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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Night Falcon
Hill climbing is all about the 3 m's.... momentum...

Hill climbing is all about the 3 m's.... momentum momentum momentum...and HP has somewhat to do with that :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
or is the DRZ really a KLX? Great bike all the...

or is the DRZ really a KLX? Great bike all the same.

just wondering...do you guys think the DRZ will ever be outdated at all? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Night Falcon
+2 I think you are way over technical in...

+2

I think you are way over technical in your thinking. To much rear end weight and too light in the front at high speed is your principle problem. When you are on the limits even small...
Forum: New Zealand 07-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 50,666
Posted By Night Falcon
Once I get my act together there will be loads of...

Once I get my act together there will be loads of small group rides round about HB again - I can assure you of that, even its only me on them :D
Forum: New Zealand 07-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Night Falcon
Count me in for $50.00 as well Oaters; guess you...

Count me in for $50.00 as well Oaters; guess you will PM the payment details?

Learnt most of my riding skills on a CT90 on a south Island sheep farm and it still shows to this day should have paid...
Forum: New Zealand 07-29-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 50,666
Posted By Night Falcon
I was chasing after a DR that turned right...

I was chasing after a DR that turned right instead of left to redirect him - then another DR followed me in support :D. But that was an awesome ride in spite of how it started :thumb

The worst...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
yeah I used to run Pirelli AT90's front and rear...

yeah I used to run Pirelli AT90's front and rear which were a great dual purpose tire for gravel and light dirt. But then I discovered the MT21 for the front (made for the 690) and there was just no...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
On the contrary, no bike ever sucked when it was...

On the contrary, no bike ever sucked when it was salvaged from the scrappers and returned to riding duties! you can quote me on that.

scrounging old dungers from back yards is how I got my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
Again I find myself in total agreement. In fact I...

Again I find myself in total agreement. In fact I would say with an MT21 on the front it got smother at higher speeds. I always have my wheels balance and don't use rim locks on my adventure bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,707
Posted By Night Falcon
wow excellent build/s Hope all goes well in...

wow excellent build/s Hope all goes well in Africa!
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 526,621
Posted By Night Falcon
stunning pics as usual Andi. I met your...

stunning pics as usual Andi.

I met your twin brother yesterday - looks a lot like you with more hair. He came to my place to show me the Klim Badlands gear - very impressed and saving hard :D
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
Yes they are all lying. The intawebbly is full of...

Yes they are all lying. The intawebbly is full of folks telling untruths about KTM's. Not the case with Yammies, particularly the WRR as we know or KLX's.



Exactly my experience - must be the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18,723
Views: 7,475,099
Posted By Night Falcon
Hey man...really dig that shot man :D

Hey man...really dig that shot man :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
100% agree with your DR commnets cept for the...

100% agree with your DR commnets cept for the smoother bit. Expect the FR will be $9Kish up your way. They retail for $12.5K in NZ but KTM are currently doing 2014 runout specials for $11 - 11.5K (we...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
I'm only waiting for the 390 cos I've got some...

I'm only waiting for the 390 cos I've got some time on my hands before I can twist the throttle again :cry but that day is getting closer by golly!. But I doubt we will see the 390 by then so I will...
Forum: New Zealand 07-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 50,666
Posted By Night Falcon
Bart, Bart Bart....That cornerman fiasco would...

Bart, Bart Bart....That cornerman fiasco would never happen with Harley riders, they never wave anyone on.

We never had anyone getting lost on HB adventure rides when there was a 690 in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
Kynsie reckons he's a bit of a scientist but he...

Kynsie reckons he's a bit of a scientist but he don't like changing oil it seems, lucky he's into WRR's, that way he never needs to. I learnt how to do em on my KTM's but just not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
:clap that's great kyns, takes a lot to finally...

