Woodmans BMW/SWM

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by innathyzit, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    I ended up putting the temp sender in the same place as you. Couldn't really work it anywhere else.

    Finally got out for a decent ride today, Dovedale, sunday Creek, Dry weather road then up over the Porika then back over the Porika and roaded home. Met 10 bikes coming down the steep side when i was going up. The first guy on an xt660 got very sideways and crossed up when he stopped to tell me how many were following. Was drizzling the whole time but it was great getting back on the bike. Temp stayed pretty steady at 75 degrees and the fan only came on once when I stopped for a comfort break with the bike idling for a while. Fan comes on at 100 degrees (same as the klr did) on the gauge.

    Standard Porika pics. can't spin the first one around for some reason. so you will have to hold your head sideways

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  2. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Was the Porika in good nick?
  3. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Yeah its in very good nick. The steep lake side part has had all the rocks and ruts removed and is a lot smoother. Killjoys.. Be careful on the gravel road going to the start of the Porika on the Howard side. Someone has has covered the road with a mix of flour and water and then carved random grooves in the road and then let it set hard. Had a couple of puckery moments.

    Are you taking the tricycle over?
  4. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    That's just mindless vandalism :2guns
  5. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Sounds like it could be motardable then.
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  6. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Yeah easy. Took the beemer over both ways when it was rough no problems.
  7. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    I'd like to. We were at Lake Rotoroa on the way down, but didn't get enough support to do it...
  8. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    does the chair try and overtake the bike on steep loose downhills?
  9. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Long timer

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    I have taken the XR & sidecar over...
    It dosn't try to over take the bike.... but I didn't have a heavy car hanging on the side
    that could be a little diffrent....


    ...
  10. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Yes.
  11. DLRuapuke

    DLRuapuke Been here awhile

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    Nigel - R/H install
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    Gazz
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  12. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    one dad taught me once

    to compare with a couple of known quantities, a glass of melting ice and a jug of boiling water will see how good any gauge is.
  13. DLRuapuke

    DLRuapuke Been here awhile

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    That's good old fashioned reasoning...................
    See how we go in the Wairarapa heat........................
  14. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Went for a wee exploring ride today and found a few places that I hadn't been before. First one was just off the end of the bridge just after the old Kohatu hotel. Follows the river up with many stream crossings. Really cool and only some of the rocks are slippery as I found out after a wee dunking, which considering the heat was actually quite refreshing. Eventually came upon a track that winded (wound) its way up a hill where I took a pic of part of the river I had just ridden along.
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    Headed back down againas the track was looking private propertyish, crossed the river and out a gate and back onto the highway then rode a few ks and turned onto the dry weather road then headed up Tui road then Hodgkinsons road and spent time exploring a heap of side tracks, a lot of which got pretty knarly and steep. Did I mention how hot it was?
    The SWM has opened up a few more opportunities on these knarly steep tracks where I (most likely) would have turned the beemer round. Really enjoying the light weight and good suspenders. Although the front could do with being less harsh with a bit more travel.

    came out on the Sherry river road and found a few more steep climbs, one of which beat me. You know what its like stuck halfway up a steep hill trying to turn the bike around? Epic fail, bike fell over on the down hill side and pinned my foot under it with my ankle at a very odd angle. Try as i may i couldn't pull it out so just lay there for a few minutes swearing to myself and eventually kicked the bike several times and sorta wiggled out which was a relief. nothing broken so all good. Pic is where I got pinned.
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    Was knackered after that so rode home along the sherry river road to Tadmore and home for a couple of very cold ciders.
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  15. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    Looks like you are having fun again. How is the bike performing?
    I hope everyone is carrying a fire extinguisher with them at the moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Its been a tad worm up here lately too. Believe it or Not.
    WR
  16. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Definitely having fun and no I wasn't carrying a fire extinguisher but decided yesterday that I should have been.

    Strangely this engine did the same as the last one and suddenly started going a f**k ton better once it got to a bit over 1500kms. Other SWM owners have reported a similar thing. I was about to call the dealer and ask why this engine is down on power, but yesterday it started pulling a lot harder.
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    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    Good to hear all is going well. Enjoy the riding.
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  18. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    my 690 took 1500km to loosen up. took til about 5000 to really settle in to its stride.
  19. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    Took my 690 about 5000 km`s and a FMF rear muffler to settle in to its stride.
    Same thing with my Husky 630 as well.


    There might be a bit of a pattern here.:baldy
  20. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Geeking out........

    Couple of new swms due soon. Both 440 singles.

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