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Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,419
Posted By warewolf
The Nitron would have to be truly exceptional to...

The Nitron would have to be truly exceptional to top the Ohlins. Having service & support of the quality of Dr Robert is not to be underestimated.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,165
Posted By warewolf
Here's a primer: ...

Here's a primer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_knocking

Key takeaway is that it causes destructive shock loads in your engine. People tend to think that the fuel explodes but rather it is a...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,419
Posted By warewolf
No contest. The only reason you wouldn't go with...

No contest. The only reason you wouldn't go with Dr Robert is price difference.
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
Reckon you are right. High torques on small...

Reckon you are right. High torques on small fastener heads. KTM tends to use much lower torques, and I've heard that people new to KTM ownership tend to strip fasteners by overtightening. I kinda...
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
Totally - do it! :-) Transforms the feel of the...

Totally - do it! :-) Transforms the feel of the bike from a touring bus to a trail bike. Way easier to turn the bike, I think because you can get your inside leg where it needs to be, rather than...
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,777
Posted By warewolf
Define "younger". I bought mine at 29 and nearly...

Define "younger". I bought mine at 29 and nearly bought one at 25: opted for the Trophy instead, but really should have tried (and bought) the Tiger then and there.

Not in the slightest.
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,777
Posted By warewolf
That was predicted by Tiger enthusiasts as soon...

That was predicted by Tiger enthusiasts as soon as the 17" wheel model was announced.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By warewolf
Epilog: John has traded the DR200 on an...

Epilog:

John has traded the DR200 on an ex-demo 2013 XT250, which he is enjoying immensely! :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By warewolf
Nope - it stayed at home, where it belongs!! :lol3

Nope - it stayed at home, where it belongs!! :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 12-18-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,777
Posted By warewolf
I see plenty of dirty ones, not many tatty ones. ...

I see plenty of dirty ones, not many tatty ones.

Although I did see a fairly tatty steamer recently; I felt a bit sad that it had been neglected so. :cry
Forum: New Zealand 12-17-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,419
Posted By warewolf
Reckon you're spot on the money there Padders -...

Reckon you're spot on the money there Padders - except for the btw :-)

I get the impression airheads are like Land Rovers: replace everything proper-like and then it'll run forever!

I can...
Forum: New Zealand 12-16-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,777
Posted By warewolf
That's what makes the big trailies so useful in...

That's what makes the big trailies so useful in NZ... they just eat road bikes on the interesting roads. If you get gravel and potholes mid-corner, just bang the throttle open, weight the outside peg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,169,165
Posted By warewolf
The T63 rear worked very well for me. Beats the...

The T63 rear worked very well for me. Beats the MT21 considerably, 50% more useable life for the same price. It's rocky hereabouts and the MT21 chunks badly, prematurely ruining it.

Fronts I like...
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,777
Posted By warewolf
I've not consciously thought of it that way...

I've not consciously thought of it that way before. Possibly that's a subconscious reason I place so much value on decent suspension - it doesn't beat you up so much. Another thought: bikes like DRs...
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 13,419
Posted By warewolf
Ohlins are pricey but the service, local support...

Ohlins are pricey but the service, local support and quality are second to none. If you are going to work the shock hard, and/or for a long time, they are a great choice and probably the best value....
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,777
Posted By warewolf
Yup. I did my second grand challenge on a steamer...

Yup. I did my second grand challenge on a steamer tiger, totally standard. It's a reasonably solid test of how well a bike can roll away the miles (unladen tarmac at least). Super comfy, beaut to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By warewolf
It's certainly smoother now than any other time...

It's certainly smoother now than any other time I've seen it.

Woulda been better to choose another day, but my time to get away is scarce.
Forum: New Zealand 12-12-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
Day Trippin' report of our wee jaunt to...

Day Trippin' report of our wee jaunt to Altimarloch the other week:
Mt Altimarloch and Mahakipawa Adventure (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030176)
Forum: New Zealand 12-12-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 35,450
Posted By warewolf
Mt Altimarloch and Mahakipawa Adventure...

Mt Altimarloch and Mahakipawa Adventure (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030176)
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By warewolf
Mt Altimarloch and Mahakipawa Adventure

aka "Blowin' in the Wind"

Mt Altimarloch is New Zealand's highest road, at 1693m. The route to the top starts at 220m and climbs via an unsealed road, varying in surface from good flat smooth...
Forum: New Zealand 12-12-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 21,968
Posted By warewolf
Anyone else doing the Toy Run tomorrow?

