King Country ADV Ride 2020

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Adventure Moto, Mar 1, 2020.

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So who`s up for the challenge.

  1. Yes

    41.9%
  2. maybe

    29.0%
  3. no

    12.9%
  4. Dont care either, way but just like voting in a poll !

    12.9%
  5. Not coming because of Coronavirus

    3.2%
  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    I've always thought Fishers gnarlier than the 42nd, just because it tends to be slipperier, especially at the Nat'l Park end. It got better with the work completed for the cycle trail, but I don't know if that's been kept up.

    The 42nd is one of my happy places...
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  2. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    I can confirm that a V-Strom has done the 42 - I did it on my thou. The track is a lot nicer now than it was when I did it too. But, I won't be taking the Tenere through any time soon...The WR is the right weapon for it for me :)
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  3. Night Falcon

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    I'd take the Tiger in there if it was dry - those clay inclines aren't much fun in the wet DAMHIK
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  4. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    We had a Tiger with us and a GS and old Africa Twin. All the guys on big bikes had a good workout.
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  5. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    If sidecars can do the 42nd & Fishers, you lot have no excuses...

    Gus (as a solo) has been through both on multiple occasions.
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  6. Night Falcon

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    BMW's are lower to the ground

    bin through on a 990 and 690. Heard about a GSA doing cartwheels down the clay bit where I tipped over on the 690...right in front of @Phreaky Phil and Dawn :fpalm
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  7. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    The campground normally lets us leave all of our gear in their shed on the Sunday morning and then collect it on the way back through.
    Makes for lighter bikes on the 42nd which always makes things easier.

    Its not really the size of the bike that is the limiting factor for the 42nd traverse. More if it has the correct tyres fitted.
    I have been through with others on BMW 1150 GS`s and triumph tiger 955`s who had no issues.
    Of course weather does play a huge part in it too if it has been raining recently.

    Fishers track is not too much of a challenge anymore, more like a mountain bike highway now :(
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  8. dazzadm

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    Let's hope the KTM rally is gentle on the trails next week...
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  9. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    And maybe a deer highway too - we disturbed one last time we went through (week before lockdown).
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  10. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Long range forecast looks good.
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  11. Dani boy

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    Hi there guys I'm new to the adv scene, I'm very excited to do the ride with my Yamaha tt350
    Unfortunately I don't have the best tire choice (front shinko e704 good condition, back e700 new)
    I was wondering if there is a entry fee for the tour/meetup, looking forward to it cheers
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  12. Box'a'bits

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    No entry costs.

    You will need to drop your tyre pressures for both tracks to around 20 PSI, but remember to pump them up afterwards (or they will wear fast).

    I had a TT350 - great bike. What gearing do you have for that? If it's geared high for the road, you might like to think about a smaller countershaft sprocket.
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  13. Dani boy

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    Allright awesome going to buy campground tickets today
    Atm I have 15/44 for highway and have an extra 14 sprocket that I use for beach riding and small offroad stuff
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  14. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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  16. Rosie!

    Rosie! Little MissAdventure Supporter

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    @clintnz did a great job of slaying overhanging branches that could catch out an unwary motorcyclist.
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  17. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    Yes I recognized you both in the photo`s.
    Well done you guys for volunteering and putting in the time and effort !!:getiton
    Hopefully now the weather plays its part.
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  18. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    As a side discussion, @Rosie! I read the article on that work. It does appear that DoC OSH rules around what tools can be used are a little self defeating though (no chainsaws). Was that the case?
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  19. Rosie!

    Rosie! Little MissAdventure Supporter

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    Being allowed to use tools of destruction on DOC estate is its own reward :annie

    Regular chainsaws are not allowed, but pole mounted chainsaws are, on the basis that the saw is a long way away from the operator, so they would be unlikely to cut themselves with it. And given the nature of the work, the pole saw was a lot more useful than a regular chainsaw would be.
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  20. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Two thirds of Team WR are planning on coming up early on Sunday morning. Probably not early enough to meet you in Taumarunui so I'm thinking of parking up at Owhango, unloading and hooking over to those nice gravel roads to Fishers and then nab a feed at National Park before doing the 42 S->N.

    Not sure if we'll catch up with you but we'll be chasing your tracks in the gravel/muck :)
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