MrKiwi's rambles

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by MrKiwi, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    Nope, I've tempted fate enough this year

    That orange truck is a beauty though, it has exceeded my expectations
  2. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    I seriously hope it treats you right, spoken to a few people about the Colorado, and the only one who actually liked it was my mate who has a towing business...
  3. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    It tows really well

    I wasn't after a flash unit, more a work horse and it seems to fit the work horse mould quite well.
  4. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Sorry, I wasn't clear about it, my mate doesn't own one, he gets paid to pick them up and take them to the workshop when they brake down.
    One owner I spoke to had the fourth engine before getting to 100,000 km...:yikes
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  5. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    Rangers have gear box problems, Hilux have top head and injector issues. Seems they are all faulted. I'll take my chances.
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  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    Nice work MrK. An orange Ute....what could possibly go wrong....and even in the unlikely event of a malfunction it will still look awesome parked on the road side :D
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  7. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    and if its under warranty who gives a shit?
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  8. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    Indeed
  9. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    Beaut day.

    Dug out the Africa Twin and went for a ride on a sunny Sunday.

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  10. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    After several about three months on TradeMe I have finally sold Red.

    I just didn't ride her enough back here to justify the high cost of multiple bike ownership in NZ. I'm back down to one bike.
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  11. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    I know a guy from my neck of the woods who's gone to Wellington today to pick up a bike.... wonder if it's the same guy ??
  12. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Yeah, yeah, that's the official line.
    So what's the new one?
    :photog
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  13. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    No pick up yet. So no.
  14. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    No, one bike policy from now on.
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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    If you are only going to have one, thats a pretty nice one to have
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  16. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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  17. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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  18. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    Goodbye Red, your next journey starts today.

    I'm about to take my last ride on her as I deliver her to the pickup point.

    This photo below is one of my enduring memories from my solo ride in Europe, somewhere in Germany, it was as hot as hell and I needed to outrun an approaching storm.

    That night I made it to Bad Grund and watched the storm pass over

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    And from East Wairarapa, my favourite place to ride to from home

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    It was fun ...
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  19. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    It is done :cry
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  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    I feel your pain Mr K. This is/ was the last I sore of my 530 :2cry
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    It does get better with time though no it doesn't. I just said that to soften the blow a bit