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Forum: New Zealand Today, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Crisis management
I'm in too! Last year it was road tyres, this...

I'm in too! Last year it was road tyres, this year I might go for slicks to enhance the experience... any one want to help pick up a fat pig?
Forum: New Zealand 07-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 20,104
Posted By Crisis management
Colin, I'm MMMM ing whenever Clint gets organised...

Colin, I'm MMMM ing whenever Clint gets organised and have planned some extra days around there is you need someone to look after you (ensure you don't get lost etc) on the way there or back, let me...
Forum: Racing 06-26-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,616
Posted By Crisis management
Anyone else have problems with the FP live...

Anyone else have problems with the FP live streaming? I tried to watch MotoGP FP1 last night and only got intermitent feeds with constant pauses.

My picks are:
Jorge,
Vale,
Dani.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Crisis management
What the greasy simian said, I'm forever...

What the greasy simian said, I'm forever adjusting the KTM exhaust after altercations with trees, a bit of a bend, some packing and off you go.
I definately would not leave it like that, rubbing and...
Forum: New Zealand 06-10-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Crisis management
Sorry missed this earlier, looks good, be a...

Sorry missed this earlier, looks good, be a bastard to reverse with but it's really compact. Can I remember how to weld?
Forum: New Zealand 06-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Crisis management
Warewolf, that 1500kg towing capacity is probably...

Warewolf, that 1500kg towing capacity is probably for a braked trailer, you will find the unbraked capacity is 750kgs. I had a look on the Subaru site and interestingly enough the current models are...
Forum: New Zealand 06-10-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Crisis management
Thanks Pete, that's a great idea although I'm not...

Thanks Pete, that's a great idea although I'm not sure the trail bike would enjoy the abuse or the tire wear, if I wasn't dealing with 130km round trips and motorways I would consider it.
Currently...
Forum: New Zealand 06-09-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By Crisis management
I've been looking at the trax carrier as well...

I've been looking at the trax carrier as well (moving to small house and trailer is a bit too big..), a couple of points to consider:

Vehicle towbars are rated for a maximim download force,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,054
Posted By Crisis management
How much of the crash was influenced by the...

How much of the crash was influenced by the faster rider passing you?

Looked to me you were pushing your limits throughout the ride (which is what the track is for) and I wonder if you tried to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,582
Posted By Crisis management
You guys need to get with this year, it's all...

You guys need to get with this year, it's all elbows down and both wheels sliding now, none of this slow arsed braking into the corner just chuck it sideways and slide in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,655
Posted By Crisis management
Bastard, I just spent half an hour looking for...

Bastard, I just spent half an hour looking for that switch. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,655
Posted By Crisis management
I would disagree here, I found the BMW low centre...

I would disagree here, I found the BMW low centre of gravity a real bonus in off road conditions where the 950 / 990 was more difficult for me. I currently have an older GS PD and it's a hoot in...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,345
Posted By Crisis management
Indr is probably wondering where his invite went...

Indr is probably wondering where his invite went to....


Vale for the win on sunday!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By Crisis management
If you have the time to let it idle for a bit it...

If you have the time to let it idle for a bit it is probably a good idea but given the number of times I've killed the ignition while under the bike or
smashed radiators and ridden for 15 minutes...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Crisis management
Yes, you have done this wrong, I'm not an expert...

Yes, you have done this wrong, I'm not an expert on this and the best place for information is to post this question (or get this thread moved) to the airheads sub forum here.
The pilot jet mixture...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 14,322
Posted By Crisis management
I'm maintaining my position: Vale, ...

I'm maintaining my position:

Vale,


then the rest of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,766
Posted By Crisis management
Grumpy much? Take a deep breath and calm down...

Grumpy much? Take a deep breath and calm down Paul.... :D

and yes, I will go down several gears in the gearbox, match revs and ease the clutch out, gearboxes have been capable of working that way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,766
Posted By Crisis management
Seeing as motorcycle gearboxes are constant mesh...

Seeing as motorcycle gearboxes are constant mesh there is no need to work your way down the gears, put it in the right gear, match revs and ease the clutch out.
Why mess around when you should be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By Crisis management
Sounds like you have most things in hand then,...

Sounds like you have most things in hand then, keep practicing!

You can buy bars on the internet, if you think you're a long way from anywhere, try New Zealand for a "selection" of motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By Crisis management
Spend some time setting up your bike and the...

Spend some time setting up your bike and the bars, hand and foot levers for your riding position, if you are just starting off road this position will change as you improve. You will move from high,...
Forum: Face plant 05-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,718
Posted By Crisis management
Given that information the DRZ is an excellent...

