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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By Jantar
Thumb OK, I'll drag this old thread outonce again. ...

OK, I'll drag this old thread outonce again. Great photography. :D

I found it only because I am likely to be in Prague for 10 days next June, and I'm thinking of hiring a bike for a day or two...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
Gee Andi, what is about you and fires. First you...

Gee Andi, what is about you and fires. First you use a perfectly good Ducati to set fire to acres of land, and now almost your house.

I'm glad to see it wasn't worse, and I know a pretty good QS...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
A compliment to Ausies. :D

A compliment to Ausies. :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,695
Posted By Jantar
Another Kiwi is subscribed. :y0!

Another Kiwi is subscribed. :y0!
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
What's this -5 all about. We are experiencing...

What's this -5 all about. We are experiencing close to warmest winter on record. The apricots have been in blossum for 2 weeks already, and I'm wearing summer gear on the DR each day. :rofl
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
[We found so very twisted trees which caught our...

[We found so very twisted trees which caught our fascination and this led us down to the river where we enjoyed the whole place to ourselves, Ellen decided it was skinny dip time and I settled for a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
Of course you didn't. It was Captain Dominique...

Of course you didn't. It was Captain Dominique Prieur and Commander Alain Moffat that specialise in that.
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
Andi and Ellen, You two along with your hassles...

Andi and Ellen, You two along with your hassles (now hopefully all behind you) were the main topic of conversation at the Vincent Rally last night. It was both pleasing and suprising to see how...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 889,652
Posted By Jantar
I go away to a motorcycle rally for a few days...

I go away to a motorcycle rally for a few days and miss an announcement like this? Congratulations to both of you.

i'm looking forward to your new adventures in Aussie and hope you get time to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
35.2 degrees in Alexandra yesterday, and Wanaka...

35.2 degrees in Alexandra yesterday, and Wanaka wasn't far behind. Enjoy that cooler northern hemisphere christmas.

Have a great christmas both of you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,738
Posted By Jantar
For those Kiwi riders who want to do a 1000 miles...

For those Kiwi riders who want to do a 1000 miles in 24 hrs, the Chatto Creek club is once again hosting the CC1000 on the first weekend in December. Details are already up on the Chatto Creek...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
Keep it coming Andi. A great write up and I am...

Keep it coming Andi. A great write up and I am very jealous. Did you get in touch with KiwiRider?
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
Its safe to come home now Toddy. Beautiful sunny...

Its safe to come home now Toddy. Beautiful sunny days, the ice on our pond is all melted and even signs of early blossum.
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 594,006
Posted By Jantar
Sounds like a typical winter's day ride over the...

Sounds like a typical winter's day ride over the Crown range. :evil

Well done, I'm in and following.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 298,640
Posted By Jantar
I have to hand it you both. You have done...

I have to hand it you both. You have done extremely well, and at a good price. When I first started reading your trip I expected that your relative lack of experience on long rides would end up...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By Jantar
I was reasonably happy with the origional Trail...

I was reasonably happy with the origional Trail Wings for road use, but I replaced them with Battlewings at 8500 km. The Battlewing was a great tyre on the road, and gave acceptable performance on...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,054
Posted By Jantar
We're all still here Steve. Ouch, I thought your...

We're all still here Steve. Ouch, I thought your pain would be gone by now. You did bloody well to keep riding with your injury. I'd ride with you anywhere mate.
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,599
Posted By Jantar
I went 16/43 when my Strom had 2500 km on it, It...

I went 16/43 when my Strom had 2500 km on it, It now has 14500 km and the sprocket switch was the best thing I have ever done. 6th gear with the stock sprockets couldn't be used below 120 kmh (75...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Jantar
On the South Island Passes ride we had a Tiger, a...

On the South Island Passes ride we had a Tiger, a VStrom, a TransAlp, a BMW F650 and GS1200 and a Suzuki 1200 Bandit. At some stage we each got to ride each other's bike, and I believe that I can...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Jantar
It took 3 guys to get it back on its wheels. And...

It took 3 guys to get it back on its wheels. And its absolutely amazing what can be done with bungy cords, cable ties and duct tape. Steve was in obvious pain after this incident, but he carried on...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,054
Posted By Jantar
No, He can't blame the tyres. I was part of the...

