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Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 119,228
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'll be tip toeing around the Manawatu on skinny...

I'll be tip toeing around the Manawatu on skinny MT21s on Sunday with the BRR guys. I'll have to put the 16t front sprocket back on the 640 as we are going to the Shannon dams, Ridge Rd and Takapiri...
Forum: New Zealand 12-14-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 119,228
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thought I saw your double on my way back from a...

Thought I saw your double on my way back from a job in Wellie (in the Guzzi/KTM Recovery Vehicle) in the early afternoon. Packed out last night and got home at 3 this morning so sensibly went for a...
Forum: New Zealand 12-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 119,228
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Nice to see this thread back again. I always...

Nice to see this thread back again.

I always think that the top of the South Island is the place to be, but these photos remind me what is at our back door. With inland Taranaki and Rangitikei as...
Forum: New Zealand 12-01-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
The trick with the strawberries is to keep them...

The trick with the strawberries is to keep them at room temperature and marinate them in orange juice with a bit of icing sugar. Oh... and the bike was great as well.
Forum: New Zealand 11-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I think Sunday will be better. It is crap here at...

I think Sunday will be better. It is crap here at the moment.

I have to pack out a wedding early on Sunday in the Mangaroa Valley and will use the 640 so that I can leave the truck on site during...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Gerald was really helpful and I enjoyed meeting...

Gerald was really helpful and I enjoyed meeting him. Looking at the bike, you can easily see how well he has maintained it. I used a lame excuse this afternoon that I had to fill it up and shot...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
It feels similar in flickability to the 640 in...

It feels similar in flickability to the 640 in the twisties. Only slightly heavier. Its the first modern bike I've owned that has tyres wider than a fist so I'm feeling my way at the moment. Motor is...
Forum: New Zealand 11-23-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Us7eQJItF5GiBSJy...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Us7eQJItF5GiBSJyHNrS1Mp-Ov-J5dv-zWqVvsTaKoQ=s176-p-no

Rode this home from Nelson last week. Can now leave the knobblies on the 640 and do more distance with this....
Forum: New Zealand 11-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 67,490
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I look at 30kg as 3/4 of a bag of cement. I find...

I look at 30kg as 3/4 of a bag of cement. I find lifting a 40kg bag a bit of a grunt so lifting the equivalent up out of a river doesn't seem too attractive. I know that the wheels act as the fulcrum...
Forum: New Zealand 10-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,623
Posted By Manakau.KTM
+1

+1
Forum: New Zealand 10-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,623
Posted By Manakau.KTM
You are welcome to borrow the solenoid off my 79...

You are welcome to borrow the solenoid off my 79 Guzzi. I'm an hour north of wellie and unfortunately won't be home till late. Could do transplant in morning. May be rejection issues though being...
Forum: New Zealand 10-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Just have to remember next time that Steve...

Just have to remember next time that Steve doesn't like dates (the dried fruit variety).

So then, we will hear the mighty roar (I hope it doesn't whine) of the mighty Tiger sometime soon.
Forum: New Zealand 10-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Might as well kick off with some decent...

Might as well kick off with some decent dishwater.

Steve is the farthest away so how about texting me when he arrives at yours and then I'll put the jug on. I will have had my porridge with...
Forum: New Zealand 10-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Sunday sounds good to me. Have fueled up the...

Sunday sounds good to me.

Have fueled up the Izusu Triumph Recovery Vehicle (formerly the Guzzi Recovery Vehicle that could've been the KTM Recovery Vehicle but I was in the wrong island).
Forum: New Zealand 09-29-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I would've thought that the gravel/tar rash was a...

I would've thought that the gravel/tar rash was a sign of a hardcore biker.

Do I spy a centrestand?
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I'm fine for either day.

I'm fine for either day.
Forum: New Zealand 09-26-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
We will await further instructions then. In...

We will await further instructions then.

In the meantime, I'll check out the Earl Grey supplies as a backup.
Forum: New Zealand 09-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Sounds good to me. If you go in front, you won't...

Sounds good to me. If you go in front, you won't have to weave around the rest of my number plate as it comes off.

I'll make sure there are some fresh Havana beans in the kitchen draw for kick off.
Forum: New Zealand 09-25-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
That's impressive progress. You'll be wanting to...

That's impressive progress. You'll be wanting to get it dirty now.
Forum: New Zealand 09-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 21,805
Posted By Manakau.KTM
yup

yup
Forum: New Zealand 09-03-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 27,123
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Congratulations Mark on the new steed. ...