Given that information the DRZ is an excellent choice, go for it! If you can, allow for the suspension to be set up for your weight it will pay back in a far safer and easier bike to ride.

Sell...
Forum: Face plant 05-05-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,718
Posted By Crisis management
Sounds perfectly normal to me! Before you...

Sounds perfectly normal to me!

Before you buy a DRZ look at something lighter if it will work for you, every lb you save on bike weight gives you 30 minutes more riding time in a day, those...
Forum: Face plant 05-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,718
Posted By Crisis management
Ribs seem to be a common problem with dirt bikes,...

Ribs seem to be a common problem with dirt bikes, I spent the first two years of dirt riding (started when I was 50) carrying either broken or cracked rib injuries.
Tip 1: Buy a pressure suit and...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Crisis management
That's not bad, you should see my 900SS ,...

That's not bad, you should see my 900SS , aluminium fur growing everywhere! It's my winter project too so thanks for starting the thread. :clap
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Crisis management
Maybe post this in the Airheads forum, you will...

Maybe post this in the Airheads forum, you will get all the experts (in the best possible way) there.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,032
Posted By Crisis management
About what I saw as well... ...

About what I saw as well...



Motomatters is saying front tire gone off, speculation and rumour about to start! Also from Krop, JL went when the lights came on.
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By Crisis management
Ok, I have checked the clutch cable adjustments...

Ok, I have checked the clutch cable adjustments and it was / is correct so it's not a cable mis-adjustment.
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By Crisis management
You've fitted a KLR lever? Won't Woodman notice?...

You've fitted a KLR lever? Won't Woodman notice? :D
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By Crisis management
Both up and down shifts, I have found (again only...

Both up and down shifts, I have found (again only two airheads worth of experience) the gearbox needs a slow and positive shift, very different from KTM boxes which I will happily shift clutch less...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By Crisis management
Thought I should return to this comment as I am...

Thought I should return to this comment as I am not an airhead expert by any stretch.. Can you elaborate on what you think may be wrong?

Measuring the lever travel (at index finger position on...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By Crisis management
This is looking like the way I will go althought...

This is looking like the way I will go althought epoxy steel might be my weapon of choice. Thanks.



Cable and all levers / actuators are set up correctly, it's easy to actuate just needs the...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By Crisis management
Alternative clutch & brake levers?

I have recently acquired an 89 R100GS with a PD kit and am after some shorter levers for the brake & clutch. Basically this is a clutch side issue, the clutch lever needs it's full travel to...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 18,960
Posted By Crisis management
Looked like that to me too. Just to change...

Looked like that to me too.

Just to change the topic, are these Bridgestones bit too hard? From what I saw it looked like front end losses that took out most of the crashers and there was plenty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7,595
Views: 6,819,464
Posted By Crisis management
No lies told there mate! :D Congrats Eddie,...

No lies told there mate! :D

Congrats Eddie, enjoy Vanuatu we're off to Tonga about the same time.
Forum: New Zealand 03-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 115,246
Posted By Crisis management
I had a kickstart on the R80 and it was easy...

I had a kickstart on the R80 and it was easy enough to kick over (the R100 has similar compression) but trying to control the throttle and kick was a lesson in gymnastics, made for great...
Forum: New Zealand 03-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 115,246
Posted By Crisis management
Someone did within 7 hours of the advert listing,...

Someone did within 7 hours of the advert listing, the seller is simply a bit slow in removing the advert, sold for $5,500!
Forum: New Zealand 03-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 115,246
Posted By Crisis management
Time with kids is the best investment you can...

Time with kids is the best investment you can make, our son (25) now tries to kill me by making me go to track days with him, I still seem to be paying more than my share tho so it's not perfect...
Forum: New Zealand 03-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 115,246
Posted By Crisis management
Excuse me polluting your thread (not usually seen...

Excuse me polluting your thread (not usually seen in here) but if anyone knows of a R80/100 GS for sale, I'm after one. :D

To comment on the lost Mojo thing; sometimes activities / interests have...
Forum: Racing 03-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 246,488
Posted By Crisis management
What Mdubya said, peaky two stroke MX bikes get...

What Mdubya said, peaky two stroke MX bikes get tamed the same way, add flywheel weights, it turns a monster into a tractor (in the best possible way).

I'm wearing my 46 hat again and have moved...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By Crisis management
Being more a bush mechanic than a scientist I...

Being more a bush mechanic than a scientist I simply replaced the leads with Motobins aftermarket leads and caps (look like OEM but aren't). Bike ran better, smoother, better idle and the caps didn't...
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