Oldbeers Odd Outings

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by oldbeer, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    I have been given a chance at n+1. Conditions... 1 get rid of the two Estima Van's, (daughters camper + spare parts) done. 2 get rid of the Megane, still to do, 3 finish the Mezinnine floor build... still in progress. Hopefully I'll get there:-)
  2. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Righto lads....working bee at Dazza’s place next weekend
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  3. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Haha. :-)
    ...Anyone good at putting up glass balustrade...?
  4. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    righto I'm out


    (TBH I wasn't in anyway... :lol3)
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  5. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    i take it you've had no luck previously trying the forgiveness side of the permission vs forgiveness angle?
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  6. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    I'll look into it.
  7. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Yes, that was how I got the Tenere 660. But the quiet treatment lasted too long for comfort...
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  8. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    MrsKiwi doesn't believe in the quiet treatment.

    She does, however, believe in retail therapy. So if I indulge in n+1 I have to budget twice the cost!
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  9. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    You only get one go.....Its what's called a "one pony trick"
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  10. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I came home with a new boat once (only once, never again :nono) and the next day my wife ordered a new kitchen. Ouch :lol3
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  11. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Kitchen is on the list after mezinnine floor. I think my next n+1 will be a die cast model...:(
  12. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Sadly the list seems to always grow doesn't it.

    We are in the midst of renovations at the moment. I was meant to semi retire next year, that's not going to happen...
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  13. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    I am semi retired, not by choice and live in a shed. Nothing to renovate and plenty of space for another bike :lol3
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  14. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Minus the "not by choice" bit, I want your lifestyle ;)
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  15. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    Yep. I'm mid 40's and in my prime as far as work goes and I can't capitalise this year. 1st world issues, I know. If I could convince the better half we dont need a house I could retire a lot sooner than 65. I'm not banking on any Super by the time I get there and I still like buying bikes before the last one is wore out so it'll be a good few years before I can shake off the golden handcuffs of work...

    In the meantime, they're still making petrol and tyres.
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  16. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Rode my Vstrom all the way to Takapuna and back to have coffee with no1 daughter. Glorious day. I had to unzip my jacket a bit going down the motorway cos i was too hot!!
    Parked my bike in a m/c only slot right outside her office. Sat chatting on bench overlooking Takapuna Beach for half an hour. Rode home. I didn't even pay for my coffee.

    Life could be worse
  17. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Frigid cold here today
  18. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    After sounding like a broken record banging on about how good my DRZ400 is I decided I had better ride it. Chance came this avo with a few hours to spare between mowing lawns and dinner with the kids. Took a while to get started. battery was about to die when I remembered the "Prime" position on the fuel tap... off it went. 2 hours flew by on the nearest gravel roads to my place. Pretty much no one around. Could have done with a thermal on but wasnt too bad at all.
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    Happy camper!
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  19. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    And since I'm putting dates in calendars... @KiwiPewe ... when is the recommended time to do the Molesworth - Hanmer - Rainbow Roads trip in the New Year? Would suit me to do it nearer Christmas as my kids should be on leave and hence no babysiting/grandadding st that time. Any suggestions?
  20. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Time to give the dizzer some love before it heads away down south. Checking out the steering head and wheel bearings. All good.

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    On the lift

    Found one of the caliper bolts was loose though. If you look at the left hand caliper bolt you can see its not where it should be. I could turn it with my fingers
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    Underside of steering head. No tell tale leakage.
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