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Old 12-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #121
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Does Motu know about you and Ernest?
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:56 AM   #122
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Does Motu know about you and Ernest?
Youtu, fark! word soons gets around
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:02 AM   #123
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The big D is eminently manageable, if you are a good boy!

The Southern Cross is a great ride. No need to reccy much for it, just tag along/ask those in the know as you go. I've found some great rides (mostly tarseal though) tagging along with ppl on the Southern Cross.

I have some unfinished business: some plans not yet executed are 1. to add in the highest point on each island, 2. do as much dirt as possible, and 3. do NSEW on each island. Ups the ante quite a bit though.
I like!

I'm surprised that there ain't bonus points attached. I could think of a few on both Islands, that would keep you on your toes.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:27 AM   #124
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Never fear, all is well, we are alive in well in Rotoiti, enjoying the company of Clint and Rossie, and another touring motorcyclist , Nobby from Germany, drinking Hefeweizen Anno 25 beers

Had a new trye fitted yesterday at Gisbourne Honda, a Shinko 705, very impressed, 600k's+ on tar and dirt,no problems, and $140NZ fitted including overnight freight!.

Came up the Waioeka Gorge hwy 2, brilliant, one of the best roads I have ridden in NZ.


Just a little taste


I have shit loads of photo's of this road, just need to find the time.

On to Clint and Rosie on the edge of Lake Rotoiti.

Heidie needed some TLC, her sidestand had been bent when a dumb driver backed in to her in Napier.

Herr Doctor Discombobulator, resplendid in his attire, about to preform some work




Evil man, but does good work


And we finished off the day, after a great ride around the Lakes, with some very good beer from the Okere store
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #125
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Oooooooh he's got a file and TWO hacksaws - that's my kind of workshop
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #126
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... TWO hacksaws - that's my kind of workshop
Yeah mate, fine for KTM & coarse for BMW

Was a mighty fine weekend! A few mods & repairs in the shed, lots of sunshine, a fun pootle around the local backroads, much yarning about motorbikes etc over a beer or 2, BBQ dinner, top company, superb!

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #127
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Oooooooh he's got a file and TWO hacksaws - that's my kind of workshop
I thinks he's raided the R80's tool roll and hung the contents on the wall.

I am not sure that KTMs can be fixed. The 990 that a friend has and is trying to sell, has had a surprising amount of things go wrong with it, in its short life. Judging by how popular they are that was probably just a bad one.

Anyway, it looks like you can never have enough side stands on a bike. I can see two, but who knows what's on the other side.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #128
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Anyway, it looks like you can never have enough side stands on a bike. I can see two, but who knows what's on the other side.
It did cross my mind that it might be a good idea to chop off the old stand & weld it back on t'other side for off camber parking situations But by then the sun was shining so that project, & plans to drill some speed holes in the new sidestand pad were rapidly abandoned in favour of saddling up & taking the scenic route to the pub

McCardigan's doctor will be pleased to hear we have been witholding dessert & we even went for a walk yesterday. Although that good work was possibly undone by introducing him to Kaufbeuren's finest at Okere

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #129
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McCardigan's doctor will be pleased to hear we have been witholding dessert & we even went for a walk yesterday. Although that good work was possibly undone by introducing him to Kaufbeuren's finest at Okere

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Make him it the greens. He didn't at our place, you would have thought we trying to poison him with that salad. :-).

I recently had the pleasure of drinking some of this.



It can hold its own against any wheat beer. Farny Kristall Weizen, mit Flaschengaerung, that's a mouthful :-).
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #130
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Farny Kristall Weizen, mit Flaschengaerung, that's a mouthful :-).

Any beer that hasn`t got Flaschengaerung is not worth drinking in my book.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:57 PM   #131
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I see Dulux was giving away 10 litres of jelly beans a while back if you bought some paint off them. They must of changed that promotion to 10 litres of paint we can't sell now.

love of the colour inside ya workshop.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:19 AM   #132
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Need to know some East Cape pubs. Got 3 days

Very mellow at Clint's at the moment

Back here Friday afternoon, to fit a new front tyre and a set of fork seals. Gotta wear at least 1200 k's off the front tyre to make it worth while changing

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:22 AM   #133
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I see Dulux was giving away 10 litres of jelly beans a while back if you bought some paint off them. They must of changed that promotion to 10 litres of paint we can't sell now.
Need to buy 8 litres here to get the jelly beans - dont ask.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #134
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I see Dulux was giving away 10 litres of jelly beans a while back if you bought some paint off them. They must of changed that promotion to 10 litres of paint we can't sell now.

love of the colour inside ya workshop.
We spent a lot of time holding paint swatches up to the KTM to choose that colour
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #135
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We spent a lot of time holding paint swatches up to the KTM to choose that colour
I thought it was one of those fancy named colours "road cone".
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