No, He can't blame the tyres. I was part of the group that went over the track, and My VStrom was fitted with road tyres. However I did have a wee lie down on the way up the hill.
Forum: Australia 02-07-2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
Well, it starts this weekend, and a great turnout...

Well, it starts this weekend, and a great turnout of guys from this site. 5 from advrider, and 2 from Kiwibiker. We did have 2 more, but one had to withdraw for personal reasons (an exam) and one...
Forum: New Zealand 01-10-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jantar
That's only if you stick to the main road. There...

That's only if you stick to the main road. There are plenty of alternate routes that are far from boring, its up to the rider which route to take.
Forum: Australia 01-07-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
Sorry, but Thompson's Gorge Road (Thompson's...

Sorry, but Thompson's Gorge Road (Thompson's Track) and the Lake Onslow (Styx) Road are not included as they don't go over any passes. Thompsons Track goes over Thompson's Saddle. However at the...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,190
Posted By Jantar
My New Years day ride around the block. Looking...

My New Years day ride around the block. Looking up at the Danseys Pass.http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g7/jantarml/Motorcycles/KB-2006041-1.jpg

From the same spot looking towards Mt Buster and...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
The passes ride is definitely all go. My...

The passes ride is definitely all go. My apologies to those who sent pms, I hadn't noticed that I had 5 unread. However I have replied to all tonight.

The plan is to leave Dunedin at 08:30 on...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
Yes, all roads are public roads except the...

Yes, all roads are public roads except the Molesworth. However it is open to the public at certain times of the year or by arrangement with the Dept of Conservation in Hamner. All passes would be...
Forum: New Zealand 12-03-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,948
Posted By Jantar
As Toddy has already said, Jason Veitch would...

As Toddy has already said, Jason Veitch would probably set you up with a good bike on a buy-back deal.

For accomadation, try the town of Mosgiel (pop 12,000). Its just 16km from the city...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
I met a couple from NSW over here on a Ducati...

I met a couple from NSW over here on a Ducati last week. They shipped the bike over for $1500 return, and claimed that was cheaper than hiring a bike over here.

And we are DEFINITELY GOING. ...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Jantar
I will mainly on-road with these. Over the next...

I will mainly on-road with these. Over the next few months I've got a few rallys to attend, and the Chatto Creek 1000 miler. There will be a fair bit of gravel riding as always, but no real off...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
Day 1 will start in Dunedin and end in...

Day 1 will start in Dunedin and end in Christchurch. This is the biggest day in term of distance and number of passes.

Day 2 Christchurch to Blenheim. All sealed roads and only a couple of...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2006, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Jantar
Bridgestone Battlewings

Have any Australia/New Zealand riders tried Bridgestone Battlewing tyres? I have placed an order with my local Suzuki dealer today, but he has never heard of them. ...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
Yes, we did consider the Rainbow, but we are also...

Yes, we did consider the Rainbow, but we are also trying to cover every pass with a road access. If we took the rainbow we would have to miss Lewis pass, and we can still cover Jacks Pass after we...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jantar
The main thing that will stop a VStrom in deep...

The main thing that will stop a VStrom in deep water is the air intake which is just below the bottom of the fuel tank. The electrics are pretty well water proof, but it would pay to check the...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,546
Posted By Jantar
The dates are confirmed, we depart Dunedin on...

The dates are confirmed, we depart Dunedin on 11th February and finish at Dansey's on the 16th February. The route is confirmed, and we'll just wait till closer to the departure date to confirm...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By Jantar
Thanks, We will head there for lunch before we...

Thanks, We will head there for lunch before we leave Queensland. (rental car rather than bike unfortunately.)
Forum: Australia 10-29-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By Jantar
My wife and I will be in Queensland for a couple...

My wife and I will be in Queensland for a couple of weeks next month. So where do we find Boonah?
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,477
Posted By Jantar
For the type of riding you describe the 650 would...

For the type of riding you describe the 650 would suit you better. I have the 1000, but I do a lot of 2 up riding, and a lot of endurance riding, often away from home for a week or more at a time. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,037
Posted By Jantar
That was 10% of the reason. The other 90% was...

That was 10% of the reason. The other 90% was that it didn't suit what I like to do.

On reflection, I don't think it suits any purpose at all.
Forum: Australia 08-28-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Jantar
I'm already planning for next year's event. I've...

I'm already planning for next year's event. I've got the time off work, the scottoiler and radar detector are already fitted to the Strom, and I ready to go. :D
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