Two Moto Kiwis Arctic To Antarctic May 2012...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Two Moto Kiwis, May 8, 2012.

  1. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    :eek1:eek1:eek1Work & bad internet....playing catch up today.:eek1

    Get well soon Ellen, if you guys need anything let me know, I know others have offered but I will have "time" after today.

    Keep on going Eh!:clapDid not expect any less from you guys.:thumb:thumb:thumb

    A beach and a large bottle of liquor, that's what I'd do, sometimes alcohol induced thinking is good for you. Cheer up and lets see some more of that Kiwi ingenuity.:wink:
  2. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Good to know Ellen is healing and you guys are positive , you went there to do a ride and yous are going to finish it , true Gruvers a , BTW my old DR6 fiddy will have 70,000 miles on it next ride , off on Stress leave to Phills Feb , seriously thinking of buying a Yamaha there , havn't owned a Yammy since 1975 in West Aust when i had a DT175 . Keep the news coming Cheers Toddy
  3. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    As a female rider just starting to ride dirt 3 years ago, I might offer another option. I have a few bikes F650 Twin, DR200. While the F650 has survived my learning curve, it's not an easy off road bike for female given its' weight. Yes, it's gone great places with me and I love rocking down the tarmac, but off road you need to ride very precisely. While I can pick it by myself, I'd much rather wait for 2 more hands. It's just a big bike and I suspect the DR650 is similar for her.

    Last year I bought a DR200, street legal, 21 inch front wheel, and sub 300-lbs, short seat height. For a "little" bike, lots of folks have rode it and thought ergonomically it rides like a normal sized bike. Comparitively, on the TTR125 you feel like a monkey on a football. Everyone has a hoot on it, and it is confidence inspiring.

    They are very cheap used $14-1600. The big drawback is top speed is around 60MPH, but the gas mileage is crazy good and you could probably get 300 miles on the 3.4 gallon tank.

    The DR200 Thread

    Best of luck!
  4. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    I too wish a quick recovery!

    Your head stock being tweaked might be as simple as the fork tubes twisted in the triple trees I doubt it but check it out you never know.


    Again heal up and ride on!

    tom
  5. SkycamNZ

    SkycamNZ Adventurer

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    Geez Andi, looking at that 'bum-shot' of Ellen, not sure you will make it through the elimination rounds for chief photographer on the next Swim-suit Quarterly magazine shoot!!:rofl
  6. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Are you kidding mate we will enter her into the wife beating section .... win hands down!!!:rofl:rofl

    Got a new scoota, will post that up later late on.:clap
  7. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh

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    Good on ya both......... waiting.
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    Alaskajeff Long timer

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  9. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Tell us about the scoota!!!!!!!!!!!!! We're all dying here in our cubicles :rofl
  10. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    We have joined the coul club now, I thought about F800GS and Triumph 800XC, either bike would be good, also considered a Ural sidecar, prolly a bit easier in the soft stuff and carry more home comforts.

    Those of you unfortunate enough to know me know I love Orange having had the KTM 990 SMR in New Zealand which was nothing short of a weapon, I always wanted a 950 Super Enduro, nearly bought one in NZ but missed out by two weeks on a great bike with only 7500km on the clock and bone stock.

    So fast forward to 27th November 2012, our disaster day, this day changed the dynamics of our trip completely.

    Firstly, Ellen was damaged, thankfully not too badly, secondly, Chiwi took a hit and will need a new frame, bars, mirrors, headlight and front guard etc.

    So that Chinese dude on New Zealand TV for the moss stuff ...... Look I Walk Away

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=H4ibFq1aup8

    So Ellen took his good advice Look I Walk Away from riding ..... and will passenge from here so there will be more off the bike shots.

    So not to drag it out, here we are our new Austrian pony.

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    This is the list of the goodies done by Alfred the previous owner who is a perfectionist and certainly knows how to treat a hot Austrian chick.

