The rehabilitation of Sir Gustave Sabastian (‘Gus’)

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  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    No, Ocean Beach runs the other way. The signage was to stop 4WDs over the slip in the next photo down. There was no corresponding sign on the other side. The more concerning signage was on the gate, where it appeared the landowner was going shut people out of his / her/ their land.
  2. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Thanks. I've not been out to the Cape before so want to have a look this weekend.
    We are down 1 rider though.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11196021&ref=rss
    Colin's tractor :eek1 I spoke to his wife Sue this afternoon and remarkably nothing is broken. But it beat him up and rang his bell:huh
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    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Shit! Any further detail? Pass on my regards when / if you speak to Colin.
  4. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    No, apparently was hit from behind by the truck. Sue said the doctors reckon its a miracle he came away with nothing broken. I think he was staying in Wanganui hospital overnight. When I spake to Sue at about 4 she said he was still a bit gaga but he texted me about 8 to say he wouldn't be able to make it this weekend so must be coming around. Hopefully I will be able to talk to him tomorrow.
  5. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Phil et al - sorry to hear of Colin's accident - in my thoughts - please convey my best wishes for his speedy recovery - cheers S
  6. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Awesome pics & write up Nutso.
    Those trails are beautiful & pretty accessible which makes them even better.
    A great way to spend a week away.

    Edit: Just saw about Colin's accident. Phil please pass on our positive vibes to that crazy kooky guy. Must be totally taranaki hard core
  7. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Yesterday I took a day-trip across to see the riders participating in the Pukemanu. Didn't do it, just went with Barrie Wallington at about 2.30 to see who & what went, & to catch up with a few riders.

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    Thanks Stephen Oatley for the dinner. It was very nice. I'll have to reciprocate sometime shortly.

    About 140 bikes. Looks like they had a better day weather wise than Wellington, albeit that it was windy in places.

    Reports say that it was a cracker this year. There was a bit of ridge top riding, did a bit round Tora & White Rock to Ngawi.

    A bit of carnage. An Aprillia went over a bank, broke the handlebar mounts, an R1200GS from Warkworth smashed the instruments, the screen, & the left cylinder guard & left its rider in hospital, I'm not sure if that's the rider with concussion or there was another, there was a broken wrist, & Jacquie Maldin didn't see a fence & broke her elbow.

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    One of the guys riding with Michael Dodson has an R60/6 sidecar. Took a few photos of mounts for EddieB. I've left the link on so you can get these from Picasa Eddie.

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Ng5xbAYvPKAumrbqKZzNjNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-abEiDJSpCf8/UwkJmu2Pl2I/AAAAAAAAQD0/SOiVDkC52mg/s800/P1010856.JPG" height="800" width="600" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/111498450837388124928/20140223Pukemanu?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2014-02-23 Pukemanu</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9-dxb0hZ1PmoQ-zW6w8T4NMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HALIr9WYWvw/UwkNHvdGV3I/AAAAAAAAQFQ/EL5SyHVYW-I/s800/P1010855-001.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/111498450837388124928/20140223Pukemanu?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2014-02-23 Pukemanu</a></td></tr></table>
  8. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Thanks Stephen,

    Apparently the frame wall thickness was thicker up to the /6 so you could just bolt the sidecar straight onto the frame, but from the /7's on thinner walled tube was used and you need a custom subframe for a sidecar.

    You didn't get any pics of the black BMW and sidecar I saw in one of Oater's pics?
  9. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    This R60/6 was hauling a black sidecar

    The only other sidecar (when I was there) was Michael's Ural based chair. That has BMW powerplant. But its not black - that was just the Stephen took those photos at dusk.
  10. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    When I was building my racer I was going to use a /5 frame, but had a /7 frame. I weighed both and the /7 one is heavier and has more bracing than the /5. The /6 is much the same as a /7.
    The reason they say you need a subframe is that the rear subframe on a pre mono BMW is pretty flimsy. That and the pre Tuber swingarm add to the hinged frame they speak of.
    I have never experienced frame flex or wallow on the race bike, but my race mate with the earlier swingarm and std forks does.
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    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    From everything I read it's more about the sideways force applied to very distinct narrow points on the frame that is the issue, not a general lack of stiffness, and a subframe is only required for the /7 and later.

    Essentially you have a heavy 4 foot long lever attached to the frame at 4 points using brackets `6cm wide, and only one of those 4 points is on the bikes subframe, if any at all. The subframe is highly recommended for the upper front and both lower mounting points as well as the upper rear.

    I'd like an old twin shocker to bolt my chair up to but it'd have to be very cheap as a wedding is currently draining my wallet rapidly.
  12. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    When I put a Watsonian Sidecar on my R75/5, loaded it up and did a trip to East Germany in the winter and then in the Summer a run to the Artic Circle the internet hadn't been invented, so on it went with 4 points of attachment and a VW steering damper. Ignorance is bliss.
    Carried lots of beer and wine over the channel :freaky
    My mate crashed it going down the Rarimu Spiral and F1 Engineering checked the frame and it was ok.
    If I was doing it now would probably go with the subframe :D

    Crisismanagement is selling his R80, not a bad machine.
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/tourers/auction-697164541.htm
    Good Honeymoon vehicle.
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    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I saw that. I'm disappointed he didn't take it to the Dusty Butt as planned.
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    Maybe next year we can do an airhead challenge?

    Start planning now.
  16. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I have committed to buy an insurance write off that is currently sitting in Gaudins (sp?) Motorcycles in Auckland. This was a Levin bike originally, but has sustained from front end & frame damage. I'm trying to ascertain whether its a roller, but it certainly isn't in ridable condition. I'll get more detail & some photos on this in the next few days.

    Is anyone able to assist with transporting this down to Wellington?

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    I'm told that the bike is a bit of a grandad's axe - it's had a new frame, front wheel, engine, driveshafts etc in its life, & has been offshore to Pakistan.
  17. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Can't say 'Gaudins" rings a bell, I got a bike up from Featherston with Biketrans for $340 ( including parts).
    I looked at Fly/bludge of mate/ride but in the end wanted to save my leave.
    Looks like a good project.:D
  18. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    I sense a project ?
  19. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    I could store it in Hamilton for a while if you needed to between transport stages.
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    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    When were you planning on telling Mandy>