Manawatu Adventures

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Night Falcon, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I'm in Dannevirke. My bike is currently broken but I'll give you a yell when I get it back together.
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  2. citroenjunkie

    citroenjunkie Zongie RX3

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    Umm yes and no. It’s not falling apart.... but yes the ingress of water does create interesting moments. Among others; seized rear master cylinder (replaced) rear calliper (unsiezed with a big hammer) rebuilt ignition switch, and on Saturday a partially operating tail light (sealed unit, only obtainable from CSC in USA or directly from China)
  3. citroenjunkie

    citroenjunkie Zongie RX3

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    Copper slip is definitely my friend!
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  4. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    mate, sounds to me like you'd be better off with a box of this stuff

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  5. citroenjunkie

    citroenjunkie Zongie RX3

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    Interestingly it seems totally impervious when being ridden it’s just being left parked in the elements for a whole year didn’t provide the start in life most hoped for I think.
    One of the reasons I left Auckland and headed south is I’m not built for the race with the Jones. I like a bargain and see no value in being able to spend more than someone else. I like that my bike is cheap and cheerful if I won lotto I wouldn’t sell it, or move or quit my job. I know that’s anti consumerism. I don’t care.
    If I drop my bike I can pick it up. If it breaks I can fix it, eventually..... when I ride it I smile, and relax and stop being such a pedantic dick.... oops sorry!
    Starting to get some insight into the no mates thing..... are they doing a special on sealant at Mitre10?
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  6. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  7. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Blowing a gale at the top of Pori Rd this arvo.
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    More sheltered through Puketoi Rd
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  8. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    How is Puketoi Road these days?
  9. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    There's been a few slips in the rougher parts but someone has been in with a tracked vehicle and tidied things up. I assume from the sign that it wasn't the council.
  10. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Took my bride out to hunt down a cafe we hadn't been too. Found the Woolshed outside Sanson. Great coffee but lawns needed a better Moa :D
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  11. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  12. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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  13. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I passed Shannon today ...
  14. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    I'm passing tears reading all that (and gawking at the pics).
    Wanna be there soo bad...



    Great stuff guys....
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  15. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    Working on some great roads for you lot if you ever get back to this part of the woods

    WR
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  16. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Loan bike ready and waiting in Auckland:D...so where the bloody hell are ya???
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  17. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  18. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Erm. Google Photos strikes again?
  19. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    :-(
    looks like it
  20. Jeff Sichoe

    Jeff Sichoe ruddy bastard

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    try imgur, not the most elegant (and not for long term storage) but photos i've uploaded years ago are still there, so at least future readers will be able to see the pictures