Dusty Butt 2013

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Kokopelli, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    glue your balls back on and take the KLR
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  2. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Dusty number 4 on mine. What does that say about my balls? or my brain?:huh

    About time we saw you on one isn't it?
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  3. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Not a great fan of rides with lots of riders - although I understand that it is effectively lots of smaller groups
    Would love to fide as much of the route as possible at some stage - I've never ridden further south than CHCH.
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  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    It really is fantastic riding down there Mark. I love the change in the terrain when going over Danseys- on the Sthn side you really get the feeling you're in the Deep South. I actually rode pretty much by myself most of the time but was good to chat to someone when you stopped - some quite intresting characters involved.
    It is the riding KLRs love down there.
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  5. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Not a fan of group rides myself so trust me it isn't like that, just go at your own pace and maybe occaisionally catch up with other groups or single riders. Once in a while you may end up in a group, but not often.

    You would absolutely love it, guaranteed.
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  6. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    I'll vouch for that, have just ridden today from Ranfurly to Hokitika, almost 700k's, including about 150k's of dirt/gravel, in the rain/drizzle/wind/fog, rode over 5 passes, Danesy, the Haka, Mckenzie, Bourkes and Arthurs, and loved every minute of it. Less then 10 hrs total travel time including, lunch, smoko and photo stops, gotta love BIG tanks. When was the last time you did 450k's between stops in NZ.?

    Hopefully photo's to follow when I get back to my motel room tonight, but they will be on my "Lock up your grandmothers thread.
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  7. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Maybe I should have kept the tank........:-). So it's running well then? I hope those pushrod tube seals are still dry. Have the brakes improved a little with bedding in? Looking forward to the photos.
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  8. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    G/day Alex,

    Not a oil leak insight:clap:clap

    Even the charging system is behaving itself.

    Reason I have been quite lately, several fold, have being busy ejoying myself,probably too much, cant do the things I use to:evil
    and it is catching up with me, my chest problems have reemerged, and I have discoveed G chat, and she has been keeping me up all night:evil:evil:evil but today everything felt just right, I was back to my oldself, enjoying the ride, stopping for photo's etc. The bike is absolutly running like a 14year old teenager. THE bike for NZ and the conditions I had to day. My F800GS could have gone quicker, but would all so come unstuck much quicker, and they don't crash like a R80GS. If they go down even reasonbly hard, they usually are not rideaway.

    Why do you think I snapped the bike up? It wss the 33 lt tank. But that is not big, I have a 49lt Hoske tank back in Oz, which fits right on a R80GS, and sold a motherfr 56lt Hoske tank to a friend doing a crossing of the Simpson a couple of years ago, and the Bastard won't sell it back to me:lol3

    I will be back on the North Isle on Saturday.
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  9. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    You're going back down to find them?
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  10. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Looks like McCardigan got his spot on the DB1K. The BMW contingent is growing. It will be good to have all that extra fuel around.
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  11. cooneyr

    cooneyr terra firma rider

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    Hi Fella's

    I have, with ADVGD's help, just put up the route files (roll chart and GPS). Only thing is that this year there is security on access to the files. You need to use your 2013 DB1K registration ID to access the files. If you no longer have the email containing your code you should be able to find it by viewing the Shoei DB1K payment record in your internet banking. Worst case scenario you can use the contact form on the website to email me and I can send you your registration code.

    Cheers R
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  12. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Thanks, have saved the info. Thankfully the roll chart is pretty short,
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  13. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Roll chart might be the go... "I understand paper"
    Got the GPS files on the puter.... Now how do yer make them jump into the GPS:huh
    The GPS has a mico SD card slot... wonder if I load them on a card... hope the plug & play thing works..
    couldn't be that lucky...could I ?
    It's a nuvi 50...

    With 150 bikes... there should be someone to follow... just not the one thats lost...:lol3
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  14. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Directions according to Woodman.:deal

    As long as everybody from the first rider back makes it their absolute priority to lay as big of a gravel snake as they possibly can at each intersection then no-one will get lost.
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  15. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    But can you do it now you've got the new shock?
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  16. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Oh hell yes, but can do it going quite a bit faster now. Its lovely.
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  17. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    I reckon one thing that gets overlooked with the DB preparation is the distance training. 2x 12 hour days in the saddle is hard work mentally & physically esp if you had a hard trip down to fairlie. i find the old concentration suffers a bit after a few hours. Gonna be more prepared with lil snacks although I never really get that hungry riding.

    Can we hire someone to open & shut the gates this year? I reckon 5 bucks each & there'll be enough uni students wanting to sit in the sun all day drinking beer on gate duty:D
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  18. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I have no idea how I'll cope with those distances. I will have one rest day, before the race, I mean the ride,. Looking at it now, I think I might not do any of the challenges. Resting regularly is what I'll do, even if this means stringing out the ride a bit more. I found the fuel stop chart, but as much as I looked, I could not find the Latte stops, surely this was an oversight by the organiser?

    Padmei, I'd be happy to open the gates for you, at five bucks a pop.
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  19. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Don't worry, the sleet, snow, howling wind and sub zero temps will take your mind off the previous days baking heat...

    It's a doddle really. Just think of it as five 200km adventure rides stacked end on end on end on end on end, over two days.

    Then you've got to ride home...
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  20. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Padmei is right and its something I am getting a tad worried about cos for some reason lately my energy levels are not that good. Possibly Wifeys new shift work hours.

    Anyway

    Keepin the snacks and water up is a very good idea because becoming dehydrated and hungry can make things go pear shaped very quickly. On the 2nd DB on the second day I left at about 7 without having brekkie , and that was after bugger all tea the night before. JC buggered off to Lawrence to get gas and because I have a big tank, chose to ride on my own. Ran out of water about lunchtime, drowned my bike not long after and spent 2 hours in the hot sun getting it going with help, then assed off heavily at Serpentine due to concentration loss, then ran off the road twice due to the same reason, also messed a few guys DBs up because of my bad planning which is the worst part. Didn't get food till about 5.30pm. Got to Fairlie just before midnight.

    Lesson learned
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