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

  1. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    I've been wondering about filming the bike from a kite flying above the bike. I have a cheapo contour vid for this.
    Anyway I came across these links when I googled motorcycle kites.


    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KJbSE0p5K0A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    Then of course there's the ugly side of life for poor adv riders

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hu...ity-road/brazilian-kite-flyers-look-out-68128

    I think I'll try with a rubbish bag first & give that a go.
  2. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Nice looking twincab hilux on the corner of our place for $19k
  5. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Is it on trade me? I am not sure if it's better to buy something up here or wait until after the move. I want a 4x4. 19 is a bit more than I want to spend, but if it's a good vehicle, it's worth a look. I've been also eyeing up those Great Wall utes. Guy at work has one and really likes it.
  6. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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  7. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Apparently this model is quite sought after because supposedly it's less complex than the newer models. The cylinder head is a weak spot, though. I want something for the occasional commute, gardening and possibly the odd hunting trip ( not to mention carrying a broken down bike). A 2wd would obviously be cheaper, but they can't get out of their own way on a patch of wet lawn.
  8. Padmei

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    You'd be surprised. A mate bent a conrod on his old hilux (driving into a river does that - 2nd one I've seen in the last months) . Insurance paid up $7K for a new motor as they priced the truck @ $15K - same as he paid for it 5 years ago.

    Does look tidy but has tinted windows.
    i've been looking for a 4wd & have found most of the "real ones" have been used for their purpose down here. I reckon you'd be better to find one in the city - but then I know bugger all about them.

    I am after an early 1990 cruiser with as few electronic crap as possible. like Jatz' old one


    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/toyota/landcruiser/auction-666220772.htm

    I find it amazing the price differences between the same models - sometimes up to $10K difference between same mileage trucks.
    i also wonder at the mentality of some of the vendors that post pics of them on trademe totally covered in mud & shit.
  9. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Guys, buy a diesel Terrano, will set you back $3 or 4K
    Economical, reliable, better at 4x4ing and more comfortable than a ute, oh and cheaper rego.
    Then spend the money you save on beer and motorcycles.
    We bought one as an interim measure about 5 years ago and it looks like we will still be driving it in 5 years time.....they can take a lot of punishment.
  10. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Yes, that was on my list as well. May go that route and get a trailer as well.
  11. Left Testicle

    Left Testicle Been here awhile

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    I told him all this to but the litte firker just don't listen. But I would be buying a 1997 or 1998 3.2 litre one
  12. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    I'd been put off by the 3.2 'grenade' motors, but apparently there is one model thats ok, how do you tell? is it the 97-98?
    Actually thinking of upgrading at some stage.
  13. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    The grenade is the ZD30, the QD32 is an upgrade of the TD27 and still solid. Stay away from electronic injector pumps, they are starting to crap out and are much more expensive than the old mechanical ones. The QD32 has an electronic pump, and so do early ZD30's - just did a pump on a ZD30 in a Caravan last week, $3,000 for the pump and just too much labour.
  14. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    What do you think of the 2.7 turbo diesel. I found a 1994 that looks OK, will have a closer look tomorrow.
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    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    That's the TD27, the least sophisticated and therefore most reliable of the Japanese diesels. Pushrod, cast iron head, gear driven cam and injector pump, all the right things that don't go wrong. Still not good to cook them, they often seize a piston rather than blow a head gasket or crack a head like the others.
  16. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    They're no rocket ship (no speeding tickets!) they black smoke a bit and 300,000k's + is not uncommon (ours is just getting started at 200)
    Thanks for that info Motu
  17. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I looked at that truck, it's a tired old dog. I guess you get what you pay for.
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    Which one?



    Motu what do you think of the mid 80s to early 90s cruiser donks? had much experience with them? I'm not after a good 4wd or mod cons - I just like their look & style
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    ztaj jatz

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    I had a look at the one @ the end of Padders street. I had to stop and put a head phone back in :huh.
    2003 model with 260000 k's on the clock, seems tidyish but FFS 19k :eek1

    If I was to get another 4WD I'd be looking at an older 2.7 Terrano. If your hearts set on a ute Koko I'm sure we could organize a shed night (beers & B.B.Que) to "modify" :evil a standard Terrano with a couple of grinders and a welder, it doesn't need to be pretty, just functional, right ?....
  20. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    This one