    CJ Designs 2-into-1 Header $350
    CJ Design Rear Fuel Tank, powder coated, $450
    CJ Designs Billet Clutch Basket $650
    CJ Designs Clutch Cover, swirl & powder-coated $ $350
    CJ Designs Engine Plug Kit $63
    CJ Designs Shortened Intake Trumpets $50
    CJ Designs Top Rack Plate $150
    CJ Designs Water pump Upgrade Kit $150
    CJ Designs Billet Chain Adjuster Blocks $ 80
    CJ Designs Spark Plug Wrench $36
    CJ Designs Radiator Temp Sensor $60
    KTM Euro-Headlight Switch $85
    KTM Side Stand Removal Switch $45
    KTM Center Stand $375
    KTM Frame Protector Kit $30
    Small rear rack $125
    BR Moto Saddlebag Racks, w/rear cross-mount $350
    Wolfman Expedition Saddlebags $225
    Giant Loop Coyote Bag $330
    Warn XT17 Winch, w/handlebar control $500
    Warn Quick Disconnect mount plate $80
    Crispy Designs Graphics $300
    CPC Chrome Plated Brass Fuel Line Quick Disconnects, bi-valved $250
    Fuel Line Heat Sheathing $75
    G2 Throttle Tube, #400, and spare tube, grips $200
    SAS Block Off Plates $35
    Rottweiler CPR Air Filter Assembly, and extra skins. $380
    Adventure Machines Jetting Kit $135
    Adventure Machines Rear Brake Master Guard $70
    Jet Hot Exhaust Header Ceramic Coating, Black $200
    Wings Titanium Muffler, Right side (and Left) $850
    Rigid Industries D2 LED Lights $380
    BDCW LED Light Mount $80
    BDCW Skid Plate, w/Shok Block $350
    BECW Side Stand Relocator $90
    Fasst Flexx Handlebars $350
    Flexx Pivoting Handguard Mounts $70
    Cycra Handguards and Frames and Inserts $120
    Hot Grips $122
    Warm N’ Safe Grip Heat ‘Troller $60
    FP Racing Adjustable Folding Clutch and Brake Levers, shorty, Black $300
    Scotts Steering Stabilizer and BRP Moto Top Clamp & Risers $700
    GB Racing Ignition Cover $123
    Safari Fuel Tank and Shrouds $850
    Cyclops Motorsports Kevlar/CF tank guards $250
    3M Paint Protectant Film on Graphics, Frame Rails and under Tank $250
    Acerbis Locking Gas Cap $35
    Factory Connection Fork and Shock Re-valve (200 lb.) $800
    Burns Moto USB Outlet $35
    Electrical Connection Master Ground Blocks $60
    Hilslamer Footpegs, Long $150
    Emoto’s Mini Digital Voltmeter, red $50
    Dr. Bean Fuel Pump Kit (and 1 spare) $150
    Profill Fuel Tank Filter $30
    Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder $150
    Centech AP-2 Fuse Panel $80
    Assorted Sumitomo MT Sealed Electrical Connectors $75
    Assorted Del City' Heat Shrink, Solder Sleeve Crimpable Terminals $100
    Renazco Seat $375
    Touratech GPS Mount $230
    Zumo 550 GPS $700
    Assorted Ram Mounts $100
    Scotts’ Shark Fin Rear Disc Guard $160
    DRC Brake lever ‘Snake’ $20
    D.I.D. 525 ZVM2 Series Heavy chain $220
    SuperSprox 16/52 Gearing $129
    Dunlop D908 Rally Raid Rear Tire (2 new spares), $600
    Dunlop D606 Front Tire $100
    Michelin Heavy Duty Tubes, F & R (2 spares each) $175
    Stock fuel tank and side panels $745
    Assorted spares, take-offs, (Stock fuel tank and side panels $745), filters, gaskets, oils, etc. ($200)
  11. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Wow, that is quite a find, cool bike, did it come with a step ladder for mounting/dismounting?

    Where's the passenger pegs?
  12. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Got pegs organised, will lower it enough as I have ridden them before so I know how to do it.

    Yea pretty happy and great having nice WP suspenders under us for the rougher end of our trip.

    Just gotta organise luggage, either Jesse or Caribou I think as we will need the capacity two up, going to do soft roll top bag and two hard side cases.
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    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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  14. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Ok, now that you two have made the trip to the" DARK SIDE" (it's ok ,we have cookies & club jackets :lol3 )

    We will expect ORANGE CRUSH up dates, there are oracles, grues,magicians & a wealth of knowledge that's here for the asking

    Misery Goat (a mod on here) is back from the entire CA,SA trip, Crashmaster, also a vet of the southern experience, all with tips,
    tricks & contacts.

    I know that there is a new KTM shop in Santiago Chile that awaits your arrival.

    Contact Gotie when you get to Santiago, He is a vet of route 40 & 7, he can get you through Patagonia to the end :deal

    You most certainly made the right choice coming to the dark side, our legions are numerous, & world wide :clap
  15. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Nice, very nice. Where are you going to fit the that monster tent of yours?

    Did you get Sharon's email?

    Edit: Sharon says copy cats. :)
  16. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Yeah they are heavier ... not something we need, still prefer Caribou cases but open to any good suggestions

    What do you know about the HAppy Trails rack?

    Yeah very happy with what we have got and it has the right gear for RTWing without the bigger weight of the ADV ( I am biased and think they look better too :hide)

    Just need to get a girlie windscreen to hide behind now.

    Castle Hilliberg will take a flight home along with some other luxuries we have had with having two bikes.

    We are going to be normal now and get a two man tent, still Hilliberg as they are the best IMO .... no more star wars chair tho :cry

    Yes we got Sharons email, I thought Ellen had replied sorry, to be honest our inbox has had more in the last week than the last six months ... and to be really honest the well wishes and support messages etc have made me :cry at times, talk about ADV love, what a serious great group of people we have world wide.

    .....and f i n a l l y yeah copy cats ..... couldn't be outcouled by the Ozzies :rofl
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    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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  18. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh

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    had to look that word up. "Chingona" from the Urban Dictionary,

    Chingonas are the most badass girls in the world. Don't mess with them or they will kick you in the nalgas


    ha ha ha, Nice scooter Duchie. Hi Ellen.
  19. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Thanks SR looking for a name ... that might stick :D

    Heya Mike yeah a badass girl woud fit the description :evil
  20. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Great to see the new bike pics , Andi would always come and visit me so he could ride my 950SE , he wanted to buy it but the Dutch got the better of him . Ellen is doing really well and getting around with out sticks , good to see. Pity the DR650s are getting sold , mine will have 70,000 miles on it tomorrow . Keep the stories coming , as you know when things go wrong , the adventure begins . Cheers Toddy