New member from Dunedin.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by DrunkenMistake, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. DrunkenMistake

    DrunkenMistake n00b

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    Hey guys!

    I have been riding for a few years now,
    My main ride is an SV1000s,

    I have been toying with getting a dual purpose bike for a while now for a mixture of reasons,
    im more interested (for now) doing light trail rides here and there and doing a bit of fishing in some of the more remote areas during summer.

    The main reason for it is, I have no confidence when it comes to gravel and dirt,
    so what better way to get over that then to attack it head on,

    So I have dived into the deep end and bought myself a rough little DF200E for under $500 with current rego and Wof, I pick it up next Sunday,

    Im under the impression the DF200 is the same set up as a DR200, and parts should be interchangeable? was hoping one of you lads might be able to confirm this for me,

    and any other noob tips for riding on gravel and dirt would be appreciated!

    Thank you in advance, will post some photos when I pick her up.
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  2. young1

    young1 Been here awhile

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    Welcome aboard!
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  3. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Welcome.

    gravel tips:

    Relax
    Learn to ride standing up
    Stay on your side of the road.

    Thats all.
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  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Gidday.
    There is prob more info for you over here. http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/forumdisplay.php/67-Adventure-Dual-Purpose-Bikes

    While this is a better thread for pics & bike builds etc kb has more members.

    As for gravel
    What Woodman says
    stay relaxed
    stay on your side of the road
    stay - blue nile

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  5. DrunkenMistake

    DrunkenMistake n00b

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    Im a member on KB too, Didn't even realise there was a whole section dedicated to adventure bikes haha

    cheers for ths tips!
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  6. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Welcome to the fun side of life

    a 200 is a great size to get your loose surface confidence/skills up.

    we'll look forward to seeing the photos of your new toy.

    Is there a story behind your name? - or are you just letting us know you are married?
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  7. DrunkenMistake

    DrunkenMistake n00b

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    Hahaha,

    Nah couldn't come up with a Forum handle many moons ago and my folks used to like to always bring up when I done something wrong "Too bad you were the planned child and not the Drunken mistake"

    Kinda just took it from there haha
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  8. dirtbikeslob

    dirtbikeslob Been here awhile

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    welcome drunkin,great wee bike,and as others have said,ideal for broadening your handling skills without a big outlay.
    i live local to you,and if you need anything, let me know .:thumb
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  9. DrunkenMistake

    DrunkenMistake n00b

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    Cheers mate,

    Went into the Zook dealer today and they confirmed the DF200 is the same as the DR200 Trojan which is the same as the standard DR200,

    Doesn't get much easier than that :clap
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  10. wpoll

    wpoll Been here awhile

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    I'm another local too; same goes... Need a hand with routes, info, tools etc, just shout...:freaky
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  11. DrunkenMistake

    DrunkenMistake n00b

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    Cheers mate!

    Planning on picking the bike up this Sunday from Queenstown and going from there,

    Was thinking I might start light, maybe some dirt roads something like Berwick road or something,

    Open to suggestions to some great beginners trails that are near by, Was thinking down the backside of the peninsula as well like hoopers inlet or something.
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  12. wpoll

    wpoll Been here awhile

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    So? Hows the new bike? :evil

    The back roads on the peninsula are great - my practice ground. If I can't get out for a longer ride, a quick blast around Hoopers is a great way to keep the skills up - or develop them.
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  13. DrunkenMistake

    DrunkenMistake n00b

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    Feeling rather dark to be honest, seller changed their mind last moment so im without a dirt/adv bike just yet,

    Other things have popped up at the current so just working through those and saving up some more.

    I hadnt been down to hoopers before last weekend, took the misses car out for a thrash
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  14. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Welcome! and bugger that the seller reneged!!

    I had a 2001 DR200SE for a few years. Capable machine and I learnt a lot on it. On the road it felt like a 125 GP racer in that it had no power so apex speed and maintaining momentum was everything!
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