Congratulations Mark on the new steed.

Looking forward to seeing photos of it on the top of cnut hill.
Forum: New Zealand 08-26-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,254
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Does a Moto Guzzi count as an airhead?

Does a Moto Guzzi count as an airhead?
Forum: New Zealand 08-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,113
Posted By Manakau.KTM
C'mon Steve. Some of us had to spend the weekend...

C'mon Steve. Some of us had to spend the weekend doing shit and not riding. We need to live vicariously through ride reports.
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,138
Posted By Manakau.KTM
''... I didn't have my hearing aid in so I...

''... I didn't have my hearing aid in so I couldn't hear what he was on about, but after abusing the hell out of me he gunned his bike and wheelied off. I don't think these hot heads should be...
Forum: New Zealand 07-28-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Everything wot Steve said. One of the...

Everything wot Steve said.

One of the benefits of the group thing. BRR ride to Waikarimoana and Motu about 2 mths ago. Russell hit a hole and the front rim pinched the tube in two places. The grey...
Forum: New Zealand 07-27-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
BRR ride to Akitio Something like 28...

BRR ride to Akitio

Something like 28 riders. Swamped the kitchen at the Porangahau Pub
...
Forum: New Zealand 07-25-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Is a 'stuffed toy' a soft tactile representation...

Is a 'stuffed toy' a soft tactile representation of a human construct or just an old adventure bike on its last legs?
Forum: New Zealand 07-06-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
If your bag is full of that other stuff, where do...

If your bag is full of that other stuff, where do you keep your makeup then?
Forum: New Zealand 07-06-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
I don't want to be branded a cheapskate here,...

I don't want to be branded a cheapskate here, but...

My parents had an old handheld VCR camera that was a bit of a monster. It came in a good robust bag with strong zips that makes a fine tail...
Forum: New Zealand 07-04-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Quick blast up to the Mangahou Dams above Shannon...

Quick blast up to the Mangahou Dams above Shannon (today).

Water being released from the top dam.
...
Forum: New Zealand 06-28-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Will look out for a silver flash. Having lunch in...

Will look out for a silver flash. Having lunch in taihape half way along main street on left heading north (I think). Anyway there'll be a pile of dirty bikes somewhere in town.
Forum: New Zealand 06-28-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Excellent idea. 9.15 at Z in marton. Meeting...

Excellent idea. 9.15 at Z in marton. Meeting Brian at his place at 8 ish will lookout for you
Forum: New Zealand 06-28-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Hi Steve Heading up the Turakina Valley with...

Hi Steve

Heading up the Turakina Valley with the BRR guys tomorrow so can't make it. Will keep an eye on this thread so that I can join you next time.

Cheers

Wayne
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,982
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Looking forward to seeing you out there again...

Looking forward to seeing you out there again Marty. I was with a loose email group of old b'stards called the Back Road Riders. Let me know when you pick up the new 390e and I'll send you the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,982
Posted By Manakau.KTM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mOK8yA8bnYM/U4wUviaKI6I/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mOK8yA8bnYM/U4wUviaKI6I/AAAAAAAAiCs/R0PvT5AhYc8/s1600/DSCN3713.JPG

Winter Ride

Using Backcountry Navigator on a S4 to find where we are. Somewhere near Wairoa, East...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6,301
Views: 1,164,559
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Had a bit of a problem with rear bulbs blowing...

Had a bit of a problem with rear bulbs blowing like many people have had. Culminated last week when the numberplate bulb dislodged inside the holder, the taillight stopped (brakelight still going)...
Forum: New Zealand 05-04-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,204
Posted By Manakau.KTM
A creek that runs through a tunnel? Now I'm even...

A creek that runs through a tunnel? Now I'm even more keen.
Forum: New Zealand 05-03-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,204
Posted By Manakau.KTM
How about the track from Denniston to the Iron...

How about the track from Denniston to the Iron Bridge in the Buller? Really want to do that sometime. Does it have a name?
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
Thanks Steve I found your link for a...

Thanks Steve

I found your link for a replacement rego plate. Must be a record to manage to destroy one on its first time out.

...
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 27,884
Posted By Manakau.KTM
8.30 sounds fine to me. Cheers Wayne

8.30 sounds fine to me.

Cheers

Wayne
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