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Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Kennif
Hi Vic There is plenty of budget accommodation...

Hi Vic
There is plenty of budget accommodation available. But there are also lots of people who are very happy to give you a bed and a meal. I think you can see that if you look at Mark's blog -...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,027,178
Posted By Kennif
Gidday Mark I'm in Omarama with the other old...

Gidday Mark
I'm in Omarama with the other old farts for our 25th anniversary ride in tomorrow. Sherri Jo stayed with Shirley on Thursday night and now is in the South Island. I followed Lisa and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,027,178
Posted By Kennif
Keeping left!

"Every time I see your pictures from the bike I think you are riding on the wrong side of the road. Then I remember you are in NZ. It is hard to get use to."

You'll be surprised how quickly you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2013, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Kennif
Nah sorry - she misses a big chunk in the middle....

Nah sorry - she misses a big chunk in the middle. I think!
Kennif
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2013, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Kennif
Question Ruamoko?

Did you get an earthquake last night Mark?
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 11:59 PM
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Views: 2,027,178
Posted By Kennif
You should have offered him a bribe Mark. Then...

You should have offered him a bribe Mark. Then you would have got to spend the night in jail! :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2013, 12:48 AM
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Views: 2,027,178
Posted By Kennif
Question Get my PM? Kennif

Get my PM?
Kennif
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2013, 12:02 AM
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Views: 2,027,178
Posted By Kennif
What PC crap did you have in mind Gaz?

What PC crap did you have in mind Gaz?
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,027,178
Posted By Kennif
Thanks Mark. But you might find that Korukiwi is...

Thanks Mark. But you might find that Korukiwi is Diana.
Churrs,
Ken(nif)
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2012, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Kennif
Thumb From the Kiwis

Happy New Year Mark
I'm glad that your trip was everything you wanted it to be. Great photos too (what's new!) :-)
Shirley, Kiwi & I are looking forward to welcoming you into New Zealand/Aotearoa...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By Kennif
Trip statistics: Prudhoe to Ushuaia

And now for some trip statistics:

Basic route: Vancouver (Canada) Prudhoe Bay (Northernmost Alaska) Ushuaia (Southernmost Argentina) Buenos Aires (Argentina.)
Distance travelled: ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,353
Posted By Kennif
Kia ora Andi & Ellen It's a bugger but it will...

Kia ora Andi & Ellen
It's a bugger but it will get better. All respect to you both for the way you are feeling now. But dig deep, love each other and hang in there. You have lots of good friends who...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,353
Posted By Kennif
Wink Andi and Ellen With respect, this person's...

Andi and Ellen
With respect, this person's experience does not match ours. We didn't stop in Ensenada and had to pay double the fee at La Paz to get the required docs. My advice is to definitely...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,353
Posted By Kennif
Which way are you coming into Mexico? If you are...

Which way are you coming into Mexico? If you are coming through Tijuana and going down the Baha you MUST stop just south of the border at Enslada (sp) to get your tourist card and your green card...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,353
Posted By Kennif
Thumb Andi & Ellen: you're going great

Hi Andi, hi Ellen
Great post on your blog from the hui at Horizons Unlimited. You're doing great.

We are currently in Quito, Ecuador having a break while Dick goes home for a Hubbard's board...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 03:12 PM
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Views: 526,353
Posted By Kennif
Dick and Diana Hubbard and I leave Auckland...

Dick and Diana Hubbard and I leave Auckland tomorrow for Vancouver. Hopefully we can pick up our bikes without too much hassle from customs and the shipping agent and get them set up before my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By Kennif
Thumb Thanks a lot!

many thanks to you for the responses - especially to angtlalaska. :clap We will both be two-up for this part of the ride up to Alaska and then back to the USA. Fuel will be an issue and I am working...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By Kennif
Question Farkle advice

My mate and I are planning the big one: Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to Ushuaia in Argentina beginning in late June. He has a GSA so is pretty well farkled up. My legs are shorter so I have a 2011 Triple...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,137
Posted By Kennif
Actually hope to be travelling through Washington...

Actually hope to be travelling through Washington State sometime in July this year. Maybe I'll see you on the road? :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,137
Posted By Kennif
Picked up mine in late December too. Traded in my...

Picked up mine in late December too. Traded in my 2010 model with 65,000kms on the clock - about 100kms per day so she served me pretty well. This one will be a bit more "hard-core" with alloy...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,200,435
Posted By Kennif
Touratech do a nice cockpit surround cover gizmo...