:clap that's great kyns, takes a lot to finally come clean on your true thoughts about the old wrr cement truck. Hope it's not just "mixed" feelings though :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 07-27-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 139,499
Posted By Night Falcon
Awesome report mate. Gonna make it back for one...

Awesome report mate. Gonna make it back for one of them burgers at some point.....wonder if they'll taste the same if I'm not on 690? :dg
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,276
Posted By Night Falcon
Congratz Pyn and choice wheelie :D

Congratz Pyn and choice wheelie :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
not according to this Yamaha promotional video :D...

not according to this Yamaha promotional video :D

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Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 1,224,973
Posted By Night Falcon
Hi there again, that comment I made was in...

Hi there again, that comment I made was in reference to the amount of chatter on the picture thread (much like I'm doing now :D) and complementing you for finally posting some....plus a cool vid :D
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
My twin brothers one and a loaner that I borrowed...

My twin brothers one and a loaner that I borrowed while I was in the South Island (NZ) for visit back in 09. Awesome bikes!
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Night Falcon
this guard worked well on mine. ...

this guard worked well on mine.

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/31690.jpg

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/305690.jpg
Forum: New Zealand 07-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Night Falcon
I used to work in construction with some humans...

I used to work in construction with some humans :lurk
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
suspenders on the old 450 were spot on for...

suspenders on the old 450 were spot on for hitting rocks in rivers, soaked them up no worries

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/DSC08860.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 526,621
Posted By Night Falcon
Exceptional work guys. I've got a possible title...

Exceptional work guys. I've got a possible title for your travel book when ya done touring:

Two Moto Kiwis, The Good, The Bad, and Bolivia.

No thanks needed,...
Forum: New Zealand 07-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 8,362
Posted By Night Falcon
yep....that'll do it alright :D

yep....that'll do it alright :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
Sorry, yes the E is the only one worth getting....

Sorry, yes the E is the only one worth getting. We have the E (road legal) plus the S and SM.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
drz400 thank me after you've done a...

drz400


thank me after you've done a rides on it :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 1,224,973
Posted By Night Falcon
how novel?.....pictures on picture thread, go...

how novel?.....pictures on picture thread, go figure? :D

and Sapich that vid were grouse man! (I'm using Scottish phrasing in Honour of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow)
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
brand loyalty maybe? or blind loyalty :lol3 ...

brand loyalty maybe? or blind loyalty :lol3

Personally I could care less who makes my bike as long as it can do what I want it to and makes me look better than I am in front of my mates :D and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Night Falcon
If you have a 690 they did come with an air...

If you have a 690 they did come with an air intake sensor fitted under the air box as part of the FI system. They are a known problem as the wires often break off the sensor - is yours missing?
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
When the mods eventually decide the WRR dribblers...

When the mods eventually decide the WRR dribblers really cant be helped and close the thread, this blokes post should be reposted as the final word - sums it up pretty succinctly :thumb



From...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
your projecting your inner desires again...and on...

your projecting your inner desires again...and on line :eek1 what would your analyst say? Bout time they bought a law in to stop you southern boys marrying ya sisters and grandmothers, We all respect...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
We do like a good challenge in NZ for sure!...

We do like a good challenge in NZ for sure! Probably explains why the WRR hasn't sold in any sort of numbers here, oh well, still a great bike for rounding up sheep and other light farm duties, like...
Forum: New Zealand 07-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,568
Posted By Night Falcon
Looks like its got more ground clearance than a...

Looks like its got more ground clearance than a lot of hardcore enduro's. 42nd traverse machine for sure :deal spectacular work Clint.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8,513
Views: 361,507
Posted By Night Falcon
nice air time! what's the pole commin out of ya...

nice air time! what's the pole commin out of ya hiney for?


that jacket looks like its got some orange in it :hide
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Night Falcon
The bike may well be structurally sound with only...

The bike may well be structurally sound with only cosmetic damage in which case you have to factor in a how much of the repair cost is labour. If you take it back and do the work yourself (just...
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