, they're sharp and I have barked my knuckles a few times while working on the bike.
Forum: New Zealand 10-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,430
Posted By Te Hopo
I was building for a few years and the video...

I was building for a few years and the video description was exactly why I got out of it :lol3
I was sick of shit jobs, driving nails into shit timber and having to do shit renovations on places...
Forum: New Zealand 10-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, I've seen mesh cones wired on at trail...

Yea, I've seen mesh cones wired on at trail rides.

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Forum: New Zealand 10-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Jeez they don't make it easy aye, it's almost as...

Jeez they don't make it easy aye, it's almost as if they don't want us in there. :lol3

I'm wondering how hunters get on then as I know pig hunters who get permits and a set of keys to some blocks....
Forum: Vendors 10-07-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 138,503
Posted By Te Hopo
They look awesome James, very suiting to the...

They look awesome James, very suiting to the F800GS. :clap
Forum: New Zealand 10-06-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
That's a bloody good idea, plenty there for those...

That's a bloody good idea, plenty there for those with spouses and kids to do while we're off riding :evil
Forum: New Zealand 10-05-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Hahaha you were more than a bit jaded bro :lol3 ...

Hahaha you were more than a bit jaded bro :lol3

Na no gate and it looks like they use a quad bike to service the track.
However I'm more keen to get onto the road along to the Wash Bridge, now...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,264
Posted By Te Hopo
Looking awesome Jay, that is one hell of a bunch...

Looking awesome Jay, that is one hell of a bunch of wire spaghetti.
Good luck mate
Forum: New Zealand 10-05-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Yea, I never made it that far although I have...

Yea, I never made it that far although I have ridden out to Waterfall Bay a few times.

Keen :clap
Forum: New Zealand 10-05-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
I've just recently upgraded all of my camping...

I've just recently upgraded all of my camping gear to make the load lighter and more compact so I'm always keen for an overnighter now.

So, what other rides do we have nearby that we want to do...
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
Thats exactly what we were thinking. Maybe even...

Thats exactly what we were thinking.
Maybe even a camp out somewhere as we could easily fill in 2 days with all of the side tracks I noticed today and I'm sure a few of the Nelson guys would be keen...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 590,769
Posted By Te Hopo
Geez guys, I was T-boned a few months back and...

Geez guys, I was T-boned a few months back and comparing the damage my bike and myself sustained compared to the state of Maya, I am surprised you guys got off with so little in the way of personal...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 84,087
Posted By Te Hopo
Out and about today with my mate on his R80GS ...

Out and about today with my mate on his R80GS

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/TeHopo/Trips/DSCF3016_zps4897f08f.jpg...
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,905
Posted By Te Hopo
More brownie points equal more ride time eh?

More brownie points equal more ride time eh?
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