Touratech do a nice cockpit surround cover gizmo with two 12v outlets - standard and BMW size. Here:...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,916
Posted By Kennif
Well Jerry, if you live in New Zealand I have...

Well Jerry, if you live in New Zealand I have some great suggestions!! :)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,387
Posted By Kennif
Come on over mate. Bring your bike and I'll show...

Come on over mate. Bring your bike and I'll show you how. Especially if you like corners. (Remember corners?)
Actually, to be honest, riding round Australia also had a bit to do with it. :rofl...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,387
Posted By Kennif
Thumb Thanks everyone!

Thank you very much for the replies to my question. Great stuff. Looks like the consensus is that if I can afford spoke wheels and if i am likely to be riding some rough roads, then spokes are the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,387
Posted By Kennif
About 10% I would guess. A bit around Fairbanks...

About 10% I would guess. A bit around Fairbanks through to Prudhoe Bay, a bit around the bottom of South America. Other bits eg Death Valley by choice. No serious off-roading as we understand it in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,387
Posted By Kennif
Question Spoke wheels vs cast aluminium?

Having clocked up 59,000kms on my 2010 R1200GS ESA I am looking for a new bike before beginning a marathon tour through the Americas starting in June 2012. A GSA is too tall for me so I am looking at...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 628,636
Posted By Kennif
The Motu Road, North island, New Zealand.

The Motu Road, North island, New Zealand.
Forum: Americas 11-08-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,931
Posted By Kennif
Sounds like it could be busy! My mate and I are...

Sounds like it could be busy! My mate and I are planning to come up from New Zealand. Current plan programme is to come into Anchorage, ride up the Dalton Highway to(wards) Prudhoe Bay (skinny...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By Kennif
Talking Around Australia in ummmm 99 days?

My good mate and I have just completed the circumnavigation of Australia that has been on my bucket list for years. We were in no hurry so took three and a bit months to cover the 22,000kms. A...
Forum: New Zealand 11-10-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Kennif
Was out there earlier this year. A great place...

Was out there earlier this year. A great place with an awesome hairpin ride down to the camp. There is a camp ground and a lodge belonging to the local station. Cost of the lodge was $20pn. Camp as i...
Forum: New Zealand 08-29-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kennif
Hi Stephen Yes I believe so. I am not sure of...

Hi Stephen
Yes I believe so. I am not sure of all the place names but I have ridden this road many times and always enjoy it. We'll come out at Gladstone and meet the road-riders for lunch at the...
Forum: New Zealand 08-27-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kennif
You'll be very welcome. 10am at Brown Owl Shops. ...

You'll be very welcome. 10am at Brown Owl Shops.
Ken
Forum: New Zealand 08-26-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kennif
Hi Mark Merv said it all. Yes 40 is the age for...

Hi Mark
Merv said it all. Yes 40 is the age for joining the Ulysses Club. The Wellington Branch is great - lots of opportunities for bikers to do the things they enjoy be it social or riding.

We...
Forum: New Zealand 08-25-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kennif
Wellington Ulysses Ride 31 August

Wellington Ulysses will hold a ride over the Admiral Range on Sunday 31 August. Meet at Brown Owl shops (Akatarawa Road) at 10am and ride through Martinborough and over the Admiral Range to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 96,338
Views: 18,173,416
Posted By Kennif
Riding style makes a huge difference. Ridden...

Riding style makes a huge difference. Ridden gently or in heavy gravel on my 03 DR I get about 4.5 litres/100 k which is about 52 miles per US gallon. Ridden more vigorously it can easily go to...
Forum: New Zealand 06-29-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 151,850
Posted By Kennif
Laugh Silly boy. You should really try to get more...

Silly boy.
You should really try to get more sleep!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 96,338
Views: 18,173,416
Posted By Kennif
Thumb This is a great thread!!!

I have just been doing the stats!

This thread began in February 2006 and has had 1,284,961 views!!! That is an average of (roughly) 1,639 views per day. From all around the world. That is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 96,338
Views: 18,173,416
Posted By Kennif
Talking And the result?

And here is the result (well one of them anyway!) :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 96,338
Views: 18,173,416
Posted By Kennif
Here in New Zealand I use the DR650 to get into...

Here in New Zealand I use the DR650 to get into the back country streams for trout - mostly browns but a few rainbows. I use a four-piece Kilwell rod with each section 53cm long. Fits nicely into a...
Forum: New Zealand 04-06-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By Kennif
Question d'Urville Island

Anyone ever taken a bike to d'Urville Island? I've been reading about a place called Wilderness Lodge which is on the island and it looks worth a look!!
Any clues from anyone who knows?
Kennif
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