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MrKiwi's rambles

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

  1. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    The deck is laid. Still a fair few screws to put in.

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  2. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    For the builders among us the detail. The borders of the deck are parallel to the boundary so are not square at the ends. Makes for careful work with angles.

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  3. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Then cutting around the edges to maintain a 12mm gap from the house.

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  4. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    More finishing work to do but that is it.

    This thread reverts back to motorcycling rambling.

    Spring is a coming...
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  5. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    That is really nicely done, you have great builders! Looking good all round.
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  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Hey MrK, here's a couple of pics of my bluetooth controller you asked about.
    There's one on Trade Me - should work for yours but check it out first . Great to finally meet you.
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  7. gperkins

    gperkins graeme

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    Hmm, thats the same remote as the one I use. It gives me no end of grief, loosing conectivity to the GoPro. Another traveller I know and whom is WAY more tech savvy than me has the same problem. The only fix so far as I know is to go through the reconnect process after each time it disconnects. Essentially I've given up on it. Oh, I have a GoPro 5 from memory.
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  8. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    works fine with my Hero 4.
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  9. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Thanks, bought... :D
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  10. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Although posted elsewhere, the goose was taken for a jaunt last weekend.

    @oldbeer's invitation for a coffee in Eketahuna was too good to miss up and I joined about a dozen others. Since buying the V85 early this year I had not ridden it very much, about 1600km was all that was on the clock. Enough to run it in and get through its first service. Covid-19 meant it sat in the garage, by and large taking up space doing its thing looking pretty.

    On the night before leaving I re-installed the two side pannier racks. These are easy to take off, more fiddly putting back on, so this time they stay put now that they are back on. Friday dawned fine and clear the bike was loaded and I was ready to roll.

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    That caravan! I had planned to drive it across on the Thursday and park it at the Eketahuna campground. Sadly it failed the warrant of fitness due to the breakaway brake cable not working. And it is still not working, a whole new unit is on order from Australia! So, I booked a cabin instead.

    I met @KiwiPewe and @ztaj at 2:15pm at the ferry and we rode across the Remutaka's and refueled at Masterton berfore heading up highway 52 to Eketahuna. Lovely day for a ride and not a lot of traffic. The run over the Remutakas was sweet, very little traffic and what there was pulled over for us.

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    @oldbeer practicing picking up his GS1200
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    Tents were set up
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    A strange thing arrived :lol3
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    Friday night pub meal then a meet up Saturday morning is the teaming metropolis that is Eketahuna

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    A dirty group headed off to ride gravel and a small group of intrepid roadies left to meander around the back roads of the Wairarapa. Then we headed up a gravel road towards Wharite Peak. I had only taken the goose on gravel once before so this was going to be an experience!

    Firstly, I had forgotten how to switch the ride mode to dirt more! Bugger that traction control is intrusive. So after a bit of mucking around with the menus I found the traction control setting and off it went. After that the goose managed the road pretty well, apart from a few rough bits.

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    From here it was back down the hill and then out towards Pongaroa to catch up with the dirties. Looking out towards Pongaroa, the three riders in the pic are from left @oldbeer, @KiwiPewe and @Whale Rider
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    Not a Japanese bike in sight (well not in sight of the camera anyway :lol3)
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    A good time was had, nice putting some names to faces and bikes.

    Edit: - the goose has double the kms on it now :ricky
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  11. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Leg Humper

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    As someone wiser than me once stated on ADV: "It's all about the STORIES" :deal
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  12. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Thanks for taking us all a long !
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  13. milknosugar

    milknosugar Adventurer

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    Pleased to hear your riding again mr kiwi. I was wanting to know how the guzzi was going as definitely one of the bikes on my horizon. This is all my backyard you ride in I’m in Martinborough
  14. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I'm enjoying the Guzzi.

    It is no powerhouse, you accelerate by progressively rolling the throttle on rather than yanking the throttle full open straight away.

    The engine is best when it lives in the combined power / torque zone.

    The feel is like no other bike I've ridden, the motor gentles rolls sideways back and forth.

    Air cooled, dry clutch and shaft drive makes for an interesting combination, a good one.

    Rides OK on gravel, not as well as the Africa Twin I previously had. But the lovely twisty tarmac roads of your local surrounds is where this bike shines.

    Maintenance wise, the bike is easier to work on than most. No plastic fantastic crap hanging off the bike.
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  15. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Took the day off work, enjoying a quiet Friday. Must take the goose out again soon, but a coffee in the shade on a warm day is good too...
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  16. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Evil laugh ! Happy belated Birthday ya big stud !!
    May you have many more to come .... :rogue
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  17. Box'a'bits

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    So, a day off, eh. The truth is out there.

    Happy Birthday for yesterday Mr Kiwi...
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  18. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    :lol3 yep, thanks
  19. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    High winds this evening led to some unusual cloud patterns.

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  20. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Oh look another bike pic :lol3

    Breakfast in Greytown then is back roads to Palmerston North and home.

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