New Zealand RTW and back on a KTM500exc.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Aaron.S, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    those road trains, you could have a career in tire replacement, just one.
  2. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    :lol3 :lol3

    You need a flask, then just ask for some ice to pour the good stuff over. Likely get charged a crazy amount for a few ice cubes, but sounds like it'd be worth it...lol.

    That shot of your bike with the black smoke from the fire in the background - kinda spooky man. I've seen the coverage of how bad the fires are in AUS this year, sad to see. Glad you were able to find a good place to rest for the night, 585k is a long arse day in the saddle @Aaron.S :eek7:eek7

    Keep the knobby side down man :ricky
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  3. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    I can't believe I'm writing this post. The unthinkable just happened. I woke up this morning to my bike missing. Stolen out of Ayres rock campground around 3am. A camper next to me saw someone pushing it away thinking it was me. 2015 KTM500exc Vin VBKEXA401FM493995. Heartbroken isn't even close to how I'm feeling. 20191123_172312.jpg
  4. crownhorse

    crownhorse Been here awhile

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    good luck
  5. horsti

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    Oh no, what a fuuuuuk !!!
    I realy hope that You get it back and that someone catch this ashole and kick his balls up to his head.:dirtdog
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  6. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz McRibbed for her pleasure Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    NOOOOOOOOO. That is the absolute pits. :cry
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  8. yokesman

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    need to get a thread in the OZ regional forums.?
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    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Yeah somebody needs to find this asshole !!!
  10. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    thread in OZ forum started
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  13. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    big thread going on Facebook regarding the theft and many have shared the issue to their friends in that area of the country in an attempt to help Aaron.
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  14. Wombatsrus

    Wombatsrus Eats, roots and leaves

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    This is BS!,,

    What’s the Facebook page?

    I have no problem slinging him a couple of bucks?
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    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    rider911 Shortcut Navigator

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    Unfortunately the locals in these areas live in a semi lawless society, even if he is caught, minimal punishment will result.
    The previous nights accomodation was in a fully secure enclosure because of exactly this reason.
    I think they will get it back minus his gear but it might take some time.
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  17. Wombatsrus

    Wombatsrus Eats, roots and leaves

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  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Aaron, get the word out as much as you can. Everywhere.

    We had some (not me) bikes stolen numerous times in town with most of them being recovered. Mostly found by owners/the public. Get the word spreading. Dont stop. Pubs, post office, news agency, posters in supermarkets, bike shops, everywhere. The cops dont do much more than making a report.

    Sorry to hear mate. Heart wrenching!
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    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    I can't believe after all those miles and places...and now this. So sorry to read this.
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  20. BLucare

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    Here's a direct link to the thread on Aaron's personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10221211740146826&set=a.10201537990955392&type=3&theater

    A large discussion is up and running there already, but I know not everyone here has Facebook. It's a public post, so it should be viewable to everyone, even if you don't have a Facebook account. One big piece of info is that a helicopter is out searching for the bike as of about an hour ago. Given the volume of traffic on the Facebook post, I'd imagine updates will be posted there first.

    If anyone here learns any independent info, I'm sure it would be helpful to share here. Even for those of us across the world, the least we can do is share information as we learn it. Let's help our man get his bike back. :ricky
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