Kiwi Mostly On Topic - Off Topic Chat Thread.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Shaggie, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    anyone have any advice or feedback on BuyRight Cars, 573 Great South Road Papatoetoe?

    Found a nice car on TM but after a mate had a very bad experience with buying sight unseen from Auckland (he here in Christchurch) am a bit wary!

    How come car delaers on TM don't seem to have the percentage feedback that private sellers do??

    Cheers

    S
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  2. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Hi Folks
    I renamed the thread this can become the place to ask all the non motorcycle questions or for off topic chat.
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  3. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    good question. dunno.
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  4. Hockenrider

    Hockenrider Wheel in Front

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    Had the same issues last July found a car in Auckland thru a car broker in Auckland on Trade me.
    Things started well and then started to turn Pear shape ,
    Lack of answers given and then nothing followed up on as promised
    Once I asked are you the guys about to appear on Fair go ?? or have you seen the program Target ?
    That got things moving real quick , and it was on it's way within a couple of days with evrything done as requested.
    Feel bloody lucky I had a win.
    Think next time I'll fly to Auckland from Dunedin. ($99.00 flights If Jet star is still around )
    Mind you it depends on the model of car or value you wish to spend ,
    At that time no one had one in the South Island that I was after so it was worth it.
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  5. trustme

    trustme Been here awhile

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    Bugger me , we are given a chance to talk about anything we like & we still can't be arsed.

    Took Winston to the practice day at Puke for NZCMRR, went pretty well. Phark some of those guys are fast. Bloody good fun, hope Sat & Sun go as well

    Winston

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    Pretty much standard until winter then he gets a birhday
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  6. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    :tb:tb:tb:tb:tb

    Hope you have a great weekend :ricky
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  7. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    you'll have traction problems without a chain.....

    we want to see video of the weekends racing :)
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  8. trustme

    trustme Been here awhile

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    Chain fitted. The pit crew are not so hot with a camera , lots of front wheel & back wheel or even just track shots !!!
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  9. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Does Winston have a build thread?
    Great looking bike

    I'm off out to the shed to fit a fan to my wr450 to hopefully help it keep its cool
    Oh for a fully equiped workshop instead of a hammer and a blunt file....
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  10. wairau

    wairau south pacific vagrant

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    Wow! You got a file?!! I wish I had a file. Gettin sick of fixin everything with my hammer.
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  11. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I've got a flash workshop but my bike's still fucked.
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  12. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    I've got a crap workshop and both bikes are sweet...




    The DR400F dosn't count. It's in suspended animation.
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  13. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I might have done better today if I'd just had a hammer - installed the fan and wired it all up - fused, all connections soldered and heat shrunk - only to have a Homer moment - I hooked the fan up to the lighting circuit - seeing as I don't have any lights - opps DC fan on AC lighting - the fan just sits there and quivers.....:huh

    we have a family saying when someones whinging
    we say its just a RWMP (rich white man problem)

    I was going through your phot thread the other day and saw the photo you posted of your new home - pretty bloody flash

    have you put a NEW chain on yet you slack SPFD?

    we should all ride up for a house warming BBQ - via Akitio

    I thought your workshop was ok - although I'd annex that room next door as part of it...
    Have you lost motivation with the 400?
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  14. trustme

    trustme Been here awhile

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    You are doing much better now.

    Winston is pharked, I'm off to the man cage for an all nighter.

    Wish me luck. I'd elucidate but I don't have time or a blunt file.
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  15. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    That room got 13 grand spent on it and is rented out :(

    Not so much motivation as ability. From now on, things require fabrication skills.

    Although I have been waiting on some engine mounts I won on TM for a year or two...
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  16. wairau

    wairau south pacific vagrant

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    Doh.

    That sort of thing falls into "measure twice, cut once" for me. And yes, I've learned the hard way too. Hook all up for functionality before getting all permanent with it.
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  17. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    I own a KLR so my workshop is redundant.:huh
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  18. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    You just work on it wherever you are when something falls off...
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  19. wairau

    wairau south pacific vagrant

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    Thats not a good advert for KLR's mate, if they can't even make it home!:wink:
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  20. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    You just need a cold chisel and a brick:deal
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