Basic Basil"s corner

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Kokopelli, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Black, and white with a blue frame have to be the best colours for a BMW IMHO. Although the bumble bee look is OK too.
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  2. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Here`s mine.

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  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    You have a great looking bike.

    I guess it's very unlikely, but having that side stand where it is would make me nervous about knocking it into the spokes on a rock or a stump.

    One day I want to give Basil a good overhaul. Especially the engine and the gearbox. While it would be neat to have the bike look like new again, I'd feel guilty taking it anywhere rough.
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  4. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Haven't got it yet, I need to get it registered, insured and pay for it before I pick it up. Maybe tomorrow, if not, next week when I get a few days off together.
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  5. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I would be on sleeping pills.
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  6. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    It wont do that as the centre stand goes up first and the side stand sits outside of trhat, so couldnt be pushed into the wheel. If ya need any pics of one give me a yell.
    In the meantime, keep up the good work :thumb
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  7. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Here`s another stand sourced from Motorworks. It wouldn`t be quite as stable as the one on my bike, but at Oz$106.00 landed it was about a third the price. Available for mono and paralever bikes.

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  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Thanks for that, This might work out cheaper. Since they've sent me the wrong fork bushings, I'll have a credit with them as well.
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  9. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    We went for a ride to Puhoi today, the Cheese factory not the "Show and Tell" Pub. We took the Kaipara Hill road and the the Old Woodcock road and on via Ahuroa Rd one of the few ways I ride to Puhoi. Basil went like a champ. The new front suspension is showing up the rear suspension really badly now. Front says "what bumps" rear says "bang".

    The brakes have started to bed-in a bit more and I can't believe I've put up with the old ones for so long.

    There is a bike back there somewhere

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    and up ahead, behind those trees, are ten cows and calves on the road.

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    Of course they went and jogged ahead of us for a while, but we managed to ample past. I pulled into the next farm to tell someone, but they weren't home.

    Last time we came through here they had dumped a lot of gravel in the corners, coarse and nice and deep. This time it was like a motorway, third to fourth gear in most places.

    We took Ahuora Rd out again and finished the gravel on Wech Access road. Maybe 120km, but still fun.
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  10. Renner

    Renner rockin' the toaster

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    nice scenery, reminds me of northern California
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  11. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Those were just some random spots on the road. You get to see both sides of the ocean further up.
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  12. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    You forgot:

    Step 9. Crack a beer & bask in the warm glow of your cooling work. :1drink(& watch to make sure your shed isn't about to catch fire from a stray smouldering spark)

    Welding is fun. I've got an old 150A Apex stick welder here you can have if you like, but you'd be better off with a nice multifunction TIG unit like we just upgraded to if the tool budget can stand some serious abuse.

    Enjoying the thread, Working on McCardigan's R80 last week all but cured me of the desire to own one, but that don't make them any less cool.

    Cheers
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  13. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I know I'll just have to learn how. We've got all sorts of welders at work, all I have to do is book myself into a course. I would love to make a rack for the Andy Strapz Expedition panniers. But if one pops up on trade me, I'll just buy it. :D
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  14. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Basil, I and Mrs. Kokopelli have been for a ride. First we went to the OFF LIMITS Adventure ride at Waiouru and then to the BMWOR Annual Rally. It was a pretty good adventure and did not end all that well for everybody. Some of us went home with pulled muscles, strained ankles, broken ribs and broken ankles.

    Yes, we are clumsy and getting older. But before you get too worried, Basil and I are completely unharmed and I am sure Mrs Kokopelli"s ribs will come right in time.

    We had a good ride down and could not resist the Ongarue Back Road and Hikumutu Road which come out in Owhango.

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  15. Oaters

    Oaters Been here awhile

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    Hi Alex - sorry to hear of Gerda's injury - hope she heals soon - certainly you impressed me with the way you punted Basil through the sand in the Desert on Friday :)
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  16. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    She'll live :-). It was good to see you again. I hope you had a good ride home.
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  17. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    When we finally got to Waiouru a whole lot of people were already there and some of them were riding airheads.

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    Turns out Basil had head-butted a bird and then picked it up with the front wheels. Proof that you can pick up birds with a beemer, just not the usual way.

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    Before we knew it we had a briefing and were escorted onto the site. I've been slack with pictures in there, plus we were told to be sensible, so I'll try my best.

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    Once we had a room and the luggage was stored, we went off for a ride. They had three groups, Gung-ho, Sly-dogs and the Cruisers. So Basil and I went with the Gung-ho group, because I thought we were.


    Turns out, that Basil may have been, but I certainly was not. After a short ride on gravel we crossed the ditch, went up a bank and climbed a track up a hill. So far so good, I then realized why all the other bikes where chook chasers. Well, apart from one guy on a KLR, but he was different, he could ride. Anyway, they all went up a stupid steep hill with tight turns. Basil and I just stood there watching it. Clearly, we stopped being Gung-ho round about now :lol3. No pictures of the hill.

    So back we went, just catching up with the cruisers, so we stayed with them and went sight seeing.
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  18. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Good pics & write up so far. :D
    Was that 1st bike a PD?:evil What kinda pipe was on the blue one?
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  19. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Yes, that first one is an R100GSPD, with a custom paint job. The blue one is a G/S with a Heinrich tank, it has a homemade exhaust, with a muffler from a Kawasaki, all stainless steel. It sounds great.

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  20. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I guess people who have done the Tussock Busters trail ride would have seen some of this, but I am guessing that they didn't have time to smell the roses, like we did.

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    Gerda coming up from one of the tracks

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    Postie approaching

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    Basil having a closer look

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    and it was well worth a look

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    The largest group were the Sly Dogs, they fought their way through some challenging terrain.

    They were slowly making they way through some of the tough bits lower down. Squint and you might see their dust

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