Nelson rideouts

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by NordieBoy, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    We were camping at Tui when the fire started. Weird driving back and seeing all the smoke.
  2. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    Old 'Honk' the Honda just keeps chugging along

    I hope he stayed upright for the trip. Just saying

    WR
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  3. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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  4. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Goodbye DR650.... It's been fun. We've been some very cool places and seen some pretty awesome sights.

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  5. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Watcha replacing her with? :ear
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  6. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    Yeah I was scrolling down expecting a "hello" bit..
  7. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    A KTM 450 exc. Hoping my wallet can keep up with the maintaininace / repair costs...

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  8. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    Very nice.

    I keep thinking about changing my 690 for something similar..
  9. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    No, it's gone. Left this afternoon.
  10. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Welcome to the “world” of orange
  11. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    There are a few of them around for sale at the moment and it's a good time of year for buying.

    Unfortantly might be a bit hard to sell the 690 with the recent release of the 790.
  12. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Also broght a CRF250L for when my wallet needs a rest. It's a fun little bike to ride and have been out on a few experditions with my 10yo son. He's got a Kawasaki KLX140 and been doing a bit of MX on it.
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  13. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    You'll wear stuff out on the 450 (especially tires as you'll want something reasonably aggressive to enjoy the bike off road) but I doubt much will break or fail suddenly.
    Compared to the extreme beating these bikes are made to withstand, the riding we do is pretty soft (unless you wring it out constantly on the road that is).
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  14. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Good stuff with the KLX for your son. My boy started on a Suzuki DS80 and a few years later, after a few other bikes, we ended our riding together (as in me buying him bikes) with him on a KDX200 and me no longer able to keep up with him. Great memories, I am sure you will have as much fun together.
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  15. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I can see that I'm not going to be faster then him for long. Maybe another year or two. I was struggling to keep up with him the other day on the MX track when it was wet and rather slippery. But he had much better tyres than my 50/50 ADV tyres.

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  16. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    I hope you're right. It centinly likes going fast. It low revs it's quite rough but give it a fist full and everything is smooth as silk.
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  17. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Hopefully it won't require regular roadside puncture repairs like the DR.....
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  18. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    Punctures will now be had in far more remote and gnarly locations..
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  19. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    Woodman and I are heading up the Leatham on Sunday if anyone else is keen. Details like leaving time, meet up place and weather are still to be organised....
  20. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    I'd be up for it. It's been a while since I've been out on the bike and it's got a fresh WOF too.
    However the weather isn't looking the best...