GS Rallye 2020 Martinborough

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  1. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    A Great varied selection of bikes, plenty of KTM ,a few triumph, yamahas ,hondas old and new.

    You mean they actually let other marque's join in how dare they

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  2. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    Last time I was there it was on the market.
    I did manage to get a room though, and the local postie knocked up a feed for me. I had the whole place to myself for the night, which could've been quite spoooky.
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  3. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    Like the am talk back station... or the poison ?
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  4. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Just cast that to the TV. Did they have another paddock to park the KTMs?
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  5. eri

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    come on

    at least nz'ers were allowed to enter this event

    the ktms were just in a row

    where the camera didn't go...
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  6. Hunia

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  7. eri

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    i think the rest of the ktms still had to arrive at that point

    they seem to be very fast in bursts

    but not so fast over a whole day....something about hard seats + suspension?:jack
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  8. oldbeer

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    I see a rose amongst the Austrian thorns in that last piccie...

    I actually meant the DL of course but looking again there aren't actually too many kabooms there....
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  9. eri

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    on friday the 6th we rode from whanganui to martinborough following the mainly tar 'north 2 south' route

    the major exception to the tar was the ridge to the east of Palmerston North with the wind turbines

    the gps said there was a track through.....but the road signs said 'no exit'

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    the drizzle didn't make the series of mud holes carved out by the 4WD clubs any easier

    the big egg beaters churning up the mists were quite eerie

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    the mud looked evilly deep + sucky, neither of us seemed keen on a walk through...

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    so we took turns skirting the edges

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    but after passing only 3? mud holes we came to a steep section with only a hand-span sized path to pass a 1m3 hole to the side, so we called it quits and turned back

    unfortunately the tyre track we used around the first hole wasn't easy to line-up on the way back so i made the mistake of venturing 1 rut closer to the centre
    the bike just sank to the axles and stopped...
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    we even had water flowing through the central hole in the final drive
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    we tried going forwards and back to no avail so just tipped her over and dragged her sideways out of the filth on the pannier and engine bar

    hunia tried coming back round the other side but got to a point where his rear tyre was just digging hole until i pushed him out
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    after that i/we were pretty all-adventured-out so we just hit the highway, rode to martinborough checked into a an airbnb and went to the rugby club for beers, burgers + chips

    apparently not long after we turned back the new plymouth boys, in a bigger group with strops, managed to drag everyone in their team through:clap

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  10. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    You were quite brave even attempting that on big bikes.
    I went through there a few weeks ago on my Husky 701 with proper knobblies and it was great fun.

    But... on a BIG bike with 50/50 tyres --- No thanks.
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  11. Whale Rider

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    FYI North Range Road. Haven't been up there for a while but the best form of attack on a big bike is to stick to the track it mostly has a hard bottom.
    Guaranteed to get wet feet
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    WR

    Lucky you went in from the south end. Its a long way back when you head in from the north and decide not to proceed when you get to there.
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  12. eri

    eri Been here awhile

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    do pretty much anything 'adventure' bikes

    are getting ahead of 'adventure' tyres

    need a 2nd set of wheels
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  13. Oscar

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    Speaking as someone who owns KTMs and BMWs, and is a member of the BMW Riders Club, this whole thing got a bit tedious.
    We had to pay extra to ride with a bunch of whale mounted Dentists and Accountants, fair enough, but Vege's comments at the "prize giving" were stupid.
    Way to reduce the numbers at the next ride...
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  14. eri

    eri Been here awhile

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    japes in jest

    if i had a garage i certainly wouldn't be kicking a ktm out!
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  15. bigboynasty

    bigboynasty Adventurer Supporter

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    Oscar how is that possible that Veg would open his mouth and say something stupid????
    As for tyres there are great one available today so it’s not like the old days with limited or no selection. The problem I see time and time again is the wrong tyre on the bike for what ever reason. I ride any where and everywhere on Michelin Aneeke Wilds. Axle deep mud, soft sand, rocky tracks and clay banks. On the road they are fantastic especially in the wet. They are noisy and the tears spin out pretty quick but amazingly they still work when bald. I haven’t been on a BMW rally for awhile but the last one I did do was so boring I could have ridden it on a road bike. A few gravel roads stitched together is hardly a challenge. Good on the guys who attacked north range road on there bikes, fit the Anakee Wilds and you will do the 42 with ease.
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  16. bigboynasty

    bigboynasty Adventurer Supporter

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    No the KTM Rally is for all KTM Adventure bikes and probably the 690 is there in the most numbers. The issue is limited space to 150 riders that sell out in minutes of going live. They keep some places for those who buy new and I have 2 mates who got on that way. I didn’t get on first up but was very lucky to be on the wait list.
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  17. eri

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    if you've got the luxury of numbers
    you can be selective;o)
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  18. bigboynasty

    bigboynasty Adventurer Supporter

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    Yep I understand they get something like 1500 applications in the matter of minutes.
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  19. Oscar

    Oscar Acerbic Prick Supporter

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    Yeah the KTM Rallye isn't an adventure ride.
    More like a competitive adv-trail ride.

    The concept of the BMW Rally (i.e. for big bikes) is sound, and if they want to restrict it to BMW's they can.
    But as I say, taking the piss out of 25% of your riders (who paid extra to ride), isn't a great business model.
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  20. Oscar

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    I have swapped out my TKC80s for AX41s and I am not regretting it.
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