Anyone else doing the Toy Run tomorrow?
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By warewolf
Yep, times have changed. Back then - and even...

Yep, times have changed. Back then - and even earlier - thumpers seemed to have a much stronger showing from the KTM crowd. Probably using social media for much-needed mutual support, due to limited...
Forum: New Zealand 12-11-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 119,777
Posted By warewolf
Fantastic! :clap I love that scenery. The...

Fantastic! :clap

I love that scenery. The lower half of the Norf Island is pretty damn interesting.
Forum: New Zealand 12-11-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,371
Posted By warewolf
Review

When I was shopping for an older sprotsbike - since bought the VFR750 instead - I came across this review:

Ducati 900SS @ mcnews.com.au (http://www.mcnews.com.au/ducati-900ss/).
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9,222
Views: 2,019,053
Posted By warewolf
You don't need a carb swap. As standard with the...

You don't need a carb swap. As standard with the BST carb they are way stronger than an F650. They make more power and carry about 25 kg less. Something is not right.
Forum: New Zealand 12-10-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 67,906
Posted By warewolf
A scoop of chips is even better, although that...

A scoop of chips is even better, although that puts it in to the BMW price bracket :-) Ride till they get cold, throw 'em away and get some more :-D
Forum: New Zealand 12-10-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 67,906
Posted By warewolf
You beat me to it!

You beat me to it!
Forum: New Zealand 12-08-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 67,906
Posted By warewolf
Was an early adopter and big fan of icebreaker -...

Was an early adopter and big fan of icebreaker - buying only heavily discounted items! - but have found many shortcomings. Am now very judicious in its use, indeed I have just sold the last...
Forum: New Zealand 12-07-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,371
Posted By warewolf
Nice! The heart says "Ducati" but my brain is not...

Nice! The heart says "Ducati" but my brain is not convinced. Gotta be done sometime though, methinks.
Forum: New Zealand 12-07-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By warewolf
Welcome aboard Lorenzo! :freaky I think...

Welcome aboard Lorenzo! :freaky

I think "motu" on here has or had an XLV - not sure. Might be worth searching... ok, here ya go:

Google search site:advrider.com+motu+xlv...
Forum: New Zealand 12-07-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
Awesome! :clap Will have to add a few words about...

Awesome! :clap Will have to add a few words about that beast. :freaky
Forum: New Zealand 12-07-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
Thanks Rosie. The Pacific Motorcycle Co. was...

Thanks Rosie. The Pacific Motorcycle Co. was having a final clearance sale, so we did some 'couples shopping' :D Scored this for $60: Trail Wing T301 2.75-21.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9,222
Views: 2,019,053
Posted By warewolf
Buckley... not Shockley :huh I had to come back...

Buckley... not Shockley :huh I had to come back here and check! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,348
Posted By warewolf
That bushing is what is often also called a...

That bushing is what is often also called a wheel- or axle-spacer. Remove them before removing or installing bearings in to the hub. Sometimes they can be removed or installed by hand, if not they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9,222
Views: 2,019,053
Posted By warewolf
You should try it... quite refreshing! :evil

You should try it... quite refreshing! :evil
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 21,968
Posted By warewolf
Hmmm might be a good option - I think I can make...

Hmmm might be a good option - I think I can make that.
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
New Shoes

For pottering around on gravel roads, the Bridgestone Battlax BT45's that were on the XT as bought were working fine as Shar became comfortable with the bike. However an impending more technical...
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
Might have helped. As would welding a good nut on...

Might have helped. As would welding a good nut on the bolt head. Or chiseling a notch and driving it out. etc etc. I didn't want to munt the cases. I'm ok doing routine maintenance but I'm no...
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,798
Posted By warewolf
Pissed The Dreaded Previous Owner Strikes!

From the What were they thinking files comes this little gem:

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o20/warewolf885/mc/bikes/yamaha/xt250/OilDrainBolt_zps59814008.jpg

That right there is the main...
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 21,968
Posted By warewolf
No, but thanks. All: do youse reckon we...

No, but thanks.

All: do youse reckon we should have a christmas get-together before the end of the year? Maybe a mid-week short ride and pizza or whatnot?
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