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Old 01-07-2011, 02:04 AM   #241
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Ok this should get the thread count up... What do ya reckon it's worth?

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box of Tui's and $50 for the tyres
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:12 AM   #242
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box of Tui's and $50 for the tyres
Sorry pal - don't drink so it's gotta involve at least a couple of cans of condensed milk.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:15 AM   #243
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Sorry pal - don't drink so it's gotta involve at least a couple of cans of condensed milk.
the box was my way
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:16 AM   #244
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are you really gonna sell gonzo
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:56 AM   #245
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What plans?
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:07 PM   #246
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What plans?

Hmm lets see if anyone else can answer this question - anyone here remember the eighties?
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:22 PM   #247
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Hmm lets see if anyone else can answer this question - anyone here remember the eighties?
Oh I get it! You've mistaken me for an eighties pop group! I suppose it's easily done? Dude what are you smoking and where can I get some?
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #248
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bugga dont knw how to embed a the clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C6bVckO_CM

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:18 PM   #249
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Oh I get it! You've mistaken me for an eighties pop group! I suppose it's easily done? Dude what are you smoking and where can I get some?
hey they went from 75 to 2005, so 70s 80s 90s
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:41 PM   #250
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Aaaannnndddd?????
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:18 PM   #251
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:59 PM   #252
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Oohhh, I like that!
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:17 AM   #253
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Spent a few evenings getting ready for a face transplant on Schmidtty. I got a very cheap plastic headlite & chrome brackets to replace the big ugly wooly mammoth head that was on it.
Got set up in the lab



Similar story to nutty's really as far as tackling the wiring.

As a sparky I hate taped wires - Back in my apprentice days it was customary practise to tape all the bloody wires together behind a fixed switchboard. If you had to disconnect a certain circuit the access was so tight you only had space to slide your hand (holding a bare knife blade) past live terminals to slice the tape to free the wire. consequently I like my boys to roam free as much as they can. Free as the wind blows, free as the grass grows... ahem...






I marked all the indicator wires that would be needed later on for the nice little TTR indicators.





While Nutty chose to cut his wires & reconnect them I wanted to keep everything so it could go back to stock with the wooly mammoth head again. I managed to ease them into the RHS cavity under the tank in front of the relays & stuff.

I got a mate with a stuffed shoulder to continously lift the tank (full of gas) off & on while I checked it out from below. I asked him to hold it just up a few inches a few times to check there was no pinching of wires. I realised after I had lunch that I should have told him to just put the tank on the ground while I was away...



So here it is anyway.




I apologise for the quality of the pics- they're not supposed to be soft dreamy focus on purpose but I think I resized them too much.
What you can't see clearly is the brand new 606 on the front & E 07 on the back. It was a crying shame to get them dirty but I had to try them out.




I haven't got a speedo on yet so am using the GPS & bracket off Gonzo. I was going to use a bike comp but got a bit burnt out dealing with wires. I thought of buying some 12v lites to use as gen, neutral lites etc then realised the original ones look quite cool. I may make a small panel to hold the lites & 12v socket if time allows before the Dusty Butt.




I went with Nordie up the Maungatapu for a shakedown run - an appropriate description. Since the heavy rain on the 28th Dec the track is more washed out & rocky than ever. That's where that action shot above came from.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:27 AM   #254
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:43 AM   #255
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The ride up the Maungatapu was a good rough tough ride for the old boy. I have been contemplating what to do with the rear end as you may have remembered. This ride helped me with a few issues over whether to go mono, double sided or stay with the paralever.

The bike was going very well up the steep loose sections however was big & heavy & needed a bit of input to get set up. It tractored up nicely & if the line was right it handled steadily.

On the way down I realised that it was not a good idea to let it have its' head as I overshot one steep corner. The lack of engine braking means the back brake gets a good workout.

The rear shock is toasted as it just pogos & often caused occasional loss of traction (along with over inflation of the rear tyre) on the steep rocky pitches. It will need to be addressed when I get some money.

On the way back thru the Maitai on the gravel it was serious fun. The plantedness & new 606 was confidence inspiring & it was here that I think the GS has it's advantage.

I was reading an interesting mono vs para debate on GSers

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...194770&page=12

Despite all the usual posturing it is interesting to hear the pros & cons.

I had a quick spin on Nordies new TT350 & it was a word away from the GS. I realise now that Nutty was right & although the GS' will handle gnarly terrain, they aren't the best bike for it.

Cosequently I am pretty confident that I will keep it as a paralever & use a smaller lighter bike for the rough stuff
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